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Hospital drops eye surgery
Sat  Jan 31 2015 08:30AM
As of Feb. 1, eye surgery will join the list of medical services no longer provided by Venice’s hospital. “The executive staff at Venice Regional Bayfront Health routinely reviews all … Find out how to read more online.
State to Venice: Fix fire pension
Sat  Jan 31 2015 08:30AM
While Venice Mayor John Holic was giving his State of the City speech at city hall this week — a glowing progress report that also highlighted deficiencies, like the underfunded … Find out how to read more online.
Residents organize over Plantation cell tower
Wed  Jan 28 2015 10:44AM
Representative for Florida Tower Partners, based in Bradenton, got another earful from residents of the Plantation Golf & Country Club and Lake of the Woods at Jacaranda subdivisions who oppose … Find out how to read more online.
Bad golf swing gives thief away
Wed  Jan 28 2015 10:44AM
Some men have complained that golf, a favorite Florida pastime, ultimately ruined their life. Here’s an different take on that lament. John Carey Jeffery, Jr., 38, was arrested this week … Find out how to read more online.
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Militants lose in Kobani
Sat  Jan 31 2015 07:33PM
BEIRUT — The Islamic State group has acknowledged for the first time that its fighters have been defeated in the Syrian town of Kobani and vowed to attack the town again. In a video released by the pro-IS Aamaq News … read more.

Video: Islamic State group beheads Japanese journalist
Sat  Jan 31 2015 07:16PM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — An online video released Saturday night purported to show an Islamic State group militant behead Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ending days of negotiations by diplomats to save the man. The video, released on militant websites and … read more.

Up to foot of snow possible for Midwest, Northeast
Sat  Jan 31 2015 07:16PM
(AP) — A storm gathering steam over the southern Rockies is expected to dump up to a foot of snow on parts of the Midwest and perhaps even more on Boston, which is still recovering from a winter walloping it … read more.

Civilians flee east Ukraine fighting
Sat  Jan 31 2015 07:16PM
DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) — Outgoing heavy-caliber fire boomed incessantly, shaking the ground and rattling windows around the besieged town. Residents of Debaltseve, seemingly inured to the racket, listened impassively as they mustered at the town hall on Saturday to be … read more.

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More Local News

Wed  Jan 28 2015 10:44AM
The Venice City Council took two major steps this week to begin enforcing a ban against short-term rentals in single-family neighborhoods — albeit beginning in 2016. First, they settled a lawsuit (Altier et al v. City of Venice) allowing seven … Find out how to read more online.

The Secret to Pine View’s Success
Wed  Jan 28 2015 10:44AM
Stephen Covert and his wife conducted a nationwide search for the best school for their fifth-grade son when tests showed two years ago that he is gifted. Like many parents, they concluded that Pine View School, in Osprey, was the … Find out how to read more online.

Fellowship will send Pine View student to college
Wed  Jan 28 2015 10:42AM
Alexis Smith was a little miffed that she had to go back to school Thursday and leave her babysitting job. She got over it quickly when she found out what the “meeting” she was allegedly needed at was really about. … Find out how to read more online.

Englewood, Venice street resurfacing to begin in March
Wed  Jan 28 2015 10:40AM
Sarasota County commissioners signed off on a $4.7 million street repaving project for Englewood and Venice Tuesday. The resurfacing project is expected to begin in March and should be completed within five months. In south Venice, Jacaranda Boulevard from South … Find out how to read more online.

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