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City could face ‘tennis bully’ suit
Sat  Jul 30 2016 01:00AM
A group of tennis players is prepared to sue the city of Venice alleging civil rights violations over bullying at the Hecksher Park tennis courts on the island. The group, … Find out how to read more online.
Nokomis man arrested on tampering, resisting arrest charges
Sat  Jul 30 2016 01:00AM
A Nokomis man used several creative tactics Tuesday to attempt to hide evidence of crack cocaine. His efforts ultimately failed and earned him two charges, authorities said. According to a … Find out how to read more online.
Man gets 20 years in son’s death
Sat  Jul 30 2016 01:00AM
A judge said he could only imagine the last moments and breaths of little Jimmy Dearman, who couldn’t comprehend why his father was suffocating the life out of him before … Find out how to read more online.
Sat  Jul 30 2016 01:00AM
After serving customers for 38 years, the Clock Restaurant, 301 South Tamiami Trail and Milan Avenue, has closed. A handwritten note on the window simply reads, “Sorry! Clock is closed.” … Find out how to read more online.
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Florida man arrested; doughnut flakes test positive for meth
Fri  Jul 29 2016 01:19AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Rushing probably won’t be eating Krispy Kreme doughnuts in his car any more. The 64-year-old was arrested on drug charges when Orlando police officers spotted four tiny flakes of glaze on his floorboard and thought … read more.

Fri  Jul 29 2016 01:19AM
Second dispensing organization authorized in Florida TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida’s Department of Health has granted its second dispensing authorization for medical marijuana. On Wednesday the agency notified Surterra Therapeutics that it has been approved for processing and dispensing low-THC cannabis. … read more.

FDA: No Miami-area blood donations during Zika investigation
Fri  Jul 29 2016 01:19AM
MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities want to suspend blood donations in Florida counties investigating four mysterious cases of Zika infection that may be the first spread by mosquitoes on the U.S. mainland. Blood centers in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale … read more.

Recent deaths of kids in hot cars prompt pleas to parents
Wed  Jul 27 2016 01:19AM
DALLAS — The deaths of four children in hot cars in recent days has brought the number across the U.S. this year to at least 23, nearly matching the total for all of last year and prompting experts to plead … read more.

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My Journey with Jane: a quilter’s story
Sat  Jul 30 2016 01:00AM
When Mary Anne Rhodes, a Jacaranda Trace resident, started her Jane Stickle quilt, she never thought it would take 13 years to complete. For more than 150 years, quilters have been duplicating the “Dear Jane” pattern created in 1865 at … Find out how to read more online.

Venice library still has programs for kids
Sat  Jul 30 2016 01:00AM
Anyone with children probably knows about summer reading programs the Sarasota County Library System offers for kids at all of its libraries. But what summer programs are at the recently closed Venice Public Library (VPL)? The Venice Public Library, located … Find out how to read more online.

Here’s where the injured animals go
Sat  Jul 30 2016 01:00AM
When a driver spotted an injured bobcat on an Englewood highway in early July, her first inclination was to stop and help. She pulled over, provided shade for the cat, which had been hit and tried to make it comfortable … Find out how to read more online.

Blue Water Navy fights for benefits
Sat  Jul 30 2016 01:00AM
Sailors in the Blue Water Navy — sailors who were stationed off the Vietnam coast during the war providing naval gunfire and close air support, were granted benefits and compensation from the Veterans Administration when the Agent Orange Act of … Find out how to read more online.

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