Tropical Storm Alberto forms, begins 2012 season early

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The first tropical storm of the hurricane season has formed off the coast of South Carolina with top winds of 60 mph (97 kph), but it isn't threatening land.&n..
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Suspicious death under investigation in Immokalee

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

IMMOKALEE, Fla. - The Collier County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious death in Immokalee. Just after 7 a.m., they received a 911 call from a home on Sanders Pine Circ..
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Gov. Rick Scott heading to Spain to tout Florida

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Despite ongoing economic upheaval in Spain, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is heading to the European country for a four-day trip where he will tout the Sunshine ..
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Everblades win 4-3, fans pumped & looking forward to Tuesday

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

ESTERO, Fla. -- The Everblades won game three of the Kelly Cup Finals on Friday night 4 to 3 against Las Vegas.  There was plenty of excitement and plenty of fans.  It wa..
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Student stranded by hit and run driver

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - An Edison State College student had a run of bad luck when she blew a tire while driving on Interstate 75. She parked her car just north of Alico Road. And befor..
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Naples police call leads to arrest of Serbian murder suspect

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- A Naples man's dark past is revealed after a routine police call. Aleksandar Stepanovich was arrested Thursday morning after resisting arrest and kicking a Naples Po..
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Local school wins national honors

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Gailhard

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Jay Scott never got to see his daughter, Alex, grow up. The little girl died at age 8 from cancer." During Alex's short life she used a lemonade stand to rai..
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Lee Memorial faces budget cuts, but no layoffs

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee Memorial is preparing for significant cuts. The health system is looking at trimming $125 million over the next 5 years, which is about 10 percent of the budg..
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Cape mom asking Congress to approve breakthrough drugs

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - "He tried so much to make the world a better place for others. so I have to do the same thing to try to make the world a better place for others. That's what he ..
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Terminal at Fort Lauderdale airport evacuated

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A terminal at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport has been evacuated and four people are being treated for respiratory complaints in a poss..
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CCSO report: Deputy fired for lying on loan application

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A Collier County deputy is out a job after investigators say he lied about his income to land $2.2 million to buy a house. According to an internal affairs r..
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Fort Myers bowling league battles disease one pin at a time

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- They're regulars at the alley, but one Fort Myers league shares a bond bigger than bowling."We all have multiple sclerosis. And it doesn't stop us," Cathy Smith s..
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New director named for National Hurricane Center

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The U.S. government's hurricane forecasting hub in Miami has chosen The Weather Channel's tropical weather expert to be its next chief.    The National ..
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Tampa OKs regulated zone around convention

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa City Council has given final approval to creating a designated area around this summer's Republican National Convention designed to keep protesters in ..
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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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