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Venice brush fire – Thursday Afternoon

Venice firefighters are fighting a brush fire in the area of Twin Laurel Blvd. and Laurel Road, called in at 12:09 p.m. The fire started out at around an acre in size but grew larger due to wind conditions, according to Venice Administrative Battalion Chief Frank Giddens. Along with Venice firefighters and Sarasota County Fire […]

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Brush fire in Venice, no homes threatened yet

Venice firefighters continue fighting a brush fire around Twin Laurel Boulevard and Laurel Road. Battalion chief Frank Giddens says it started at an acre in size, but the wind has helped it grow. Nokomis and county fire have units at the scene to help firefighters from Venice. Engines stand ready to protect homes in the […]

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Florida’s Supreme Court hears death penalty case

State Supreme Court has heard the case of whether or not to reduce a death row inmate’s sentence to life in prison. This ruling could affect 400 condemned prisoners statewide. The inmate’s attorney says his client’s sentence should change because of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that has found Florida’s system for sentencing people to […]

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Winds creating tough boating weather

The National Weather Service has issued a lake wind advisory for the region until 7 o’clock tonight. Expect sustained winds of 20 to 25 miles per hour to cause hazardous boating conditions on the lakes. Gusts may cause enough force to damage and flip small boats. The area also has a high rip current risk […]

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