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Behind the scenes of a drug bust
Sat  May 2 2015 09:58AM
David Vetere, 51, of the 600 block of Edwards St., Englewood, was arrested Wednesday and charged with selling heroin and cocaine, two counts of possession of a weapon or ammunition … Find out how to read more online.
Highway safer than Publix parking lot, SCAT decides
Sat  May 2 2015 09:58AM
Linda, who shuffled from Publix’ front doors along the sidewalk that surrounds its large parking lot to U.S. 41 Business with her two plastic shopping bags, pushing a shopping cart, … Find out how to read more online.
South Venice house burns; all out safe
Sat  May 2 2015 09:58AM
A Sarasota County firefighter, suffering from heat exhaustion while fighting a fire in South Venice, was sent to the ER at Venice Regional Bayfront Health and released the same day, … Find out how to read more online.
Rider nets $25,000 prize at int’l horse show
Sat  May 2 2015 09:58AM
Equestrians from New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, Germany and the USA converged upon Venice this past weekend for Fox Lea Farm’s nationally rated United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Hunter/Jumper Horse Show. … Find out how to read more online.
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US stocks gain, pushing the market close to record levels
Mon  May 4 2015 10:42PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market closed just short of a record on Monday as investors assessed some positive earnings reports. Cognizant Technology Solutions, a technology consulting business, was the biggest gainer in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index … read more.

Polish doctors perform rare throat-area transplant
Mon  May 4 2015 10:42PM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish surgeons said Monday they have successfully performed a rare and extensive transplant of the throat area. Dr. Adam Maciejewski said the 37-year-old patient suffered from advanced cancer of the voice box, making it impossible for … read more.

Foiled attack in Texas
Mon  May 4 2015 10:42PM
WASHINGTON — Since at least 2007, the FBI has been able to recognize the voice of Elton Simpson — one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. Agents recorded … read more.

Democratic committee endorses Murphy for Rubio seat
Mon  May 4 2015 10:41PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic Senate campaign committee endorsed Rep. Patrick Murphy on Monday as its candidate for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Marco Rubio of Florida, who is running for president. The endorsement comes even as another … read more.

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City adds twist to fee for developers
Sat  May 2 2015 09:58AM
The city of Venice would like to put a different twist on a county proposal to change the way developers help pay for growing a community. Currently, governmental entities charge “transportation concurrency fees,” or road “impact fees” or even “proportionate … Find out how to read more online.

Nominations sought for circuit court judge
Sat  May 2 2015 09:58AM
The 12th Judicial Circuit Court is seeking nominations to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Judge Lee E. Haworth. The commission seeks applications for nomination from all persons who meet the eligibility requirements set forth in the Florida … Find out how to read more online.

Consolidation study on track
Sat  May 2 2015 09:56AM
City Manager Ed Lavallee took along two top city officials this week to a meeting with their Sarasota County counterparts to discuss fire department consolidation. County Administrator Tom Harmer issued a statement last week saying the county could make the … Find out how to read more online.

Larry Ford to appear in Venice
Sat  May 2 2015 09:58AM
Harvest Chapel of Venice has another special treat for the community. Larry Ford will be appearing in concert on Sunday evening, May 3 at 6 p.m. Harvest Chapel is located at 2375 Seaboard Ave., Venice (behind Lakeside Lutheran Church off South U.S. … Find out how to read more online.

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