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Carlesimo out; Gates in as election is set
Sat  Aug 27 2016 11:52AM
Former councilman Emilio Carlesimo announced yesterday he will withdraw his name to fill Seat 5 on the Venice City Council and supports the incumbent, Jeanette Gates, who is now unopposed. … Find out how to read more online.
Fraize accused of yelling at staff
Sat  Aug 27 2016 11:52AM
Venice City Council Member Fred Fraize was singled out this week in council chambers for conduct unbefitting an elected official. Reportedly, Fraize was upset after a recent tour of the … Find out how to read more online.
Key speakers at annual 9/11 ceremony
Sat  Aug 27 2016 11:50AM
The annual 911 Ceremony at Patriots Park this year will mark the 15th anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 and the fourth anniversary of the killing of the … Find out how to read more online.
Helicopter, boat, 3 agencies — for a flag
Wed  Aug 24 2016 10:32AM
Hundreds of people gathered on the beach near the Venice Municipal Fishing Pier on Saturday night — not to watch another spectacular sunset, but to witness what appeared to be … Find out how to read more online.
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Grief erupts in Italy as nation honors, buries quake dead
Sat  Aug 27 2016 09:28PM
ASCOLI PICENO, Italy (AP) — Mourners in Italy prayed, hugged, wept and even applauded as coffins carrying victims of the country’s devastating earthquake passed by at a state funeral Saturday, grieving as one nation after three desperate days of trying … read more.

’SOS’ in sand leads to rescue of 2 people stranded on island
Sat  Aug 27 2016 09:26PM
CHUUK STATE, Micronesia (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says two stranded mariners were rescued Friday after crews saw their “SOS” in the sand on an uninhabited island in Micronesia, Hawaii News Now reports ( A U.S. Navy aircraft crew … read more.

Scams & waste loom as charity millions donated after Orlando
Sat  Aug 27 2016 09:24PM
The more than 430 fundraisers posted on the GoFundMe website after the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando have exposed weaknesses inherent in these popular do-it-yourself charity campaigns: waste, questionable intentions and little oversight. The fundraisers — an … read more.

Top French court rules burkini bans violate basic freedoms
Sat  Aug 27 2016 09:22PM
PARIS (AP) — France’s top administrative court on Friday overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean beach resort, effectively meaning that towns can no longer issue bans on the swimsuits that have divided the country and brought world attention … read more.

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Man seeks home for Titanic memorabilia
Sat  Aug 27 2016 11:50AM
John Brophy has a familial connection to the Titanic disaster, which has resulted in a collection of memorabilia he would like to donate to a worthy recipient. “My wife Elsie’s grandmother, Ada Julia Bone Doling, was a passenger on the … Find out how to read more online.

Boat crash victims pulled from ICW
Sat  Aug 27 2016 11:48AM
A 17-foot Boston Whaler crashed into the rip rap along the Intracoastal Waterway on Sunday, sending two subjects into the water and injuring a third. The incident was reportedly caused by a distracted driver. A Venice police officer jumped into … Find out how to read more online.

Yet another crash at Venice Airport
Sat  Aug 27 2016 11:51AM
A second experimental airplane suffered a landing gear collapse at Venice Municipal Airport within the span of a week. The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate following an incident involving an experimental amphibious airplane Thursday afternoon at Venice Municipal Airport. Another … Find out how to read more online.

A bedtime story for adults
Sat  Aug 27 2016 11:50AM
I never heard much about the biblical character of Judith back in the little Protestant church of my youth. Maybe it’s because Judith’s storyline is not really the stuff of a good children’s book. If you’re not familiar with it, … Find out how to read more online.

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