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Local Bradenton student awarded college scholarship

Local Bradenton student awarded college scholarship

Bradenton, Florida -- Myles Johnson from Bradenton, FL, has been awarded $20,000 as one of 20 incredible young student athletes honored in the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program.

Manatee genealogical society meeting

Manatee genealogical society meeting

Bradenton, Florida -- Join the Manatee Genealogical Society at their meeting on Tuesday, April 2. 

The meeting will feature Manatee Genealogical Society member Phyllis Douchette presenting "Migration from new England to the Midwest."

Computer special interest group director Currie Colket will review "Exploring Stephen P. Morse Webpages using One-Step to Facilitate Access to Genealogy Datebases."

The meeting will take place at the manatee County Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. 

It will last from 9:30 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Officer earns recognition for putting burglar behind bars

Officer earns recognition for putting burglar behind bars

Bradenton, Florida  -- A neighborhood in Bradenton is at ease thanks to an officer's hard work. Officer David Durrance helped put a burglar behind bars after he admitted to burglarizing several homes and cars. His work on the case earned Officer Durrance "Officer of the Month."

UPDATE: Police search for runaway teen

UPDATE: Police search for runaway teen

Bradenton, Florida -- UPDATE: The Manatee County Sheriff's Office says Dominique Hawkins has been found and is safe.

The sheriff's office reported Monday the 12-year-old girl had run away from a Manatee Children's Service in east Bradenton.

Local musician to perform at Strawberry Festival

Local musician to perform at Strawberry Festival

Anna Maria, Florida  -- Alongside some of the biggest names in music at the 78th Strawberry Festival this year - Martina McBride, Alan Jackson and Trace Adkins - will be 11-year-old Jake Castro from Manatee County.

The local musician is a premier member of the Del Couch Music Education Foundation in Manatee County. Castro started playing guitar when he was just 6-years-old and has a special place in his heart for 50's and 60's Rock and Roll, Blues and Latin Rock.

Local musician to perform at Strawberry Festival

Local musician to perform at Strawberry Festival

Anna Maria, Florida -- Alongside some of the biggest names in music at the 78th Strawberry Festival this year -- Martina McBride, Alan Jackson and Trace Adkins -- will be 11-year-old Jake Castro from Manatee County.

The local musician is a premier member of the Del Couch Music Education Foundation in Manatee County. Castro started playing guitar when he was just 6 years old and has a special place in his heart for 50's and 60's Rock and Roll, Blues and Latin Rock.

Bradenton officer honored for saving teen

Bradenton officer honored for saving teen

Bradenton, Florida -- Saving a child is just one of the reasons Officer Andres Perez has been named the City of Bradenton Police Department's Officer of the Year for 2012.

On July 26, 2012, around 3:30 in the morning, Officer Perez responded to a call that a 15-year-old was trying to commit suicide with a knife.

Officer Perez found the girl locked inside a bedroom. He broke into the room and found the teen sitting on the floor of the bedroom closet, not breathing with a belt tied around her neck. She also had cuts on her left wrist.