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Biz deviates from plan, gets OK
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:48AM
The Old Salty Dog will get to keep its new restaurant awning, even though the business was supposed to construct a barrel roof tile facade on the front of the … Find out how to read more online.
Canes as Weapons
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:44AM
In a community of senior citizens, some residents feel frightened for their safety. Incidents do arise, and being prepared to manage any situation is an advantage. At 72 years old, … Find out how to read more online.
Erika breaks up on way here
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:44AM
Tropical Storm Erika may have defied forecasts that it would skirt by Florida’s East Coast on its way to parts north, but predictions that it wouldn’t strengthen to hurricane force … Find out how to read more online.
‘Hut’ finally opens
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:44AM
At long last, Nokomos Sunset Hut, the blue building on the southwest side of Dona Bay Bridge, is open again. On-site parking and nearby parking at the deli store across … Find out how to read more online.
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Photographer describes ‘scream’ of migrant boy’s ‘silent body’
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
(CNN) — Nilufer Demir was crossing a beach in Bodrum, Turkey, on Wednesday when she saw him: a small boy in a red T-shirt, blue pants and black shoes, lying face-down in the sand. Waves lapped at his lifeless face. … read more.

Theater shooter received supportive letters, money in jail
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
DENVER (AP) — Strangers from across the world sent Colorado theater shooter James Holmes money, photos and supportive letters during his three years in a county jail. Prosecutors this week released 200 pages worth of mail sent to Holmes in … read more.

Judge jails Kentucky clerk for refusing marriage licenses
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her “conscience will not allow” her to follow a federal judge’s orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. “God’s moral law … read more.

Trump signs pledge to back GOP’s 2016 presidential nominee
Thu  Sep 3 2015 03:51PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid Thursday and vowed to support the Republican Party’s nominee — whoever it may be. The billionaire businessman announced his decision in a raucous … read more.

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Reserves tapped to fund many projects
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:44AM
One of the premier sports programs in the city of Venice will get a major boost this upcoming year. The City Council agreed this week to add up to $150,000 to the Sarasota County’s pledge of $150,000 — for a … Find out how to read more online.

Smoke at school a minor inconvenience
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:42AM
Students were relocated to the gymnasium at Venice Middle School Tuesday morning as a precaution after smoke was discovered coming from an air conditioning vent in the main office of the school’s Administration building. Three Sarasota County fire engines and … Find out how to read more online.

A staycation can honor America’s first city
Wed  Sep 2 2015 09:40AM
Not many Americans will get the chance to visit the nation’s oldest city during its celebration of 450 years of existence. But because that city, St. Augustine, is in Florida, a mere 250 miles or so from Venice, Venetians have … Find out how to read more online.

Tampa sex offender has Venice ties
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:40AM
A man arrested by Tampa police Wednesday after a teenage girl tested positive for a date rape drug is a registered sex offender resulting from a conviction in Sarasota County. John Christopher Knight was arrested by Venice police officers in … Find out how to read more online.

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