Villella leaves Miami ballet sooner than expected

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The founder and artistic director of Miami City Ballet is leaving the company sooner than he had planned.    Edward Villella had planned to stay with th..
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Motorcyclist injured in Cape Coral crash

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A serious accident with injuires left Santa Barbara Blvd. blocked at Veterans in Cape Coral. At 9:35 Tuesday morning, a motorcycle was heading eastbound on Vetera..
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Panhandle authorities seize 7 malnourished horses

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BELLVIEW, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in the Florida Panhandle have seized seven malnourished horses in connection with an animal abuse case that dates back to 2005.    ..
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Miami billboard promotes Haiti as vacation spot

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - There's a new Caribbean destination being promoted to travelers passing through Miami.    A billboard promoting Haiti was installed last week above Inte..
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Man, woman die in apparent murder-suicide in Tampa

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a man and a woman had been arguing in their car before they died in an apparent murder-suicide.  Tampa police say the woman managed to jump ..
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Neighbor kills 1, injures 2 during ongoing dispute

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - An ongoing dispute between neighbors led to an altercation that police say left one dead, two seriously injured and another in jail.    Titus..
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Officials seek to ID body found off Fla. Keys

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Detectives in Key West are seeking the public's help in identifying a man found dead in the water near Ballast Key.    Monroe County Sheriff's ..
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Labor Day: Local unions raise awareness with picnic

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

LEE COUNTY, FL - More than a century ago, Labor Day was proposed by a union leader as a way to give workers a day of rest. Now, many people have forgotten the meaning of the day. L..
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Last Day to File Claims With FEMA From Debby

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Although Florida mostly ducked any significant damage from Tropical Storm Isaac, residents in Lake City are struggling to recover after Tropical Storm Debby.&nbs..
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Labor Day weekend pain at the pump

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Robarge

LEE COUNTY, Fl. - Tracking the pain at the pump, according to AAA, the national average for a gallon of regular is three dollars 83 cents, and here in Southwest Florida w..
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Labor Day weekend keeps water rescue agencies busy

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Robarge

FORT MYERS, Fl. - The holiday weekend kept water rescue agencies busy responding to calls from boat fires to boats taking on water. "We're about to do a little fishing right now wi..
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Naples businesses prepare for the September slowdown

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla - With Labor Day in the books, businesses are now looking ahead to the busy season. But first, they have to make it through what is historically the worst month of the ..
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A hit and run in Lehigh Acres injures six pedestrians

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kristen Skovira

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - It was supposed to be a fun-filled Labor Day party, but it took a terrifying turn.  According to hit and run victims, Jhesica Walker and Suerene Hall, th..
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Charlotte County burn victim make 'miraculous' recovery

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- What a difference a year can make. An 11 year old Charlotte County boy almost died when flames consumed his body. But today, Logan Nelson has made..
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Influx of jellyfish on Naples beaches Labor Day Weekend

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

NAPLES, Fla.- People spending Labor Day weekend at the beach in Naples have an influx of jellyfish to deal with in the Gulf. People up and down Lowdermilk Park in Naples reported g..
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Redneck Games raise money for N. Ft. Myers Chamber

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Seed-spitting, toilet seat horseshoes and mud pit tug-of-war. Those were some of the highlights of the inaugural Redneck Games, put on by the N. Ft. Myers C..
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2 nipped by sharks in ocean off central Florida

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two swimmers are recovering after being nipped by sharks in the ocean off central Florida.    Volusia County Beach Patrol ..
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Police say tattoo evidence helps catch more crooks

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - As the man rushed past the Mariner Car Wash, an employee couldn't help but notice his distinctive forearm tattoo: "Most Wanted."    When ..
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Accused 7-11 robber tells victim he owes people money

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public’s help apprehending a suspect wanted for an armed robbery, which occurred on Sunday around 12:14 a...
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5 young pilot whales treated at FAU after beaching

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Experts say they're cautiously optimistic about five pilot whales that were part of a pod of 22 stranded on a central Florida beach.    Two male and thr..
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