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10 hrs ago | Capital Soup

District One Northern Six Counties RoadWatch Report #34

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones.

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Related Topix: Highlands County, FL, Sarasota, FL

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Examiner.com

Chihuahua rescued from hoarders missing from foster home in Bradenton

Tiny Tim only weighs 6 and a 1/2 pounds, is very fearful of strangers and is still missing.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL

The Bradenton Times

BOCC Work Session Agenda Summary: 8/19/2014

At Tuesday's work session, commissioners discussed the new Southwest County Improvement District, the anticipated expansion of the Manatee County Tax Collector's base, what to do with Surplus Property, Employee's health care benefits, and who will be hauling the county's trash for the next seven years.

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Related Topix: Samoset, FL, Cortez, FL

Bradenton.com

Manatee County Administrator Ed Hunzeker to announce changes to Animal Services

County Administrator Ed Hunzeker on Wednesday will announce upcoming changes at Manatee County Animal Services, which has been rocked with criticism from animal welfare advocates and others.

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Related Topix: Animal Rights, Bradenton, FL, West Bradenton, FL

Tampa Bay Newspapers

Chef competes in televised Challenge

Six years ago, Pat Bearry grew tired of his longtime career in law enforcement. He'd moved to Seminole from Maryland a year earlier to take a job as a deputy sheriff in Manatee County and to remain close to his son, a football player at the University of South Florida.

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Related Topix: Seminole, FL, University of South Florida, Redington Beach, FL, North Redington Beach, FL, Life, Food, Bar-B-Q

Bradenton.com

Buchanan pushes fed mental health overhaul

Beginning in the late 1950s, America's state mental hospitals closed as taxpayers embraced the idea new drug treatments and safe houses to mainstream the ill had made them obsolete.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Vern Buchanan, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Sarasota, FL, Tim Murphy, Bradenton, FL

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Lane on Tallevast Rd in Sarasota closed

Lane on Tallevast Rd in Sarasota closed Manatee County Public Works officials are urging drivers to use extra caution in the Tallevast area in coming months.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL, Tallevast, FL

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Sign pollution problem plagues Manatee Co.Sign pollution problem...

Keep Manatee Beautiful says Aaron's needs a permit and is limited to two wind wavers for a 120-day period each year.

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Bradenton.com

Manatee murder suspects charged with possession of a firearm by person under 21

Two teens charged accused in the shooting death of a Sarasota 17-year-old were charged Tuesday with possession of a firearm by a person under 21, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Sarasota, FL, Bradenton, FL

Bradenton.com

Manatee tax collector wants to expand to former liquor store

Anticipating thousands of people needing new and renewed drivers' licenses, Manatee County Tax Collector Ken Burton Jr. told county commissioners he hopes to buy a vacant building to accommodate the crowds.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL, West Bradenton, FL, Ellenton, FL, Lakewood Ranch, FL

Bradenton.com

Look at past school board for blame on current woes

In my opinion, re-electing Frank Brunner to the Manatee County school board would be a huge mistake on the part of Manatee County voters.

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Bradenton.com

Bradenton man charged with manslaughter in roommate's death arrested

The man charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of his 22-year-old roommate two months ago was arrested Tuesday morning, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Bradenton, FL

The Bradenton Times

Race Profile: 12th Circuit District Court Judicial Race

BRADENTON On the upcoming primary ballot, all Manatee County voters will have the ability to vote in the the 12th Circuit District Court judicial race between Susan Maulucci and Art Jackman.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL, University of Florida, US Military, US Air Force, Sarasota, FL

Mon Aug 18, 2014

American Reporter

Port Manatee News

BRADENTON, Fla., Sept. 6, 2011, 11:46am -- The Manatee County Port Authority - meeting abruptly amid a county commission debate over the legality of doing so - decided Tuesday morning to ask the port's attorney whether they can add a last-minute applicant to the "B" list of three finalists for the post of Port Manatee executive director to replace ... (more)

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL

Bradenton.com

Bradenton gas prices skid to low of $3.15 per gallon

MANATEE — Gas prices continued to slide last week with motorists finding gasoline at or below $3.20 in metro markets such as Bradenton Orlando and Tampa.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL, Tampa, FL, Longboat Key, FL

Bradenton.com

Sheriff: Argument turns physical when Palmetto woman stabs victim

A Palmetto woman was charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm Sunday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Palmetto, FL, Bradenton, FL

Bradenton.com

SRQ airport burns $160 million mortgage to celebrate being debt free

Twenty-five years of debt went up in flames Monday morning as Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport officials celebrated paying off its bonds.

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Related Topix: Mortgage, Personal Finance, Sarasota, FL

Bradenton.com

Unknown suspect snatches cell phone from man's hand

A man said his phone was snatched from his hand Sunday evening, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL

Bradenton.com

Students are back to school Monday in Manatee County

School board members Bob Gause, left, Superintendent Rick Mills and school board member Karen Carpenter greet Manatee school bus drivers early Monday morning.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL

Bradenton.com

MTI instructor's work selected in international competition

Marina Proskurina, digital design instructor at Manatee Technical Institute, has earned two merit awards from the 2014 International Professional Photographers Association competition for one of her images, "Kaleidoscope."

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Related Topix: Best of 2007, Bradenton, FL

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