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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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A 10-minute tribute video shown in the South Florida Museum’s Bishop Planetarium on Sunday proves how much Snooty the manatee made a deep connection with humans, especially folks from Manatee … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 25, 2017, 12:39 am
The Latest on the third Sunday of the NFL regular season: ___ 7:30 p.m. They're going to overtime at Lambeau Field. Aaron Rodgers connected with Jordy Nelson for a 3-yard … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 24, 2017, 11:37 pm
A tree cutter died Sunday afternoon on Siesta Key after coming in contact with a live power line. The victim’s identity was not immediately available, Capt. Lori Jaress of the … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 24, 2017, 11:29 pm
Republican opposition to the GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door on supporting the last-ditch effort to scrap the … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 24, 2017, 10:42 pm
Officials are investigating after detecting influenza in 11 pigs recently exhibited at a fair in Frederick. The Maryland Department of Agriculture said in a statement Sunday preliminary tests show the … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 24, 2017, 10:28 pm
A crash has blocked northbound lanes of Interstate 75 at University Parkway, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Emergency crews arrived on the scene of the crash at 5:42 p.m. … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 24, 2017, 10:23 pm
Massachusetts lawmakers are again considering the emotionally-charged question of physician-assisted death. The Legislature's Public Health Committee is scheduled to hear testimony Tuesday on legislation that would allow terminally ill patients … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 24, 2017, 8:27 pm
Testimony is set to begin Monday in the trial one of two men still facing charges in the 2015 fatal shooting of a Bradenton couple during a home invasion. Just … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 24, 2017, 8:04 pm
Editor’s note: This is the ninth in a series of Vietnam War stories shared by Manatee County residents in conjunction with the PBS documentary “The Vietnam War” by Ken Burns … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 24, 2017, 7:50 pm
Boston is offering recovering drug addicts financial support to help with their housing, educational and employment needs. Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh says PAIR, or the Personal Advancement for Individuals in … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 24, 2017, 7:43 pm
Still basking in the warmth of Saturday’s successful opening ceremony, 1,700 participating rowers from dozens of countries got set for Day 1 of racing at the 2017 World Rowing Championships … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 24, 2017, 6:23 pm
Tina Hope remembers traveling to the rural areas of Namibia, South Africa, with the Peace Corp, where the locals used herbal remedies for their medical needs. She was brought in … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 24, 2017, 6:05 pm
The Latest on the Republican push on health care (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Sen. Ted Cruz says he's against the Republican bill that would erase much of President Barack … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 24, 2017, 5:16 pm
A 52-year-old man was killed and a 4-year-old girl was seriously injured in a boating crash near Clearwater Beach on Saturday, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 24, 2017, 2:26 pm
Two people were injured when a small aircraft and a helicopter collided at Clearwater Airpark on Saturday, according to authorities. The collision caused the plane to flip, leaking fuel. Two … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 24, 2017, 2:11 pm
If you have information about these fugitives, call the toll-free anonymous tips line at 866-634-TIPS (8477) or give an eTIP at Manateecrimestoppers.com. Rewards are given up to $3,000. These fugitives … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 24, 2017, 1:59 pm

Here are some of the latest arrivals to the Manatee County jail.

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Posted: September 24, 2017, 1:42 pm
A late afternoon rain didn’t stop thousands from pouring into Nathan Benderson Park on Saturday as the opening ceremony for the 2017 World Rowing Championships brought together people from all … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 24, 2017, 1:52 am
A Miami gym rat sent to Death Row for the gruesome dismemberment murder of a Golden Beach couple in 1995 is getting a new sentencing hearing. Florida’s high court this … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 24, 2017, 12:08 am
A North Port man was killed Friday night when a pickup collided with a semi tractor-trailer on Interstate 75 in Sarasota County. Timothy Forrester, 57, died at the scene of … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 23, 2017, 2:32 pm
Florida has a few more days until increased shark fin penalties kick in, and Congress is considering a ban that would prohibit fin sales for the entire country. But a … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 22, 2017, 10:34 pm
When Leland and Annette Baumgard returned to their quaint 120-year-old home in the Historic Ware’s Creek neighborhood after Hurricane Irma, they found the back half of their home split from … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 22, 2017, 5:25 pm
The School Board of Manatee County will discuss Hurricane Irma makeup days next week. According to school district communications specialist Melissa Parker, board members will take time during the meeting … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 22, 2017, 3:47 pm
If the problem is that Manatee County’s top teachers are driving south to Sarasota County to get higher pay, why not simply adopt Sarasota’s exact pay scale? That’s exactly what … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 22, 2017, 3:22 pm
The Florida Department of Transportation aims to improve safety along South Tamiami Trail by installing raised medians, and they’re asking for public input. A hearing and presentation about the project, … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 22, 2017, 2:10 pm
The long awaited day has arrived. All power customers in Manatee and Sarasota counties have had power restored since Hurricane Irma knocked out service to thousands when she struck Florida. … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 22, 2017, 1:49 pm
Last year, tickets to the Bradenton Blues Festival sold out long before the event. Now that seems like an off year. “Last year, we sold out,” said Johnette Isham, the … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 22, 2017, 2:15 am
Reacting to how 10 residents have now died after Hurricane Irma knocked out power at a Hollywood Hills nursing home, Gov. Rick Scott initiated an emergency order this week for … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 21, 2017, 8:27 pm
In Bradenton alone, Hurricane Irma toppled and uprooted about 100 trees that grow alongside city streets in close proximity to overhead power lines. Many more fell during the storm, but … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 21, 2017, 6:17 pm
The Manatee County Veterans Council seems prepared to say no thanks to a proposal to move a 93-year-old monument to the Confederacy to Veterans Park, located between Riverwalk and Manatee … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 21, 2017, 6:06 pm

