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Overwhelming Barritt
Sat  Jul 23 2016 01:00AM
A Venice advisory board says it’s time to reexamine what kinds of events are held at Maxine Barritt Park on the Gulf, and particularly the Venice Blues Festival. Some events … Find out how to read more online.
Local LEO train for events like man on ground
Sat  Jul 23 2016 01:00AM
From his hospital bed, Charles Kinsey told a television news crew how he had his arms in the air, telling police he’s a therapist helping an autistic man before being … Find out how to read more online.
Ammunition, drugs in SWAT arrest
Sat  Jul 23 2016 01:00AM
Deputies working in partnership with the Venice Police Department arrested an armed career criminal on drug and weapons charges this week. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Section and … Find out how to read more online.
Florida in Top 10 for safe senior driving
Sat  Jul 23 2016 01:00AM
With the fourth-highest population in the country, and the highest percentage of seniors, you’d probably expect that Florida would be among the more dangerous states for older drivers. It’s not. … Find out how to read more online.
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Florida’s jobs agency gives checks to departing employees
Sat  Jul 23 2016 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Amid a major shakeup pushed by Gov. Rick Scott, the Florida agency responsible for luring jobs to the state is paying nearly a half-million dollars to departing employees. Florida taxpayers are picking up the majority of … read more.

County worker accused of threatening Florida AG Pam Bondi
Fri  Jul 22 2016 10:19PM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi got a death threat from a county worker in central Florida who accused her of hating gays and taking bribes from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. A Florida Department … read more.

Authorities: $1B Medicare fraud nursing home scam, 3 charged
Sat  Jul 23 2016 01:19AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Three people have been charged in an unprecedented $1 billion health care fraud scam, accused of using dozens of Miami nursing homes to bilk the taxpayer-funded Medicare and Medicaid programs, according to an indictment unsealed … read more.

Historic home destroyed by fire
Fri  Jul 22 2016 10:19PM
MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Officials say one of Melbourne’s oldest surviving houses has been destroyed by a fire. Florida Today reports that firefighters responded to the Elizabeth Eaton home early Thursday afternoon. The flames were knocked down about an hour … read more.

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Craft brewery coming to ‘Off The Wagon’
Sat  Jul 23 2016 01:00AM
Venice entrepreneur Tommy Villani never stops growing his award-winning pub, Off The Wagon Bar & Grill. Now a pub, dining venue and nightclub, it will soon be Venice’s first craft brewery as well. Early next year, he’ll team up with … Find out how to read more online.

Snook Haven boat ramp to close for construction
Sat  Jul 23 2016 01:00AM
The Snook Haven motorized boat ramp, along with the canoe and kayak launch, will close Monday, July 25, for the start of an improvement project. The project, which is tentatively scheduled to run through November, includes the construction of three … Find out how to read more online.

Kids enjoy ‘Summer Nights’ at Snook Haven
Sat  Jul 23 2016 01:00AM
Families are invited to come out and enjoy some good old Florida summer fun during Kid’s Night events at Snook Haven, located at 5000 E. Venice Ave. off of River Road in Venice. The events are held every Thursday from … Find out how to read more online.

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