Former Army doc to head Florida Health Department

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A former Army doctor is taking over as Florida's new surgeon general and health secretary.    Dr. John Armstrong assumes the new responsibil..
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I-75 SB re-opens after rollover crash past MM 170

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies were on the scene of a one car vehicle roll over on I-75 southbound just south of mm-170 in Port Charlotte. Deputies recei..
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Kings Hwy. re-opens after 2-vehicle crash with injuries

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies are on scene of a car/truck crash on Kings Highway at Olean Boulevard with injury. CCSO received the call at 3:31 p.m. Cha..
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91-year-old killed after losing control of her vehicle

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- A 91-year-old Port Charlotte woman was killed in an accident after her vehicle struck a tree and caught fire Friday morning. Alice Muenchausen was in her Ford..
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Warnings about invasion of the Asian Tiger Shrimp

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The federal government is issuing warnings about a potential invasion of the Asian Tiger shrimp. The monster prawns grow up to 13 inches in length. And the invasi..
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Fla. Supreme Court says Legislature can ok slots

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court says that slot machines can be allowed anywhere in the state.    The high court on Friday let stand a lower court ..
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Fla sixth graders charged with molesting classmate

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Two Tampa Bay area middle schools students have been arrested after authorities say they held down a female classmate and took turns fondling her. ..
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Teen gets life for fatal robbery

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa Bay area teen has been sentenced to life in prison for killing another teen during a dice game.    A Hillsborough County judge sentenced 1..
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Local doctor charged in 'pill mill' case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Dr. John Thaddeus Legowik, 71, was arrested and charged in a six-count indictment, with conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone and Xanax, as well as other controlled..
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Student engineers suggest improvements for City of Palms

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A closed-door meeting between Lee County officials and the Washington Nationals have generated more interest in the future of City of Palms Park. The pursuit of a..
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Lee tourism industry called to join in May events

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Jim Larkin, General Manager of the Crown Plaza and this year’s President of Lee County’s Hotel Association, got together with his staff to film a web ..
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2 resign from embattled university

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Two key administrators at the beleaguered University of South Florida campus in Lakeland have resigned.    The resignations Thursday of Samanth..
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Southwest Fla. river gets fresh water injection

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla. (AP) - Billions of gallons of fresh water are being released into the Caloosahatchee River in southwest Florida this week to combat algae blooms.    ..
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USF hopes surgery center will have global reach

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - In a room lit so brightly it almost hurts the eyes, operating tables are lined up in meticulous rows like a modern-day MASH unit. Ten of the stations are busy on..
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Fla. man pretends to be fake cop, rapes woman

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Officers in Gainesville are looking for a man who they say posed as policeman and raped a woman after telling her she was being detained for trespassing.&n..
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Cocoa Beach motel goes clothing optional

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COCOA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Cocoa Beach motel owner has a plan to save his investment.    Next week, the Fawlty Towers Motel will become a nudist resort.   ..
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Space shuttle Enterprise arrives at NY's JFK

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - An unusual flying object has landed at New York's Kennedy Airport.    It's the space shuttle Enterprise. Before arriving Friday morning, it zoomed ar..
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Judge wants to know more about Zimmerman finances

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - An attorney for George Zimmerman says he did not know the neighborhood watch volunteer had raised $200,000 on a website when he asked a judge for bond last wee..
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Windows shot out of 8 vehicles in Pt. Charlotte

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating reports of eight vehicles in Port Charlotte having windows shot at and shattered by a BB gun cau..
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First Lady plans southwest Fla. stop

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - First Lady Michelle Obama plans a stop in southwest Florida.    The White House says Obama will be greeted at the Naples Municipal Airport Friday..
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