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Lakewood Ranch Man Busted
for Trafficking Marijuana in
Large Quantities, Cops Say

Man Accused of Shoplifting
from Walmart Store

BPD Arrested Woman for
Felony Prostitution

Vehicle Burglary Trend in
East Side Parking Lots

Weekend DUI Saturation
Patrol Results Released

Manatee County Tax Collector’s
New Online Appointment
System Begins February 2

Two Men Arrested
for Organized Fraud

Man Hits Merchant; Charged
with Aggravated Battery
During Walmart Heist

Tampa Woman Charged
with Attempting to Pass
a Counterfeit Check

Kids Report Florida Mom for
Drunken Driving, Cops Say

(a daily feature, M-F)


Top 10 National News Story Briefs and Headlines, with links to the Full Stories

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Final Tally of 2013 Homicides in Manatee County -- In 2013, there were 13 murders overall in Manatee County; there were 3 murders in unincorporated Manatee County, 9 in the City of Bradenton, and 1 in the City of Palmetto.

Final Tally of 2012 Homicides in Manatee County -- In 2012, there were 27 murders overall in Manatee County; there were 19 murders in unincorporated Manatee County, 4 in the City of Bradenton, and 4 in the City of Palmetto.

Final Tally of 2011 Homicides
In Manatee County --
In 2011, there were 16 murders overall in Manatee County; there were twelve murders in unincorporated Manatee County, two in the City of Bradenton, and two
in the City of Palmetto.

Swiss Clamp Down on Pizza
Delivery Across the Border

(a weekly feature)

2014-15 Florida Flu Review
Surveillance Summary

Knitted Knockers: A Comfortable Alternative to A Post-Mastectomy Prosthesis

NewsManatee's Premier Supporter
Answers Eyelid Surgery Questions

Tips for Calming Your Crying Baby

(a bi-monthly feature)


RERUN: Chicken Soup for the Soul...Doctor....

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3rd Week -- Just Doggie Stuff

(a daily feature, M-F)

Eric J. Center Promoted to Fire Marshal
of Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue

Off-duty City Employees
Lend a Helping Hand
To an Elderly Woman

Household Tip of the Month

(a whenever feature)


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Man of the Year

Steve Litschauer is like the Energizer rabbit:
he just keeps on going and going and going.
His latest move was to make application for
Deputy Chief of the Bradenton Cop Shop.

Above, Steve Litschauer

MANATEE COUNTY, Florida [NMT] -- At first glance, Steve Litschauer is an unassuming man, polite in every way. But when you start digging, you find he is and has been a bundle of energy, enthusiasm and stick-to-it-iveness for at least the past 46 years. He is what's known as a cop's cop.

His law enforcement career began in 1969, when he joined the Manatee County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post. His law enforcement career then spanned 41 years, including 36 years with the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

In December 2007, he retired as the Commander of the Legal Affairs/Support Division and of Emergency Services for the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

He had held Management positions in all three Law Enforcement Bureaus, which included the Administrative Bureau, Enforcement Bureau and the Investigation Bureau.

Currently he is a Public Information Officer with the Manatee County Emergency Management and is the Logistic and Trainer for Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services.

He retired as a Sheriff's Captain in 2009. However, in 2010 he came out of retirement to become a detective in the Manatee County Sheriff's Reserve Unit and was their Captain until October 2010, when he became Investigator in the Sex Offender Unit.

He is currently the Field Investigator in Uniform for the Child Protective Investigative Division of the Sheriff's Office.

He just couldn't stay away from "the job."

He is an elected Fire Commissioner (fourth term) and is the Chairman of the Manatee County Fire Commissioners Association. He was also a Volunteer Fire Fighter with the Samoset Fire Department and a Volunteer Lieutenant/Fire Fighter with Whitfield Fire Department.

He has been on the Communications and Technology committee of the International Association of Chef’s Police since 1991.

He is Vice President of S2 Enterprises, Inc.; a family owned Florida Corporation that specializes in Race Timing, Consulting and Education, including performing peer review on Federal Grants. He was a Certified County Court Mediator, certified by the Florida Supreme Court.

He has attended thousands of hours of specialized training in the areas of Law Enforcement, Emergency Services, Fire Service and Communications. He holds a Teaching Certificate in Law Enforcement/Emergency Services from the State of Florida.

He is a certified District Official from the Florida Association of Special Districts.

He began his studies at Manatee Community College and has worked towards a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at Saint Leo College.

He has taken a number of classes and courses from Harris Wireless.

He has contributed to and has authored magazine articles. He has also participated in numerous focus groups that were later either manufactured or published.

He has presented and instructed in Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Brazil, Argentina, and Canada, as well as throughout the United States.

Among his many, many, many other accomplishments, Steve is married and has three children.

His leadership and management strengths include both hands on participation and the ability to motivate others. He is energetic and enthusiastic about the endeavors that he undertakes, to say the least.

And now he wants to be Deputy Chief of the Bradenton Police Department.

He's got our vote of confidence: He is NewsManatee's Man of the Year for 2015.


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