New air traffic control tower in effect in Punta Gorda

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Wednesday, pilots at the Charlotte County airport may be a bit surprised to find that they are expected to follow a new set of rules. Pilots landing or taking of..
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Human and humanoid robot shake hands in space 1st

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Astronauts and robots have united in space with a healthy handshake.    The commander of the International Space Station, Daniel Burbank,..
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Judge grants acquittal in murder case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A former central Florida teacher accused of killing her husband more than two decades ago has been acquitted of first-degree murder.    Followin..
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Random drug testing bill in trouble

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A bill that would have allowed state agencies to randomly test their employees for drugs has narrowly escaped death.    The measure (HB 1205..
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Criminal mischief suspects' identities sought

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- Naples police are trying to identify four individuals, captured on surveillance video, tresspassing at St. Ann's School on Friday, Sunday and Monday between 2:00 and ..
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Bonita YMCA scheduled to re-open

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- The Bonita Springs YMCA is scheduled to re-open at 27200 Kent Road, according to our partners at the News-Press.  The YMCA of the Palms closed the branch..
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Edison student arrested after assaulting professor & student

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - A college professor and student are recovering after an attack at Edison State College's Charlotte County campus. According to arrest reports, 19-year-old Vantr..
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Cape Coral experiences NICU troubles

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Imagine having a newborn only to be told the baby will require extra medical care and has to be transferred to another part of the state to get it because of a be..
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Cape leaders meet to discuss re-starting UEP

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral city leaders will once again discuss re-starting the city's controversial U.E.P., or Utilities Expansion Project. The project would affect thousands of..
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Iconic Polk County dome is demolished

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - The 48-year-old Orange Dome in Winter Haven has been demolished to make way for a new retail and residential complex.    Built in 1964, the..
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Santa Rosa County inmates win right to send mail

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PENSACOLA (AP) - Santa Rosa County jail inmates can now send unlimited letters to family and friends.    Judge Casey Rodgers on Monday signed off on an agreement bet..
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Honduran sentenced for worker smuggling

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Honduran man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for conspiring to transport more than 100 undocumented workers around the United States.&n..
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Tampa leaders vocal about proposed cuts at USF

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Hillsborough County Commissioners want leaders in the Florida Legislature to oppose a budget proposal that includes sharp spending cuts for the University of Sou..
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Fla. Senate to take up $70.8 billion budget

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Senate is planning to consider a nearly $70.8 billion budget.    A Senate budget panel will take up the proposal when it meets o..
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Fla. House voting on consumer, business tax breaks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Tax breaks for consumers and businesses alike are getting floor votes in the Florida House.    The chamber is voting Wednesday on another in..
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Rolex stolen during South Fla. airport screening

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities are looking for a man who took a $6,500 Rolex watch from a plastic bin as he passed through a security checkpoint at Fort Lauderdale-Hollyw..
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Threatened butterfly vanishes from Florida refuge

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BAHIA HONDA KEY, Fla. (AP) - For more than a year, Bahia Honda State Park biologist Jim Duquesnel traversed the nature sanctuary with two hopes. He wanted to see a Miami blue butte..
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Execution looms for killer of Florida woman

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

STARKE, Fla. (AP) - A man convicted of raping a 29-year-old mother and dragging her into Tampa Bay's surf to drown more than three decades ago is scheduled to be executed Wednesday..
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UPDATE: Toddler recovers after accidentaly shooting self

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- UPDATE: Two-year-old Jacob Graf is home after accidentally shooting himself with his father's gun. Graf was released from the hospital Friday night to his mothe..
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Lee Blvd. at Hanna re-opened after a crash with injuries

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Traffic moving smoothly on Lee Boulevard at Hanna after an earlier crash with injuries. At approximately 10:30 Wednesday morning, a red Mustang was traveling s..
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