Red tide found in low concentrations
Mar21

Red tide found in low concentrations

A bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, remains in Southwest Florida, according to surveys reported March 16. Karenia brevis was observed in background to low concentrations in Manatee County. For more information about red tide in Florida, go to myfwc.com/redtidestatus.

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Land O’ Lakes man pleads no contest to DUI
Mar21

Land O’ Lakes man pleads no contest to DUI

A Land O’ Lakes man pleaded no contest to a charge of driving under the influence in 12th Circuit Court. Brian Hull, 36, who refused to submit to a blood-alcohol test after an August 2016 arrest in Holmes Beach, was adjudicated guilty. Judge Robert Farrance sentenced Hull to 12 months probation, crediting him for time […]

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HBPD chase ends in Gulf of Mexico
Mar21

HBPD chase ends in Gulf of Mexico

A police chase ended with the arrest of a 26-year-old Wimauma man who had fled into the Gulf of Mexico, saying he didn’t want to go back to jail. Holmes Beach police arrested Abraham Saucedo at 1:52 p.m. March 11 for allegedly possessing drugs, fleeing and evading arrest and driving on a revoked license. He […]

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State declines to file DUI charge in Holmes Beach arrest
Mar21

State declines to file DUI charge in Holmes Beach arrest

The 12th Circuit State Attorney’s Office declined to file charges against a Tampa man arrested for allegedly driving under the influence and drug possession in Holmes Beach. Signs of impairment noted by the officer were not enough to make the case against Juan Carlos Montero, 39, stopped for speeding in December 2016. In a Jan. […]

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County commissioner says new pier unlikely for Manatee Public Beach
Mar21

County commissioner says new pier unlikely for Manatee Public Beach

Some longtime residents of Holmes Beach likely spent time on the pier that used to jut about 100 feet into the Gulf of Mexico at the Manatee Public Beach. Some residents grew up with fond memories; they met and fell in love there, or just fell in love with the beach and the pier. They took pictures of their young children there. The […]

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State: Groin not needed at Manatee Public Beach

Never say never. Citing a lack of erosion, the state will not issue a permit for the replacement of a pier-like groin once prominent at the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach. But never say never, Charlie Hunsicker, director of the Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department, told county commissioners March 9. The original […]

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