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Manatee cop arrested by Venice cops
Thu  Aug 17 2017 10:49AM
Venice Police arrested a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy on a battery charge, claiming the male deputy made unwanted sexual advances on a teenage female at Venice Beach. Steven Raymond … Find out how to read more online.
A Turtle Record
Thu  Aug 17 2017 10:49AM
Nearly every day now, there are newborn sea turtles crawling down to the Gulf of Mexico from the several thousand nests that dot beaches from Venice northward to Anna Maria … Find out how to read more online.
Mosquitoes at the bus stop? Call
Thu  Aug 17 2017 10:49AM
With limited mosquito spraying near the 6,000 school bus stops or schools in Sarasota County, experts suggest students wear loose-fitting clothing and, when practical, pants. August rains traditionally bring higher … Find out how to read more online.
If it takes a Village …
Sat  Aug 12 2017 08:30AM
Here’s how big the plans for Village On The Isle’s future are: Phase 1A alone will cost $70 million. By the time that phase is completed, VOTI’s campus will be … Find out how to read more online.
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City Hall Selfie Day!
Wed  Aug 16 2017 09:32AM
V enice city staffers took a moment out of their busy day to participate in a new tradition: City Hall Selfie Day, on Aug. 15. The Florida League of Cities sponsored this year’s celebration of local government public servants. … Find out how to read more online.

Salvation Army provides back-to-school gear
Wed  Aug 16 2017 09:32AM
Children in Venice, Nokomis, Laurel and North Port are heading off to school this semester ready for work, thanks to The Salvation Army Venice Corps and community support. Youngsters from eligible families picked out backpacks and school supplies at the … Find out how to read more online.

Warm Mineral springs continues to attract attention
Wed  Aug 16 2017 09:32AM
While you may never see a billboard in New York City saying “Visit Warm Mineral Springs,” that doesn’t mean the city of North Port isn’t getting the word out there. The large sinkhole — which is one of the only … Find out how to read more online.

‘Challenge Coins’ offered at 911 ceremony
Wed  Aug 16 2017 09:30AM
To mark the 16th anniversary of the fall of the World Trade Center Towers, special “Challenge Coins” will be handed out in a memorial ceremony to be held Sept. 11 at Patriots Park. The program, which will be held from … Find out how to read more online.

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Utah teacher wants wedding gifts sent to homeless, not her
Sat  Aug 19 2017 08:36PM
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah high school teacher is getting married next month. But instead of registering for a blender or stemware, she’s asking for shoes and backpacks to give homeless children at her school. Copper Hills High … read more.

Evacuation orders affect hundreds in California, Oregon
Sat  Aug 19 2017 08:36PM
SISTERS, Ore. — Evacuation orders affecting hundreds of people were issued in California and Oregon as wildfires neared small towns, including one that’s a prime location for viewing the eclipse. About 600 residents were told to leave the tourist town … read more.

Suspect arrested in killings of two officers
Sat  Aug 19 2017 08:36PM
KISSIMMEE — A suspect in the fatal shooting of two police officers in Florida was arrested in a bar several hours after the attack, authorities said Saturday. Everett Miller faces a charge of first-degree murder for the killing of Officer … read more.

DNA lab reduces testing for missing people amid funding woes
Sat  Aug 19 2017 08:36PM
DALLAS (AP) — Karen Stipes always believed her missing mother was “Mountain Jane Doe,” buried unidentified in a paupers’ cemetery deep in the woods outside Harlan, Kentucky. But without proof, it took nearly half a century and the development of … read more.

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