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Holmes Beach doubles up moratorium talks

Moratorium talks are underway in Holmes Beach on two stop-work measures for builders, and the city attorney warned commissioners not to “regulate into prohibition.” One moratorium prevents the building department from accepting permits to build a home with four or …

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Bradenton woman arrested for DUI

A chain reaction accident on the Cortez Bridge led to the arrest of a Bradenton woman for driving under the influence. Brigette Davis, 49, of Bradenton, was arrested for DUI and careless driving after her car rear-ended the car ahead …

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Fight ends in battery to police

Bradenton Beach police were called to a fight in progress at Ace’s Lounge in Bradenton, where they arrested a 28-year-old woman for battery to a law enforcement officer. Ann Katzenberger, of Bradenton, allegedly shoved and kicked BBPD Officer Josh Betts …

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Trespass leads to fight with police

A conflict that started as a trespass at the Walgreens in Holmes Beach ended in an altercation with law enforcement on the mainland. Kyle Mills, 27, listed as homeless and with a Bradenton address, was arrested by Holmes Beach police …

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Eyes on the road

The Florida Department of Transportation encourages motorists to slow down and use caution when approaching work crews on or along roadsides, where exceeding the speed limit can double the fine. The DOT has issued the following alert: • SR 684/Cortez Road …

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Sex offender moves to Holmes Beach

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reports a sex offender recently permanently moved to Holmes Beach. The 45-year-old man is residing in the 2900 block of Avenue C, according to a March 11 FDLE release. He was convicted of a …

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Rental owners riled by Anna Maria’s pursuit of rental ordinance

It seems the issue of regulating vacation rentals in Anna Maria is just getting started. When the city commissioners of Anna Maria voted Feb. 27 to move forward with seeking a declaratory judgment, it caught vacation rental owners off-guard. They …

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Vice Mayor Jack Clarke said, “I call this ‘theater on the dais”

It’s still early in the process, but some parties are optimistic about settling four lawsuits in Bradenton Beach. The city commissioners were mostly receptive to what they heard March 5 when a lawyer for the city outlined steps he took …

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BB moves forward on ‘global settlement’ of 4 lingering lawsuits

Vice Mayor Jack Clarke said, “I call this ‘theater on the dais”   It’s still early in the process, but some parties are optimistic about settling four lawsuits in Bradenton Beach. The city commissioners were mostly receptive to what they …

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Bradenton Beach heads to court with pier tenant

Four friends from around the world, Michelle Murphy of Detroit, left, Barbie Rodriguez of Bradenton and Andrea and Trevor Wilde of Sheffield, England, await their supper March 5 at the Cast-n-Cage Restaurant on the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach.

Soon after Bradenton Beach commissioners learned of a possible global settlement of four contentious lawsuits, they pondered the beginning of a new one. City attorney Ricinda Perry told commissioners at the March 5 meeting that she had filed a complaint …

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