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Burglar attacks woman over $5

A man who allegedly rushed into a Cortez residence and began choking an ex-girlfriend was arrested for burglary and domestic battery by strangulation. Robert F. Jones, 43, of Cortez, was arrested July 11 at about 5 p.m. in the 10100 …

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Eyes on the road

The Florida Department of Transportation issued these alerts for motorists driving in the area: • SR 64/Manatee Avenue at the Anna Maria Island Bridge: Crews are working on the bridge. Expect single-lane closures 9 p.m.-5 a.m. continuing into the fall. …

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Top Notch: Week 3 winner

Selfie splash Cece Rulon of Bradenton wins this week’s Top Notch judging with this fun selfie-plus-one image of a splash in the Gulf of Mexico. Rulon is with Hannah Vreman, also of Bradenton. The photograph wins her an Islander “More …

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Anna Maria Oyster Bar to negotiate BB pier lease

John Horne stands July 23 next to a photo of the Anna Maria City Pier at Bradenton Beach City Hall. Islander Photo: Ed Scott. Click here for more

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Sports – 07-29-2015

Bark Real Estate’s Gavin Walker shoots July 24 during Anna Maria Island Community Center indoor soccer 11-13 division action against Sugar Beach Digital. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

Adult flag football underway, indoor soccer heats up   The Anna Maria Island Community Center’s summer adult flag football league is heading into its second week of action. As expected, the standings are pretty tight this early in the season. …

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Island police blotter – 07-29-2015

Anna Maria July 9, 100 block of Pine Avenue, found property. During a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office investigation into a broken window, a person gave a deputy a plastic bag of a green leafy substance believed to be cannabis. The …

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Real Estate – 07-29-2015

119 Neptune Lane, Holmes Beach, a 3,109 sfla / 3,633 sfur 5bed/5½bath/2car pool home built in 2012 on a 58×114 lot was sold 07/06/15, Bean Point Properties LLC to Knee for $1,300,000. 4808 Gulf Drive, Unit A, Island Escape, Holmes …

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Obituaries – 07-29-2015

Edna Claire Brittain Busselle Edna Claire Brittain Busselle, 99, died July 20, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born in Tennessee, but her heart was in Florida. She was a frequent visitor to Longboat Key and a long-time resident of …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

   

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Ricky Hoffman, father Rick Hoffman and their friend Rocky Azari, all of New Jersey, find their limit of trout in Sarasota Bay using shiners on an early morning charter July 23 with Capt. Warren Girle.

Avoid the worst heat — fish early or late to get hooked up   Fishing around Anna Maria Island in the peak heat of July can be a challenging venture to say the least. With water temps hovering near 90, …

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