Grant puts families in homes, contractors to work

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PORT CHARLOTTE Fla.- Habitat For Humanity directors helped the Cruz family dedicate their new home this morning on Warne St. in Port Charlotte. But their home is unique because it ..
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Judge: BP contract shielded Transocean in spill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that the rig owner involved in drilling the ill-fated well that blew out in the Gulf of Mexico was shielded by its contract with BP fro..
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Candidates unloved in FL town hit by foreclosures

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. (AP) - At Our Daily Bread Food Pantry, the conversation often centers on real estate. Once taboo details - home values and what people paid for their properties ..
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First lady visits Fla. on heels of GOP candidates

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - With Republican presidential candidates aggressively campaigning in Florida in advance of next week's primary, Michelle Obama visited the state Thursday to tout ..
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Local seniors rally against cuts to Medicare

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Retired Steelworker Don Badie will tell you Medicare is the most important issue to him this year. The Cape Coral resident isn't a fan of any of the top leading ..
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Lehigh fire threatens homes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A fire in Lehigh Acres threatened homes at E. 6th St. and Hines Ave. Thursday afternoon. The fire was approximately five acres, but firefighters put it out in a..
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Lee Co. may pay Cape Coral's bill for Planning Council

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Lee County is poised to pay the membership dues for the city of Cape Coral to have a seat on the SW Florida Regional Planning Council. Some Cape leaders have crit..
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Florida water pollution legislation on fast track

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Water pollution rules supported by business, agriculture and utility interests but opposed by environmentalists, who say they are too weak, appear headed f..
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Obama to visit Miami in February

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - President Barack Obama plans to make an official visit to Miami on Feb. 23.    A White House official confirmed the plans Thursday, though did not want ..
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ACLU challenges Fla. law limiting minor donations

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging a state law that limits how much minors may contribute to state and local political ..
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Scott defends candidate with Holocaust quote

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott has used a famous quote about the Nazis and the Holocaust to explain his disregard for the current political attack culture. He men..
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Organizations teach locals healthy eating on a budget

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Hunger has been a persistent problem in Southwest Florida, but even with so many people going without, the obesity and type two diabetes epidemic continues to spr..
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Lehigh woman found guilty in stabbing death of her husband

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Lehigh Acres woman has been found guilty of manslaughter in the stabbing death of her husband in 2010. Leatha James was accused of stabbing her husband in the b..
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GOP candidates are busy ahead of Thursday's debate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

The candidates are getting in some last minute campaigning ahead of Thursday night's debate. They have already been busy in the central and northern part of the state.  &..
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Good Samaritan hit by car while helping motorist

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAKE HELEN, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol says a man was struck and killed on Interstate 4 as he tried to help a motorist who had run out of gas.    FHP spo..
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Millions now manage aging parents' care from afar

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - As lifespans lengthen and the number of seniors rapidly grows, more Americans find themselves struggling to care for an elderly loved one from hundreds..
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Man arrested in Miami for Pt. Charlotte drive-by shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Fugitive Apprehension Unit reported the arrest by U.S. Marshal Agents in Miami this morning of a man wanted in connections with a ..
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Couple fined $1.6 million for cutting mangroves

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - A Palm Beach County couple's decision to chop down 109 mangroves from their property along the Loxahatchee River may cost them $1.6 million.    ..
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Barker seeks end to UVa's use of cats in training

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Former game show host Bob Barker is asking the University of Virginia to stop using live cats in medical training.    Barker says in a le..
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Poll: Romney and President Obama even in Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama's popularity among Florida voters appears on the upswing as Republican candidates fight it out in hopes of a victory Tuesday that wo..
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