Fla. labor officials report September unemployment

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's unemployment rate in September improved slightly.    State labor officials announced Friday that Florida's rate dropped to 10.6 pe..
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Sen. Rubio denies claims he embellished history

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Florida's freshman U.S. senator and rising GOP star Marco Rubio is fighting back against allegations he embellished his family's history by claiming his parents were C..
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Caged cats drowned, FL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT ORANGE, Fla. (AP) - Humane Society officials are asking for the public's help as they try to figure out who put two cats in a crate and drowned them.    The cat..
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North Fla. wildlife officials euthanize black bear

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MACCLENNY, Fla. (AP) - Wildlife officials euthanized a black bear that recently went into a north Florida home and helped itself to food and birthday cake.    Florid..
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Sundowner's host 5th Annual Hangar Dance

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Sundowner's Club is known for showing off their skills in Southwest Florida skies. But come November 5th, the group will instead show off their moves on the d..
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Florida students mistakenly given racy bracelets

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

JAY, Fla. (AP) - Officials at a Florida Panhandle elementary school are rounding up risque 'slap' bracelets that were mistakenly given as prizes for students' fundraising efforts t..
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Protesters stay at Centennial Park, given tickets

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Centennial Park closed at 10:30 p.m. Thursday but that didn't keep protesters from taking part in Occupy Fort Myers.  At 11 p.m, police officers arrived at..
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Teacher accused of trading grades for cash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - A high school teacher is accused of trading better grades for cash. Now the Charlotte County School District is investigating.     When a st..
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Long awaited speed bumps come to Naples community

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- The Naples City Council approves funding for a project some residents have waited years for. In just a few weeks four speed humps will go in along South Golf Drive be..
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Insurance agent accused of selling bogus policies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- A Port Charlotte insurance agent faces charges for allegedly selling fake boat insurance.Jack Alexander, owner of Insurance Depot of Charlotte County and empl..
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'Connect with a Classroom' surprises 86 teachers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla. - Eighty-six teachers in Collier County were surprised with some extra cash. It's part of the Education Foundation of Collier County's "Connect with a Classroom" proje..
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Rain barrels new trend across SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Some southwest Floridians are happy about our recent downpour of rain. They're saving that water in large barrels. It's a process called rain harvesting, a..
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Man arrested, stole from Beall's and pawned items

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested a Port Charlotte man on 14 felony charges for stealing $7,575 in assorted jewelry items over a period of time f..
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Sen. Bill Nelson makes statement about Gadhafi

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Senator Bill Nelson has issued a statement regarding the death of Moammar Gadhafi: "I hope today’s news of the death of Libya’s ousted dictator is fol..
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Man charged with homicide in death of NN nightclub

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A man who shot four people in a North Naples nightclub in 2006 was arrested and charged with homicide Thursday in connection with the death of one of the vict..
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Registered sexual offender arrested

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A registered sexual offender is under arrest after moving with in Lee County and failing to register his new address with law enforcement within 48 hours. German ..
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Students decorate pumpkins for a cause

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Students in Fort Myers carved some pumpkin creations to give local houses that Halloween feel, and help their school at the same time. Special needs students at t..
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Man gets life for fatal home invasion

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Gainesville man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a woman last year during a home invasion robbery.    An Alachua County ju..
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A call to abolish a regional planning group

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A regional planning group that is funded by taxpayers and grants, could become obsolete. Even members of the group are suggesting it might be wise to abolish ..
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Police: DNA match solves 2009 Fla. triple slaying

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) - Police in Miramar say a DNA match has solved a 2009 triple slaying and led to murder charges against a man already in state prison.    Investiga..
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