Gov. Scott monitors impact of Debby

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE - Governor Rick Scott is monitoring the impacts of Tropical Depression Debby and continues to work with the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) to ensure timely and ef..
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Lee Co. Health Department tests standing water left by Debby

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Health Department warns citizens that children should not play in standing water because of possible bacteria and drowning hazards. The Health Depa..
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Completion of road construction in Port Charlotte delayed

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Due to weather delays the traffic delays anticipated on Loveland Boulevard between Midway Boulevard and Peachland Boulevard, which were originally scheduled t..
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Punta Gorda streets reopen after Tropical Storm Debby

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- The worst of Tropical Storm Debby has left the Punta Gorda area, allowing City officials to reopen most streets. High tide hit the City at about 9:40 a.m. today,..
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Alva bookkeeper accused of stealing $818,000 from employer

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- An Alva woman was arrested for stealing $818,339.37 between February 2010 and May 2011 while employed as a bookkeeper for Easy Picker Golf Products, Inc. in Lehig..
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Convicted murderer, Tuttle, sentenced to 30 years plus life

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-  Timothy Wayne Tuttle Jr. has been sentenced to Life in Prison for his role in a 2010 murder in Cape Coral. Lieutenant Tony Sizemore said, “The Detect..
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State: Too late for S. Fla. prison privatization

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Madison Wagner

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A lawyer for the state concedes it's too late to carry out the Legislature's plan to privatize nearly 30 South Florida prison facilities. Assistant At..
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Fla. black bear may be erased from threatened list

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Wildlife officials are taking up a vote on whether to remove the Florida black bear from the state's threatened species list.    The Fis..
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South Fla. prison privatization case gets hearing

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - An appellate court is hearing the state's appeal of a judge's ruling against the Legislature's plan to privatize nearly 30 South Florida prison facilities...
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PNC Bank settles overdraft case for $90 million

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Madison Wagner

MIAMI (AP) - PNC Bank has reached a $90 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit over excessive overdraft fees, the latest of several big banks to do so. The agreement was..
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Florida and feds head to court over voter purge

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida and the U.S. Department of Justice are squaring off against each over the state's controversial move to remove potentially ineligible voters. ..
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Fla. man drowns when canoe tips in choppy water

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

TAVARES, Fla. (AP) - The body of a 33-year-old man was pulled from the choppy waters of a central Florida lake about two hours after his canoe capsized.    Authoriti..
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Sunshine Skyway Bridge reopens as wind subsides

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol has reopened the Sunshine Skyway Bridge near St. Petersburg, more than two days after it was closed due to high winds from Tr..
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6-year-old boy bitten by shark off Juno Beach

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

JUNO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 6-year-old boy was bitten by a shark near the Juno Pier in Juno Beach.    West Palm Beach television station WPTV (http://b..
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Obama keeps slight lead over Romney in new poll

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama is clinging to a small lead in Florida over Republican challenger Mitt Romney.    A new poll of three key swing state..
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2 men found shot to death in Miami's Liberty City

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

MIAMI (AP) - Police say two men were shot and killed on a side street in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood.    Miami Police Sgt. Freddie Cruz says the victims were d..
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2 sections of I-10 still closed due to flooding

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

LAKE CITY, Fla. (AP) - Portions of Interstate 10 in Lake City remain closed due to flooding caused by Debby, which has been downgraded to a tropical depression.    T..
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Parks and businesses damaged in Charlotte

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PORT CHARLOTTE Fla.- As high tides and high winds continue to cause flooding and damage in Charlotte County.  Businesses and county leaders are working to assess the damage an..
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Charlotte suspends E.O.C. director on eve of storm

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PORT CHARLOTTE Fla.- In the midst of one of the biggest storms to make landfall in Southwest Florida for several years, Charlotte Countie's noted Emergency Operations Director Wayn..
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Tropical Storm Debby is downgraded to a depression

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

ST. GEORGE ISLAND, Fla. (AP) - Debby was expected to head out into the Atlantic on Wednesday, but forecasters warn that the weakened storm still posed a flooding and tornado threat..
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