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By The Dispatch On Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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Straz Center hosts Broadway Star of the Future Awards on June 2 with Eric Peterson

The Straz Center for the Performing Arts honors Tampa Bay area high school theater students and programs in its Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase, June 2, in Ferguson Hall. This Tony Awards® inspired More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
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Florida murder suicide: Andrea Barberena-Rojas, Silvana Bennett killed by James Bennett

In another shocking murder suicide in Central Florida, Andrea Barberena-Rojas and her mother, Silvana Bennett have been identified as the victims in the horrific events late Sunday, killed by James Bennett. According More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
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Florida: Gov Rick Scott declares state of emergency for red tide outbreak

Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for seven southwest Florida counties because of the effects of red tide, a toxic algae bloom devastating the coast of the Sunshine State. photo donkeyhotey More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 17th, 2014
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Florida teens contract ciguatera toxin on a fishing trip in the Bahamas

Two teenage boys from Manatee County, Florida, went on a fishing trip in the Bahamas, ate what they caught and contracted ciguatera food poisoning. A Bay News 9 report yesterday says  Marlin Ellis, 14 and Austin More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, June 21st, 2014
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Caitlin Early, Monica Olvera, Justice Alvarado, Alan Garcia receive Suncoast CU Foundation scholarships

Suncoast Credit Union Foundation (Foundation) recognized four freshmen with $88,000 in higher education scholarships on June 18, 2014. Over 1,039 students throughout southwest Florida applied for the annual scholarship More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, July 18th, 2013
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Police arrest Dominick Hawkins for kidnapping and sexually assauting 5-year-old Bradenton Florida girl

The search is over for a man suspected of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl in Bradenton. On Wednesday, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Dominick Jerome Hawkins. Hawkins, More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 5th, 2012
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Bradenton teacher calls student ‘evolutionary link between orangutans and humans’ on Facebook

Controversy is looming large in Manatee County, Florida after some teachers from a local elementary school openly mocked at least one student on the social network, Facebook. Screen shot of Facebook login page According More...

By Brian Attenberg On Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
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Florida mother, April Newcomb, arrested for encouraging girl fight, video goes viral

The Manatee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a woman, April Newcomb, who they say actively encouraged her daughter to fight another student. Newcomb, 39, was arrested Wednesday after not only refusing to More...


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