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Past articles by Ryan:

No multiple choice votes allowed in Florida. That complicates decision on Confederate monument

The new location of the downtown Bradenton Confederate monument cannot be decided in a multiple choice question on the 2020 ballot, according to Florida law. Manatee officials will pick one option for a vote. → Read More

A paycheck with toppings? Bradenton’s Willy-Yums pays social media guru in hot dogs

A Florida woman agreed to an unconventional payment of hot dogs in exchange for becoming a social media coordinator for Bradenton’s Willy-Yums restaurant after making a deal with owner Rob Williams. → Read More

He said she owed him money, so he tossed disabled woman out of her walker, cops say

A disabled woman was violently grabbed by the neck and thrown from her rocker, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. Marcus Miller said the woman owed him money and assaulted her, cops say. → Read More

‘Watch out for my dog.’ Wanted Bradenton man sends pitbull at three deputies, cops say

A Bradenton man with a warrant out for his arrest used a pitbull to attack deputies Friday morning. The dog went after multiple officers before cops shot and killed it. Matthew Jacobs was arrested and charged. → Read More

Miami couple spent $11,000 on UTC shopping sprees. It wasn’t theirs to spend, cops say

An illegal shopping spree at the University Town Center landed a Miami couple behind bars. Sarasota deputies say Eduardo Lamigueiro and Roxana Ruiz stole personal information to open fraudulent credit cards. → Read More

What did Florida lawmakers do about red tide? Not enough, critics say

Red tide projects are set to receive more than $16 million from the 2019-2020 state budget, but Florida environmentalists say lawmakers haven’t done enough to meet promises they made on the 2018 campaign trail. → Read More

3-year-old missing after two kayaks capsize off Emerson Point, Manatee deputies say

Multiple agencies, including the U.S. Coast Guard and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, responded to Emerson Point on Snead Island after two kayaks capsized and a 3-year-old child went missing. → Read More

Bradenton’s DeSoto Grand Parade celebrates legacy of America’s veterans in 80th year

The DeSoto Grand Parade celebrated the legacy of veterans in Bradenton in its 80th year. The celebration kicked off at Manatee High Saturday evening and ending in downtown Bradenton, entertaining over 100,000. → Read More

Have you seen one of these 5 Manatee fugitives? If so, you could earn a $3,000 reward

Rewards of up to $3,000 are being offered for information and tips regarding five suspects on the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office’s featured fugitives list. Anyone with info may call the Manatee Crime Stoppers. → Read More

Florida cop fired after ‘ridiculous’ treatment of inmate who tossed cookie to a bird

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputy James Moran lost his job after he forced an inmate to do push-ups for tossing a cookie from the trash to a bird. He also kicked the inmate when he got tired, video shows. → Read More

Florida man dodges I-4 traffic, ducks under semi-truck to avoid cops. It didn’t work

Florida deputies chased a 28-year-old man across eight lanes of traffic on I-4 Tuesday afternoon after the suspect fled the scene of a minor crash. Randolph Moses was wanted on a warrant out of Duval County. → Read More

Surrounded by a pack of pit bulls, Florida deputy fires weapon to protect elderly man

A Pasco County Sheriff’s Office deputy fired his weapon at a pack of dogs that attacked an elderly man and a juvenile male in Spring Hill, Florida. Officials say the dog was put down later. → Read More

Manatee officials clear path for Cheri Coryea to become county administrator for good

Cheri Coryea may become Manatee County’s permanent county administrator, according to a vote by the Board of County Commissioners, who chose to overlook the lack of her bachelor’s degree in favor of experience. → Read More

As Petland prepares new Manatee County location, officials consider ‘puppy mill’ ban

A ban on puppy mills is being considered by the Manatee Board of County Commissioners. The move comes as Petland prepares to move into its new store on University Parkway. Officials will make a decision later. → Read More

Half-cent sales tax will fund new Manatee animal shelter, Lincoln Park Pool

The half-cent sales tax will be used to pay for a new Manatee County Animal Services building, the planned Lincoln Park Pool in Palmetto and new pickleball courts at G.T. Bray Park, commissioners approved. → Read More

Fatal shooting reported by Manatee deputies in Parrish. It may have been road rage

A fatal shooting has been reported Saturday evening near the intersection of US 301 and Buckeye Road in Parrish. Manatee deputies say it may have been linked to a road rage incident. Part of Buckeye is closed. → Read More

Manatee County announces temporary closure of boat ramp during dredging improvements

The Highland Shores boat ramp in Ellenton will be closed for about a month, beginning Monday, April 22, according to a Manatee County news release. Workers will dredge the channel and reopen the ramp in May. → Read More

Robocall scammers are calling more phones. New bill would fine them $10,000 per call

Robocall scammers are being targeted in a new bill backed by Congressman Vern Buchanan. The TRACED Act would penalize fraud callers with fines of up to $10,000 and force cellular providers to improve Caller ID. → Read More

Have you seen one of these 6 Manatee fugitives? If so, you could earn a $3,000 reward

Rewards of up to $3,000 are being offered for information and tips regarding six suspects on the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office’s featured fugitives list. Anyone with info may call the Manatee Crime Stoppers. → Read More

Sunshine Skyway Bridge reopens to traffic after storms, high winds, FHP troopers say

The Sunshine Skyway Bridge reopened to traffic for Manatee and Pinellas county commuters around 6:09 p.m. Friday, according to an update from the Florida Highway Patrol. The bridge was closed due to high winds. → Read More