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Veterans sought for free fishing trip
Wed  Dec 7 2016 05:24PM
Capt. Jim O’Brien knows there are wounded veterans who could use a day on the water, fishing, relaxing and meeting others who served in the military. He just can’t find … Find out how to read more online.
City must deal with many other decaying buildings
Wed  Dec 7 2016 05:24PM
The Venice City Council adopted a budget amendment last week to account for the $16 million it will receive courtesy of voter approval of a bond for a new public … Find out how to read more online.
Bird School
Wed  Dec 7 2016 05:24PM
An adult bald eagle teaches a juvenile bald eagle how to fly and catch fish over Casey Key. You can see the adult throwing the fish in mid-air to the … Find out how to read more online.
Neighbors get their way with Osprey Ditch
Wed  Dec 7 2016 05:24PM
The Venice City Council put to rest, for now, a discussion on whether to fill in a block-long 10-foot-deep stormwater ditch, locally called the Osprey Ditch, or install a guardrail … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Snow geese deaths from mine pit number in the thousands
Tue  Dec 6 2016 09:40PM
BUTTE, Mont. — Several thousand snow geese died after a snowstorm forced tens of thousands of the migratory birds to take refuge in the acidic, metal-laden waters of an old open pit mine in Montana last week. But the toll … read more.

After 9 years, quick conviction in Times Square hotel murder
Tue  Dec 6 2016 09:40PM
NEW YORK — It took nearly a decade after a prostitute’s battered body was found under a Times Square budget hotel bed for the case to go to trial. But it took only about two hours for jurors to convict … read more.

Police: 3 kids killed, mother critically injured in shooting
Wed  Dec 7 2016 01:19AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Critically wounded, an Albuquerque mother struggled in vain to pull her three children to safety after a gunman shot them during a confrontation inside the family’s home in what police described Tuesday as a violent and senseless … read more.

Boy Scouts to relocate national museum to New Mexico
Mon  Dec 5 2016 09:09PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — From merit badges and uniforms to an impressive collection of Norman Rockwell paintings and drawings, the Boy Scouts of America will be packing up more than a century of scouting history and taking it to the wilds … read more.

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Historic preservation may get tax breaks
Wed  Dec 7 2016 05:24PM
Venice Vice Mayor Rich Cautero put what he thought was just a matter of protocol on last week’s City Council agenda and it turned out to be more like a can of worms. Cautero wanted to ask his colleagues to … Find out how to read more online.

Inspector: Rental violations are a priority
Wed  Dec 7 2016 05:24PM
The Venice City Council got an update Wednesday on the effort to enforce the city’s rules on short-term rentals, and then offered a couple of thoughts on how to do it. Code Enforcement Supervisor Paul Iannelli Jr. told the Council … Find out how to read more online.

City withdraws from two regional boards
Wed  Dec 7 2016 05:24PM
After some soul searching, the Venice City Council agreed this week to give up a seat on two regional boards — the Community Alliance of Sarasota County and Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program. The decision came about as city council … Find out how to read more online.

Sarasota starting Manasota erosion talks
Wed  Dec 7 2016 05:22PM
Betty Gawthrop has enjoyed living in her Manasota Key home fronting on the Gulf for 23 years. But the surf from summer storms this year ate away dunes and then sand from under the 90-year-old woman’s home. She’s not seen … Find out how to read more online.

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