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Deputies stop meth shipped via FedEx, find more
Sun  Dec 21 2014 12:16PM
Three Venice area people were arrested by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office this week in an undercover investigation that included the interception of more than two pounds of methamphetamine. According … Find out how to read more online.
Challenger Baseball excited about new home
Sun  Dec 21 2014 12:16PM
Challenger Baseball’s Rich Carroll is more excited than he’s been in four years. That’s when his search began for a new home for the disabled children and youth who play … Find out how to read more online.
Tortoise-napping alleged in odd case of missing animal
Sun  Dec 21 2014 12:16PM
It’s the worst fear of every pet owner: Your beloved companion runs away. As you frantically try to locate the animal, your phone rings, and the voice on the other … Find out how to read more online.
Movie pulled from Venice over cyberthreat
Sun  Dec 21 2014 12:16PM
The last glimmer of hope to see the movie The Interview, an action comedy, vanished this week from the Venice area as Frank Theatres removed the movie trailer from its … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Pakistan makes arrests in Taliban school carnage
Mon  Dec 22 2014 01:19AM
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Authorities made several arrests in the case of the Taliban school attack that killed 148 in the northwestern city of Peshawar, on Sunday, officials said. “Quite a few suspects who were facilitators in one way or the … read more.

Entrepreneur builds a sleek ship, but will anyone buy it?
Mon  Dec 22 2014 01:19AM
KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Even on land, the Ghost looks futuristic and fast. The angular vessel looks like a waterborne stealth fighter. It rides atop underwater torpedo-shaped tubes powered by a pair of 2,000-horsepower gas turbine engines. Gyroscopes keep the … read more.

California puzzles over safety of driverless cars
Mon  Dec 22 2014 01:19AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they’ll know whether “driverless” vehicles are safe. It’s a … read more.

Iraqi Kurds push into contested northern town
Mon  Dec 22 2014 01:19AM
MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — With coalition warplanes circling overhead, Kurdish fighters pushed into the contested northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Sunday, touching off heavy clashes with Islamic State militants who have controlled the area for months. The battle … read more.

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More Local News
Simple? No way. Basket weaving is an art form
Sun  Dec 21 2014 12:12PM
No machine can do what members of the Venetian Society of Basket Weavers do with their hands and a few simple tools. Considered one of the world’s oldest crafts, basket making has progressed from utilitarian needs to an art form … Find out how to read more online.

County, city services altered during holidays
Sun  Dec 21 2014 12:12PM
Venice City Hall will be closed Dec. 24, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Garbage, recycling and yard waste will be collected as usual on Dec. 24. There will be no collection on Thursday, Dec. 25 or … Find out how to read more online.

‘Broadway Meets Opera’ at Venice Art Center
Sun  Dec 21 2014 12:12PM
Jason Sterns bring the lights of Broadway and the thrill of the Metropolitan Opera to Venice March 6, 7 p.m., at the Venice Art Center, 390 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice. Sterns, a baritone, will be accompanied by Lee Doughterty Ross. The pair … Find out how to read more online.

Living Christmas Tree brings new life to season
Sun  Dec 21 2014 12:10PM
I can’t tell you how many times I have wanted to see and hear The Living Christmas Tree. Let’s just say it has been many times in the eight years I’ve lived in Venice. The timing just never worked out … Find out how to read more online.

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