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Friends of the Venice Library embark on $1.3 million capital campaign

VENICE - The Friends of The Venice Library recently launched the first phase of a $1.3 million fundraising effort designed to outfit the city's new library. A variety of naming opportunities are available for donors seeking to make their mark in the new facility. The campaign started Nov. 17, with

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-11-24 20:12:51

US sanctions Venice couple for false claims on nutritional supplements

The Federal Trade Commission has cracked down on three Venice companies and their owners for selling dietary supplements that promised to treat everything from common colds to AIDS. The companies and owners Anna McLean and Robert McLean settled FTC false advertising charges filed in federal court th


Lobeck: Venice to lift limits on developers

"Keep Venice Venice": Control growth strictly, to preserve our special quality of life. That's the message city planners heard from Venetians over months of early public input on "updating" the Venice Comprehensive Plan. Yet, city planners ran in the opposite direction. They drafted a new Comprehens


3 killed on Thanksgiving after wrong-way driver crashes into car on I-75

GIBSONTON, Fla. (WFLA) - Troopers say three people were killed on Thanksgiving after a wrong-way crash in Gibsonton. The crash occurred in the southbound lanes near Gibsonton Drive. Highway officials said 21-year-old Justin B. Latkin of Bradenton was traveling northbound in the southbound center lan

WFLA.COM - 2017-11-24 03:30:26

Portion of I-75 closed in Sarasota Co. after fatal accident

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is assisting the Florida Highway Patrol regarding a fatal accident on Interstate 75 Thursday night. Three, possibly four, vehicles were involved in the accident that occurred in the northbound lanes at mile marker 199. One vehicle w

WFLA.COM - 2017-11-24 02:01:36

Jabez Spann reportedly witnessed murder before disappearing

Recently surfaced police report says missing Sarasota 14-year-old witnessed unsolved murder SARASOTA - Three men chasing 31-year-old Travis Combs into a grassy field next to his home in north Sarasota shouted "give it up" to the man as he fled earlier this summer, according to a Sarasota Police Depa

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-11-24 18:02:09

First Alert Weather: Unsettled weather for the next 48 hours

Sarasota FL. (WWSB) - We made it through most of November without any rain and now here it comes, on Thanksgiving and Black Friday of all days. With a trough of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico and a series of disturbances moving through it we can expect a good deal of cloudiness and rainfall thro

MYSUNCOAST.COM - 2017-11-23 04:34:00

Missing Sarasota teen may have witnessed a murder

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - According to new court documents, missing Sarasota teen, Jabez Spann, may have witnessed a homicide one week before his disappearance. Spann was last seen on Sept. 4 at a family barbecue, near 22nd Street in Sarasota. An affidavit in the case of 55-year-old Reginald Parker reve

MYSUNCOAST.COM - 2017-11-24 22:25:00

Gardening calendar in Polk County

1124GardeningCAL GARDENING CALENDAR FOREST MAGIC NATURE WALK: Led by Steve Franklin, 2 p.m. Nov. 26, Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve, 900 Mackay Blvd., Lake Alfred, free, registration required. Contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 863-291-5272 or aquinones@mylakealfred.com. MAKE & T

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-24 12:00:00

Take a seasonal stroll in Plant City: Annual Christmas Lane opens Friday

Since 1984, the Florida Strawberry Festival grounds have been transformed in the relatively warm Florida winter from an agriculture center into a winter wonderland of displays, rides, nativity scenes, performers and food. PLANT CITY - For a month each year, through one man's love for the Christmas a

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-24 11:00:00

Top 10 Florida bluegrass festivals and events

When winter forces outdoor music festivals up north into hibernation, entertainers head south. Some of the top acts in bluegrass music will be playing in Florida this fall, winter and spring. Here are the Top 10 bluegrass festivals and events in the Sunshine State: Sertoma Thanksgiving Bluegrass Fes

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-11-23 07:01:00

Dade City and UF join forces to start community garden

DADE CITY - A partnership between the city and the University of Florida - the first of its kind in the state - will bring a long-awaited community garden to Dade City. Excitement is brewing over the garden program planned in the city's Watson Park - located between 17th and 19th Streets on North an


Thanksgiving evening shoppers search for bargains

LAKELAND - While most Central Floridians were still in the kitchen preparing Thanksgiving dinner at 2 p.m. Thursday, or maybe pushing back from the table stuffed with turkey, cranberry sauce and pecan pie, a hardy few were lining up outside big-box stores hoping to snag top deals in pre-Black Friday

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-24 03:36:05

Winners emerge at Plant City Pig Jam

The Plant City Pig Jam celebrated its 15th anniversary Friday and Saturday with live entertainment and dozens of groups competing to make the best barbecue in the South. The event, sponsored by Suncoast Credit Union, featured an amateur and a professional division with prizes among the top 10 teams


Hernando Sheriff Charges Man with Murder

BROOKSVILLE - A man has been charged with murder in connection with the Wednesday (Nov. 22) death of a Brooksville woman, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. The name of the woman is being withheld pending notification of her next of kin. Joshua Carroll, 32, was charged with second de

TBREPORTER.COM - 2017-11-23 06:17:36

Mom of man killed by kratom calls for research, not ban

On July 7, 27 year-old Christopher Waldron died in Tampa. "He was my best friend, the love of my life. He was my only child," his mother Laura Lamon said. The official cause of death was something Lamon never heard of: "Intoxication by kratom." She says her son had been fighting addiction for years

10NEWS - 2017-11-23 05:02:16

Man hospitalized after crash in Hamlin

A man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after a crash in Hamlin. Sheriff's deputies say the 22-year-old hit a utility pole off Brick Schoolhouse Road around 8:30 Thursday night. He was rushed to Strong Hospital. The impact brought down the utility pole, which knocked out electricity

WHEC TV-10 - 2017-11-24 15:14:00

Man indicted on numerous charges following Albion child abuse case: Report

ALBION, N.Y. -- A man at the center of what Oswego County deputies have described as one of the county's worst-ever child abuse cases has been formally indicted on a slew of charges, according to Oswego County News Now. Shawn Whaley, 24, initially faced a single assault charge for his alleged role


Fresh or Frozen: What's on your table?

The holiday season is upon us. More and more people are going back to how they did it back in the day for the popular Thanksgiving staple, and opting for a farm fresh turkey. Federal regulations went into effect January 1st banning antibiotics in turkeys and other poultry and pork. There have been


College at Brockport players enjoy feast before playoff game

"It really puts the family emphasis on impact because we're all here together having a good time," says Jason Mangone, Brockport football coach. "Some of our guys are from downstate so they can't obviously go home and come back in time for practice tomorrow. So whether you're local or far away, we'r

WHEC TV-10 - 2017-11-24 03:02:00