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Challenger loses cool in debate
Sat  Oct 22 2016 12:14PM
In the first true debate between candidates in the race for Venice mayor, the incumbent, John Holic, said he believes challenger Frankie Abbruzzino was more interested in gaining online readers … Find out how to read more online.
People concerned mosquito spraying has harmful effects
Sat  Oct 22 2016 12:14PM
While aerial mosquito spraying has been around for nearly 70 years, residents have grown increasingly concerned lately with the chemicals used and their potential health side effects. Aerial missions have … Find out how to read more online.
Old Kmart land bought by developer
Sat  Oct 22 2016 12:14PM
Seven years have passed since the “blue light specials” were featured after one of the largest supermarkets closed on the busiest highway through Venice. The Kmart property at 1687 U.S. … Find out how to read more online.
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8 charged in theft of 23,000 Apple iPhones at Miami airport
Wed  Oct 26 2016 01:19AM
MIAMI (AP) — Eight people have been charged in the theft of 23,000 Apple iPhones using a disguised tractor-trailer to steal the cargo at Miami International Airport. The FBI said in a news release Tuesday the suspects were arrested in … read more.

Florida inks deal with fertilizer maker on sinkhole cleanup
Wed  Oct 26 2016 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida officials have reached a deal with the company responsible for a large sinkhole that resulted in millions of gallons of contaminated water pouring into a drinking water aquifer. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued the … read more.

Nearly 2 million Floridians have already voted
Wed  Oct 26 2016 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — More than 1.6 million Floridians have already voted in this year’s crucial election. New numbers released Tuesday by the state Division of Elections show nearly 300,000 voters went to early voting sites on the first day it … read more.

Police: Refugee kills former co-worker, self; injures 3
Wed  Oct 26 2016 01:19AM
ROANOKE, Va. — A refugee from Kenya killed one former co-worker, wounded three others and then killed himself Tuesday in a workplace shooting that authorities are still trying to unravel in Virginia, police said. Getachew Fekede, 53, had entered the … read more.

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Salvation Army aids victims of Matthew
Sat  Oct 22 2016 12:12PM
In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, Salvation Army units in Florida, including the Venice command, have deployed throughout the Sunshine State. Captain Scott Hoover and his team were working tirelessly on Oct. 6-7 loading up the Emergency Disaster Services truck … Find out how to read more online.

VHS Renaissance students honored
Sat  Oct 22 2016 12:12PM
This week the Venice High Renaissance Team recognizes 10 students: Ana Luisa Silva, Caley Brigode, Brandon Raynor, Jessica Gonzalez, Joseph Flatt, Alyssa Conn, Hannah Kirkendall, Korbin Deins, Allison Caughron and Claudia Marie Mendez These students were selected from their teachers … Find out how to read more online.

City to propose cannabis cultivation moratorium
Sat  Oct 22 2016 12:12PM
City leaders will consider a yearlong temporary moratorium on medical marijuana cultivation within city limits on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at its regular meeting. The move comes in anticipation of Amendment 2 on the Nov. 8 ballot. Should voters approve it, … Find out how to read more online.

Confusion, frustration over library site
Sat  Oct 22 2016 12:12PM
It appears the Venice City Council may have been operating under the erroneous notion that a final site for the new Venice Public Library hadn’t been decided. Sarasota County staff issued a memo this week stating it will be rebuilt … Find out how to read more online.

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