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Man arrested for assault

A man who allegedly chased a woman with a metal object at a Bradenton Beach dock was arrested for a felony assault. Robert C. Case, 32, of Bradenton, was arrested at about 5 a.m. Feb. 25 on the aggravated assault …

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Arson suspect arrested in Bradenton Beach

A suspect in an early morning Palmetto fire was arrested Feb. 21 after law enforcement tracked him to Bradenton Beach. Michael Lynn Haynes, 20, of Palmetto, was found by a Bradenton Beach officer on the beach in the 200 block …

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Deputy arrests live-aboard man for drugs

A man who lists the Bradenton Beach Marina as his home was arrested for possession of heroin and Xanax. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrested Scott Loftus Feb. 20 at Winn-Dixie, 2501 Cortez W., Bradenton, after a manager reported …

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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 789 …

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Island, Cortez gain funding from tourist council

Maureen McCormick, Jon Crane and Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy attend the Manatee County Tourist Development Council Feb. 23 meeting to request funds for two Anna Maria projects. Islander Photos: Rick Catlin

Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy was all smiles after the Feb. 23 meeting of the Manatee County Tourist Development Council. The TDC approved funding for two projects in Anna Maria, providing some much-needed cash, Murphy said. In addition to the …

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ULI study recommendations won’t be easily accomplished

Alex Rose of the Urban Land Institute addresses the public Feb. 27 during a presentation of ULI’s Anna Maria Island study recommendations at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Jennifer Glenfield

“Is it going to be easy? No,” said Alex Rose from the Urban Land Institute on the recommendations resulting from a week-long study by the nonprofit. ULI panelists presented their study results Feb. 27 at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive. …

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Pier opening draws diverse crowd to BB

Leading the crew of Anna Maria Island Privateers to the Feb. 27 dedication and grand opening party for the new Historic Bridge Street Pier are Bob “Stitch” Dominas, flanked by Dianne “Mai Tai” Gritzmacher and Joy “Piper” Fitzpatrick. Islander Photos: …

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Sports – 03-04-2015

Buccaneer defender Andrew Proctor goes high in the air to pull down an interception that he “took to the house” for a touchdown during 11-13 NFL Flag Football playoff action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

Football playoffs, golf plays to fog, muddy horseshoes   The NFL Flag Football League at the Anna Maria Island Community Center got its playoff season underway Feb. 28 with seven win-or-go-home games. Teams slogged it out in the on-and-off rain …

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Obituaries – 03-04-2015

Eugenie Clark Dr. Eugenie Clark, 92, of Sarasota, died Feb. 25. She was known the “Shark Lady” and she founded the world-class Mote Marine Laboratory, which is now on City Island in Sarasota. Dr. Clark blazed trails for women in …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2015

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