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Brother rescues kids from man on ecstasy
Wed  Jul 1 2015 09:33AM
The brother of a man found high on ecstasy while caring for two small children may have averted a disaster. According to a Venice Police Department report, Brandon Michael Loyd, … Find out how to read more online.
Hodgin donates $24,000 to museum
Wed  Jul 1 2015 09:33AM
Charles A. Hodgin, graduate and former commandant of the old Kentucky Military Institute, gave a challenge grant of $24,000 to the Venice Museum and Archives. The gift, which was announced … Find out how to read more online.
Developer fees draw attention in Venice
Wed  Jul 1 2015 09:33AM
City Attorney David Persson recently opined the “extraction” fee the city of Venice collects from developers to mitigate the impact of new projects is a valid contract fee. That news … Find out how to read more online.
Venice writer stitched way to best-seller list
Wed  Jul 1 2015 09:33AM
Few self-published books become national best sellers. Venice writer Donna Foley Mabry is one of the few who beat the odds. It did not happen overnight with the first book. … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Man who saved hundreds from Holocaust dies
Wed  Jul 1 2015 10:10PM
LONDON—Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved hundreds of children from the Holocaust, has died at the age of 106, British media reported. Winston organized the rescue of 669 children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia in the months before World War II broke out … read more.

US, Cuba turn the page
Thu  Jul 2 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — After more than a half-century of hostility, the United States and Cuba declared Wednesday they will reopen embassies in each other’s capitals this month, marking a historic full restoration of diplomatic relations between the Cold War foes. For … read more.

Emmitt Smith, Flo Rida, Macy’s dump Donald Trump
Thu  Jul 2 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK — Rapper Flo Rida, the Macy’s department store chain and football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith all had something in common on Wednesday: They’re the latest to distance themselves from Donald Trump following his remarks about Mexican immigrants. … read more.

Gov. Scott’s wealth grew after campaign
Thu  Jul 2 2015 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a multi-millionaire former businessman who dipped into his own fortune last year to help his re-election campaign, continues to get wealthier. Scott filed annual financial disclosure forms with the state late Tuesday showing his … read more.

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Shooting victims ID’d, but details lacking
Wed  Jul 1 2015 09:33AM
Other than their identities and ages, little more has been made public about the victims of what has been termed a double homicide and suicide at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Venice on Friday. On arrival, Sarasota County Sheriff’s … Find out how to read more online.

EARS complies with regulations
Wed  Jul 1 2015 09:33AM
EARS Animal Rescue Sanctuary had until Sunday to relocate more than 40 cats following a zoning complaint that made it stop taking in new felines. Although EARS, which operates in Englewood, has been operating as a pet store and pet … Find out how to read more online.

Summer storms can produce flood waters
Wed  Jul 1 2015 09:33AM
Residents are encouraged to have a current tetanus vaccination as part of their hurricane preparedness plans. There may be a lot of debris left by flooding after a severe storm. There are dangers with coming in contact with floodwaters, including … Find out how to read more online.

Mobile health services offered
Thu  Jul 2 2015 10:48AM
The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County’s (DOH-Sarasota) Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff will provide free and low-cost public health services at 10 sites around the county during July. The mobile medical unit will also be present … Find out how to read more online.

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