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Arrest made in Zota double murder case

Arrest made in Zota double murder case

Darryl Hanna Jr. of East Bradenton was arrested for the robbery and double homicide that occurred at the Zota Beach Resort on Friday, August 4.

August 9, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

UPDATED: Police hunt for suspect in double murder of employees at Longboat’s Zota Beach Resort

UPDATED: Police hunt for suspect in double murder of employees at Longboat’s Zota Beach Resort

STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com Police are hunting for suspects who have fled the scene after shooting and killing two male employees at Longboat Key’s Zota Beach Resort at 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive.  Longboat Police Chief Pete Cumming reports that police were initially called to respond to an apparent robbery that occurred at about 2:40 a.m. [...]

August 4, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Fate of revamped Colony plan in hands of Town Commission

Fate of revamped Colony plan in hands of Town Commission

Unicorp is back with plan for 102 condos and 166-room hotel. Height dropped to 65 feet. Commission to decide.

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Whittall on Colony: ‘We have listened to Longboat’

Whittall on Colony: ‘We have listened to Longboat’

“It’s the chicken or egg. If the town turns us down to build this, why would I want to buy Andy’s property?”

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

How espresso nearly destroyed a family — Part I

How espresso nearly destroyed a family — Part I

eBay for me is a miracle of the modern marketplace. Take the frenetic otherworldly energy of the Medina in Fez Morocco and combine it with the ability to switch between worlds like Steve Jobs wanted us all to do and even the Dalai Lama risks an addiction to hunting and buying

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

How my marriage survives caffeine-fueled mania — Part II

How my marriage survives caffeine-fueled mania — Part II

The following is part II of the story in which my purchase of a used once-$6,000 espresso machine off of EBay changed my life in short order. The story continues after I have committed to buying the Espresso machine unbeknownst to my wife and I am driving toward Fort Lauderdale to get it instead of heading to work.

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

On Patrol – Week ending July 28, 2017

On Patrol – Week ending July 28, 2017

The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. July 21 Suspicious person 2:10 a.m. Sgt. Coffman and Officer Smith responded to a hotel for a report of suspicious persons. Upon arrival, Sgt. Coffman made contact with the complainant who is [...]

August 3, 2017 | Posted in On Patrol, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 20, 2017 through July 26, 2017

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 20, 2017 through July 26, 2017

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 20, 2017 through July 26, 2017

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key Letters – Week ending July 28, 2017

Longboat Key Letters – Week ending July 28, 2017

Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to PO Box 8001, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters sent to Town Hall that address Longboat Key issues. We reserve the right to edit. Town Manager hiring troubling To: Town Commission and Town Manager Dave [...]

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Letters, Top Box | Read More »

Turtles careen into furniture left on Longboat Key beaches

Turtles careen into furniture left on Longboat Key beaches

‘The same stuff is left out weekly and it is obvious that the law is not being enforced.’

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »