State Rep. Greg Steube calls legislative delegation meeting

Rep. Steube calls Manatee delegate meeting

MANATEE -- A Manatee County legislative delegation meeting has been scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 14 in Selby Auditorium at the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee.

The meeting is for the purpose of hearing legislation requests for the 2015 session of the Florida Legislature. To speak, be on the agenda no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 10.

Information or to be placed on the agenda: Call state Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, Manatee delegation chairman, 941-341-3117.

Bradenton police name top female officer of week

BRADENTON -- Master Patrol Officer Yolanda Cox has been named Female Officer of the Week by the Bradenton Police Department.

The Springsfield, Mass., native moved to Florida at age 11, graduated from Bayshore High School and attended Manatee Community College and the Manatee Technical Institute Law Enforcement Academy where she received her law enforcement certification.

In 2004, Cox was hired by the BPD and now is a field training officer. Cox has served in the Narcotics Division, Street Crimes Unit and as a business beat officer.

She has received recognition from the Bradenton Fire Department and emergency medical services for reviving an individual who was not breathing. She also received an administrative accommodation for stopping a robbery in progress. She has received been named BPD Officer of the Month three times.

Cox, fluent in English and Spanish, initiated the BPD Christmas Fundraiser to help less fortunate families.

Sarasota Capt. Robinson passes elite FBI course

SARASOTA -- Sarasota Police Department Capt. Patrick Robinson graduated Sept. 19 from the 257th Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Academy in Quantico, Va.

Participation is by invitation only and attendees represent less than 1 percent of the law enforcement community.

The FBI National Academy is a 10-week professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders on law, behavioral and forensic science, understanding terrorist mindsets, leadership development communication and fitness.

Robinson, a graduate of Riverview High School in Sarasota and the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., is commander of the patrol division.

Sarasota Memorial releases man after Ebola concern

SARASOTA -- A man, evaluated last week at Sarasota Memorial Hospital for Ebola-like symptions and putting the hospital on high alert for several hours, has been discharged, according to hospital

The patientwent to the hospital Friday afternoon with "symptoms similar to Ebola," the hospital said in a news release.

Officials placed the man in isolation and contacted the Florida Department of Health before determining the patient was likely not infected with Ebola.

"The patient's travel itinerary did not include any high-risk Ebola countries," the hospital said.

The patient was discharged after his condition improved Saturday, the hospital said.

Author Alpert sets Sarasota book signing Oct. 25

SARASOTA -- Author Barbara Alpert will appear at a book signing: from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Sarasota Book Fair, Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail.

Alpert is celebrating the fifth anniversary of her first book "The True Meaning of Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All." It will be available for sale as well as her other books.

Information: 941-721-7410.

-- Herald staff reports