Captain: Derelict boats looming issue

CORTEZ - Tour boat Capt. Kathe Fannon is questioning why authorities are focusing on the removal of Raymond “Junior” Guthrie’s net camp from the...

Season’s first shorebird nest discovered

BRADENTON BEACH – The first shorebird nests this year on Anna Maria Island have been spotted and marked by Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch...

Water quality advisory in effect at Palma Sola

PALMA SOLA - The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County (DOH-Manatee) has issued a water quality advisory for Palma Sola South due to...

Police chief says crime is down in Bradenton Beach

BRADENTON BEACH – Crime is down in Bradenton Beach. “Last year I stood up here and I told you crime couldn’t go any lower in...

Jewfish Key could become part of county

MANATEE COUNTY – County commissioners and officials from the Town of Longboat Key discussed a petition from the Jewfish Key Preservation Association to de-annex...

Leslie Lake

Sun correspondent Leslie Lake covers the environment and Cortez. Email