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Bank robber found hiding in woods
Sat  Nov 22 2014 02:24PM
The man who law enforcement says robbed a Nokomis branch of Bank of America Thursday morning was hunted down and caught after three hours on the run, thanks to good … Find out how to read more online.
Board: Forget waivers; think sponsorships
Sat  Nov 22 2014 02:24PM
When the Venice Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB) was tasked with drafting a policy on waiving city fees for special events, the assignment came with suggested guidelines from the mayor. … Find out how to read more online.
Council to consider garage sales ordinance
Sat  Nov 22 2014 02:24PM
An ordinance that would put restrictions on garage sales in the city of Venice has its first consideration before the Venice City Council Tuesday. The proposed city law comes with … Find out how to read more online.
Big Time Blues
Sat  Nov 22 2014 02:24PM
Renowned bass guitarist Mac Arnold took the stage as the sun set beyond the Gulf of Mexico last Saturday evening at the second annual Venice Blues Festival that organizers describe … Find out how to read more online.
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Boy with fake gun dies after shot by Ohio officer
Sun  Nov 23 2014 02:10PM
CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun died Sunday after he was shot by a Cleveland police officer responding to a 911 call about a person waving a gun in a park. … read more.

Man ID’d who lit house on fire, ambushed officers
Sun  Nov 23 2014 02:10PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Officials have identified the man who was fatally shot after he set fire to his house and then waited for authorities so he could ambush them. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday at a press … read more.

Relatives question honor for civil rights workers
Sun  Nov 23 2014 02:10PM
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three civil rights workers who were killed by Ku Klux Klansmen in 1964 are going to be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, but the honor makes some of their relatives uneasy. The workers were … read more.

Kenya’s deputy president condemns extremist attack
Sun  Nov 23 2014 02:10PM
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s deputy president has denounced the killing of 28 bus passengers by Islamic extremists and said the nation’s military responded by killing more than 100 militants in Somalia. William Ruto, speaking on national broadcasting Sunday, said … read more.

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Venice Holiday Parade set for Nov. 29.
Sat  Nov 22 2014 02:22PM
The Venice Holiday parade takes place Saturday, Nov. 29, with pre-parade entertainment starting at 5 p.m. and the parade beginning at 7 p.m. The parade route is along West Venice Avenue, eastbound from Park Boulevard to Nokomis Avenue, where it … Find out how to read more online.

River Road widening sought through grant
Sat  Nov 22 2014 02:22PM
County commissioners decided this week to pursue federal funding for three projects, including an Englewood Interstate connector to Interstate 75. That project, which would mean vast improvements to River Road, including widening the two-lane road to four lanes stretching from … Find out how to read more online.


Behind the scenes of the Sarasota Chalk Festival
Sat  Nov 22 2014 02:22PM
With the inaugural Venice edition of the Sarasota Chalk Festival behind her, the founder and chair of the internationally renowned event was full of gratitude — and exhaustion. “The community was very appreciative of all the artists,” said Denise Kowal. … Find out how to read more online.

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