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Train car fire in Palmetto under control, officials say

Crews responded to a train car fire in Palmetto on Thursday evening that officials said was under control around 6:30 p.m.

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Conquistador Museum and Courtyard planned for Bradenton

The Hernando de Soto Historical Society and Foundation announced plans Thursday to open the Conquistador Museum and Courtyard within three years near LECOM Park. Artifacts relating to the Spanish history of Bradenton will be moving to the new museum from the South Florida Museum, including the iconic statues of de Soto.

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Tropical Storm Bret forms in the Atlantic

While a tropical storm was confirmed in the Atlantic Monday afternoon, National Hurricane Center forecasters say Florida’s Panhandle and parts of the Texas could also feel tropical storm force winds from a second system churning across the Gulf of Mexico.

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Officials cancel Amber Alert

An Amber Alert had been issued for a 14-year-old girl from Fort Myers, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. It was canceled shortly afterward

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Crews respond to a train car fire in Palmetto

North River Fire District officials said the fire is now under control and was started when the train car was being demolished.
Sara Nealeigh Bradenton Herald
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