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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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Three former Alaska construction workers have filed a lawsuit against oilfield service company Baker Hughes, saying working conditions in 2014 caused them to suffer brain damage. KTVA-TV reported Tuesday that … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 7:04 am
It was lunchtime at John A. Ferguson Senior High School and employees at the Falcon Gift Shop were hustling to keep up with the demand for snacks and birthday balloons. … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 2:59 am
A former sports doctor accused of molesting at least 125 girls and young women while he worked for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 2:42 am
A potentially life-saving kidney transplant has given a Georgia family a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving, nearly two months after the operation was controversially delayed. A.J. Burgess, who … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 2:23 am
The rain is already increasing in the Gulf of Mexico. Expect the rain with some embedded thunderstorms to move in from the Gulf through the morning. The coverage will start … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 1:35 am
A fire at a North Palmetto home has displaced a family for the Thanksgiving holiday. At 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, the North River Fire District responded to a home in the … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 12:23 am
Three elephants named Mikia, Lovey and Lou were rescued Sunday night on a Georgia highway after the tractor-trailer they were traveling in caught fire. The African elephants came from Wilstem … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 22, 2017, 9:47 pm
Are you hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the first-time and have no clue how to cook a turkey? Or maybe it’s not your first go around, but you’re not sure what … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 22, 2017, 8:36 pm
A Bradenton man who claims to be Charles Manson’s grandson reportedly plans to bring his grandfather’s remains to Florida. Manson died Sunday night of natural causes after spending nearly 50 … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 22, 2017, 8:24 pm
Three people living in the Greenwood subdivision reported that their vehicles were broken into sometime overnight on Wednesday morning. The residents all reported that their cars were burglarized along Purple … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 22, 2017, 8:00 pm
Like most 5-year-olds, Hannah Rodgers has trouble deciding on what she wants to be when she grows up. But there is one profession that she keeps returning to: first responders. … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 22, 2017, 7:22 pm
A record crowd of 500 is expected to attend The Salvation Army-Manatee’s annual free Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday, which this year has a new time slot of noon to 1 p.m. … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 22, 2017, 6:27 pm
There was a lot of energy in the room. And maybe even more love. Local football legend Ray Bellamy donated 150 Thanksgiving baskets to needy families on Wednesday, assisted by … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 22, 2017, 5:45 pm
Nearly 2 1/2 months after Hurricane Irma blew into Manatee County, the storm debris left behind is almost gone. Bradenton and Palmetto are reporting cleanup is done, while Manatee County … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 22, 2017, 5:38 pm
Turkey, sweaters and bumper-to-bumper traffic. That’s right, it’s that time of year again. While you might not want to avoid the first two, the latter is everyone’s struggle. Luckily, Waze, … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 22, 2017, 4:14 pm
A Sarasota family was rescued by a ferry Monday after their boat caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico. A video posted on Facebook and captured by a passenger on … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 22, 2017, 3:23 pm
Florida Highway Patrol troopers will actively steer the roads clear of drunk drivers starting Friday night. The agency announced that it will conduct a DUI Wolfpack beginning at 9 p.m. … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 22, 2017, 2:55 pm
For Orban’s Nursery, this year’s 27th annual Poinsettia Open House is going to be a little different. Hurricane season 2017 wasn’t kind to the almost 100-year-old nursery. A tornado that … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 22, 2017, 1:46 pm
A stalled semi truck in a northbound lane on the Howard Frankland bridge caused delays in Wednesday morning traffic. According to the Florida Department of Transportation, the vehicle was stuck … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 22, 2017, 1:26 pm

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

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Posted: November 22, 2017, 12:33 pm
Adam Matos received four life sentences for the August 2014 murders his ex-girlfriend, her boyfriend and her parents after a Pasco County jury could not reach a unanimous verdict on … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 22, 2017, 3:03 am
Buses Manatee County Area Transit: There is no fixed route, Handy Bus or Longboat Trolley on Thanksgiving Day. Manatee Trolley (Anna Maria Island): Regular hours Sarasota County Area Transit: Regular … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 21, 2017, 9:41 pm
A Florida woman was a little more than shocked by what she discovered hanging out in her toilet Monday night. An iguana.   In a video posted to Facebook, Dani … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 21, 2017, 6:27 pm
Investigators have identified the man whose body was found in the woods Monday afternoon in Myakka City. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office has not released the name, pending notification of … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 21, 2017, 2:42 pm
With Palmetto expecting to receive $15 million over the 15-year lifespan of the half-cent sales tax voters approved in the 2016 general election, officials are working on a priority list … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 21, 2017, 12:09 am
Bayside Community Church is expanding its operations to develop a free after-school program for elementary-aged children next year. The Bradenton Dream Center is set to open in spring 2018 at … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 20, 2017, 4:56 pm
A crowdfunding campaign that went viral raised more than $15,000 for an animal shelter in the Bahamas that was devastated during hurricane season. The fundraiser began when Marshall Gobuty, president … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 20, 2017, 3:37 pm
With more than 100 known public defibrillators spread across Manatee County, emergency management officials are asking business owners to register their own. PulsePoint, an app that was announced by emergency … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 20, 2017, 2:28 pm
They had eight minutes to show Florida Marching Band Coalition judges that they were the best Class 3A marching band in the state of Florida this year. Braden River High … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 19, 2017, 11:12 pm
They say fences make for good neighbors, but that depends on whose side you are on in the Point Pleasant conservation district. There is a 14-by-40-foot strip of land at … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm

