Health Dept. reorganization clears final panel

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A bill now heads to the House floor that makes changes to the state Department of Health - though without its most contentious provision that would have sh..
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Fla. lawmakers cut claim sought for paralyzed boy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida lawmakers have reduced a claims bill that would compensate a Colorado boy for catastrophic injuries caused when he was born at a public hospital in..
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Man gets life in prison for killing wife, sons

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida man has received three consecutive life sentences for killing his wife and twin sons.    As part of a deal with Palm Bea..
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Cuban spy wants temporary return home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A convicted Cuban spy still serving probation in the U.S. wants to return home temporarily to visit a critically ill brother.    Rene Gonzalez is asking..
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2 Clerks arrested for sale of alcohol to minors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Juvenile Operations Unit conducted business alcohol compliance checks last Saturday evening on nine Port Charlotte businesses. ..
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Ex-Tarzan actor arrested, big cats taken from home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two tigers and a panther are being removed from the home of a former Tarzan actor near West Palm Beach.    Florida Fish and ..
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FL strawberry prices fall as supply increases

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- It's simple economics. When supply is up and demand is not, prices go down. In the case of Florida strawberries-- way down. And this time it looks like good weath..
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Man fires 4 shots at an SUV in Punta Gorda

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives arrested a Port Charlotte man after he fired at least four shots at an SUV last Friday night. Jose Antoni..
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Number of 'F' schools could surge under changes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The number of Florida schools given an 'F' could increase dramatically under a proposal the Board of Education will consider Tuesday.    The proposed ch..
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3 Flee a traffic stop and are arrested for home invasion

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office arrested three after they took off from a traffic stop, crashed the car and two of them fled on foot Saturday at 2:20 a...
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Man runs over and smashes car at Redneck Yacht Club

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy arrested a Fort Myers man at the Redneck Yacht Club early Saturday morning for driving over a small car several times. C..
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Clewiston teen lashes out during competency hearing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-  Clinton Drake was in court Monday for a competency hearing to establish whether or not he will be able to stand trial. The 19-year-old from Clewiston admitt..
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Student brings gun and other weapons to school

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A student at Sunshine Elementary School was arrested on Wednesday for being in possession of a firearm at school. It was discovered that the 12-year-old brought..
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Daytona 500 now set for 7 p.m. start

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - NASCAR president Mike Helton says the Daytona 500 will start Monday night at 7 p.m.    Heavy rain soaked Daytona International Speedway on..
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Another artificial reef project set for Panhandle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) - Another new artificial reef project has been announced in the Florida Panhandle.    Okaloosa County officials say a cluster of pre-fabricated con..
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Man dies after trash bin hits him in bizarre crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Officials in north Florida say a man was killed when a trash bin struck him in a bizarre crash at a grocery store parking lot.    Jacksonvi..
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ACLU looking into arrest of Occupy Sarasota man

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union says it will investigate the weekend arrest of an Occupy Sarasota member.    The group's Sarasota chapter ch..
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Free admission with food at the Lee County Fair

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Monday, Feb. 27th  is designated as “Harry Chapin Food Bank Night” at the Lee County Fair. All you need to do is bring in a donation of two nonpe..
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Arm wrestlers flex in Southwest Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Dozens of competitive arm wrestlers flock to Cape Coral to compete in the national arm wrestling circuit. It was once a way to settle disputes in high school... o..
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Firefighters battle brush fire in Lehigh Acres neighborhood

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A Lehigh Acres neighborhood is a little shaken after a vacant lot caught fire Sunday afternoon. It happened near the intersection of Barcelona Street and Clemson..
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