Monday, June 18, 2018

Beach Beat

Man arrested on carjacking, battery charges

Updated June 11, 2018 BRADENTON BEACH – A Bradenton Beach man was arrested Wednesday evening and charged with carjacking and battery on a disabled person...
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Matthews gets 65 years minimum

BRADENTON – Eugene Matthews will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the shooting death of Rebecca Rawson on Jan. 10,...
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Shark dragging hearing scheduled

TAMPA – Robert Benac, 28, Spencer Heintz, 23, and Michael Wenzel, 21, have been ordered to appear at a felony court hearing on Tuesday,...
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Crash leaves pedestrian dead

  HOLMES BEACH – A pedestrian was killed on Wednesday, Jan. 24 around 2 p.m. while crossing the street at 5600 Gulf Drive. Marion and William...
Nancy Ambrose

Ambrose enters pre-trial diversion

HOLMES BEACH – Nancy Ambrose has entered into a pre-trial diversion contract which she must successfully complete for two third-degree felony charges to be dismissed...
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Shark dragging defendants plead not guilty

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – Robert “Bo” Benac, Spencer Heintz and Michael Wenzel pled not guilty on Wednesday, Jan. 10 to all charges stemming from a...

Officer shoots knife-wielding man in Anna Maria

Updated Jan. 1, 2018 ANNA MARIA – A Bradenton Beach police officer shot and wounded an armed man Saturday night, according to a police report. Authorities...
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Shark dragging charges detailed

Updated Dec. 15, 2017 MANATEE COUNTY – The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office have charged Manatee...
David Vickers

Arrest made in child’s death

HOLMES BEACH – updated Oct. 17, 2017 - The wait is over for an Island mother whose young son died while she worked and...
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Second case of ‘funny money’

HOLMES BEACH - For the second time this year, a counterfeit bill has appeared on Anna Maria Island. According to employees at Cupcake Delights, a...
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Citizens’ efforts assist with arrest

ANNA MARIA – The computer skills of an Island teen and information circulated by some Island moms contributed to the arrest of 20-year-old Richard...