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Manatee cop arrested by Venice cops
Wed  Aug 16 2017 09:34AM
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
Wed  Aug 16 2017 09:04PM
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
Wed  Aug 16 2017 09:34AM
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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Judge OKs Takata request to halt some lawsuits over air bags
Thu  Aug 17 2017 01:19AM
DOVER, Del. — A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Wednesday temporarily halted the prosecution of lawsuits filed by Hawaii, New Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands against Japanese auto-parts supplier Takata over its lethally defective air bag inflators. Judge Brendan Shannon … read more.

US stocks edge higher as retailers rally; oil companies fall
Thu  Aug 17 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rose slightly Wednesday as Urban Outfitters and Target helped retailers rally. That was enough to cancel out more losses for energy companies. Urban Outfitters and Target did better in the second quarter than analysts expected, … read more.

UN chief: It’s time for diplomacy on tense Korean peninsula
Thu  Aug 17 2017 01:19AM
UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday that tensions on the Korean peninsula are at their highest level in decades and said it’s important “to dial down the rhetoric and to dial up diplomacy.” The U.N. chief told … read more.

Lebanon repeals ‘marry the rapist’ law
Thu  Aug 17 2017 01:19AM
BEIRUT — Lebanon’s parliament on Wednesday abolished a law that allowed rapists to avoid prison by marrying their victims. The repeal of the law, which had been in place since the 1940s, follows years of campaigning by women’s rights advocates. … read more.

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