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Cortez Bridge reopened after crash

An injury crash temporarily blocked westbound lanes of Anna Maria Island Bridge in Bradenton, FL, according to Florida Highway Patrol. The bridge links Cortez Road to Anna Maria Island beaches.

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Sarasota man charged with killing wife

Sarasota police have arrested a man in connection with the investigation into a woman’s death Wednesday night. Police arrived at a Sarasota home to find his 47-year-old wife dead with multiple stab wounds.

Three days after protests, Confederate monument in Bradenton is removed

The Confederate monument in front of the Manatee County Courthouse, erected in 1924 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The move takes place three days of raucous protests in downtown Bradenton and two days after the Manatee County Commiss