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Ships and planes hunting for a missing Argentine submarine with 44 crew members will return to a previously search area after officials said Wednesday that a noise made a week … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 7:09 am
The kitchen where George and Arva Dorsey prepare an 18-dish feast every Thanksgiving has been stripped of everything but its granite countertops, standing on their own with no appliances below. … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 7:06 am
The people come forward to Aly Raisman almost daily now. Random strangers. Men and women of various ages, races and backgrounds. They see the six-time Olympic medal winning gymnast out … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 6:54 am
U.S. Rep. Joe Barton told a woman that he would complain to U.S. Capitol Police if sexually explicit photographs of him and other material from their relationship were to be … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 6:12 am
If you're a fan of the Mayflower II, here's something that will float your boat. A year after craftsmen embarked on an ambitious effort to restore the rotting replica of … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 5:53 am
George Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has died at age 98. … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 5:49 am
New faces and old favorites will fly, float and march in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as police go all-out to secure it in a year marked by attacks on … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 5:28 am
Papua New Guinea authorities on Thursday ratcheted up pressure on more than 300 asylum seekers to abandon a decommissioned immigration camp, where refugees reported their shelters, beds and other belongings … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 5:26 am
Police say there is no threat from a suspicious item in Seattle's airport. The Sea-Tac Airport says the bomb squad investigated and cleared the item on the ticketing level. The … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 5:26 am
U.S. Rep. Joe Barton told a woman that he would complain to U.S. Capitol Police if sexually explicit photographs of him and other material from their relationship were to be … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 5:12 am
Democrats face hot-potato politics of sexual predation, too WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have been quick to support the "me too" chorus of women — and some men — who have … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 5:04 am
Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 23, the 327th day of 2017. There are 38 days left in the year. This is Thanksgiving Day. Today's Highlight in History: On … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 5:01 am
Two women are alleging that Minnesota Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken touched their buttocks during events for his first campaign for Senate. The women spoke to Huffington Post on condition … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 4:47 am
The Latest on U.S. Rep. Joe Barton's response to a nude photograph of him circulated on social media (all times local): 10:15 p.m. A published report says U.S. Rep. Joe … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 4:35 am
Josh Anderson scored two minutes into overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets their fifth straight win, 1-0 over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. Sergei Bobrovsky had 22 saves … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 4:29 am
Asian stock markets were largely flat on Thursday with investors in the U.S. markets going on a Thanksgiving holiday and the Fed minutes largely in line with investor expectations that … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 4:23 am
It's 3:11 p.m. on a cold, gray day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier is racing toward freedom. … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 4:14 am
Unrepentant Mladic sentenced to life for Bosnia atrocities THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An unrepentant Ratko Mladic, the bullish Bosnian Serb general whose forces rained shells and snipers' bullets on … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 4:04 am
U.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft were searching in the Philippine Sea on Thursday for three sailors missing since a U.S. Navy aircraft crashed a day earlier. Eight people were … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 3:56 am
The Latest on the crash in the Pacific of a U.S. Navy plane flying to the USS Ronald Reagan (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The U.S. Navy says the search … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 3:39 am
A Vermont couple is reeling after a person broke into their maple sugar processing building, vandalized equipment and stole syrup. Cindy Mayer told The Burlington Free Press that she and … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 3:20 am
An upstate New York kindergarten teacher was charged Wednesday with distributing and possessing child pornography, prosecutors said, but he told police that he never touched his students or the kids … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 3:12 am
The Latest on the judgment on former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Kosovo has welcomed the conviction of Serbian military chief Ratko Mladic … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 3:08 am
A dozen celebrated Australians on Thursday sent an open letter to their government warning that asylum seekers could die at a decommissioned immigration camp on Papua New Guinea where food, … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 2:44 am
A former sports doctor accused of molesting at least 125 girls and young women while he worked for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 2:42 am
Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 2:40 am
Keirian Kelly, a white man, is accused of taunting his 70-year-old neighbor by calling her the n-word. And he encouraged his 4-year-old son to join in the insults, according to … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 2:03 am
The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa says he was in constant contact with military leaders during the tumultuous two weeks … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 1:50 am
A “Zombie-Based Learning” unit at a Minnesota high school left some parents furious after students were asked which three people they would sacrifice to appease zombies and why, the Alexandria … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 1:07 am
Porn is a problem at Los Angeles public libraries. Library patrons are able to view pornographic material on library computers – and often do so in front of children, according … Click to Continue »
Posted: November 23, 2017, 12:05 am

 

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