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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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Iran takes hard line on inspections, sanctions at nuke talks
Thu  Jul 2 2015 03:26PM
VIENNA (AP) — Iran took a hard line Thursday on two of the biggest demands of world powers in a final nuclear accord, rejecting any extraordinary inspection rules and threatening to ramp up enrichment of bomb-making material if the United … read more.

Top US diplomat in Cuba on short list for new embassy
Thu  Jul 2 2015 03:26PM
HAVANA (AP) — From his office high above Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis has a sweeping view of the cerulean Florida Straits and the blood-red letters declaring Cuba’s defiance of the United States. “Homeland or Death!” reads the sign erected in front … read more.

Greek vote campaign begins amid grinding cash crisis
Thu  Jul 2 2015 03:26PM
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The battle for Greek votes entered full swing Thursday ahead of a crucial weekend referendum that could decide whether the country falls out of the euro. For Greeks, particularly the elderly, the daily struggle to get … read more.

5,000 evacuated after train derailment in East TN
Thu  Jul 2 2015 03:26PM
Blount County, TN — A frantic cleanup effort is underway in East Tennessee after a train derailed, caught fire and spewed fumes in the area. Authorities have ordered a mandatory evacuation of 5,000 people within a 2-mile radius of the … 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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