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Special Report From The
Bradenton Police Department:
Heroin Overdose Investigations

Lakewood Ranch Emergency
Room Nurse Busted for Credit
Card Fraud, Criminal Use of
Personal Information, Arrested
for Violation of Probation

Woman Arrested by BPD
for Felony Shoplifting
Failed to Answer Summons

Palmetto Police Arrest
"Painted Man" for
Retail Theft

Undercover Detective Arrests
Woman for Prostituting Herself

Bradenton Beach Police
Arrest Woman, 25, for
Disorderly Conduct

Two Arrested for Selling
Heroin and Cocaine

Doorstep Burglar Gets
Stinky Surprise

Thursday's Local/State News

Wednesday's Local/Stata News

Tuesday's Local/State News

Monday's Local/State News

(a daily feature, M-F)


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

Top 5 World News Story Briefs and Headlines, with links to the Full Stories

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.

Monkey Goes on the Lam,
Gives Neighbors the Slip

(a weekly feature)

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 -- The Cosby File: Rock/Cosby/Hard Place

(a bi-monthly feature)

1st Week: This is MY Spot!

(a daily feature, M-F)

MSO: Deputy Christopher Diaz
Named Deputy of the Month

MSO: Damien Vanhoutin Named
Employee of the Month

Household Tip of the Month

(a whenever feature)


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Sick Leave/Staycation Edition


Dear Santa,
I've Been Good;
Please Send Help

NewsManatee's publisher, Mike Quinn, reveals his doctors
have discovered he is bleeding internally and will require surgery.

UPDATE, WEEK TWO: We received $430 last week...thanks much to all 8 donors, especially to the anonymous donor who sent a $200 cash donation...!! Our fundraiser will keep going until Dec. 31st, so please keep those cards and letters coming, my friends ... and the PayPal donations. Again, thanks very much to all who contribute.

UPDATE, WEEK ONE: We received $345 last week...thanks much to all 9 donors! But it's only a drop in the bucket, compared to what we need...keep it coming, folks...please.

MANATEE COUNTY, Florida [NMT] -- A couple of months ago, my primary physician discovered I had lost 20 pounds over a period of about six months.

As a matter of course, he ordered several tests, including a CT Scan and a CBC (Complete Blood Count). The CT Scan showed no tumors and no pooling liquids. However, the CBC showed my hemoglobin was down to 6.7, way below the minimum of 12.6 for men.

My doctor immediately ordered a blood transfusion of two units of whole packed red blood cells. After that was done, my hemoglobin was tested again and it had risen to 8.9, which was still low.

Then he ordered a test to see if there was any internal bleeding and it came back positive. So, he put me with a gastroenterologist who has examined me; he has ordered two procedures to determine where the bleeding is coming from. Those procedures will be performed sometime before the end of the year, most likely during the week between Christmas and New Year's Day.

Once he has determined where the leakage is situated, he will schedule the appropriate surgical procedure(s).

Before you get too alarmed, it is a blood leakage, not a hemorrhage. Blood is not pouring out of me. But it is a substantial leak; the tests showed I had lost somewhere between 1/4 to 1/2 of my blood volume.

As a result of these conditions, I am considerably weaker than usual. And I tire easily and require much more sleep in terms of several naps per day. You may have noticed the temporarily disabled National/World News page; that is because by the time I get the daily Local News written, I am very, very tired.

Why am I telling you this, you ask?

Because I only have Medicare, which only pays 80% of the medical bill; I will be responsible for 20% of all medical/surgical expenses, which I cannot afford. I only earn $811 per month in Social Security.

Without that 20%, I can't have the needed surgery and I will slowly die. That's just a fact.

NewsManatee, Inc., can't help me personally at this time.

A few months ago, NewsManatee lost a very valuable partner when she retired, after 10 years of excellent volunteer service. Now, nobody is available to handle gathering new community support. And, a couple of community supporters have completed their prearranged obligations of support and no longer do so.

As a result, we are very, very low on NewsManatee, Inc., funds.

So, NewsManatee is calling on you within the community to help save NewsManatee, as well as its publisher, little 'ole me.

I know that hundreds of police officers, deputies and ancillary personnel read NewsManatee on a daily basis, as well as court personnel. I know that many business owners and their employees read NewsManatee on a daily basis. I also know that several hundred members of the community read NewsManatee on a daily basis.

How do I know that?

Google tracks our activity and month after month this year, our readership has been just under 100,000 per month. That's 1.2 million per year.

Surely, some of you can help.

We've been doing faithfully for the community for 12 years.

You can help save us both.

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Thank you and God bless you and yours.

We hope to be with you for many years to come.

My Christmas wish, Santa, is to go on living.

Michael C. Quinn


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