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The showdown: Poop Fairy vs. Stick Man
Wed  Oct 26 2016 12:16PM
What would move you to scoop poop? That’s the gist of a conversation held recently when a city advisory board was asked their opinion about Sarasota County’s Poop Fairy campaign … Find out how to read more online.
No pot growing for a year, city votes
Wed  Oct 26 2016 12:16PM
With almost no discussion, the Venice City Council this week gave its preliminary approval to a yearlong moratorium on medical marijuana cultivation within city limits. The vote was unanimous; final … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Regional offers free Lifeline necklaces
Wed  Oct 26 2016 12:16PM
Each year, 2.8 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries. More than 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury, most often because … Find out how to read more online.
Ready, set, beds!
Wed  Oct 26 2016 12:16PM
Any town can throw a parade with floats and marching bands. It takes an especially balmy kind of town to dream up an event like bed racing. Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England, … Find out how to read more online.
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GOP faces obstacle in motivating Hispanic voters: Trump
Wed  Oct 26 2016 09:14PM
HIALEAH, Fla. — Berta Delgado told the Spanish-speaking conservative activists at her door that she is “100 por ciento” Republican, and agreed with their assessment that Democratic Senate candidate Patrick Murphy is too liberal. She said she’d vote for Sen. … read more.

US Coast Guard in Hawaii searching for Chinese mariner
Wed  Oct 26 2016 09:14PM
HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard in Hawaii is searching for a Chinese man attempting to set a sailing record from San Francisco to Shanghai. The Coast Guard located Guo Chuan’s 97-foot trimaran early Wednesday. Rescuers searched for the 50-year-old … read more.

Americans ate more seafood last year than they did in 2014
Wed  Oct 26 2016 09:14PM
PORTLAND, Maine — The average American ate nearly a pound more seafood in 2015 than he or she did the previous year, the federal government said on Wednesday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released the statistic along with its … read more.

Trump, GOP look to ‘Obamacare’ report as comeback lifeline
Wed  Oct 26 2016 08:52PM
DORAL, Florida — Suddenly armed with fresh political ammunition, Donald Trump and anxious Republicans across the nation seized on spiking health care costs Tuesday in a final-days effort to spark election momentum. The Republican presidential nominee, trekking across must-win Florida, … read more.

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Parties strike deal; rezone approved
Wed  Oct 26 2016 12:16PM
The Venice City Council approved a controversial rezone Tuesday after giving the parties yet another chance to settle their differences and rebuffing an effort by one of its own members to alter the terms of the deal they reached. S&J … Find out how to read more online.

Her loss leads to wrapping cancer patients in love
Wed  Oct 26 2016 12:16PM
Almost two years ago, just before Christmas, Karen McDonald’s mother was admitted into the hospital in their Michigan hometown. She had been sick for a few years as a result of her non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and had taken a turn for … Find out how to read more online.

Health In Motion services set for November
Wed  Oct 26 2016 12:16PM
Staff in the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County’s (DOH-Sarasota) Health In Motion program will provide no-cost health screenings and referrals for general health and wellness during November. The Registered Nurse (RN) also helps individuals who lack medical insurance … Find out how to read more online.

Seven arrested at Venice nuisance house
Wed  Oct 26 2016 12:16PM
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested seven people on drug charges following the execution of a search warrant at a Venice home on Thursday. Special Investigation Section detectives obtained a search warrant for 140 Clemson Road, a home well-known to … Find out how to read more online.

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