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BB commish announces run for re-election

Saying she wants to continue to move the city forward, Bradenton Beach Commissioner Janie Robertson filed April 8 to seek re-election Nov. 3. “I’m very enthusiastic about all of the progress that this commission has made,” Robertson said in an …

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Round 2: Bert Harris suits pummel Anna Maria

Two lots on Crescent Drive in Anna Maria are the subjects of Bert Harris Jr. lawsuits against the city. Islander Photo: Jennifer Glenfield

Anna Maria commissioners know this dance. Four Bert Harris Jr. claims hit Anna Maria April 13, mere months after the settlement of seven similar suits in January. The new claims challenge the city moratorium preventing the issuance of building permits …

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Bradenton Beach pier eviction costing city time, money

Bradenton Beach commissioners hoped for a quick resolution to the city’s March eviction of Cast-n-Cage Restaurant. That now appears unlikely. The city is highly motivated to install a new concessionaire in the restaurant on the Historic Bridge Street Pier. But …

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New attorney takes over stabbing suspect’s case

A Sarasota attorney has taken up the case of a man accused of stabbing his female roommate in Holmes Beach. Harland L. Milhorn II filed his court appearance April 16 in the case of 24-year-old Andrew James Helderman, who, until …

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Forgery case ends in drug court probation

A former employee of a Holmes Beach restaurant was sentenced to three years of drug court probation for seven counts of forgery. As part of a no-contest plea deal March 26, Chelsea Rose Maksimowicz, 27, of Bradenton, was found guilty …

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Cortez man arrested for burglary

A Cortez man who once set a fire at a Bradenton post office was arrested April 3 in connection with a burglary at a storage facility. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office arrested Rafiaele Mazzucco, 55, on a warrant for a …

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State declines sexual battery case

The 12th Judicial Circuit State Attorney Office declined to file a charge in connection with an alleged sexual attack on a boat that was anchored near Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. The Bradenton Beach Police Department arrested Rick Jeffery Rowland …

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Stay tuned — ‘sex on the beach’ continues in court

Jose Ben Caballero — who grabbed headlines after an alleged “sex on the beach” encounter — sits next to his attorney, Ronald J. Kupiers II of Tampa, at an April 17 motion hearing in 12th Judicial Circuit Court, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

“What are they doing?” At an April 17 hearing to sift through trial preparations, Assistant State Attorney Anthony DaFonseca told 12th Circuit Judge Diana L. Moreland he wants a jury to hear testimony about a 4-year-old saying those words last …

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Traffic offender with cocaine sent to drug court

A 24-year-old Bradenton man was ordered to drug court by 12th Circuit Court Chief Judge Andrew D. Owens Jr. Holmes Beach Police Department stopped Brandon M. Starner in February for failing to wear a seatbelt and found cocaine, marijuana and …

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Stolen vehicle found

A pickup truck stolen from a parking area at a Bradenton Beach condominium during the night of April 15-16 has been returned to its owner. According to Bradenton Beach Police Detective Sgt. Lenard Diaz, the stolen Chevy Silverado showed up …

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