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SCATPlus riders give service high marks
Sat  Feb 25 2017 08:30AM
Having privatized its paratransit services last March, Sarasota County Area Transit — SCAT — conducted a rider satisfaction survey in September. The results: 94 percent of respondents said their overall … Find out how to read more online.
Council may seek more local authority
Sat  Feb 25 2017 08:30AM
The Venice City Council faces a light agenda Tuesday — as light as a plastic bag, which is one of the things up for discussion. More specifically, the Council will … Find out how to read more online.
Top cops talk guns, cameras
Sat  Feb 25 2017 08:30AM
Open-carry laws and body cameras were just some of the issues discussed in Venice Friday by a panel of top cops from the area. Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight, Venice … Find out how to read more online.
$25M payday seen in rowing event
Sat  Feb 25 2017 08:30AM
The estimated 40,000 fans and spectators, 2,000 volunteers and 1,700 world-class athletes who are expected to visit the area for the 2017 World Rowing Championships could generate an economic impact … Find out how to read more online.
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Suspect in Kim Jong Nam attack says she got $90 for a prank
Sat  Feb 25 2017 06:50PM
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Indonesian woman who is one of the suspects in the killing of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un’s half brother said she was paid $90 for what she believed was a prank, an Indonesian … read more.

Muhammad Ali’s son detained at airport: ‘Are you Muslim?’
Sat  Feb 25 2017 06:48PM
Muhammad Ali’s son, who bears the boxing great’s name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to unconstitutional profiling, a family friend said Saturday. Returning from a Black … read more.

Large sewage spill in Tijuana, Mexico, flows north of border
Sat  Feb 25 2017 06:48PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials in Southern California are crying foul after more than 140 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Tijuana River in Mexico and flowed north of the border for more than two weeks, according to … read more.

Neighbor: Bar attack suspect a ‘drunken mess,’ not political
Sat  Feb 25 2017 06:45PM
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man accused of shooting two Indian immigrants and a third man at a bar, in what some believe was a hate crime, was always a drinker but became a “drunken mess” after his father … read more.

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Early review: SeeClickFix is working well
Sat  Feb 25 2017 08:30AM
A program the city of Venice put into place about five months ago to help residents report potential code violations and other problems — and to help staff keep track of them — is performing as expected, according to the … Find out how to read more online.

Valentine’s Day: Time for candy and generous hearts
Sat  Feb 25 2017 08:30AM
What do the newly opened Caliber Collision Centers at 1550 South Tamiami Trail, Venice, and Family Promise of South Sarasota County on Shamrock Boulevard have in common? They each have a big heart, which inspired them to combine their efforts … Find out how to read more online.

New charges in teacher sex case
Sat  Feb 25 2017 08:30AM
A former charter school teacher in Venice — arrested last month for allegedly having sex with a student — is facing new charges. Matthew Minton, 24, was arrested on Jan 20. He was assigned a public defender and pleaded not … Find out how to read more online.

Get to know Exmouth
Sat  Feb 25 2017 08:30AM
The city of Venice is going to look into a “twinning” — sister city — relationship with a town in England with which it has quite a bit in common. Mayor John Holic got the Council’s OK to write to … Find out how to read more online.

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