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Follow along Sunday starting at 9 p.m. as I watch the premiere of “Claws,” the new TNT show about a Palmetto nail salon, with Christina Pugh, the owner of a … Click to Continue »
Posted: June 11, 2017, 10:07 pm
Police rushed to two areas in London after a van rammed into pedestrians on London Bridge and multiple people were stabbed in a nearby market in what is being called … Click to Continue »
Posted: June 3, 2017, 9:57 pm
The Cortez Bridge is stuck in the upright position, and officials don’t know how long it will be before it’s fixed. According to Bradenton Beach police Sgt. Lenard Diaz, the … Click to Continue »
Posted: May 16, 2017, 6:23 pm
A tractor trailer hauling logs crashed on Interstate 75 near mile marker 285 in Pasco County on Monday morning, closing all northbound lanes.   According to the Florida Highway Patrol, … Click to Continue »
Posted: May 15, 2017, 2:47 pm
The triple-murder trial for Andres “Andy” Avalos began Monday morning with 32 out of 75 potential jurors being questioned. But before questioning began, the defense asked again for the trial … Click to Continue »
Posted: May 8, 2017, 4:52 pm
The husband-and-wife duo who bilked the Bradenton Police Department out of tens of thousands of dollars pleaded guilty to a second-degree felony scheming to defraud charge on Monday morning after … Click to Continue »
Posted: May 8, 2017, 3:24 pm
Interstate 75 was reopened Saturday evening after brush fires in Hillsborough County caused closures for about five hours. However, State Road 589 (Suncoast Parkway) was closed in both directions Saturday … Click to Continue »
Posted: May 6, 2017, 11:33 pm
After nearly six hours of presentations and public comment, Manatee County commissioners have decided to refer the controversial Aqua by the Bay development back to the planning commission due to … Click to Continue »
Posted: May 5, 2017, 1:00 am
Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order Wednesday declaring a public health emergency in Florida due to the opioid epidemic, after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated the … Click to Continue »
Posted: May 3, 2017, 3:37 pm
School board member Karen Carpenter announced her resignation from the school board on Tuesday. Carpenter, 74, said she will be moving to Massachusetts to live with her children and grandchildren. … Click to Continue »
Posted: May 3, 2017, 12:56 am
To Kathe Fannon, a fourth-generation Cortez resident, the Long Bar Point shoreline makes the difference. It’s where she often goes to get away from it all since it’s the last … Click to Continue »
Posted: April 28, 2017, 10:23 pm
A 60-year-old man died after a crash involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck Thursday morning in Bradenton. Kevin Haas, of Bradenton, died of his injuries in a 7 a.m. … Click to Continue »
Posted: April 27, 2017, 11:20 am
NASCAR.com reported that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire after the end of the 2017 season, citing a press release from Hendrick Motorsports. The news came out early Tuesday. “After 18 … Click to Continue »
Posted: April 25, 2017, 1:50 pm
Manatee County Commission on Tuesday declared a State of Local Emergency due to the drought conditions. The commission adopted a resolution declaring the State of Emergency that will last until … Click to Continue »
Posted: April 25, 2017, 12:57 pm
A decade has passed since Manatee County leaders investigated whether the old Bayshore High School building could have caused deadly cancers in alumni and former faculty members, birth defects in … Click to Continue »
Posted: April 21, 2017, 9:21 pm
Sen. Frank Artiles resigned from the Florida Legislature on Friday, consumed by a scandal that erupted three days earlier over a diatribe of insults the Miami Republican unleashed against two … Click to Continue »
Posted: April 21, 2017, 3:39 pm
A 42-year-old man was arrested early Friday in connection with a bank robbery in Bradenton a day earlier, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say they developed Kevin … Click to Continue »
Posted: April 21, 2017, 10:19 am
The feds promised they weren’t going anywhere in the war against drugs, and they are keeping that promise. Welcome to Operation Hot Batch. The feds — the Bureau of Alcohol, … Click to Continue »
Posted: April 15, 2017, 1:57 pm
A large fire Friday morning hit Auto Dealers Solutions, a business at 405 Eighth Ave. W. in Palmetto. Firefighters from North River Fire District are on the scene.   [View … Click to Continue »
Posted: April 14, 2017, 12:38 pm
Bone-dry conditions forecast an increased risk of fire danger for Manatee County. According to the National Drought Mitigation Center’s U.S. Drought Monitor map from Tuesday, Manatee and Sarasota counties are … Click to Continue »
Posted: April 13, 2017, 5:01 pm
Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in Florida Tuesday due to the rise in wildfires. “As wildfires impact our state, our incredible firefighters and first responders have bravely … Click to Continue »
Posted: April 11, 2017, 3:02 pm
Several students from a special needs school, a school bus driver and another driver were injured in a traffic crash involving a Sarasota County school bus Tuesday morning, according to … Click to Continue »
Posted: April 11, 2017, 2:25 pm
A Bradenton man faces charges for selling drugs that ended a woman’s life. A federal grand jury Monday handed up an indictment charging David E. Johnson with distribution of fentanyl … Click to Continue »
Posted: April 10, 2017, 8:12 pm
The Senate on Friday confirmed Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court by a largely party-line 54-45 vote, setting the stage for President Donald Trump’s 49-year-old nominee to shape U.S. … Click to Continue »
Posted: April 7, 2017, 3:58 pm
Manatee High School announced the resignation of head football coach John Booth via a Facebook post Friday morning. According to the post, Booth is stepping down to pursue opportunities outside … Click to Continue »
Posted: April 7, 2017, 2:07 pm

