Fox TV-13 photographer Jason Bird photographs the Tampa station's weekend anchor, Bill Murphy, talking with Cafe on the Beach's Tommy Vayais about the restaurant's menu. Murphy and his crew visited Cafe on the Beach at Manatee Public Beach on Nov. 29 for a live TV segment. Islander Photos: Edna Tiemann
Fox TV-13's Bill Murphy talks with Dee Schaefer about the gift shop at Manatee Public Beach.
HBPD investigates killing; body found near beach By Lisa Neff. Islander Reporter
While hundreds started the December holiday season with merrymaking at Island events, a vacationing family began the month with the discovery of a body in Holmes Beach.
Acute Care trial moved to June By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
The trial of four remaining defendants in the Acute Care Medicaid fraud case has been postponed until June after yet another defendant accepted a plea bargain agreement from the state attorney’s office.
Island taxpayers generously supporting county budget By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Island taxpayers are doing their fair share to pay for the budgets of Manatee County and the three Island cities. Some might even say they’re paying more than their fair share, considering Anna Maria Island accounts for 16 percent of the county’s ad valorem taxes collected, but has just 2.7 percent of the county’s population.