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Homeless fight spurs city hall debate
Sun  Aug 31 2014 10:42AM
The timing couldn’t have been worse. Just as the city is about to spend $16,000 on a water fountain to beautify the new Ruscelletto Park, complaints are coming in about … Find out how to read more online.
Two arrested for gambling operation
Sun  Aug 31 2014 10:42AM
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men this week who operate the Players Club 777 in Osprey for illegal gambling and other charges. The investigation began in January of … Find out how to read more online.
Man charged with beating, killing dog
Sun  Aug 31 2014 10:40AM
A Nokomis man who was arrested in January on charges of domestic battery by strangulation was arrested this week for strangling a dog. The man faces four counts of aggravated … Find out how to read more online.
First bishop of Venice diocese passes away
Sun  Aug 31 2014 10:40AM
The Most Rev. John Nevins, the founding bishop of the Diocese of Venice, died Tuesday. He was 82. The death was announced in a press statement from his successor, the … Find out how to read more online.
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Stocks end mixed, energy shares fall
Tue  Sep 2 2014 10:20PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) — U.S. stocks ended mostly lower on Tuesday, retreating from records set the previous month, as falling crude oil prices dragged energy shares down and offset strong manufacturing data. The S&P energy index fell 1.3 percent as … read more.

Frontline marches toward Ukraine port
Tue  Sep 2 2014 10:20PM
MARIUPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) — The war is being fought just over the hills. Civilians have started to flee the city. But the men of the vast Ilyich iron and steel works in the Ukrainain port of Mariupol are still in … read more.

Islamic State beheading
Tue  Sep 2 2014 10:20PM
DUBAI — The Islamic State militant group released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes on its insurgents … read more.

Bieber charged with assault, dangerous driving in Canada
Tue  Sep 2 2014 10:20PM
TORONTO (Reuters) — Pop star Justin Bieber was charged with assault and dangerous driving over the weekend after an incident near the small Canadian town where he grew up, one of his lawyers said in a statement on Tuesday. The … read more.

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Years of environmental work get financial help
Sun  Aug 31 2014 10:40AM
Volunteers have cleared hundreds of feet of the Siesta Waterway in South Venice by hand. Thanks to a grant jointly funded by Sarasota County and the Southwest Florida Water Management District (Swiftmud), the rest of the job will be much … Find out how to read more online.

So you want to be a smuggler?
Sun  Aug 31 2014 10:40AM
Now that the kids are back in school, parents and grandparents may be inspired to do the same. With all the colleges in the area plus art centers and the world-famous Ringling School of Design, there are plenty of options, … Find out how to read more online.

Memorial concern abated
Sun  Aug 31 2014 10:40AM
Venice Mayor John Holic’s question about where a donor gets the authority to make changes to a public monument — in this case, the 9/11 Memorial in Patriots Park — has been answered. In fact, it was answered a few … Find out how to read more online.

Summer heat slows hiring
Sun  Aug 31 2014 10:40AM
The typically slow summer season has caused hiring to drag across Southwest Florida, but an increase in construction activity holds promise for the future. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity reported Friday that the jobless rate in Charlotte County climbed … Find out how to read more online.

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