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Developer adds 300 acres from North Venice
Sat  Jun 16 2018 11:44AM
The property in North Venice where Gulf Coast Community Foundation had planned to build workforce housing will finally be developed, but not by the Foundation and not for workforce housing. … Find out how to read more online.
Seen this animal in your yard?
Sat  Jun 16 2018 11:44AM
Invasive lizards the size of small dogs are running rampant in Charlotte County. Beware: The tegus are coming. In the past year, there have been three confirmed sightings of the … Find out how to read more online.
Hurricane survival — are you ready?
Sat  Jun 16 2018 11:44AM
It’s one thing to hear the advice of experts on how to prepare for a hurricane. It’s another to hear it from an expert who lived through one that destroyed … Find out how to read more online.
Boardwalk fire sparks change in park policy
Sat  Jun 16 2018 11:44AM
A city law outlining when and where cooking fires are acceptable in public parks was preliminarily passed by the Venice City Council on Tuesday. The change was requested by the … Find out how to read more online.
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Never gets old
Sat  Jun 16 2018 11:44AM
• More Photos on Page A10 Venice loves its parades, and this year, the city got two extra ones. The first happened earlier this year to celebrate the Venice High School football team and girls volleyball team winning state titles. … Find out how to read more online.

Fireworks set for Wednesday at Jetty
Sat  Jun 16 2018 11:44AM
Fireworks will be shot from the South Jetty on Wednesday, July 4, shortly after 9 p.m., as part of the city of Venice’s Independence Day festivities. The free show, which is estimated to last 30 minutes, can be viewed on … Find out how to read more online.

Head of SMH Venice hospital named
Sat  Jun 16 2018 11:42AM
There’s no Laurel Road branch of Sarasota Memorial Hospital (SMH) yet, but there is a founding president to oversee what it’s calling “the most significant addition in Sarasota Memorial’s 93-year history.” Sharon Raush was named to the position Thursday to … Find out how to read more online.

Police retirees to get a raise
Sat  Jun 16 2018 11:42AM
Venice City Council members voted unanimously six months ago to give police pension fund beneficiaries a one-time cost-of-living adjustment to their monthly payments. On Tuesday, they finally considered an ordinance authorizing it. It was unanimously approved on first reading with … Find out how to read more online.

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New directive takes aim at immigrants fleeing gang violence
Sun  Jun 17 2018 01:19AM
TIJUANA, Mexico — The MS-13 gang made Jose Osmin Aparicio’s life so miserable in his native El Salvador that he had no choice but to flee in the dead of night with his wife and four children, leaving behind all … read more.

Police say 2 Kansas deputies killed by inmate were parents
Sun  Jun 17 2018 01:19AM
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas sheriff’s deputies who were shot and killed by an inmate while transporting him between the courthouse and jail were both parents, authorities said Saturday. The inmate, whose name hasn’t been released, shot Wyandotte … read more.

Pope: Abortion is ‘white glove’ equivalent to Nazi crimes
Sun  Jun 17 2018 01:19AM
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the “white glove” equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them. Francis spoke off-the-cuff to a meeting of an Italian family … read more.

Cooling towers imploded at Florida power plant
Sun  Jun 17 2018 01:19AM
JACKSONVILLE (AP) — Two cooling towers — both well over the length of a football field — came tumbling down in seconds Saturday in Florida as part of an effort to dismantle a power plant. The identical, 462-foot towers were … read more.

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