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State is tops for military vet retirees
Wed  May 24 2017 10:18AM
If you’re a military veteran looking for a place to retire — and you’re reading this — you’ve found it, according to And if you’re a military veteran who … Find out how to read more online.
Waiting, watching as grass turns brown
Wed  May 24 2017 10:17AM
Sometimes, the relationship between homeowners and their neighborhood is a tenuous one. The homeowners pay monthly or annual dues and expect certain services will be performed for their membership in … Find out how to read more online.
Save an infant’s life by teaching them to swim
Wed  May 24 2017 10:17AM
When offered a kidney implant from an infant, Jillian Forgea turned it down. “I had a 13-month-old niece, so I understood the kidneys were coming from a 13-month-old who drowned … Find out how to read more online.
Contract approved to remove lime pits
Wed  May 24 2017 10:16AM
The City of Venice awarded a contract this week to remove the massive lime pits from Pinebrook Park Nature Trail within Wellfield Park. It paves the way for ProLime Corporation, … Find out how to read more online.
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Consultant charged in scheme to trade US secrets for profit
Wed  May 24 2017 05:48PM
NEW YORK (AP) — A Washington consultant, three hedge fund workers and a government employee were blamed Wednesday by federal prosecutors for an insider trading scheme that converted government secrets into hedge fund profits. Four were arrested on conspiracy, securities … read more.

Unconscious man rode on car’s trunk for miles
Wed  May 24 2017 05:44PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — When police pulled over a Tennessee couple and told them a body was lying on the trunk of their car, they thought it was a joke — until they got out to look. They found an … read more.

Ford’s new CEO gets $1 million bonus, $1.8 million base pay
Wed  May 24 2017 05:44PM
DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co.’s new CEO got a $1 million bonus when he took on his new role this week. CEO Jim Hackett will have a base salary of $1.8 million per year. That’s the same base pay … read more.

Ex-officer who shot teen sentenced to 3 months in jail
Wed  May 24 2017 05:44PM
CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia police officer who fatally shot an 18-year-old man has been sentenced to three months in jail. News media outlets report that a judge imposed the sentence for former Richmond Police Officer David L. … read more.

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Bramble honored, roasted for anniversary
Wed  May 24 2017 10:16AM
The Venice City Council recognized Assistant City Manager Len Bramble Tuesday for 10 years of service, and took the opportunity to pick on him a little, too. The presentation of his service award included a pie chart allegedly representing how … Find out how to read more online.

Terry-Tuerk named Rotary’s Teacher of Year
Wed  May 24 2017 10:12AM
Tracy Terry-Tuerk of Garden Elementary School has been named Teacher of the Year by the Venice Nokomis Rotary Club, now in its 27th year of awarding such an honor. Introducing her to fellow Rotarians, Committee Chairman Jim Woods stressed the … Find out how to read more online.

Venice pot doctor: 1,800 sign up
Sat  May 20 2017 10:13AM
Of the many small businesses in the Lakeview Office Park complex at Commercial Court near Cracker Barrel at the I-75 Jacaranda Interchange, there is a small office suite at the rear where business appears to be booming. The waiting room … Find out how to read more online.

Board to consider playground/pickleball swap
Wed  May 24 2017 10:17AM
The Hecksher Park playground’s days may be numbered, though its potential demise won’t happen anytime soon. At least not if Venice City Council Member Bob Daniels has anything to say about it. The Council voted Tuesday to have the Parks … Find out how to read more online.

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