Birthday bash for hundreds homeless in Fla.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

MIAMI (AP) - A South Florida organization is throwing a birthday bash for more than 900 homeless and needy guests.    Miami Rescue Mission's parties will include dec..
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Women's voter group to announce registration plans

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Florida League of Women Voters will unveil its plan to register new voters just a week after it celebrated a federal judge's decision to strike down a key ..
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FAMU trustees to discuss anti-hazing plan

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida A&M University trustees will discuss a sweeping anti-hazing plan at an all-day retreat.    The FAMU board is meeting this week o..
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Man shot, killed on Miami-Dade Transit bus

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

MIAMI (AP) - Police say a man died after he was shot on a Miami-Dade Transit bus.    Det. Javier Baez says the shooting happened about 10 p.m. Tuesday as the bus tra..
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Orlando cop shoots woman who ran over him

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An Orlando police officer shot a driver who ran over him while trying to leave a night club after an altercation.    Orlando police say the driv..
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35-state study: Fla. led in increasing prison time

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida led 35 states in a study issued Wednesday with a whopping 166 percent increase in the estimated average time that released prisoners spent behind b..
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2 groups apply for park permits during RNC

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Two groups have applied for permits to use to use Tampa parks during the Republican National Convention.    Planned Parenthood wants to hold a fou..
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Urban farming trend comes to Southwest Florida

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A sustainable garden and farm is growing fresh vegetables in Southwest Florida. The Heritage Roots Urban Food Hub on MLK Boulevard in Fort Myers features five acr..
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Official: TSA replacement workers in place at RSW

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Severe repremands follow a probe into actions or inactivity of TSA employees during the overnight shift at Southwest Florida International Airport during a two-m..
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Callers saw naked man before face-chewing attack

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

MIAMI (AP) - Callers to 911 reported seeing a naked man swinging from a light pole along a Miami causeway minutes before a face-eating attack on a homeless man. According to r..
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Former deputy charged with having child porn.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PORT CHARLOTTE Fla.- A retired Charlotte County Deputy has been arrested by the F.B.I. and charged with possession of child pornography.  62 year old Ken Barton was arrested e..
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Immokalee firefighters have mixed emotions over FEMA grant

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

IMMOKALEE, Fla - Six Immokalee firefighters laid off last year will be offered their jobs back thanks to $700,000 grant from FEMA, but those firefighters say they have mixed emotio..
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North Port nurse tells intruder 'I will shoot you'

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

NORTH PORT, Fla. - Michelle Horton says the man who broke into her Gailbreath Road home got two warnings before she opened fire. "He was looking at me, facing dead-on. I said, 'I w..
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Cape Coral sees increase in people recycling

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- One person's recycling is Cape Coral's treasure. The city says its single-stream recycling program with Lee County is generating thousands of dollars back ..
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Student volunteers wipe out years of graffiti

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kristen Skovira

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Deputy Iris Sullivan knows that graffiti is more than just an eyesore, it can also be a gateway to criminal activity. "We find that when you have this sort ..
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Southwest Floridians donate to Gov. Scott Walker's campaign

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- As people in Wisconsin head to the polls to make their voices heard in the recall election of Governor Scott Walker, people in Southwest Florida are making th..
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LCSO arrest Ft. Myers man for hoax bomb

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's Deputies arrested 47-year-old Barry Kevin Thompson for allegedly planting a fake bomb in his own mailbox, causing a neighborhood evacuation. ..
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Stolen tricycle leaves senior citizen without wheels

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A senior citizen is missing her set of wheels. "I held my breath," said Virginia Jones. "Oh my God. My bike is stolen." Virginia showed us the very spot in the dr..
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Ft. Myers woman allegedly beats child in Walmart

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Madison Wagner

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Fort Myers Police arrested a 27-year-old woman in Walmart on Monday for abusing a small child. Carmella Birchum faces charges of cruelty toward a child after sev..
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North Port PD searches for burglary suspect

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH PORT, Fla.- North Port Police are searching for two suspects involved in a burglary this morning. A police sketch of one of the suspects has been released. On Tuesday morning..
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