Monday, May 20, 2013
As Manatee School District prepares to lay off staff, parents and kids turn out for a sidewalk protest.
As the Manatee County School Board met Monday afternoon, parents and students stood outside to show their support for teachers at risk of losing jobs to budget cuts. Bradenton.com estimated that 100 people showed up for a rally to protest plans to eliminate teaching positions to fill a budget gap and restore depleted reserves. A robo-phone message went out to families last week about the impending cuts. The rally started after school Monday outside the Manatee School District building, 215 Manatee Ave. W. Get the Bradenton Patch newsletter delivered to your email for free.
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A woman reported finding what appear to be several vertebrae outside a Dumpster on Sunday night, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office reports.
Updated, 1:35 p.m.: The bones found outside a Bradenton apartment complex are from an animal, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office said Monday. The sheriff's office had initially reported that they may be veterbrae from a human. Earlier: Authorities are investigating after a Bradenton woman reported finding human bones scattered outside a Dumpster at an apartment complex. The woman was taking out the trash at The Vista at Palma Sola, 3914 75th St. W., around 8:30 p.m. Sunday when she noticed what appeared to be several small bones scattered on the ground, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. "The bones appear to be vertebrae," a sheriff's office spokesperson said in a media release. Investigators were called in to collect the …
The restaurant will open its first Manatee County location at the River Club Plaza on State Road 70 east of the interstate. Read more about it here.
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Two men are charged with stealing used cooking and fryer grease from a Wendy's in Sarasota and may be responsible for similar crimes in Pinellas County, authorities said Friday. The duo was seen using a white truck to extract the grease from a storage system attached to the inside of the fast food restaurant at 1601 S. Tamiami Trail around 3:30 a.m. Thursday, authorities said. When the restaurant's manager noticed the men were not wearing the normal uniform and were acting unusual, he called police. A patrol officer found the two men and the truck later that night at Fruitville Road and Shade Avenue, police said. One of them, 23-year-old Leroy L. Shorter of Pinellas Park, is also charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug …
Thirteen talented local athletes will play in the Cal Ripken District Tournament in June. The Manatee 8U All Stars are currently trying to raise funds to help the team with travel expenses to Ocala.
Don't talk too much. Know the facts. Listen. Posture. Watch your words. Dress for success. Be yourself. Check out the details behind these seven tips to "interviewing like a rock star," from HH Staffing.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The 19-year-old is listed in critical condition.
Manatee County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a stabbing at the 12000 block of Lavendar Loop around 5 p.m. Sunday. The 19-year-old was stabbed in the chest, treated at the scene and airlifted to the hospital, according to police. As of Sunday night, he was listed in critical condition. Deputies say the suspect and victim knew each other and got into a confrontation that led to the stabbing, according to the press release. The suspect is a 17-year-old male. He has not yet been charged, according to police. _______________________________________________________________ Sign up for the Bradenton Patch email newsletter to get our top headlines delivered straight to your inbox so you won't miss a thing!
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The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has released its annual uniform crime report for 2012. Developers have chosen a site and cleared an early hurdle in developing Bradenton's first Wawa gas station and convenience store. Would you shop there? Sean Mudgett is expected to survive after turning the knife on himself, Bradenton Police said. The popular craft and hobby store will host a grand opening for its new Bradenton location. The Manatee County Sheriff's Office released the results of a DUI patrol it conducted over the weekend. Sign up for the Bradenton Patch email newsletter to get our top headlines delivered straight to your inbox so you won't miss a thing!