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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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State, National and World News
Pence says US embassy will move to Jerusalem by end of 2019
Tue  Jan 23 2018 01:19AM
JERUSALEM — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Israeli lawmakers Monday that the U.S. would put plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem on a fast track, drawing angry denunciations from Arabs who were forcibly removed from the hall during … read more.

Keep out: Travel apps beseige city with unwanted commuters
Tue  Jan 23 2018 01:19AM
LEONIA, N.J. — A small town near the world’s busiest bridge is putting up the “keep out” sign for motorists seeking a shortcut to it, the latest example of the effects navigation apps are having on communities located near major … read more.

Government shutdown ending after Dems relent
Tue  Jan 23 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican assurances that the Senate … read more.

Philippine volcano explodes, villagers flee back to shelters
Tue  Jan 23 2018 01:19AM
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ most active volcano ejected a huge column of lava fragments, ash and smoke in a thunderous explosion Monday, sending thousands of villagers back to evacuation centers and prompting a warning that a violent eruption may … read more.

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