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Diver’s death still a mystery
Sat  Jul 14 2018 11:16AM
An investigation continues into Thursday’s death of a diver found 100 yards offshore between the Venice Municipal Fishing Pier and N. Manasota Key Road. According to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s … Find out how to read more online.
10 versus 1 (Guess who wins)
Sat  Jul 14 2018 11:16AM
This year’s World Chess Championship marks the first time a Florida native will be competing for the title. With that on the horizon, National Master Han Schut decided to host … Find out how to read more online.
‘Skip the Straw’ gains momentum
Sat  Jul 14 2018 11:16AM
The next time you visit a restaurant, the drinking implement that comes with your beverage could literally be your last straw. Or at least the last plastic one you get. … Find out how to read more online.
Day or night, red tide is no delight
Sat  Jul 14 2018 11:16AM
Red tide at night, beachgoers take flight. And if it is strong during the day, beachgoers simply keep away. “Red tide affects people differently,” Mote Marine Laboratory red tide research … Find out how to read more online.
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County OK’s car dealership at roundabout
Sat  Jul 14 2018 11:16AM
One of the most accident-prone intersections in the county will be getting a car dealership with a repair shop. The Board of County Commissioners approved a special exception Tuesday for Ontario Development LLC, which owns 10.2 acres at the northeast … Find out how to read more online.

Historic home rehab raises eyebrows
Sat  Jul 14 2018 11:16AM
One of the most iconic of the 1920s historic homes in the City of Venice is about to undergo a restoration — and an expansion. It’s the addition of a third floor office overlooking the Gulf that has some neighbors … Find out how to read more online.

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’Come on, grandpa,’ deputy says while following tortoise
Mon  Jul 16 2018 09:34PM
DUNNELLON, Fla. (AP) — The tortoise walking down the middle of a Florida road was racking up numerous traffic infractions. “Come on, grandpa” Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Bryan Bowman says on his video of the tortoise takedown Sunday. He explains … read more.

Dog bites Florida girl while her family was pet-sitting
Mon  Jul 16 2018 09:34PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old Florida girl was severely bitten by a dog her family was watching while its owners were on vacation. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter that the child was unresponsive when first … read more.

2 officers injured in melee at teen detention center
Mon  Jul 16 2018 09:34PM
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two detention officers were injured after a fight broke out between teens at a facility in Florida. Volusia County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Laura Williams says deputies responded to a “riot situation” at the Volusia Regional Juvenile … read more.

Man behind bars for failing to unlock cell phones for police
Mon  Jul 16 2018 09:34PM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is behind bars for failing to unlock his phones following a traffic stop. Fox 13 News reports that William Montanez was pulled over in June for improper yielding in Tampa. He wouldn’t allow … read more.

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