Proposal coming to replace the Cortez Bridge

MANATEE COUNTY – The Florida Department of Transportation proposes a plan to replace the current Cortez Bridge. The Herald Tribune reports the state advises a 65 foot fixed span bridge at a cost of $72 million dollars. The plan would take seven years to complete. The existing bridge built in 1956 has been deteriorating over the years. The other options on the table are a 35 foot draw bridge or repairing the current one. The draw...

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Body found near the Skyway Bridge

MANATEE COUNTY – The Manatee County Sheriff’s office is conducting a death investigation after a body was located just east of Joe’s Island near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Deputies say a fisherman discovered the body of an unknown white male in the mangroves around1 p.m. Saturday. Officials say an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. The post Body found near the Skyway Bridge appeared first on SNN...

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Mistaken Bomb Threat In Bradenton

BRADENTON – A Bradenton man calls the bomb squad for a suspicious package. Deputies received reports at 1:40 p.m. Saturday that a man located a suspicious package in his mailbox. According to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, the package was postmarked six months ago and was shipped from a location unfamiliar to the man. The Bomb Unit determined the package did not contain explosive material. The Sheriff’s Office says the package...

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Body found near Skyway Bridge

MANATEE COUNTY- The Manatee County Sheriff’s office is conducting a death investigation after a body was located just east of Joe’s Island near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Deputies say a fisherman discovered the body of an unknown white male in the mangroves around1 p.m. Saturday. Officials say an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. The post Body found near Skyway Bridge appeared first on SNN...

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USA domination continues on Day 2 of Concession Cup

BRADENTON – Team USA continued to roll along in the 2018 Concession Cup golf tournament in Bradenton. Friday, playing a foursomes format, the U.S. won 6 of the 7 matches. The 3 & 1 lead Matt Parziale and Scott Harvey held over Bobby Leopold and David Corben had been cut down to 2 &1 on the 15th hole. The European duo was unable hole out from the fringe on 17 giving the pair from the USA a 3 & 1 win. In fact, once again...

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Braden River reprimanded for illegal football practices

BRADENTON – Braden River High School’s football program was sanctioned Friday for conducting illegal practices prior to the start of spring football. Spring practice begins Monday. The school will forfeit spring football this season, which includes the May 18 game at Immokalee High. Attendance at an FHSAA compliance seminar is required. Also, the school must find a suitable replacement opponent for Immokalee High or make financial...

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