Habitat for Humanity gets donation from unexpected source

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Contraband seized during a Lee County Sheriff's highway interdiction is now going toward a good cause.Habitat for Humanity was hard at work on Wednesday, taking i..
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Tuition-setting dispute reaches Fla. Supreme Court

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A dispute over who has the power to set state university tuition and fees has arrived in the Florida Supreme Court.    A group that includes..
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Fla. justices: Don't talk to us on redistricting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's Supreme Court justices are warning the public not to talk to them about redistricting.    That's because the high court is require..
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Florida man reunites with lost kitty in Colorado

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - A Florida cat is going home after being reunited with its owner in Colorado.    Waylon, orange-striped tabby cat, ran away from home in the Napl..
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Tourists looking for a day at the beach get a cold surprise

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- With the cold snap, many tourists are getting more of a chilly vacation than they planned for. It's a stark contrast to the last couple of weeks when the beach wa..
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Manatees flock to warm water to escape cold stress

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The latest numbers are discouraging to many who go to Manatee Park to enjoy the unique experience of seeing so many sea cows at once. The FWC reports out of 453 m..
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Cold causes damage at Worden Farms, but not all is lost

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Some of the crops at Worden Farms in Punta Gorda sustained damage over night. But despite damage from the cold weather, there is some good news. Several acres of..
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Fla. Ponzi schemer implicates many in crime

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Convicted Florida Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein has laid out in incriminating detail how far the tentacles stretched in his $1.2 billion fraud during two weeks of swor..
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Biologists report 453 Fla. manatee deaths in 2011

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State wildlife officials are reporting the third straight year with high numbers of manatee deaths.    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserv..
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Handy Pantry burglar flees with cash register and cigarettes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Police are searching for a suspect who broke into the Handy Pantry in Fort Myers, fleeing with the cash register and multiple packs of cigarettes. The suspect sma..
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Florida high school grades have been announced

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Florida’s high schools increased in the number of schools achieving high marks for the 2010-11 school year, according to results released today from the Florida Department of..
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Family reunited with dog 6 days after fatal crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WESTON, Fla. (AP) - It was a New Year's miracle for a South Florida family.    They've been reunited with their missing black Labrador who went missing after a Chris..
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NTSB: Helicopter struck several trees in Fla crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A helicopter carrying three people to pick up a heart for transplant struck several trees as it crashed to the ground in north Florida, but the pilo..
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Fla. farmers, manatees endure frosty night

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SEFFNER, Fla. (AP) - As the sun rose on a chilly central Florida morning Wednesday, strawberry farmers ran sprinklers in hopes of insulating the tender fruit with water. Icicles hu..
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Cape Police search for Walgreens robbery suspect

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Police are searching for an armed robbery suspect who stole narcotics from a Walgreens and fled. On December 31st at 3:30 p.m., an unknown white male entered..
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Braving the cold in Lee County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. Some of the first people to brave the cold temperatures that moved into Southwest Florida overnight were those walking in the early morning hours to the bus stop. ..
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Braving the cold in Hendry County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FELDA, Fla. Citrus growers hope their preparations were enough to prevent significant damage after this morning's hard freeze.  Some parts of our inland area saw temperatures ..
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Florida waiting in the wings as Iowa opens Presidential race

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - While Iowa officially opened the presidential election season on Tuesday night, Florida stands to play a key role in the process later this month. "The key polit..
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Heating your home can be costly if thermostat set past 68°

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- If you've stepped outside, there is no doubt you've noticed just how cold it is in southwest Florida.  A freeze warning is in place and shelters are open i..
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Judge rules teen charged with stabbing acted in self-defense

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -- A Collier County teen who stabbed a classmate to death will not face murder charges. A judge ruled Jorge Saavedra acted in self-defense when he killed a clas..
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