Renovated cruise ship to sail from Tampa soon

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A new Royal Caribbean cruise ship will begin sailing from Tampa in 2013.    The Brilliance of the Seas will sail four- and five-night Western Cari..
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Romney hits Obama on debt, campaigns in Fla.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Mitt Romney is criticizing President Barack Obama's record on debt as he campaigns in Florida, a critical battleground state.    Speaking..
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Fla. mom killed 4 kids, then herself

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

PORT ST. JOHN, Fla. (AP) - In the middle of the night, Tonya Thomas' neighbors awoke to the sound of a gunshot and moments later heard a knock on their door.    Thre..
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Man impersonates officer, then leads cops on chase

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Deputies say a man impersonated a police officer by attempting to stop another driver before leading them on a high-speed chase through southern Marion County.&n..
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South Fla. student honored for perfect attendance

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Christina Monroe has never missed a day of school.    The South Broward High School senior was honored by the Broward County School Boar..
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Injured manatee returns to ocean after 4 months

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

MIAMI (AP) - An injured manatee poisoned by toxic algae has been successfully rehabilitated and released into the water.    Kayakers found Breva four months ago in s..
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Survey shows Fla. real estate outlook improving

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A survey of real estate professionals shows Florida's market outlook improved in the first quarter of 2012.    The University of Florida rel..
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F-CAT scores plummet, state acts to help students pass

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

LEE COUNTY, FL - Lee County School's Superintendent, Dr. Joseph Burke reacted Tuesday to the State's decision to lower the passing grade on the F-CAT test, writing portion, from 4...
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City of Marco takes on increase in iguana population

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

MARCO ISLAND, Fla -- The City of Marco Island is taking a proactive approach to combat a familiar problem. In the last month or so, residents have been complaining about iguanas on..
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North Port man charged with molesting 4-year-old

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NORTH PORT, Fla. -- A North Port man is behind bars accused of molesting a 4-year-old.Robert Vanderveer, 44, is a real estate agent and a coach with the North Port Little League.Th..
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Brian Casey convicted of murder & arson in Lee County

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- It took a Lee County jury nearly four hours to find Brian Casey guilty of second degree murder and arson in the 2010 death of Ryan Vanderson.The trial took biza..
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Manatee released into wild

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Gailhard

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Breva is an energetic eight -foot-long, 900 lb. manatee. She has been through a lot the last few months. In January, as many as 40 manatees died in Lee ..
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Police Looking for Two Men who Stole Car, Set it on Fire

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Surveillance video captured crooks after they stole a car and set it on fire. Now Fort Myers police need your help to identify them.   Flames poured out of ..
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Decision on ceitus barrier on hold for 6 months

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The debate over the controversial Ceitus barrier is back. Cape Coral removed the barrier but Lee County is demanding it go back in. Boaters use the area, off O..
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WINK investigation looks into safety of teen diet pills

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Teens looking to lose weight try dieting, counting calories, and exercising. But when that fails, one local company hopes to help. However, not everyone is on bo..
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Chainsaws stolen in Golden Gate, deputies say it's a trend

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Deputies say last week's robbery of a Golden Gate lawn care store is just one example of an increasing trend of thieves targeting expensive lawn equipment. A..
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Body found in Bonita is identified

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla -  The Lee County Sheriff's Office Tuesday released the identity of the body found in a wooded area of Bonita Springs last week. The human remains have bee..
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Dredging begins in more Cape Coral canals

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CAPE CORAL, Fla -  Gator Dredging will begin dredging activities in six canals in the southeast Cape this week. The contractor is building holding cells to retain the fill mat..
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Edison State College narrows list of presidential candidates

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Edison State College is a step closer to having a District President. The Presidential Search Advisory Committee unanimously chose five finalists after interviewi..
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Search resumes in Oklahoma for missing Florida girl

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Forensic crews have resumed their search for a missing 4-year-old Florida girl who may be buried at or near a strip mall in Tulsa. Police said the Oklahoma Arch..
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