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Parking garage sites to be explored
Wed  May 6 2015 10:52AM
City of Venice leaders will be presented with three new potential sites for a parking garage — all east of U.S. 41 Business — at this week’s Capital Improvement Projects … Find out how to read more online.
Family Promise founder visits, offers hope
Wed  May 6 2015 10:52AM
Karen Olson, Family Promise founder and national president, spoke at a luncheon Friday, May 1, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Venice. Olson and the national Family Promise office are … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Regional gets a ‘C’ in patient safety
Wed  May 6 2015 10:52AM
Along with about one-third of the surveyed hospitals in the nation, Venice Regional Bayfront Health (VRBH) got a C grade for its Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog … Find out how to read more online.
A fresh start for fire victims
Wed  May 6 2015 10:50AM
As the home Jason Burnside and his fiance Kim Bowersock were living in was burning, a friend jumped into action. Janet Reinstrome Duke was on a mission. It was her … Find out how to read more online.
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US stocks sink as oil price gets above $60
Wed  May 6 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — A combination of concerns knocked the U.S. stock market lower Tuesday, snapping a two-day run. Crude oil climbed above $60 a barrel for the first time this year, raising expectations for rising inflation and interest rates. … read more.

Escaped inmate nabbed after 56 years
Wed  May 6 2015 01:19AM
ORLANDO — A man convicted of manslaughter escaped from an Ohio prison farm in 1959, then was allowed to slip away from law enforcement in 1975 and disappeared until a ruse to get his fingerprints led to his arrest in … read more.

Two decades after ‘Black Hawk Down,’ Kerry visits Somalia
Wed  May 6 2015 01:19AM
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Two decades after dead American soldiers were dragged through the streets of Mogadishu, John Kerry on Tuesday became the first secretary of state to set foot in Somalia, a symbolic visit to show support for the … read more.

ISIS claims Texas attack
Wed  May 6 2015 01:19AM
PHOENIX — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, but counterterrorism experts said IS has a history of asserting involvement in attacks in which it … read more.

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SCSO lauds life-saving teacher, others
Wed  May 6 2015 10:48AM
Among many awards Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight presented recently was one to a local teacher who helped to save a little girl’s life. Knight presented the awards Thursday during a ceremony recognizing employees and citizens who have demonstrated exemplary … Find out how to read more online.

Pine View ‘faire’ was an experience
Wed  May 6 2015 10:48AM
Cheers and Huzzah! The recent Pine View School’s Renaissance Experience turned out to be all that creator and social studies instructor Pat Regan hoped it would — educational and fun. On the day of the event, Regan and the school’s … Find out how to read more online.

Woman dies in rollover on I-75
Wed  May 6 2015 10:46AM
An early morning rollover resulted in a fatality on Interstate 75. The crash occurred at Mile Marker 189 in Venice on Tuesday at 7:12 a.m., delaying northbound traffic for two hours, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The driver, identified … Find out how to read more online.

SCF’s Darlene Wedler-Johnson honored
Wed  May 6 2015 10:44AM
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Venice Campus Executive Officer Darlene Wedler-Johnson was recognized with Phi Theta Kappa’s (PTK) prestigious Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction at a dinner reception at the PTK 97th Annual Convention, NerdNation, April 17 in … Find out how to read more online.

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