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Pine View teacher in dispute speaks out
Mon  May 21 2018 05:38PM
NOKOMIS — When school starts in August, Pine View School will be missing seven of the nine dual enrollment classes that were available on campus from State College of Florida … Find out how to read more online.
Mancini, 86, a performer for Sinatra, still plays
Tue  May 22 2018 01:43PM
Philadelphia is the city of Brotherly Love. It also is a haven for musicians. Dominic Mancini, who plays bass, saxophone and other woodwind instruments, is one of those Philadelphia musical … Find out how to read more online.
Victim wages war on human trafficking
Sun  May 20 2018 12:24PM
When Jamie Walton was a 14-year-old living in Venice, she spent every other weekend flying from Florida to Atlanta to see the 46-year-old man she’d met and started a romantic … Find out how to read more online.
Burn ban lifted
Mon  May 21 2018 05:12PM
Sarasota County Fire Chief Michael Regnier on Friday lifted the countywide recreational burn ban that was put in place on April 4. The mandatory burn ban was put in effect … Find out how to read more online.
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OK to swim; beach advisories lifted
Sun  May 20 2018 12:22PM
The four Sarasota County beaches that were issued a “No Swim” advisory on Thursday for elevated levels of enterococcus bacteria, had the advisory lifted on Friday, giving the all-clear for swimming activities. Venice Beach, Venice Municipal Fishing Pier Beach, Turtle … Find out how to read more online.

Shamrock Preschool celebrates VPK graduates
Sun  May 20 2018 12:22PM
Shamrock Preschool honored its 2018 VPK graduating class Tuesday in Venice. Director Deborah Whitham and teacher Sherry Jenkins organized the celebration where students sang, danced and received their diploma and other goodies. The graduating class included Adrian Mendoza, Declan LeRoux, … Find out how to read more online.

Man charged with abducting, hitting woman
Sun  May 20 2018 12:22PM
A Sarasota man was arrested for domestic battery after allegedly abducting and assaulting a north Venice woman. According to a Venice Police Department report: On May 2 at 3:30 a.m. the victim left her Venetian Golf & River Club residence … Find out how to read more online.

Comp Plan wins ‘grassroots’ award
Mon  May 21 2018 05:04PM
The City of Venice has won a planning and zoning award in a category for which it didn’t apply. The Florida Planning and Zoning Association last week announced the City of Venice and Kimley-Horn won the 2018 Grass Roots/Public Involvement … Find out how to read more online.

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Honduran drug kingpin sentenced to life in US prison
Mon  May 21 2018 07:52PM
MIAMI (AP) — A convicted Honduran drug kingpin whose cocaine supplied the Mexican cartel headed by the trafficker known as “El Chapo” has been sentenced to life in U.S. prison. Court records show a Miami federal judge imposed the sentence … read more.

Woman in smiling mugshot faces manslaughter in DUI crash
Mon  May 21 2018 07:52PM
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who flashed a big grin in a mugshot following a car crash and DUI arrest now faces a new charge and prison time after a crash victim died. News outlets report 44-year-old Angenette … read more.

Alabama boy drowns in rough surf along Florida’s Gulf Coast
Mon  May 21 2018 07:52PM
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 5-year-old Alabama boy died after getting caught up in rough surf on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The News Herald reports Christian Doyle of Dothan, Alabama, was one of three swimmers pulled from the water … read more.

Man who stormed Trump resort booked into Florida jail
Mon  May 21 2018 07:52PM
MIAMI (AP) — The man who stormed President Donald Trump’s Miami-area golf resort last week has been moved from a hospital to a Florida jail. Miami-Dade County jail records show 42-year-old Jonathan Oddi of Doral was booked Sunday evening while … read more.

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