Turtle Talk, lighting workshop Saturday on the beach
Aug10

Turtle Talk, lighting workshop Saturday on the beach

As sea turtle hatchling season peaks, is becomes important for visitors and residents to understand turtle-friendly practices. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring will host an informational talk and turtle-friendly lighting workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, starting at the picnic tables near the south end of the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 […]

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Double homicide suspect apprehended
Aug10

Double homicide suspect apprehended

According to a news release from Longboat Key Police Chief Pete Cumming, the Longboat Key Police Department in partnership with the Manatee County sheriff’s homicide investigative unit arrested Darryl Hanna Jr. Aug. 9 at 4 p.m. for the Aug. 4 robbery and double homicide at the Zota Beach Resort on Longboat Key. Cumming stated Hanna […]

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Double homicide shakes Longboat resort, community

Authorities may be closing in on suspects in the Aug. 4 double homicide of a night manager and security guard at a posh Longboat Key resort. Timothy Hurley, 59, of Sarasota, the manager on duty. Kevin Carter, 51, of Bradenton, of Victory Security, were fatally shot at 2:41 a.m. at the Zota Beach Resort, according […]

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City joins Sunshine investigation of BBP&Z members

The city of Bradenton Beach is joining a legal investigation of several planning and zoning board members who allegedly violated Florida’s Government-in-the-Sunshine Laws. At an Aug. 3 city meeting, commissioners and Mayor Bill Shearon voted unanimously to join an investigation initiated by paralegal consultant Michael Barfield, under the direction of attorney Robert Watrous of Sarasota, […]

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Waterline faces ‘significant crisis’ to open in August

A “significant crisis” is developing as an Aug. 14 deadline approaches for permits to open the Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club in Holmes Beach. Attorney Robert Lincoln, representing developer Mainsail Lodging and Development of Tampa, has complained to the Holmes Beach city attorney and mayor about difficulties in obtaining final construction inspections and approvals […]

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BB day dock knocked out by TS Emily, awaiting replacement

Mother Nature gave progress a push in Bradenton Beach. And Tropical Storm Emily delivered the final punch. Emily, which made landfall on Anna Maria Island at about 10:45 a.m. July 31, created large, choppywaves in Sarasota Bay that rendered the already damaged floating day dock adjacent to the Historic Bridge Street Pier unusable. In a […]

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