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Future of Venice up for discussion
Wed  Apr 27 2016 10:30AM
The Venice City Council will spend two days this week crafting a Strategic Plan for the city. Council meets on Thursday and Friday, April 28-29, at 8:30 a.m. at the … Find out how to read more online.
Did you notice?
Wed  Apr 27 2016 10:29AM
After nearly two years of planning, study and city review, Venice MainStreet’s marquee has gone electronic. The sign is in the West Venice Avenue median at the intersection with U.S. … Find out how to read more online.
Vet’s wife on hunger strike
Wed  Apr 27 2016 10:29AM
Yvonne May will not stop fighting for her husband, Carl, even if it means sacrificing her own health in the process. She began a hunger strike last Tuesday in protest … Find out how to read more online.
Council rejects short-term rental appeal
Wed  Apr 27 2016 10:28AM
Glowing testimonials from neighbors weren’t enough to persuade the Venice City Council to allow Kevin and Sandra Murphy to keep operating their house at 425 Gulf St. as a short-term … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Girls use pillows as decoys to flee Florida foster facility
Fri  Apr 29 2016 09:47PM
BRANDON, Fla. (AP) — Four girls placed pillows under their sheets to make it appear they were sleeping before apparently climbing out a window and scaling a 6-foot fence to flee a facility for foster children near Tampa, officials said … read more.

After several tries Florida finally gets new insurance chief
Fri  Apr 29 2016 09:47PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After a contentious and bumpy process that saw Florida’s top Republican officials deadlock several times, the state has a new insurance commissioner just weeks before the start of hurricane season. During an emergency meeting on Friday, … read more.

Pilot says he saw 1 of 2 missing teen fishermen
Fri  Apr 29 2016 09:47PM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A pilot who was part of a massive search to find two missing teen fishermen told investigators he’s positive he saw one floating on debris two days after their boat capsized. According to a report … read more.

Lawsuit: Tampa strip club owes dancers $3.7 million
Fri  Apr 29 2016 09:47PM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Dancers and “door girls” have filed a class action lawsuit against a Tampa, Florida, strip club, claiming they’re owed some $3.7 million in unpaid wages. The lawsuit, filed April 20 in Hillsborough County Circuit Court, names … read more.

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No private roads in updated bond proposal
Wed  Apr 27 2016 10:28AM
City leaders are moving ahead with the prospect of putting a bond referendum on the ballot in February. A final decision by City Council on whether to proceed is still a month or more away. So far, the bond has … Find out how to read more online.

VHS principal charged with DUI
Mon  Apr 25 2016 05:29PM
Venice High Principal Jack Turgeon has been charged by the Florida Highway Patrol with misdemeanor DUI and careless driving in a single-car crash that happened more than a month ago. Turgeon is still recovering from injuries sustained in the crash. … Find out how to read more online.

Cops: Two dead in nursing facility murder-suicide
Wed  Apr 27 2016 10:26AM
Chris Kavanaugh said his parents’ health had been failing these past months. Frank, who had quadruple bypass surgery several years ago, was again having heart problems as well as bouts of forgetfulness. Frank Kavanaugh, 81, recently left the water running … Find out how to read more online.

Heroin victim thanks deputy who saved his life
Wed  Apr 27 2016 10:26AM
Sheriff Tom Knight presented several awards during a recent ceremony to recognize employees and citizens whose quick thinking saved lives. Here’s one of them Deputy Jimmy Adams received the Life Saving Award for reviving a man who suffered from a … Find out how to read more online.

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