ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING AT THE VENICE YMCA

SARASOTA COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY A YOUNG GIRL SCREAMED AS A MAN TRIED TO KIDNAP HER IN VENICE LAST NIGHT.  DEPUTIES SAY THE INCIDENT OCCURRED JUST BEFORE 8PM IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE VENICE YMCA AT 701 CENTER ROAD.  THE GIRL TOLD AUTHORITIES THE UNKNOWN WHITE MALE APPROACHED HER FROM BEHIND AND GRABBED HER WHILE […]

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MAN ACCUSED OF MOLESTING TEEN GIRL

A SARASOTA MAN WAS ARRESTED TUESDAY NIGHT AFTER BEING ACCUSED OF MOLESTING A TEEN.  DEPUTIES SAY THE FOURTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL TOLD OFFICIALS AT HER SCHOOL THAT SHE HAD BEEN TOUCHED INAPPROPRIATELY BY 60 YEAR OLD KENNETH CANTON ON AT LEAST FIVE OCCASIONS IN THE PAST YEAR, THE MOST RECENT BEING EARLIER THIS MONTH.  THE […]

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SCHOOL BUS HITS BICYCLE

SARASOTA COUNTY DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO A CRASH INVOLVING A SCHOOL BUS AND A BICYCLE IN VENICE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.  THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT CENTER ROAD AND US 41 JUST AFTER 3:30PM.  THE BUS WAS TRANSPORTING STUDENTS FROM AMI KIDS OF SARASOTA COUNTY, FORMERLY GULF COAST MARINE INSTITUTE SOUTH.  DEPUTIES SAY NONE OF THE STUDENTS ON THE […]

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SMOKING AT VENICE BEACHES COULD BE ILLEGAL

THE VENICE CITY COUNCIL ON TUESDAY TOOK A STEP TO BAN SMOKING ON VENICE BEACHES.  THE COUNCIL PASSED A FIRST READING OF AN ORDINANCE THAT WOULD MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO LIGHT UP ON VENICE AND BROHARD BEACHES AS WELL AS AT CITY PARKS.  THE SOUTH JETTY, VENICE FISHING PIER, AND HUMPHRIES PARK WOULD BE EXEMPT […]

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LEWIS NEW NORTH PORT CITY MANAGER

AFTER A WILD EMERGENCY MEETING OF THE NORTH PORT CITY COMMISSION ON TUESDAY, COMMISSIONERS APPOINTED POLICE CHIEF TERRY LEWIS TO THE INTERIM CITY MANAGER POSITION AFTER ACCEPTING THE RESIGNATION OF THE INTERIM THAT WAS IN PLACE.  DANNY SCHULT, WHO WAS TAPPED BY COMMISSIONERS AFTER THEY FIRED CITY MANAGER STEVE CROWELL EARLIER IN THE MONTH, WANTED […]

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