The United States fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria Thursday night in retaliation for this week’s gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians, U.S. officials said.

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Posted: April 7, 2017, 1:16 am
A man who took another man hostage at a Bradenton mobile home park was shot to death, after he opened fire on deputies with whom he was in a standoff … Click to Continue »
Posted: April 6, 2017, 6:31 pm
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office is continuing to work on the hostage situation involving one possibly armed man holding another man at the clubhouse at Pescara Lake mobile home park … Click to Continue »
Posted: April 6, 2017, 12:46 pm
Alexander Marr’s mother was sentenced Friday to 20 years prison for the brutal death of her 4-year-old son. Dianna Marr, 34, was found guilty Feb. 24 of aggravated manslaughter of … Click to Continue »
Posted: March 31, 2017, 7:26 pm

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The chief of the international Red Cross made a rare visit to the front lines in Yemen Monday, taking a dirt road to reach the besieged western city of Taiz, … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:55 pm
A Virginia health official says a second person has tested positive for norovirus after eating at a Chipotle before it was temporarily closed last week following reports of illnesses. David … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:47 pm
The Latest on the legal battle over critically ill baby Charlie Gard (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Pope Francis is praying for Charlie Gard, the critically ill baby who is … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:39 pm
The parents of Charlie Gard, whose battle to get their critically ill baby experimental treatment stirred international sympathy and controversy, dropped their legal effort Monday, saying tearfully that it was … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:38 pm
The Latest on the ongoing effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A Texas Republican congressman says it's "absolutely repugnant" that the … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:34 pm
The family of an Alaska man who died while in custody at a Juneau jail has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the state and staff responsible for his care. … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:20 pm
Four suspects have been arrested and charged with the of burglaries of Hialeah, Florida Walgreens pharmacies on July 20 and 22. In the video, the group of thieves break into the store and head directly to the pharmacy section and steal painkillers to be later sold on the black market. … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:05 pm
Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives found 16 guns stolen from a Bass Pro Shop in Dania Beach Friday morning. The suspects, caught on surveillance camera, have not yet been found. … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:05 pm
Hall of Fame rocker Roger Daltrey is raising awareness for teenage cancer by visiting patients and their families. The Who's front man is touring Rainbow Babies Hospital on Monday and … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:01 pm
Four men in hoodies run straight for the gun section of a Bass Pro Shop. They jump over the glass counter, and take their time searching for guns. They left … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 4:56 pm
Surveillance video shows the frightening moments as a Fresno, California, Starbucks customer fights a robber armed with a knife. The incident happened Thursday, July 20. The suspect, who was stabbed himself during the fight, got away but was later captured. … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 4:50 pm
Five children under the age of 15 have been injured in California after fuel vapors ignited and caused an explosion. Folsom Lake Marina officials say the man operating the 18-foot … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 4:42 pm
President Donald Trump pressured Republicans Monday to approve the Senate's wheezing health care bill, saying a showdown vote planned for this week is their "last chance to do the right … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 4:42 pm
New Jersey officials say a pet shop chain owner has agreed to permanently stop selling animals in the state and will pay $326,000 to settle claims it misled customers about … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 4:42 pm
Bradenton City Councilman Gene Gallo talks about what the death of Snooty the manatee means to the city. … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 3:44 pm
The South Florida Museum is closed on Mondays, but this Monday was different after the loss of Bradenton’s beloved mascot Snooty the manatee. Museum officials called it a day of … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 3:42 pm
Sexual assault charges will not be filed against former University of Miami football and Dallas Cowboys star Michael Irvin in connection with a March 22 Fort Lauderdale hotel encounter. Irvin’s … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 3:35 pm
After a series of smash-and-grab burglaries on Sunday at Nathan Benderson Park, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is urging residents to take proper precautions in order to help crack down … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 3:33 pm
A water main break in north Manatee County has led to a road closure and precautionary boil water notice. County officials issued an emergency road closure notice Monday morning for … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 1:18 pm

