Scott gets claims bill for brain-damaged Colo. boy

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Aaron Edwards squirmed in delight on his mother's lap in the Florida Senate gallery Wednesday as the chamber passed a bill to compensate him for negligence..
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Fla. Legislature passes public records bill

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Legislature is making it clear that documents and emails sent and received by newly-elected officials are public records.    The..
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Fla. bill lets pharmacists give some vaccinations

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida pharmacists would be able to give vaccinations for pneumonia and shingles under a bill that's going to Gov. Rick Scott.    The measu..
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Surprise training exercise held at a Lehigh hospital

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Are local hospitals ready for a worst case scenario? Lehigh Regional Medical Center surprised its staff with an intense training exercise. The hospital is back to..
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SWFL's newest sports team gets CPR certified

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Florida Tarpons are Southwest Florida's newest professional sports team, kicking off their inaugural season with a game this Friday. But they're not just runn..
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State may buy land near governor's mansion

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida lawmakers are giving the green light to purchase land near the governor's mansion and the home of the late Gov. LeRoy Collins.    Th..
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Senate sends vastly different PIP bill to House

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Something will have to give for lawmakers to get reforms to Florida's personal injury protection (PIP) law before Friday's adjournment.    T..
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Fla. Senate sends education bill to Scott

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

A bill that would cut funding for Florida schools scoring below the state average on certain end-of-course tests is headed to Gov. Rick Scott.    That's just one pro..
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Student arrested for sniffing Ecstasy at school

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- A 15-year-old Bonita Springs Middle School student was arrested on Tuesday after it was discovered that she was sniffing liquid MDMA, or Ecstasy, on school pr..
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Spider-Man ride reopening at Universal Orlando

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - As Universal Orlando theme park prepares to open a new and technologically eye-popping version of its iconic 3-D Spider-Man ride this week, creator Stan Lee sa..
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Domino's employee tackles suspect during robbery

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- On Tuesday at 10:30 p.m., Cape Coral Police responded to a reported armed robbery at the Domino’s Pizza located at 1609 Andalusia Blvd. Employees reported s..
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FMPD no longer searching for missing woman

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- UPDATE: Foreman has been located. Police are searching for a missing Fort Myers woman. Dorothy Foreman, 51, walked away from her home located on Davis Street. Fam..
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Fla. will renew back-to-school sales tax holiday

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida lawmakers are going to renew the state's popular back-to-school sales tax holiday.    A Senate budget panel on Wednesday approved a ..
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Lehigh Acres fire called suspicious

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Florida Forest Service is calling the fire that damaged nine acres of land and endangered seven homes in Lehigh Acres on Tuesday suspicious. At this time, the..
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Fla. elect. contractor, wife guilty in Wilma fraud

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida electrical contractor and his wife have been convicted of several federal charges involving kickbacks for Hurricane Wilma-related repairs. &..
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Jewish headstones vandalized in veterans' cemetery

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BUSHNELL, Fla. (AP) - Detectives in central Florida are investigating as a hate crime the vandalism of Jewish headstones in a veterans' cemetery.    Sumter County Sh..
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Florida CFO warns of unclaimed property scam

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida consumers are being warned to beware of an emerging unclaimed property scam.    State Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater on Tuesda..
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Mom: Suspect in deputy slaying 'not a monster'

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - The mother of a 19-year-old suspect in the fatal shooting of a central Florida sheriff's deputy says she's devastated by the slaying.    Pamel..
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Ft. Lauderdale agency offering tourists free gas

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - With gas prices on the rise, officials with Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau are offering tourists a little financial help. ..
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127-year-old Fla. house will be destroyed

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TERRA CEIA, Fla. (AP) - They couldn't give it away, so the owners of a 127-year-old house plan to demolish it.    The Bradenton Herald (http://bit.ly/zw08th ) report..
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