Fla. Puerto Ricans urged to vote in elections

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO (AP) - Pedro R. Pierluisi wants Puerto Ricans in Florida to register and vote with the same enthusiasm their families do back on the island.    Pierluisi is ..
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Police: Man stole swan eggs from nest, cooked them

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a central Florida man stole two swan eggs from a nest and then proceeded to cook them.    Lakeland police say 60-year-old Marce..
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Thief steals music instruments from local church

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies are searching for the suspect or suspects who stole music equipment from Light of the Glade Church on Sanibel Blvd. in Ft. Myers on ..
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2 More arrested in counterfeit check-cashing scheme

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Two additional arrests have been made in an ongoing Lee County School District check fraud investigation. Shanice Anderson and Tabish Bellot have been added to th..
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Private family funeral planned for Donna Summer

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Donna Summer's funeral will be a private one for family and close friends.    Publicist Brian Edwards said in a statement Friday that Summer's family..
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200-year-old shipwreck found in Gulf of Mexico

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An oil company exploration crew's chance discovery of a 200-year-old shipwreck in a little-charted stretch of the Gulf of Mexico is yielding a trove of new infor..
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Everblades take on Las Vegas Wranglers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Thousands of hockey fans will be packing into Germain Arena Friday night to cheer on the Florida Everblades as they take on the Las Vegas Wranglers. It's all to h..
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Hometown woman trains for U.S. Olympic trials

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A local woman is training hard for he U.S. Olympic trials in swimming. 19-year-old Stephanie Peacock already is one of the best swimmers to come from Southwest Fl..
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SWFL FCAT scores released

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

The Department of Education has released some of the state FCAT scores. The board was forced to lower the passing score for writing earlier this week, after preliminary results sho..
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Naples man arrested on child pornography charges

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- A Collier County Sheriff's Office investigation led to the arrest of a Naples man for possession of child pornography. Lance David Donovan, 52, of 1066 12th Ave. N., ..
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Evidence mixed for Zimmerman's self-defense claim

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - When George Zimmerman tries to convince a judge or jury that he shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense, the evidence he'll be able to call on appears to be a mixe..
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Fla. county creates registry for unmarried couples

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DELAND, Fla. (AP) - Couples that aren't married but want similar rights will be able to participate in a domestic partnership registry in Volusia County.    The Dayt..
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Patas monkey on the run in north Florida

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida wildlife officials are looking for a monkey that's been running loose in the Gainesville area for at least a month.    The Gainesvil..
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VP Biden to speak to Cypress Bay grads in Miami

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Some quick changes had to be made when Vice President Joe Biden agreed to be the keynote speaker at Cypress Bay High School's graduation.    Schoo..
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Spanish-language TV anchor arrested in South Fla.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DORAL, Fla. (AP) - Spanish-language television anchor and producer Frank Cairo faces grand theft charges after police in South Florida say he stole a patio chairs and carpet from a..
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Florida's April jobless rate drops to 8.7 percent

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State officials say Florida's unemployment rate dropped to 8.7 percent in April, but that was largely due to people leaving the labor force.   &n..
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Man arrested for strangling boy at his church with a cord

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH PORT, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested 25-year-old Justin Reber, of 2523 Belvedere Street in North Port, for strangling a boy at his church with a cord..
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Noise complaint leads to arrest of Serbian murder suspect

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- Naples Police responded to a noise complaint on Thursday that led to the arrest of a wanted Serbian murder suspect. On Thursday, at approximately 4:02 a.m., Naples Po..
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Fla. to double-check names on voter purge list

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida officials, responding to skeptical comments this week from county election supervisors, said they are now going to double-check whether or not 182,..
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FCAT Scores Out Today

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The first batch of scores on the new, more rigid Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test are set for release. The Department of Education said it would annou..
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