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Friday, April 18, 2014


Published Friday, April 18, 2014
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The Manatee County Sheriff's Office reports that two arrests have been made in an ongoing animal cruelty investigation related to Napier’s Log Cabin Horse and Animal Sanctuary in East Manatee County. Alan Napier, 51, and Sheree Napier, 45, were arrested this afternoon around 4 p.m.

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Published Friday, April 18, 2014
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Top Manatee County officials loaded a bus and hit the road Tuesday morning to visit the county's pinnacle farm producers, looking for a snapshot of what was once the county's economic backbone. Currently, Manatee's agriculture production ranks 7th largest among Florida's 67 counties, but many wonder how long that status will last.

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Published Friday, April 18, 2014
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Port Manatee is linked to the CSX Transportation mainline by short-line railroad tracks, and what sits on those tracks now are two new, mean and green diesel-electric locomotives. The port made the purchases with financial help from a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant, and they are ready to go to work.

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Published Friday, April 18, 2014
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An autopsy has confirmed that the bank robbery suspect who shot an MCSO deputy took his own life on Monday during a shootout with deputies who were in pursuit after responding to the call. Lt. Bob Mealy, an 18-year veteran of the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, was shot by the suspect, Ross Chrisman, 24, of Sarasota. MCSO Public Information Director Dave Bristow says that, "Lt. Mealy continues to recover and is doing well."

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Published Friday, April 18, 2014

The Marauders (9-5) gained sole possession of first place in the Florida State League South Division with a come from behind 2-1 win against the Jupiter Hammerheads (6-8) on Thursday night at McKechnie Field. Bradenton scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning against Jupiter reliever Juan Sosa (L, 0-1).

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Published Friday, April 18, 2014
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The Manatee County Public Library System has joined the Library Ideas network of public library websites that offers access to streaming movies and television content. The Freegal Movies and Television Service allows the library’s registered patrons (library card holders) access to thousands of video selections from the convenience of their personal computer or portable device.

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Published Friday, April 18, 2014
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At Thursday's Port Authority meeting, commissioners approved a new telephone system for phase one of a Mass Notification System, and approved an agreement for dredging certain berthing areas. Members also moved the meeting to where the port's two new locomotives are parked for a group inspection and photo op. 

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Thursday, April 17, 2014


Published Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The concerns regarding Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, the non-profit organization responsible for operating the ambitious rowing facility venture near the border of Sarasota and Manatee Counties, raise a big red flag for a project that includes a huge public investment and benefits politically connected developers. While SANCA has rectified the missing financial reports needed to regain the ability to solicit private donations, taxpayers now need to be concerned with whether or not they will.

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Published Thursday, April 17, 2014
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This Saturday, local Cortezians hit the streets again to protest what they call a highjacking of their roads by Manatee County Commissioners. Organizers say they are "mad as hell and are not going to take it anymore."

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Published Thursday, April 17, 2014

FWC officials met in Tallahassee from April 15 to today to discuss red snapper season modifications in the Gulf of Mexico, reef fish, and sea cucumber management. Beachgoers should watch out for shorebird nests built from sand and shell with chicks that can barely be seen, and to avoid stepping on them. Winds will begin to subside Thursday and throughout the weekend.

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Obituaries

Name Date
James Sexton April 17, 2014
Francis O'Connor April 4, 2014
Duane Silver April, 2014
Norma Semrinec April 15, 2014
Lee Jackson April, 2014
Virginia Goodhew April 11, 2014
Dorothy Hackett April 9, 2014
Margaret Nelson April 9, 2014
Robert McNally April 2, 2014
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