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Brother rescues kids from man on ecstasy
Wed  Jul 1 2015 09:33AM
The brother of a man found high on ecstasy while caring for two small children may have averted a disaster. According to a Venice Police Department report, Brandon Michael Loyd, … Find out how to read more online.
Hodgin donates $24,000 to museum
Wed  Jul 1 2015 09:33AM
Charles A. Hodgin, graduate and former commandant of the old Kentucky Military Institute, gave a challenge grant of $24,000 to the Venice Museum and Archives. The gift, which was announced … Find out how to read more online.
Developer fees draw attention in Venice
Wed  Jul 1 2015 09:33AM
City Attorney David Persson recently opined the “extraction” fee the city of Venice collects from developers to mitigate the impact of new projects is a valid contract fee. That news … Find out how to read more online.
Venice writer stitched way to best-seller list
Wed  Jul 1 2015 09:33AM
Few self-published books become national best sellers. Venice writer Donna Foley Mabry is one of the few who beat the odds. It did not happen overnight with the first book. … Find out how to read more online.
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Hot dog king eats to keep title today
Fri  Jul 3 2015 09:28PM
(CNN) — When it comes to the world of competitive eating, it’s feast or famine, eat or be eaten. And not to rub salt in wounds, when it comes to making mincemeat of the competition, American Joey Chestnut is still … read more.

Aetna to buy Humana as health insurer landscape shifts
Sat  Jul 4 2015 01:19AM
Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul. The proposed cash-and-stock deal, announced early Friday, would … read more.

Estate of ‘Untouchables’ Ness in legal fight over old stock
Sat  Jul 4 2015 01:19AM
MIAMI (AP) — A legal fight is brewing in Florida between the estate of “Untouchables” Prohibition agent Eliot Ness and an Ohio company over some long-undiscovered stock that apparently belonged to Ness and may be worth more than $1 million. … read more.

Serial stowaway wannabe released from jail
Sat  Jul 4 2015 01:19AM
CHICAGO (AP) — A woman who has repeatedly tried to sneak aboard airplanes around the country has been released from the Cook County Jail in Chicago, insisting she’s through with her run of stowaway attempts. “I feel free as a … read more.

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Shooting victims ID’d, but details lacking
Wed  Jul 1 2015 09:33AM
Other than their identities and ages, little more has been made public about the victims of what has been termed a double homicide and suicide at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Venice on Friday. On arrival, Sarasota County Sheriff’s … Find out how to read more online.

EARS complies with regulations
Wed  Jul 1 2015 09:33AM
EARS Animal Rescue Sanctuary had until Sunday to relocate more than 40 cats following a zoning complaint that made it stop taking in new felines. Although EARS, which operates in Englewood, has been operating as a pet store and pet … Find out how to read more online.

Summer storms can produce flood waters
Wed  Jul 1 2015 09:33AM
Residents are encouraged to have a current tetanus vaccination as part of their hurricane preparedness plans. There may be a lot of debris left by flooding after a severe storm. There are dangers with coming in contact with floodwaters, including … Find out how to read more online.

Mobile health services offered
Thu  Jul 2 2015 10:48AM
The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County’s (DOH-Sarasota) Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff will provide free and low-cost public health services at 10 sites around the county during July. The mobile medical unit will also be present … Find out how to read more online.

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