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It took about 66 million years, but a duck-billed creature has finally won recognition as California's state dinosaur. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Saturday the signing of a bill making Augustynolophus … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 25, 2017, 1:45 am
Support for legalizing gay marriage in Australia weakened in an opinion poll released as voters are being asked where they stand on the issue in a national postal ballot. The … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 25, 2017, 1:41 am
The Latest on the sports world reacting to President Donald Trump's remarks about pro football (all times Eastern): 9 p.m. When you add up the numbers, about one in eight … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 25, 2017, 1:24 am
The busiest border crossing in the United States was set to reopen about 12 hours ahead of schedule Monday after it closed for the weekend to travelers who normally drive … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 25, 2017, 1:24 am
Rob Nigh, a defense attorney who represented Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh and witnessed his 2001 execution, died Sunday after a battle with cancer, former colleagues said. He was 57. … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 25, 2017, 1:22 am
A weeklong conservative free speech showcase at famously liberal University of California, Berkeley was supposed to start Sunday. But it apparently ended the same day after a blink-and-you-miss-it appearance by … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 25, 2017, 1:11 am
A mandatory evacuation was ordered for visitors on Ocracoke Island in North Carolina on Sunday ahead of Hurricane Maria. The order goes into effect at 5 a.m. Monday, according to … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 25, 2017, 1:07 am
President's criticisms spark more protests at NFL games President Donald Trump's criticism of players who kneel during the national anthem sparked a mass increase in such protests around the National … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 25, 2017, 1:05 am
Our Lady of Angels Church has survived several major earthquakes, but Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 shake proved to be the final death knell for the Mexico City building's historic cupola. Violent … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 25, 2017, 1:05 am
President Donald Trump's criticism of players who kneel during the national anthem sparked a mass increase in such protests around the National Football League Sunday, as about 200 players sat, … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 25, 2017, 1:03 am
President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that his opposition to NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality "has nothing to do with race" but has to do … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 25, 2017, 1:03 am
The young Rohingya Muslim boy recites verses from the Quran in a small, crowded tent that serves as a madrasa in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. Then Sheikh Ahmad … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 25, 2017, 12:49 am
Tropical Storm Pilar pelted the coast of western Mexico with heavy rains and winds Sunday as it moved through the Pacific just west of the resort city of Puerto Vallarta. … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 25, 2017, 12:29 am
President Donald Trump is promising "the largest tax cut in the history of our country" that will slash rates for the middle class and corporations to spark economic growth and … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 25, 2017, 12:16 am
An inmate was killed and several others were stabbed Sunday in a riot involving more than 160 inmates at a prison on California's central coast, authorities said. The melee broke … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 25, 2017, 12:14 am
Some NASCAR team owners took a tough stance on Sunday’s various NFL national anthem protests. No protests took place during NASCAR Cup series race Sunday in Loudon, New Hampshire., the … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 25, 2017, 12:12 am
A masked gunman opened fire at a Nashville church Sunday, walking silently down the aisle as he shot unsuspecting congregants. At least one person was killed and seven others wounded, … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 25, 2017, 12:12 am
The Latest on a shooting at a church in Nashville (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Federal agents have opened a civil rights investigation into the shooting at a Tennessee church. … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 25, 2017, 12:10 am
The latest on Germany's national election (all times local): 2 a.m. The nationalist Alternative for Germany party has won the biggest share of the vote in the eastern state of … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 25, 2017, 12:08 am
A 97-year-old World War II veteran from Missouri took a knee Sunday morning in support of NFL football players’ protests, and his grandson’s photo of it took Twitter by storm. … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 24, 2017, 9:19 pm
Voicemails left on Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s cellphone by employees of the Hollywood nursing home where 11 died in the post-Hurricane Irma heat have been deleted, according to the governor’s … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 24, 2017, 8:41 pm
Alejandro Villanueva, a U.S. Army veteran, broke with a decision Sunday by his fellow Pittsburgh Steelers to stay off the field during the national anthem. Villanueva, a left tackle, stood … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 24, 2017, 8:11 pm
In response to President Donald Trump’s comments that called for NFL players protesting during the national anthem to be fired or suspended, more than half of the franchises in the … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 24, 2017, 6:45 pm
At a squat, concrete brothel on the muddy banks of the Arauca River, Gabriel Sánchez rattled off the previous jobs of the women who now sell their bodies at his … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 24, 2017, 5:38 pm
A masked gunman entered a church in Tennessee on Sunday and opened fire, killing at least one person and injuring others before apparently shooting himself in the head, an official … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 24, 2017, 5:29 pm
A Confederate flag flown at a high school football game Friday in Denver sparked outrage and conflict on and off the field, including racial taunts, a principal says. Principal Nick … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 24, 2017, 5:23 pm
A Virginia woman is recovering after being bitten by a copperhead snake during a restaurant visit. Rachel Myrick tells The Free Lance-Star she was at a LongHorn Steakhouse in Spotsylvania … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 24, 2017, 4:55 pm
A police chase on a Florida freeway came to an end last week when the driver pulled into a gas station to fill up. The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office posted … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 24, 2017, 4:32 pm
About two dozen NFL players on the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars took a knee Sunday during the national anthem before a football game in London. Players on one knee … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 24, 2017, 2:57 pm
There are still people in the world who seek to do the right thing. Count Joyce Walter of Jessamine County among them. When Walter found $3,400 in cash tucked in … Click to Continue »
Posted: September 24, 2017, 2:31 pm

 

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