Wednesday, August 21, 2019

New evidence in Morris case may point to murder

New evidence in Morris case may point to murder
BRADENTON BEACH - More than 10 years after Sheena Morris’ death was determined to be a suicide, her mother says she has new evidence that her daughter was murdered. Morris was found dead by police, hanging in a shower by her dog’s leash in room...
It's gold for Gomez siblings at Pan Am Games

It’s gold for Gomez siblings at Pan Am Games

LIMA, PERU - Former Anna Maria Island residents and siblings Giorgio Gomez and Isabella Gomez both won gold medals Monday at the 2019 Pan...
Aubry files ADA complaint about pier railings

Aubry files ADA complaint about pier railings

ANNA MARIA – Former City Commissioner Eugene “Gene” Aubry has filed a complaint with the United States Justice Department regarding the commission’s 2018 decision...

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Hurricane Harvey

Help spot severe storms with SKYWARN

HOLMES BEACH – The National Weather Service’s Tampa Bay office is looking for some volunteers to help make their forecasts and severe weather warnings...
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Crane, Woodland file preliminary campaign paperwork

ANNA MARIA – The city’s two-week election qualifying period opened Monday and closes at noon on Friday, Aug. 30. Incumbent Commissioner Dale Woodland and Planning...


Score a strike at the LaPensee Bowling Tournament

Score a strike at the LaPensee Bowling Tournament

The LaPensee Bowling Tournament, supporting The Center of Anna Maria Island, returns to Bowlero Bradenton for a night of fun competition on Saturday, Sept....

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Reel Time: Scallop Search Aug. 24

Reel Time: Scallop Search Aug. 24

Sarasota Bay Watch’s annual Scallop Search, its signature and longest-standing event, is slated for Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron on City...
Turtle rainbow

Nesting News

Turtle nests laid: 513 (2018 record: 534) False crawls: 590 Nests hatched: 144 Hatchlings hatched: 8,739 (2018 record: 35,788) Nest disorientations: 28 Related coverage Turtle Watch, resort working to improve...

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Castles in the Sand

Uncovering a home’s defects

The definition of "disclose" is to uncover or reveal. When it comes to uncovering problems in a property you’re interested in purchasing, the pathway...
Gulf Drive Café expansion approved

Gulf Drive Café expansion approved

BRADENTON BEACH – Gulf Drive Café owners Wendy and George Kokolis have the city's approval to expand their beachfront business operations. On Thursday, Aug. 15,...


Moss Builders, G&G Yardscaping champs

Moss Builders and G&G Yardscaping are champs

ANNA MARIA - The Florida rains could not stop the action on the indoor soccer pitch. Last week brought an end to the youth...

Adult co-ed sports up the challenge

As the youth indoor soccer season moves to a close, the adults take to the indoor gridiron for the first time in years at...


Political cartoons

Concerns raised over horse waste in bay

Letters: Horses on the causeway

I appreciate your article in the Anna Maria Island Sun dealing with potential health concerns of horse fecal matter on the Palma Sola Causeway....

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2019 Florida Press Association awards
General Excellence; First Amendment Defense; Online Breaking News; Environmental Reporting; Outdoors Reporting; Editorial Cartoon