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Large apartment complex gets 1st OK
Sat  May 20 2017 10:30AM
Venice city leaders will have a chance to approve the first major low-income housing project to come along in decades — the John Nolen Gardens in North Venice. The project … Find out how to read more online.
‘Tennis bully’ gets night in county jail
Sat  May 20 2017 10:30AM
Throwing a beer can on someone’s property typically won’t get you arrested … unless you’ve done it the umpteenth time and it’s caught on camera. That was the case this … Find out how to read more online.
40 fingers, 40 perfect toes
Sat  May 20 2017 10:28AM
When Amanda Corcoran was a little girl dreaming about Mother’s Day, she never thought it would mean being a mom of four all at once. The soon-to-be 27-year-old gave birth … Find out how to read more online.
A crash victim’s final good deed
Sat  May 20 2017 10:28AM
At a candlelight vigil for Carol Hayden and Eugene Hayden, who died May 8 when the van Carol was driving went off the South Jetty and into the Venice Inlet, … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Pakistan warns anti-state social media posts to face charges
Wed  May 24 2017 01:19AM
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s interior minister is warning that people posting “anti-state” content on social media will face prosecution. Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan says Tuesday that recent attacks against the country’s army and judiciary are unacceptable. He confirms an ongoing … read more.

US new-home sales drop 11.4 percent in April, most in 2 years
Wed  May 24 2017 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of new homes last month registered the biggest drop in more than two years. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new-home sales skidded 11.4 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 569,000. … read more.

Duterte declares martial rule in besieged south Philippines
Wed  May 24 2017 01:19AM
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the country’s south under martial rule for 60 days and cut short a visit to Moscow on Tuesday after Muslim extremists allied with the Islamic State group laid siege to a … read more.

6,300-plus stoves recalled following electrocution death
Wed  May 24 2017 01:19AM
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the voluntary recall of 6,300 electric stoves in connection with the electrocution death of a plumber last year. The recall is for Blomberg and Summit electric ranges, which … read more.

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More Local News
Vendors: Don’t move Farmers Market
Sat  May 20 2017 10:28AM
The vendors at the Venice Farmers Market really don’t want it to move from its location on West Tampa Avenue, so they put on the proverbial “dog and pony show” for the Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB) Wednesday. All it … Find out how to read more online.

Council to consider public space rental fee
Sat  May 20 2017 10:28AM
Revisions to the city’s special events policy that would add a fee for the use of public space are headed to the Venice City Council. The Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB) approved them by consensus Wednesday, and they are on … Find out how to read more online.

Council to vote on $2.6M for sludge removal
Sat  May 20 2017 10:28AM
Venice city staff will be back before the City Council Tuesday with another contract for the removal of the lime sludge ponds in Pinebrook Park. The Council put off a vote on an earlier contract when it decided to change … Find out how to read more online.

Rights of way cell towers return
Sat  May 20 2017 10:24AM
While the Sarasota County Board of Commissioners has continued the moratorium on cell towers in public rights of way, the issue is not going away. One has been requested in Venice, another in Nokomis, among others. On April 26, the … Find out how to read more online.

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