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Venice Regional CEO is leaving
Sun  Apr 23 2017 01:08PM
Only a little more than a year after taking the reins at Venice Regional Bayfront Health (VRBH), CEO John McLain is moving on. His hiring in February 2016 was the … Find out how to read more online.
‘Alleged bad touch’ by bus driver
Sun  Apr 23 2017 01:08PM
A school bus driver was arrested and may lose his job for allegedly flirting with and touching a 13-year-old girl. Deputies arrested the driver this week on charges of battery … Find out how to read more online.
A Second Chance At Forever
Sun  Apr 23 2017 01:08PM
Talking about how she went from dog lover to dog rescuer brings tears to Lisa Letson’s eyes. She had volunteered with the Humane Society and rescue groups, but then she … Find out how to read more online.
Lee charged again
Sun  Apr 23 2017 01:08PM
A former Venice High School football player is facing burglary charges. Sage A. Lee, 19, was arrested following an investigation into an attempted burglary of his neighbor’s home with five … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Duterte says he can be more brutal than terrorists
Sun  Apr 23 2017 07:54PM
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Sunday that he could be “50 times” more brutal than Muslim militants who stage beheadings and said he could even “eat” the extremists if they’re captured alive by troops. Duterte has … read more.

Florida man convicted in fatal fight over gumbo spices
Sun  Apr 23 2017 07:54PM
PANAMA CITY (AP) — A man charged with fatally stabbing a restaurant worker and former Florida State mascot in a fight over gumbo spices has been found guilty of second-degree murder. Orlando Ricardo Thompson was found guilty Thursday in the … read more.

Mom, her boyfriend arrested after toddler is beaten
Sun  Apr 23 2017 07:54PM
NORTH MIAMI (AP) — A North Miami man is in jail because police say he punched a toddler so hard she needed surgery. The girl’s mother is also jailed because police said she did nothing about it for days. The … read more.

Man, 71, faces attempted murder charge in stepson’s shooting
Sun  Apr 23 2017 07:54PM
SANFORD (AP) — A 71-year-old Florida man has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of his step-son. The Orlando Sentinel reports that arrest records show Thomas Lathrop of Sanford shot 31-year-old Frank Fort on Saturday at the family … read more.

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Showmobile may be headed to auction
Sun  Apr 23 2017 01:04PM
The Venice City Council will take another shot Tuesday at getting rid of the city’s Showmobile. The topic was on the agenda for the April 11 meeting but confusion over how inquiries from companies wanting to buy it had been … Find out how to read more online.

New asst. superintendent to focus on ‘gap’
Sun  Apr 23 2017 01:04PM
Laura Kingsley is excited to take on her role as assistant superintendent/chief academic officer at Sarasota County Schools. “It’s kind of an awesome feeling, and I am excited where Dr. Bowden is going,” she said. Superintendent Todd Bowden named Kingsley … Find out how to read more online.

Sarasota County to continue beach survey
Sun  Apr 23 2017 01:04PM
In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Colin last summer, support for beach renourishment from Manasota Key property owners who had encountered erosion was high. But when Sarasota County staff conducted a survey of residents to determine support for a project, … Find out how to read more online.

Budget balancing not easy for county staff
Sun  Apr 23 2017 01:04PM
When Sarasota County commissioners approve the fiscal year 2018 budget in September, it will be a balanced budget with income equaling expenditures. That’s what county residents and taxpayers expect of their local government. To another group of people, however, the … Find out how to read more online.

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