Some of the latest arrivals at the Manatee County jail.

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Posted: July 24, 2017, 11:26 am
A 60-year-old Clearwater man has been charged in the Texas human trafficking case that has left 10 people dead.  James Matthew Bradley Jr., 60, of Clearwater, is scheduled to appear … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 10:34 am
Prosecutors allege that Miami businessman Adam Barnett, while in jail awaiting trial on a sex charge, hired a fellow inmate to organize a plot to murder the key witness — … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 10:17 am
July 21, 1948: Snooty is born on The Prinz Valdemar, a Danish warship that capsized in the Miami harbor in 1926 and later became a floating restaurant and the Miami … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 23, 2017, 9:26 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. Manatee County fell into a state of mourning Sunday after the South Florida Museum announced that Snooty the manatee, who celebrated his 69th birthday during a splendid bash … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 23, 2017, 8:03 pm
Cancer is no laughing matter, but there were many laughs to be had as local law enforcement gathered to shave each other’s heads. Dozens of members of the Manatee County … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 22, 2017, 10:58 pm
Gov. Rick Scott appointed health-care technology CEO Scott Hopes to fill a vacant seat Friday on the School Board of Manatee County. Hopes takes over the seat that was vacated … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 21, 2017, 8:06 pm
The entire cast of MTV’s new reality shows “Siesta Key” will watch the premiere episode at Cinebistro. For $32.84, you can join them. The show, which follows a group of … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 21, 2017, 6:35 pm
For many years, Manatee County has tried to keep up with salaries in the surrounding marketplace. But now the county has taken that effort to the next level. This spring, … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 21, 2017, 6:06 pm
Gwen McElroy has occupied a seat in the front office of Lincoln Memorial Middle School in Palmetto for 48 years. The 66-year-old has seen the school evolve from the all-black … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 21, 2017, 2:34 pm
Parrish residents will soon find out what the new high school in the north county community will be named. It could be Neal High School (presumably after developer and former … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 20, 2017, 5:18 pm

