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2 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

Island traffic congestion drives AMICCO performances out

Traffic on the island has become too much for the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra, which is why the group decided to move half of its 2014-2015 schedule off the island.

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Related Topix: Gilbert and Sullivan, Opera, Bradenton, FL, Anna Maria, FL

6 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

Manatee County School Board to hold special budget meeting Thursday

As Manatee County School District officials close the book on one year, they're working to finalize financials for the coming fiscal year as well.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Bradenton.com

Mar Vista restaurant donates $1,200 to families of fish-poisoned teens

Legend has it that in early 1900s camps, fishermen would post dollar bills above their bar stools.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Longboat Key, FL

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Police, Newtown seek solutions to crowds, crimePolice, Newtown seek...

Police, Newtown seek solutions to crowds, crime Newtown divided on closing stores early to cut down on crowds/crime Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1rzmsiZ "I appreciate what the chief is trying to do but it's not a good step," says Lance Shabazz who owns three buildings along MLK in NewTown Sarasota, Florida -- Police are ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL, Bradenton, FL

Bradenton.com

Brown work honored after Manatee sex suspect arrest

MANATEE — Don Brown has been named Employee of the Month for July by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL

ABC Action News

Bradenton man accused of impregnating young girl

Zachrey McDowell, 31, had sex with the girl multiple times between April 1 and June 18, according to law enforcement.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL

Bradenton.com

Vacation disaster averted by Manatee's top July deputy

MANATEE — Deputy Carmine Luper of the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office was on vacation in St. Lucia on a sailboat with his father and stepmother when sudden winds pushed the boat onto its side.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Bradenton, FL

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

MISSING: 11-year-old Bianca Agustdottir

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating 11-year-old Bianca Agustdottir.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL

Bradenton.com

Sarasota police: Video shows public safety danger along MLK Way

On July 5, 2014, at approximately 1:30 a.m., officers monitoring cameras along Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way near Dixie Avenue, observed two suspects known to them, Maurice Carnes and Jerral Bell, standing near the intersection.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL, Bradenton, FL

Bradenton.com

Bradenton couple charged with having sex on Cortez Beach

A man and a woman were arrested on charges of having sex in public on Cortez Beach on Sunday night, according to the Bradenton Beach Police Department.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL, Bradenton Beach, FL

Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

'Suspicious death' follows fight at Passage Key

Michael Doster, husband of the victim, placed a call to 911 July 13 to report his wife missing, and the Manatee County Sheriff's Office and Pinellas County authorities began a search.

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Related Topix: Pinellas County, FL, Anna Maria, FL, Pasco County, FL

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Bradenton.com

Manatee GOP women's club to host candidates

The Women of Manatee County Republican Club will hold its monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W. There will be a meet and greet with candidates running for office in the Aug. 26 primary.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL, Anna Maria, FL

Bradenton.com

Manatee History Matters: Bunker Hill School through the eyes of a student

Students and the teacher at Bunker Hill School in 1924. Teacher Alvin Wilkins is in the back with coat and tie.

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Related Topix: Sarasota County, FL

Bradenton.com

Elections supervisor: Requests for mail-in ballots up almost 50 percent over 2012

Almost 40,000 voters have requested mail-in ballots so far this year for the upcoming primary election, up by more than 48 percent over the number requested in 2012, Manatee County's elections chief said Monday.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL

Bradenton.com

Retrofitted school bus serves hungry Manatee children lunch

As soon as the brightly colored school bus turned into the parking lot of Lincoln Park, children emerged from all corners of the park, shouting and running toward the bus, which slowly maneuvered to a back, shady corner.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Dining, Bradenton, FL

Bradenton.com

HealthSouth Rehab worker named nation's best topping 23,000

Margaret "Peggy" Conboy, case manager at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota on the Manatee County border, has won the national Outstanding Employee Achievement Award over more than 23,000 HealthSouth employees in 28 states.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL, Stroke, Medicine, Health, Sarasota County, FL

Gawker

Nude Beach Blow Job Jet Ski Fight Leads to Wife's Death

When your wife catches you blowing a dude on a boat off a Florida nude beach, the correct response is to immediately apologize, and, once the situation has cooled, have a frank, open conversation about sexuality.

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Bradenton.com

Manatee school district jumps 3 spots in state rankings to No. 37

Manatee County schools now rank No. 37 in the state, still within the bottom half of school districts in thestate, but up three spots from last year.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Sarasota County, FL, Collier County, FL, Osceola County, FL, St Lucie County, FL

Bradenton.com

Bradenton woman cited for concealed weaponry, including bullets in bra

BRADENTON — A Bradenton woman has been charged with carrying a concealed firearm and possession of cocaine, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Bradenton.com

Consider a business partnership with schools

While our kids and grandkids are doing their best to not think about school in July, I think it is a great time for business to do just that.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Education Etc.

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