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Cops: Killing resulted from robbery
Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:30AM
Trent Bartol-Thomas was killed while trying to stop armed robbers, according to North Port Police Department reports. Bartol-Thomas, 19, was shot in the upper left shoulder by an unknown suspect … Find out how to read more online.
Arrest made in arson cases
Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:30AM
Venice police have arrested a person they questioned early on related to three vehicle fires in the Seaboard area — two fires on Christmas Day and one on New Year’s … Find out how to read more online.
VPD upping traffic details
Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:30AM
Responding to citizen complaints and ongoing road construction, the Venice Police Department has announced it will increase traffic enforcement details for 2018. Police Chief Tom Mattmuller recently gave city leaders … Find out how to read more online.
Rowing races proposed for ICW
Tue  Jan 23 2018 01:00PM
Scullers come before the Venice City Council next week seeking permission to hold a special event — a rowing competition on the Intracoastal. The Sarasota Scullers Youth Rowing Program is … Find out how to read more online.
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Group forms, opposes new hospital site
Wed  Jan 17 2018 09:48AM
For more than a year, Venice Regional Bayfront Health has been working on getting state permission to build a new hospital southeast of the Jacaranda roundabout. It’s needed, officials have said, because the old facility is both inefficient and, well, … Find out how to read more online.

State bill would allow short-term rentals
Wed  Jan 17 2018 09:50AM
Venice’s short-term rental ordinance, adopted to allow the city to exert some control over the renting of houses that became the site of some spring break-type partying, is doomed if bills proposed by a local state senator and a colleague … Find out how to read more online.

She wrote the book on facing fear
Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:30AM
Few companies make motorcycle jackets small enough for Nancy Taylor. But that was the least of the challenges for this 60-year-old Venice resident on a 32-day, 4,000-mile motorcycle trek around the country to raise awareness of osteoporosis. Taylor was diagnosed … Find out how to read more online.

County in no rush to fix Winchester Boulevard
Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:30AM
Motorists can expect to bear the rumbling of patched potholes along the Winchester Boulevard North corridor for another year or more. “The current tentative plan is to schedule Winchester for resurfacing in 2020, with the possibility of (commissioners) adjusting priorities … Find out how to read more online.

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What shutdown? Frustrated voters shrug as pols point fingers
Tue  Jan 23 2018 10:04PM
NEW YORK — What if they shut down the government and no one cared? On the ground in communities across America, many voters barely noticed the latest spasm of dysfunction in Washington. Those who did were angry and frustrated with … read more.

2 dead, 17 injured in Kentucky school shooting; suspect held
Tue  Jan 23 2018 10:02PM
BENTON, Ky. — A 15-year-old student killed two classmates and hit a dozen others with gunfire Tuesday, methodically firing a handgun inside a crowded atrium at his rural Kentucky high school. “He was determined. He knew what he was doing,” … read more.

Tue  Jan 23 2018 10:02PM
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A powerful undersea earthquake sent Alaskans fumbling for suitcases and racing to evacuation centers in the middle of the night after a cellphone alert warned a tsunami could hit communities along the state’s southern coast and parts … read more.

India, Canada defend free trade as US imposes tariffs
Tue  Jan 23 2018 09:45PM
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Just hours after President Donald Trump approved new tariffs on imports, the leaders of Canada and India came out forcefully Tuesday against a drift toward protectionism in the global economy. While Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi … read more.

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