Fla. House passes Health Dept. reorganization

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida House has passed a bill that makes changes to the state Department of Health - without a previously contentious provision that would have shift..
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Graduating from Florida college could change

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Going to college in Florida may be changing in a big way.    State lawmakers this year are pushing a plan that could change how long it take..
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Sarasota pain clinic worker arrested for fraud

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested Kelly Braunstein, 42, of 5591 Rosehill Road in Sarasota, and charged her with 14 counts of Obtaining a Controlled ..
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War on wages worries Florida servers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A bill in the legislature would allow employers to cut the hourly minimum wage for "tipped" employees from $4.65 to $2.13. It would mostly affect restaurant serve..
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CCSO closes burglary case with 2nd arrest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ROTONDA WEST, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested a teenager, Friday morning, in connection with the Feb. 6 burglary to a home in Rotonda West. A 17-year-old was a..
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Tattoo convention comes to downtown Ft. Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers is getting inked! The first tattoo convention is making its way into downtown this weekend. This is just one stop on a nationwide tour. The event takes..
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Students protest valedictorian's deportation order

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Students protested Friday in support of a Miami high school valedictorian who has been ordered by a federal immigration lawyer to leave the country.    ..
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Fla. House OKs charter school accountability bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A wide-ranging charter school bill has cleared the Florida House.    The legislation (HB 903) that passed Friday includes provisions that wo..
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49.2 lbs. of marijuana seized from storage unit grow house

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A grow house was discovered at Warehouse City in Fort Myers on Thursday that resulted in one arrest and the seizing of 49.2 lbs. of marijuana. LCSO undercover det..
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Rubio wants Ethics Commission to address complaint

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Sen. Marco Rubio is asking the Florida Ethics commission to take action on a complaint filed against him during his 2010 campaign.    Rubio,..
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$40k motorcycle stolen, fingerprints found on bike

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man after his fingerprints were found on a stolen $40,000 motorcycle taken from a Port Charlotte dealership Feb..
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Florida university enrollment up 2.6 percent

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Enrollment is up by 8,234 students at Florida's public universities.    That's a 2.6 percent increase for 2011-12, pushing the total to 329,..
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Man jailed after outburst in South Fla. courtroom

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A man is in additional trouble after an outburst in a Broward County courtroom during a domestic violence hearing.    Miami television s..
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St. Pete police fatally shoot dog

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A police officer shot and killed a dog while responding to a disturbance call in a St. Petersburg neighborhood.    Police say Officer Jer..
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Search ends for missing cruise passenger

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The Coast Guard has called off its search for a woman believed to have gone overboard on a Bahamas cruise.    Search and rescue crews tr..
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Fla. man gets prison for swindling 2 NY women

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for swindling two New York women, each of whom he promised to marry, out of roughly $400,000.&nb..
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2 struck, killed by car on US 441 in Leesburg

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two pedestrians died when they were struck by a car in central Florida.    Orlando television station WESH (http://bit.ly/wbSZB..
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FMPD investigates suspicious package

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Thursday, at 6:05 p.m. the Fort Myers Police Department responded to the Chase bank located at 5767 Lee Boulevard in reference to a suspicious package. The ban..
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N. Ft. Myers 7-Eleven robbed at gunpoint

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Thursday, at 4:05 a.m., the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an armed robbery at the 7-11 at 6326 Beau Drive, North Fort Myers...
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Hard Rock adding 400 jobs in Tampa

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A major expansion at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa is bringing 400 new jobs.    The hotel and casino complex said Thursday th..
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