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No injuries in airport mishap
Wed  Aug 24 2016 10:32AM
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating an incident involving a small airplane that occurred late Sunday afternoon at Venice Municipal Airport. There were no injuries. The plane is a CTsw … Find out how to read more online.
Gondolier Sun hosting city election forum
Wed  Aug 24 2016 10:32AM
A Venice city election forum where residents can listen to city candidates answer questions and give their views is being hosted by the Venice Gondolier Sun on Wednesday, Oct. 5 … Find out how to read more online.
Saving Flooded Pets
Wed  Aug 24 2016 10:32AM
Marion Lutz has had a busy few days this week, and things are about to get busier. Lutz, who is the director for the Englewood Animal Rescue Sanctuary, spent Sunday … Find out how to read more online.
Driver says he’s ‘angel from heaven sent to kill people’
Wed  Aug 24 2016 10:32AM
A naked Englewood man allegedly ran his vehicle into another intentionally in Venice and told officers he was “an angel from heaven sent to kill people.” George Lykopoulos, 29, of … Find out how to read more online.
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Police: Man robbed, killed after bowling date set up online
Wed  Aug 24 2016 01:19AM
ORLANDO — A man who took a woman bowling after meeting through an online dating site was fatally shot the next night when she returned with three other men and a gun, police said Tuesday. Adam Hilarie, 27, was shot … read more.

Teen survives rare amoeba infection that kills most people
Wed  Aug 24 2016 01:19AM
ORLANDO — A South Florida boy has survived a rare brain-eating amoeba that kills most people, aided in part because a hard-to-get drug to fight the infection is made by a company in Orlando where he was hospitalized, doctors said … read more.

San Diego Zoo euthanizes 50-year-old elephant
Tue  Aug 23 2016 11:42PM
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Zoo says it has had to put down a 50-year-old Asian elephant suffering from old age. Zoo officials told The San Diego Union Tribune the male elephant suddenly became weak Tuesday and did … read more.

Obama vows support for Louisiana after the ‘cameras leave’
Tue  Aug 23 2016 11:41PM
ZACHARY, La. (AP) — Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern Louisiana “even after the TV cameras leave” on a visit aimed in part at stemming campaign-season … read more.

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Critters cause turf problem at Wellfield
Wed  Aug 24 2016 10:32AM
It’s usually tiny tikes tearing up the turf at Venice’s Letson Stadium Football Field, but county officials are concerned about another turf terror — burrowing mole crickets. The crickets are ruining the turf and the solution is killing the grass … Find out how to read more online.

Main Street turns 28, still has big impact
Wed  Aug 24 2016 10:32AM
One of the hidden business gems in this city, Venice MainStreet Inc. is relatively unknown to many people despite being active for more than 28 years. Operated by only one fulltime employee and more recently an assistant, Venice MainStreet is … Find out how to read more online.

City agrees to automated garbage pickup
Wed  Aug 24 2016 10:32AM
The Venice City Council this week signed off on a pilot program to introduce automated waste collection to Venice. An advisory group representative pitched the program before Council on Tuesday, getting unanimous support. The program, which will go into effect … Find out how to read more online.

Venice Regional planning a new hospital
Sat  Aug 20 2016 12:30PM
Venice Regional Bayfront Health (VRBH) has notified the state that the hospital will be seeking permission to build a new 312-bed facility, in a location that’s yet to be determined. The new hospital would replace the existing 312-bed facility on … Find out how to read more online.

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