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Rice guilty of murder in Osprey shooting
Wed  Apr 16 2014 09:10AM
It took a 12-member jury more than six hours of deliberations to find Michael W. Rice guilty of the first-degree murder of Philippe Nahon, 48, a decision that sent Nahon’s … Find out how to read more online.
PediCabs are here
Wed  Apr 16 2014 09:10AM
This weekend, yet another new form of transportation makes its debut, the Venice PediCabs, operating from the Venice Skin Studio at 125 West Miami Ave. “This is a pretty neat … Find out how to read more online.
Meet Mr. and Mrs. Canine
Wed  Apr 16 2014 09:10AM
Pelican Pointe Golf and Country Club members christened their community’s new park with a dog wedding last Sunday. At least 30 people, joined by about a dozen dogs, gathered to … Find out how to read more online.
It’s back: Warm Mineral Springs reopens
Wed  Apr 16 2014 09:10AM
Lawn chairs and beach towels dotted the shoreline and the smell of sunscreen was in the air as Warm Mineral Springs officially reopened Saturday. The 87-degree, mineral-rich water wasn’t filled … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery
Thu  Apr 17 2014 01:56PM
ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) — Back in 1971, two South Dakota teens vanished on their way to a party. Now the 43-year-old mystery of their disappearance has been solved by the ebb and flow of a dirty creek and the … read more.

Russia: deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions
Thu  Apr 17 2014 01:56PM
GENEVA (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister says top diplomats have agreed to take immediate steps toward calming tensions in Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the four parties gathered Thursday in Geneva — the U.S., European Union, Ukraine and … read more.

Oklahoma gay marriage case before US appeals court
Thu  Apr 17 2014 01:56PM
DENVER (AP) — An appeals court in Denver is hearing its second gay marriage case in two weeks. A panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear a case from Oklahoma on Thursday. That is one week … read more.

Fla. woman doesn’t blame bear for her attack
Thu  Apr 17 2014 01:56PM
LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who was attacked by a bear last weekend says she doesn’t want bears to be killed by wildlife officials for doing what wild animals do. Terri Frana told Orlando television station WFTV … read more.

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700-home project gets initial rezone
Wed  Apr 16 2014 10:36AM
A 700-home residential development in northern Venice received preliminary approval this week. Tentatively called the Villages of Milano, the Neal Communities development of 350 acres on both sides of the newly built Jacaranda Extension, between Laurel and Border roads, was … Find out how to read more online.

City testing water for redevelopment effort
Wed  Apr 16 2014 09:10AM
Another city board has signed on to study a downtown revitalization effort. Mayor John Holic and more recently Council Member Emilio Carlesimo want to explore alternative funding to revitalize the downtown area. Carlesimo is actively out testing community support for … Find out how to read more online.

Tuition bill a boost for Suncoast veterans
Wed  Apr 16 2014 09:10AM
State legislators want to make Florida the most military-friendly state in the country. On March 31, several lawmakers joined Governor Rick Scott to sign a bill that waives out-of-state tuition fees for veterans. Venice’s Justin Tobiasz, who spent four years … Find out how to read more online.

BBQ Bash lands state BBQ championship
Wed  Apr 16 2014 09:06AM
As the new home of the state barbecuing championship, Venice BBQ Bash has taken another step forward. Founder Don Fisher wants to make it the biggest and best BBQ and Bluegrass destination event in the country. Fisher and his dedicated … Find out how to read more online.

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