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Crash takes lives of mom, businessman
Sat  Dec 16 2017 12:34PM
Erin Tillot described herself as heavy-hearted Wednesday after learning her co-worker and friend, Shannon Nicole Anderson, died in a car crash Tuesday. “She was a great mom who loved her … Find out how to read more online.
Theaters = Money
Sat  Dec 16 2017 12:34PM
Theater arts mean business. Many people move to this area because it is the cultural capital of Florida. It is estimated that there are more theaters per capita in Sarasota … Find out how to read more online.
OK for city staff to text
Sat  Dec 16 2017 12:32PM
The City of Venice adopted new rules this week for city staff and elected and appointed officials that allows texting on city-issued cellphones. The prior policy didn’t allow it, primarily … Find out how to read more online.
Council extends $550K pledge for housing
Sat  Dec 16 2017 12:32PM
A sharply divided Venice City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday to commit $550,000 toward Phase II of Venetian Walk, the city’s only public housing community. The Council had already voted in … Find out how to read more online.
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State Champs!
Sat  Dec 16 2017 04:22PM
When the Venice Indians football players got together for training camp last summer, they knew there was a sense of urgency coming into the 2017 season — especially since it was the last time that the senior-laden group would make … Find out how to read more online.

No progress in River Road discussions
Sat  Dec 16 2017 12:30PM
When Sarasota County commissioners approved their federal legislative program Tuesday, River Road again became a focus of the conversation. River Road remains a priority at both the state and federal levels as the county seeks funding to improve and upgrade … Find out how to read more online.

Woman charged with manslaughter for providing drugs
Sat  Dec 16 2017 12:30PM
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office charged an Osprey woman with manslaughter after she knowingly provided a man with furanylfentanyl, an opioid derivative, which later contributed to his death. Deputies responded to a home in the 4100 block of Marseilles Avenue … Find out how to read more online.

Sat  Dec 16 2017 12:32PM
• Venice Church of the Nazarene, 1335 E. Venice Ave., will feature “Christmas in His Presence,” Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 17 at 9:30 a.m., free and open to the public. Call 941-488-5007. • A Christmas Tea: “Sips, songs, … Find out how to read more online.

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Prosecutors oppose ex-congresswoman’s fraud sentence appeal
Sun  Dec 17 2017 08:28PM
JACKSONVILLE (AP) — Federal prosecutors are opposing ex-U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown’s request to remain free on bond while she appeals her fraud sentence, according to a motion filed Sunday. Acting U.S. Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow filed the motion in U.S. … read more.

SpaceX capsule back at space station with pre-Christmas haul
Mon  Dec 18 2017 01:19AM
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A recycled SpaceX capsule is back at the International Space Station, just in time for Christmas. NASA astronauts used the space station’s big robot arm to grab the Dragon capsule out of orbit Sunday. It’s the … read more.

Sen. Schumer: Bomb-detection units needed at transit hubs
Mon  Dec 18 2017 01:19AM
ALBANY, N.Y. — Screening devices that detect suicide vests like the one that exploded in a New York City subway tunnel are being tested in a Los Angeles transit station, but U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday the Transportation Security … read more.

Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails
Mon  Dec 18 2017 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump’s campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration, according to several people familiar with … read more.

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