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Posted by CLAIRE ARONSON on July 29, 2015
MANATEE -- For the past year and a half, Michael Harvey with K9 Coach said he has been training Padi, a male lab mix who has become one of the best dogs in his class.
"He never bit anyone," Harvey said at Tuesday's Manatee County Commission meeting. "That was all for nothing. You have control of this. ... Your county is on a slippery slope. You are going to be deemed the unfriendly dog county."
Harvey was one of more than 40 people who spoke, pleading for the county to free Padi, a dog who bit one-third of a 4-year-old child's ear off in June. More than 100 people asked for Padi
Posted by JESSICA DE LEON on July 29, 2015
Pastor faces charges he sexually assaulted teen in Manatee County.
Posted by MARK YOUNG on July 29, 2015
The new contractor to finish Air Ideal's portion of the Ware's Creek flood mitigation project has moved heavy equipment into place. After a long delay, work could resume any day.
Posted by HERALD STAFF REPORT on July 28, 2015
A Palmetto man has been charged with battery and his brother was detained for shoplifting, according to the Palmetto Police Department.
Posted by JENNY LUNA on July 28, 2015
Since the call Friday afternoon, efforts to find any sign of Perry and his pal, Austin Stephanos, also 14, have been tireless from family and friends combing the beach last weekend to nearly 20 aircraft scouring the sea. The boys were last seen Friday afternoon buying $110 worth of fuel near Jupiter.
Posted by JESSICA DE LEON on July 28, 2015
Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube announced Tuesday that he will not run for re-election and will instead retire at the end of his current term.
Posted on July 28, 2015
An 84-year-old man was struck and killed when he walked into the path of a car on Cortez Road in Bradenton, according to Florida Highway Patrol.