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French President Emmanuel Macron has received pop singer and philanthropist Bono at the Elysee Palace in Paris for talks about poverty. Bono met with Macron for over an hour Monday … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:59 pm
A suicide bomber struck near a police team in the eastern city of Lahore Monday killing at least 26 and wounded another 54, many of them police officers. An outlawed … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:57 pm
Authorities say two people are dead and eight others are injured after a vehicle slammed into a group of people outside a rehabilitation center in southeast South Dakota. State Highway … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:55 pm
The chief of the international Red Cross made a rare visit to the front lines in Yemen Monday, taking a dirt road to reach the besieged western city of Taiz, … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:55 pm
Sitting in a classroom above a gun range, a woman hesitantly says she isn't sure she could ever shoot and kill someone, even to protect herself. Couldn't she just aim … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:55 pm
Turkey's parliament has begun debating a series of controversial changes to its bylaws that critics say aim to further curtail opposition voices. Legislators on Monday took up 18 proposed amendments … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:49 pm
A fishing crew in New Jersey has reeled in a 926-pound Mako shark, and environmental officials say it's the biggest shark catch in the state's history. The boat's crew was … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:49 pm
A United Nations envoy said Monday that he sees little chance that talks to reunify ethnically split Cyprus would restart anytime soon after their collapse in Switzerland earlier this month. … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:49 pm
Former Dallas Cowboys star Michael Irvin will not be charged with sexual assault after Florida prosecutors said Monday that hotel video and other evidence aren't sufficient to prove his accuser's … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:47 pm
A man suspected of bank robberies in five states pleaded not guilty Monday to unrelated charges in Nebraska. Richard Gathercole entered the pleas Monday in Dawson County District Court to … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:43 pm
Two Marines killed in a military plane crash in Mississippi were making their last trips home Monday. The body of Marine Maj. Caine Goyette, the plane's pilot, was being taken … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:40 pm
Bullfights in Spain's Balearic Islands will be shorter, bloodless and only for adults under new regulations passed Monday that also ban alcoholic beverages in the bullring. A majority of left-wing … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:40 pm
The Latest on the legal battle over critically ill baby Charlie Gard (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Pope Francis is praying for Charlie Gard, the critically ill baby who is … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:39 pm
The parents of Charlie Gard, whose battle to get their critically ill baby experimental treatment stirred international sympathy and controversy, dropped their legal effort Monday, saying tearfully that it was … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:38 pm
Every year we ooh and aaah over the clever prom clothes teenagers make out of duct tape, and this year is no exception. Duck Tape’s 17th annual Stuck at Prom … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:38 pm
Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 25, the 206th day of 2017. There are 159 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 25, 1956, the … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:37 pm
Hurricane Hilary formed in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico on Monday, but forecasters said the storm did not pose any imminent threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:32 pm
A 92-year-old Marine veteran has been injured while trying to defend the U.S. flag outside his Texas home. Howard Banks fought in World War II and was left legally blind … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:28 pm
A teenage driver lost control of her car while she was livestreaming on Instagram and recorded part of the crash that killed her younger sister in California. After a gap … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:26 pm
James A. Finley, an acclaimed photojournalist who served as a mentor to countless others during his 22 years as The Associated Press staff photographer in St. Louis, has died. He … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:26 pm
The driver of a broiling tractor-trailer found packed with immigrants outside a Walmart in San Antonio was charged Monday in the deaths of 10 of his passengers and could face … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:24 pm
The Maldivian president ordered the military to lock down parliament Monday in a bid to prevent lawmakers from taking part in a vote to impeach the parliamentary speaker, the country's … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:24 pm
A legislative package that would have put Poland's judicial system under the control of the country's governing party has sparked mass protests across the country. Critics who argued that it … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:22 pm
The Latest on the deaths of 10 people whose bodies were found in a roasting tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio, Texas (all times local): 11:40 a.m. … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:20 pm
Obdulia Sanchez aimed the camera phone at her face as she rapped along to the song blaring over the radio and tried to control the car she was driving on … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:01 pm
A man armed with a chainsaw wounded five people at a health insurer’s office Monday in the northern Swiss city of Schaffhausen, police said, triggering a manhunt for a suspect … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 4:46 pm
Prosecutors allege that Miami businessman Adam Barnett, while in jail awaiting trial on a sex charge, hired a fellow inmate to organize a plot to murder the key witness — … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 2:22 pm
It was billed as one of the most epic sporting events of our times: Michael Phelps, human fish and 28-time Olympic medalist, against a Great White Shark. Discovery Channel, which … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 1:59 am
If you have cans of Bush’s Best beans at home, you should take a closer look at them. The popular maker of baked beans issued a voluntary recall Saturday, saying … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 1:06 am
An Army sergeant stationed in Hawaii was charged with trying to provide equipment, training and classified military information to the Islamic State, after undercover FBI agents documented his offers of … Click to Continue »
Posted: July 24, 2017, 12:09 am

 

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