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Dying manatee rescued by Venice boater
Sat  Aug 4 2018 12:14PM
A manatee stricken by red tide was clinging to life on a sandbar Wednesday morning in Englewood, when a deputy and a Venice boater came to its rescue. Cpl. Brad … Find out how to read more online.
Sea turtle deaths now at 400
Sat  Aug 4 2018 12:14PM
The number of dead manatees and sea turtles continues to climb as red tide strangles the life out of coastal Southwest Florida waters. Bloom conditions started in November, and 400 … Find out how to read more online.
Reeking Red Tide
Wed  Aug 1 2018 08:22PM
The public has weighed in and the verdict is unanimous — red tide stinks. Literally. A post on the Gondolier Sun Facebook page at 1:44 p.m. Monday asked if people … Find out how to read more online.
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Venice Regional to switch out CEO
Sat  Aug 4 2018 12:14PM
Venice Regional Bayfront Health (VRBH) CEO Bob Moore is leaving the position after a little more than a year on the job, to make a very short, very lateral move — he’s going to oversee the approval and construction of … Find out how to read more online.

Communications at KMI restored
Sat  Aug 4 2018 12:14PM
Some businesses located in the old KMI Building on Tampa Avenue were without phones or the internet for three days this week. Service was restored Friday morning. A contractor doing work related to the Downtown Beautification project reportedly cut a … Find out how to read more online.

Memorial leads in joint replacement procedures
Sat  Aug 4 2018 12:12PM
It’s not surprising that a public hospital in a county in which 36.1 percent of the population is 65 and older does a lot of hip and knee replacements. But Sarasota Memorial Hospital (SMH) doesn’t just do a lot of … Find out how to read more online.

Child Protection Agency provides safe space
Sat  Aug 4 2018 12:12PM
“At the end of the day, it’s all about the children and making sure they are safe, sound and raised to the best of our abilities as parents.” — A quote from a parent utilizing the Children & Families Supervised … Find out how to read more online.

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Wells test positive for chemicals in Space Coast town
Fri  Aug 3 2018 12:16AM
SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Low levels of cancer-causing chemicals have been found in three wells of a Florida town. Satellite Beach City Manager Courtney Barker said Wednesday that the chemicals are similar to ones used in fire extinguishing foams, … read more.

Girl hit by car on Florida beach, suffers minor injuries
Fri  Aug 3 2018 12:16AM
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old girl suffered minor injuries when she was hit by a car on a Florida beach. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that the accident occurred Wednesday afternoon in Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia … read more.

2 officers, bicyclist injured when patrol car hits tree
Fri  Aug 3 2018 12:16AM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida police officers were injured when a patrol car hit a tree while responding to an emergency call. Tampa police said in a news release that the crash happened late Wednesday in Tampa. Police said … read more.

Resort damaged by Hurricane Irma to reopen before Labor Day
Fri  Aug 3 2018 12:16AM
DUCK KEY, Fla. (AP) — Nearly a year after Hurricane Irma wiped out a portion of the Florida Keys, a landmark resort plans to reopen in time for Labor Day Weekend. The Miami Herald reports Hawks Cay Resort on Duck … read more.

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