Tornado watch issued for Sarasota, Manatee, Desoto and Hardee Counties

SNN – Tornado Watch in effect until 6 P.M. Sunday for most areas of the Suncoast, including Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto, and Hardee Counties. This does not mean a tornado is on the ground, but it does mean tornadoes are possible this afternoon. Now is a good time to get indoors and stat indoors. Stay tuned to SNN for frequent updates on air and online. The post Tornado watch issued for Sarasota, Manatee, Desoto and Hardee Counties...

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40 Special Olympics athletes enjoy a day of fishing

VENICE – It was a beautiful day in Venice for the 16th Annual Shark Tooth Fishing Tournament sponsored by the Venice Police. Kelli Peyton volunteered to help Adam who she met 16 years ago at the first ever tournament… She will continue to do this every year. “Because of people like him. Yup. It’s a good thing. It’s important to be out here with the athletes and show that we have a good relationship with them,” said Peyton. Specific...

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Preparations for sea turtle nesting season begins Thursday

VENICE – Venice Beach is being leveled out for sea turtle nesting season beginning Thursday. Advantage Construction Group will be conducting beach grading at the water line in Venice from the South Jetty to South Brohard Park. Leveling of escarpments is required annually prior to April 15th to enhance sea turtle nesting conditions. Heavy equipment will be present on the beach during the day and will use lighting if work continues into...

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Annual Venice Sharks Tooth Fishing Tournament is back again

VENICE – It’s that time again! The 16th Annual Venice Sharks Tooth Fishing Tournament kicks off Thursday. The event started 16 years ago when the Venice Police Department met with South Sarasota County Special Olympics organizers. “Sixteen years ago, we only had 10 Special Olympics athletes and only four boat captains. Sixteen years later we have 26 boat captains and 40 Special Olympics athletes,” said Captain Paul Joyce of the Venice...

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Venice Baseball Player wins Sports Drink Contest

VENICE – Most moms and dads brag about their kids. I mean, as much as the kids might get embarrassed by it, it’s kind of our job to do so, right? Well, one mom put that pride, and love, into a video and now her baseball playing son is drinking the rewards. Peter Liakakos loves baseball. You can see it just in how he decorates his bedroom. And he’s good at it. The 13–year–old plays for the Florida Burn travel team for which he has to...

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Beach Tilling To Help Sea Turtles In Venice

VENICE — Beach goers in Venice will be sharing the sand with some heavy equipment over the next couple weeks. Advantage Construction Group will be tilling the Venice beaches from the South Jetty to South Brohard Park. the beach tilling is required to enhance the sand for the upcoming sea turtle nesting season, which begins May 1. Crews will be working from 6 to 11 p.m. and 6 to 11 a.m. daily. Venice city officials are asking beach...

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