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Challenger loses cool in debate
Sat  Oct 22 2016 12:14PM
In the first true debate between candidates in the race for Venice mayor, the incumbent, John Holic, said he believes challenger Frankie Abbruzzino was more interested in gaining online readers … Find out how to read more online.
People concerned mosquito spraying has harmful effects
Sat  Oct 22 2016 12:14PM
While aerial mosquito spraying has been around for nearly 70 years, residents have grown increasingly concerned lately with the chemicals used and their potential health side effects. Aerial missions have … Find out how to read more online.
Old Kmart land bought by developer
Sat  Oct 22 2016 12:14PM
Seven years have passed since the “blue light specials” were featured after one of the largest supermarkets closed on the busiest highway through Venice. The Kmart property at 1687 U.S. … Find out how to read more online.
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Man charged with stabbing person during church service
Mon  Oct 24 2016 01:19AM
WEDGEFIELD, S.C. (AP) — A 65-year-old South Carolina man is charged with stabbing the person sitting in front of him in church. Local media outlets report Billy Lewis of Wedgefield, about 35 miles east of Columbia, is charged with attempted … read more.

Tour bus slams into truck on slowed-down highway, killing 13
Sun  Oct 23 2016 08:21PM
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A tour bus returning home to Los Angeles from a casino trip plowed into the back of a semi-truck on a California highway early Sunday, killing 13 people and injuring 31 others, authorities said. A … read more.

Poles stage new protests over proposed abortion restrictions
Mon  Oct 24 2016 01:19AM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish women put black clothes back on and returned to the streets Sunday, launching another round of protests against efforts by the nation’s conservative leaders to tighten Poland’s already restrictive abortion law. A large group gathered … read more.

Officers: 83 Nigerian soldiers missing in Boko Haram attack
Mon  Oct 24 2016 01:19AM
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Some 83 Nigerian soldiers are missing in action since Boko Haram Islamic extremists attacked a remote military base in the northeast, senior army officers said Sunday. The soldiers were unable to fight back and fled because … read more.

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Salvation Army aids victims of Matthew
Sat  Oct 22 2016 12:12PM
In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, Salvation Army units in Florida, including the Venice command, have deployed throughout the Sunshine State. Captain Scott Hoover and his team were working tirelessly on Oct. 6-7 loading up the Emergency Disaster Services truck … Find out how to read more online.

VHS Renaissance students honored
Sat  Oct 22 2016 12:12PM
This week the Venice High Renaissance Team recognizes 10 students: Ana Luisa Silva, Caley Brigode, Brandon Raynor, Jessica Gonzalez, Joseph Flatt, Alyssa Conn, Hannah Kirkendall, Korbin Deins, Allison Caughron and Claudia Marie Mendez These students were selected from their teachers … Find out how to read more online.

City to propose cannabis cultivation moratorium
Sat  Oct 22 2016 12:12PM
City leaders will consider a yearlong temporary moratorium on medical marijuana cultivation within city limits on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at its regular meeting. The move comes in anticipation of Amendment 2 on the Nov. 8 ballot. Should voters approve it, … Find out how to read more online.

Confusion, frustration over library site
Sat  Oct 22 2016 12:12PM
It appears the Venice City Council may have been operating under the erroneous notion that a final site for the new Venice Public Library hadn’t been decided. Sarasota County staff issued a memo this week stating it will be rebuilt … Find out how to read more online.

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