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2 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

Bradenton man facing charges of capital sexual battery

A Bradenton man is facing capital sexual battery charges after investigators say he molested a child on at least two occasions, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL

7 hrs ago | YourObserver

Mustangs coordinator named new head coach07/31/14 Former Lakewood...

Shawn Trent stepped down as Lakewood Ranch High's football coach this week after nine years.

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11 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

Doctors giving free medical care fear closure of their shoestring organization

Local doctors who provide free care for the medically needy fear their organization, We Care Manatee, will close if the county halts payments to hospitals for indigent care.

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Related Topix: Nursing, Health, Breast Cancer

16 hrs ago | NewsOne

Re: Florida Woman Arrested After Beating Up Boyfriend For Bad Sex

Raquel Gonzalez was arrested Monday and charged with felony domestic battery for beating up her live-in boyfriend Esric Davis for climaxing and leaving her unsatisfied, reports the Daily Mail .

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Bradenton.com

District to fund security officers at Manatee County elementary schools

With an additional $2 million now projected to push the fiscal year-ending fund balance to $6 million for the 2013-14 Manatee County School District budget, officials may add an armed security officer in each elementary school and two more full-time student resource officers to the secondary level for the 2014-15 year.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Bradenton.com

Manatee County AAUW announces scholarship recipients

First row, from left: Cailyn Zomes, Victoria Tang, Pilar Henson and Rebecca O'Brien; second row, from left: Kasey Muse, Jordan O'Donnell, Theresa Polly and Victoria Moore; third row, from left: Amber Proffitt, Rasiel Freija, Emma Jones and Justice Alvarado.

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Bradenton.com

Key witness in ex-Virginia governor's trial has ties to Manatee

The criminal case against former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell has ties to Manatee County thanks to a company owned by a key witness.

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Related Topix: Tallevast, FL, Bradenton, FL

Bradenton.com

Early Learning Coalition: Manatee Family YMCA owes us $1,191.10

The Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County Inc. expects to take back $1,191.10 from the Manatee Family YMCA due to inadequate billing documentation on the part of the Y, a coalition official said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL

Bradenton.com

Bradenton to consider lifting ban on wind sign advertisements

At the request of some city business owners, Bradenton will consider lifting a long-time ban on wind sign advertisements.

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Bradenton.com

Rehabbing Manatee blight targeted in TIF talk

Residents contemplating what a new tax increment financing district could do to speed redevelopment in Manatee County had lots of ideas: better code enforcement to combat blight, help for small businesses and sidewalk construction.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Sarasota County, FL, Bradenton, FL, West Bradenton, FL

Bradenton.com

Palmetto seeks international business through Port Manatee

The ongoing economic recovery and Palmetto's status as home of Port Manatee present a global opportunity for the city, a key city official says.

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Related Topix: Palmetto, FL, Sarasota, FL, Bradenton, FL

Wed Jul 30, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Parasitic illness prompts health alert in Pinellas

Parasitic illness prompts health alert in Pinellas Cryptosporidium is a parasitic disease that can cause loose, watery diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting and slight fever.

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Bradenton.com

Families of suspects in slaying of 17-year-old girl in Bradenton...

Two 19-year-old men were charged in the slaying of 17-year-old Teria'le Rawls, who was shot early Monday morning in the parking lot of Royal Palm 20 movie theater.

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ABC Action News

Cheerleader's murder similar to unsolved case

The 17-year-old and 22-year-old were both cheerleaders at Riverview High School just years apart.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Examiner.com

No kill advocates still in fight with animal shelter over policies

PETA advocates for the ethical treatment of animals, yet just last year the organization euthanized over 1,000 animals.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL, Startups, Facebook, Social Software

YourObserver

East County-International Alliance

As a 12-year-old American girl, it's hard for Natalie Mount to imagine death and destruction happening outside her living room window.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL, Sarasota County, FL

Bradenton.com

Civility rules standoff plagues Manatee Commission

A standoff developed Tuesday between Manatee County Commission Chairman Larry Bustle and an 84-year-old commenter who has been attending commission meetings for decades.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Bradenton.com

Consulting firm begins audit of Manatee County Animal Services Division

A California consulting firm will help commissioners sort through charges and countercharges resulting from months of controversy involving Manatee County's troubled animal services division, the county administrator said Tuesday.

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Bradenton.com

MCAT fares suspended, BCC meetings canceled on election days

To accommodate voters throughout Manatee County, county commissioners Tuesday agreed to suspend MCAT fares for two days and to cancel regular board meetings that conflict with primary or general election days.

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Bradenton.com

Bradenton man charged with punching girlfriend in head

MANATEE — A Bradenton man was charged with battery after an argument with his girlfriend turned physical, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

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