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Brother rescues kids from man on ecstasy
Wed  Jul 1 2015 09:33AM
The brother of a man found high on ecstasy while caring for two small children may have averted a disaster. According to a Venice Police Department report, Brandon Michael Loyd, … Find out how to read more online.
Hodgin donates $24,000 to museum
Wed  Jul 1 2015 09:33AM
Charles A. Hodgin, graduate and former commandant of the old Kentucky Military Institute, gave a challenge grant of $24,000 to the Venice Museum and Archives. The gift, which was announced … Find out how to read more online.
Developer fees draw attention in Venice
Wed  Jul 1 2015 09:33AM
City Attorney David Persson recently opined the “extraction” fee the city of Venice collects from developers to mitigate the impact of new projects is a valid contract fee. That news … Find out how to read more online.
Venice writer stitched way to best-seller list
Wed  Jul 1 2015 09:33AM
Few self-published books become national best sellers. Venice writer Donna Foley Mabry is one of the few who beat the odds. It did not happen overnight with the first book. … Find out how to read more online.
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US stocks slip on mixed US jobs report, Greek fears
Fri  Jul 3 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended a tumultuous trading week with slight losses Thursday as investors sought safety ahead of an extended holiday weekend. Investors bought at the opening of trading after a Labor Department report on job creation suggested … read more.

N.Y. firefighter who responded to 9/11 wins $5 million lottery
Thu  Jul 2 2015 10:21PM
NEW YORK (CNN) — New York City firefighter Carmelo Mercado retired after suffering lung ailments from his time working at ground zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A former member of Battalion 49 in Astoria, Queens, Mercado, 63, … read more.

Thu  Jul 2 2015 10:21PM

Hope for jail release for doctor linked to Sen. Menendez
Fri  Jul 3 2015 01:19AM
WEST PALM BEACH (AP) — Attorneys for a Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez are hopeful he will be released from jail Thursday. Dr. Salomon Melgen’s defense team reached a tentative $18 million bond agreement … read more.

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Shooting victims ID’d, but details lacking
Wed  Jul 1 2015 09:33AM
Other than their identities and ages, little more has been made public about the victims of what has been termed a double homicide and suicide at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Venice on Friday. On arrival, Sarasota County Sheriff’s … Find out how to read more online.

EARS complies with regulations
Wed  Jul 1 2015 09:33AM
EARS Animal Rescue Sanctuary had until Sunday to relocate more than 40 cats following a zoning complaint that made it stop taking in new felines. Although EARS, which operates in Englewood, has been operating as a pet store and pet … Find out how to read more online.

Summer storms can produce flood waters
Wed  Jul 1 2015 09:33AM
Residents are encouraged to have a current tetanus vaccination as part of their hurricane preparedness plans. There may be a lot of debris left by flooding after a severe storm. There are dangers with coming in contact with floodwaters, including … Find out how to read more online.

Mobile health services offered
Thu  Jul 2 2015 10:48AM
The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County’s (DOH-Sarasota) Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff will provide free and low-cost public health services at 10 sites around the county during July. The mobile medical unit will also be present … Find out how to read more online.

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