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Venice teacher arrested on sexual battery charges
Sat  Jan 21 2017 10:04AM
A charter school teacher was arrested this week for sexual battery on a middle school student. Matt J. Minton, 24, a history teacher for seventh- to 11th-graders at the Island … Find out how to read more online.

Sat  Jan 21 2017 10:04AM
The latest incursion of residents from the north to enjoy life’s comforts in Southwest Florida includes Wile E. Coyote and his rapidly expanding clan of Canis latrans. The clan is … Find out how to read more online.
Wellfield is top site for public safety facility
Sat  Jan 21 2017 10:04AM
Venice residents could soon be heading to the polls to vote on another public safety referendum. This time it would be to OK building the city’s new public safety facility … Find out how to read more online.
Got a biz idea? Present it to ‘Shark Tank’
Sat  Jan 21 2017 10:02AM
Budding entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to realize their dreams at a Shark Tank-style event sponsored by local investors. Three to five contestants will compete for $50,000 during a real-life … Find out how to read more online.
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Hundreds of thousands of women around the world decry Trump
Sat  Jan 21 2017 05:56PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wearing pink, pointy-eared “pussyhats” to mock the new president, hundreds of thousands of women took to the streets in the nation’s capital and cities around the world Saturday to send Donald Trump an emphatic message that they … read more.

Tornado rips through parts of south Mississippi, killing 4
Sat  Jan 21 2017 05:53PM
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Four people were killed and scores of homes were flattened early Saturday when a tornado ripped through the Hattiesburg area, officials in Mississippi said. The city of Hattiesburg said via its Twitter account that four people … read more.

Rescuers search for avalanche survivors, fear more slides
Sat  Jan 21 2017 05:52PM
FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — Using saws, shovels and their gloved hands, rescue workers advanced slowly Saturday through the wreckage of an avalanche-destroyed hotel in central Italy, listening hard for any signs of more survivors among the 23 missing guests and … read more.

Passengers scream as Florida alligator leaps into airboat
Sat  Jan 21 2017 01:19AM
MIAMI (AP) — A Missouri couple vacationing in Florida had a close encounter with an alligator when it leapt into their airboat and became wedged in the boat’s railing. Passengers screamed as 30-year-old Tylor Hinderey of Springfield, Missouri, captured the … read more.

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Council eyes cut in downtown parking limits
Sat  Jan 21 2017 10:02AM
In 2007, at the request of Venice MainStreet, The Venice City Council voted to extend the parking time limit in Centennial Park during season from four hours to five hours. Next week it will discuss whether to cut it back. … Find out how to read more online.

Venice Middle focus of new partnership
Sat  Jan 21 2017 10:02AM
With the Venice Performing Arts Center under its belt and a new Suncoast Technical College rising from the ground in North Port, elected officials are more excited than ever to discuss partnerships that result in projects that save big bucks … Find out how to read more online.

Ads on trolley would need a new law
Sat  Jan 21 2017 10:02AM
Part of the reasoning behind the Venice City Council’s decision last week to take the South Jetty off the route of the Venice trolley was that it didn’t want to be spending $70,000 to facilitate sightseeing trips. And part of … Find out how to read more online.

Don’t miss Rotary Art Fest this weekend
Sat  Jan 21 2017 10:02AM
Today and tomorrow, Jan. 21 and 22, visit some 85 artists, a dozen food vendors and other displays at the 25th annual Rotary Art Fest. Parking is free. The entrance fee is $3 per person. Proceeds from entry fees, booth … Find out how to read more online.

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