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Oops! SCAT is not OK with ‘new’ bus stop
Sat  Aug 29 2015 09:38AM
Sarasota County Area Transportation will not be adding a southbound bus stop at Publix in November, after all. That’s the word from SCAT, after a mix-up in communications led a … Find out how to read more online.
Fire chief gets ‘no confidence’ vote
Sat  Aug 29 2015 09:38AM
An overwhelming majority of Venice firefighters gave their leader, Fire Chief Jim Warman, a vote of no confidence this week, according to the local union. Jerry Collins, vice president of … Find out how to read more online.
Turtle nests keep on hatching
Sat  Aug 29 2015 09:38AM
Linda Soderquist had a welcomed surprise this week. “A couple of new nests and ‘surprise hatches’ this week boosted our numbers,” she said. She’s the primary permit holder overseeing volunteer … Find out how to read more online.
Readying for Erika
Sat  Aug 29 2015 09:38AM
With memories of Hurricane Charley and its sudden late change of course still lingering after 11 years, just the possibility that a tropical storm might approach Florida is enough to … Find out how to read more online.
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Sierra Leone: Officials confirm new Ebola death
Mon  Aug 31 2015 01:19AM
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Health officials in Sierra Leone on Sunday confirmed an Ebola death less than a week after the country’s last known patient was discharged from a hospital. Samples from the body of a 67-year-old woman who … read more.

Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments
Mon  Aug 31 2015 01:19AM
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting “false news.” The ministry said in … read more.

Hungary detains 5th suspect in truck deaths of 71 in Austria
Mon  Aug 31 2015 01:19AM
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A fifth man suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in neighboring Austria has been detained, Hungarian police said Sunday. The Bulgarian national was arrested on Saturday evening, a … read more.

Nigerian official: Boko Haram trying to hit Lagos
Mon  Aug 31 2015 01:19AM
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s Islamic extremist rebels Boko Haram are trying to extend their violent campaign across the country including Lagos, the country largest city, an intelligence official said Sunday There has been a sudden influx of Boko Haram … read more.

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Cyclists could be asked to walk bikes downtown
Sat  Aug 29 2015 09:38AM
Monty Andrews was a reluctant presenter at Monday’s Parks and Recreation Board meeting. “I’d rather not be here,” he said. Andrews, who writes a bicycling column for the Gondolier Sun, was there on behalf of Bike Walk Venice to get … Find out how to read more online.

Starlite Players readies four short comedies
Sat  Aug 29 2015 09:38AM
Rehearsals are underway for “A Different Perspective,” a collection of four short comedies that Starlite Players will present Sept. 10-13. The evening of short plays, following the format established with plays in July and August, will be performed upstairs in … Find out how to read more online.

Qualifying ends; one race, one shoo-in
Sat  Aug 29 2015 09:38AM
The qualifying period for residents to announce their candidacy for two seats on the Venice City Council is over. Incumbent Emilio Carlesimo, seeking his third term in office, will run against Fred F. Fraize, who is serving his second term … Find out how to read more online.

Construction accident injures three
Sat  Aug 29 2015 09:38AM
Three construction workers were injured after scaffolding collapsed in downtown Venice. The accident happened around 8:45 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, at the Island Court Townhomes under construction on Turin Street at Nokomis Avenue. Sarasota County EMS transported two workers … Find out how to read more online.

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