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Oops! SCAT is not OK with ‘new’ bus stop
Sat  Aug 29 2015 09:38AM
Sarasota County Area Transportation will not be adding a southbound bus stop at Publix in November, after all. That’s the word from SCAT, after a mix-up in communications led a … Find out how to read more online.
Fire chief gets ‘no confidence’ vote
Sat  Aug 29 2015 09:38AM
An overwhelming majority of Venice firefighters gave their leader, Fire Chief Jim Warman, a vote of no confidence this week, according to the local union. Jerry Collins, vice president of … Find out how to read more online.
Turtle nests keep on hatching
Sat  Aug 29 2015 09:38AM
Linda Soderquist had a welcomed surprise this week. “A couple of new nests and ‘surprise hatches’ this week boosted our numbers,” she said. She’s the primary permit holder overseeing volunteer … Find out how to read more online.
Readying for Erika
Sat  Aug 29 2015 09:38AM
With memories of Hurricane Charley and its sudden late change of course still lingering after 11 years, just the possibility that a tropical storm might approach Florida is enough to … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Abortion forgiveness
Tue  Sep 1 2015 10:00PM
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and saying he realizes some felt they had no choice but to make “this agonizing and … read more.

US stocks plunge after bleak Chinese manufacturing report
Tue  Sep 1 2015 10:00PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks plunged again Tuesday, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street, after an economic report out of China rekindled fears that the world’s second-largest economy is slowing more than previously anticipated. The sell-off adds to what … read more.

Wrestler ‘Superfly’ Snuka charged in girlfriend’s 1983 death
Tue  Sep 1 2015 10:00PM
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Former professional wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka was charged Tuesday with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago. Prosecutors in Lehigh County announced the results of a … read more.

Senate leader: Not enough votes to defund Planned Parenthood
Tue  Sep 1 2015 10:00PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s top Republican is conceding that his party will have to await the next president before it can cut off federal funds that go to Planned Parenthood. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says Republicans lack … read more.

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Cyclists could be asked to walk bikes downtown
Sat  Aug 29 2015 09:38AM
Monty Andrews was a reluctant presenter at Monday’s Parks and Recreation Board meeting. “I’d rather not be here,” he said. Andrews, who writes a bicycling column for the Gondolier Sun, was there on behalf of Bike Walk Venice to get … Find out how to read more online.

Starlite Players readies four short comedies
Tue  Sep 1 2015 06:22PM
Rehearsals are underway for “A Different Perspective,” a collection of four short comedies that Starlite Players will present Sept. 10-13. The evening of short plays, following the format established with plays in July and August, will be performed upstairs in … Find out how to read more online.

Qualifying ends; one race, one shoo-in
Sat  Aug 29 2015 09:38AM
The qualifying period for residents to announce their candidacy for two seats on the Venice City Council is over. Incumbent Emilio Carlesimo, seeking his third term in office, will run against Fred F. Fraize, who is serving his second term … Find out how to read more online.

Construction accident injures three
Sat  Aug 29 2015 09:38AM
Three construction workers were injured after scaffolding collapsed in downtown Venice. The accident happened around 8:45 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, at the Island Court Townhomes under construction on Turin Street at Nokomis Avenue. Sarasota County EMS transported two workers … Find out how to read more online.

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