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Rice guilty of murder in Osprey shooting
Wed  Apr 16 2014 09:10AM
It took a 12-member jury more than six hours of deliberations to find Michael W. Rice guilty of the first-degree murder of Philippe Nahon, 48, a decision that sent Nahon’s … Find out how to read more online.
PediCabs are here
Wed  Apr 16 2014 09:10AM
This weekend, yet another new form of transportation makes its debut, the Venice PediCabs, operating from the Venice Skin Studio at 125 West Miami Ave. “This is a pretty neat … Find out how to read more online.
Meet Mr. and Mrs. Canine
Wed  Apr 16 2014 09:10AM
Pelican Pointe Golf and Country Club members christened their community’s new park with a dog wedding last Sunday. At least 30 people, joined by about a dozen dogs, gathered to … Find out how to read more online.
It’s back: Warm Mineral Springs reopens
Wed  Apr 16 2014 09:10AM
Lawn chairs and beach towels dotted the shoreline and the smell of sunscreen was in the air as Warm Mineral Springs officially reopened Saturday. The 87-degree, mineral-rich water wasn’t filled … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Mt. Everest avalanche kills 12
Fri  Apr 18 2014 09:46PM
KATMANDU, Nepal — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak. Several more were injured. The Sherpa … read more.

Scott and Bush want in-state tuition bill passed
Fri  Apr 18 2014 09:44PM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, along with former governors Jeb Bush and Bob Martinez, made an urgent last-minute plea for legislators to pass a tuition break to students who entered the country illegally. The push from Scott — and … read more.

Eyewitness testimony not gold standard
Fri  Apr 18 2014 09:44PM
PORTLAND, Ore. — The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant. The problem is that decades of studies show eyewitness testimony is only … read more.

Diplomacy doesn’t move insurgents in Ukraine
Fri  Apr 18 2014 09:44PM
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev. Denis Pushilin of the self-appointed … read more.

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More Local News
700-home project gets initial rezone
Wed  Apr 16 2014 10:36AM
A 700-home residential development in northern Venice received preliminary approval this week. Tentatively called the Villages of Milano, the Neal Communities development of 350 acres on both sides of the newly built Jacaranda Extension, between Laurel and Border roads, was … Find out how to read more online.

City testing water for redevelopment effort
Wed  Apr 16 2014 09:10AM
Another city board has signed on to study a downtown revitalization effort. Mayor John Holic and more recently Council Member Emilio Carlesimo want to explore alternative funding to revitalize the downtown area. Carlesimo is actively out testing community support for … Find out how to read more online.

Tuition bill a boost for Suncoast veterans
Wed  Apr 16 2014 09:10AM
State legislators want to make Florida the most military-friendly state in the country. On March 31, several lawmakers joined Governor Rick Scott to sign a bill that waives out-of-state tuition fees for veterans. Venice’s Justin Tobiasz, who spent four years … Find out how to read more online.

BBQ Bash lands state BBQ championship
Wed  Apr 16 2014 09:06AM
As the new home of the state barbecuing championship, Venice BBQ Bash has taken another step forward. Founder Don Fisher wants to make it the biggest and best BBQ and Bluegrass destination event in the country. Fisher and his dedicated … Find out how to read more online.

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