Former Herald-Leader publisher dies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Creed Black, a former publisher at the Lexington Herald-Leader, has died in Florida. He was 86.    Black made dramatic changes to the newspaper..
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FGCU holds annual 'Welcome Back' celebration

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ESTERO, Fla.- Faculty and staff at Florida Gulf Coast University are celebrating the beginning of a new school year at their annual Welcome Back celebration. University president, ..
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Sick fish possibly due to oil spill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

It's been more than a year since the gulf oil spill and some fishermen believe the gulf still hasn't completely recovered. They say they've been catching fish with sores, fin rot a..
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Charter jet exec gets probation in fraud case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A former executive of a Florida charter jet company whose plane crashed at New Jersey's Teterboro Airport has been sentenced to probation.    Jos..
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E-book expansion at the Collier County library

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- This already well-stocked facility will soon be home to up to 5,000 more books, thanks to the generous donation from the Friends of the Collier County Library, but th..
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Fla. justices say Scott overstepped his authority

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court says Gov. Rick Scott overstepped his authority by suspending state agency rule-making procedures.    The justices ..
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CCSO arrests 2 marijuana dealers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives arrested two marijuana dealers in two separate undercover drug operations Monday. Timothy Joseph Grundy,..
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Police: Meth lab explodes in Jacksonville

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - About two dozen people were evacuated from a Jacksonville apartment complex following what police described as a meth lab explosion.    Pol..
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Fla. Immigrants to rally at Miami-Dade Dem HQ

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Immigrants in South Florida are joining groups nationwide to protest the Obama administration's decision to make its Secure Communities program mandatory.   ..
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Englewood woman trafficking pills in her bra

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives arrested an Englewood woman for selling them Oxycodone pills Monday afternoon. At the jail, she was found to h..
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Man crashes through Waffle House

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police say a man crashed through the Panama City Beach Waffle House while trying to run over his wife, who is a waitress at the restaurant. Pana..
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Witnesses remember watching officer shot

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- It was a simple drive home for this Cape Coral man until he heard the shots. "I took my fiances head, I shoved her down you know. I didn't know which way bul..
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RSW seeks input for noise study

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Southwest Floridians concerned about airplane noise have an outlet for their comments this week. Southwest Florida International Airport is holding a series of p..
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Only on WINK: Father saves son after lightning

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A Lee County father saves the life of his son after he's struck by lightning while doing roofing work.  It all happened in Charlotte County just before 10 ..
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Changes to water testing program in Collier County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

Because of state budget cuts, the Collier County Health Department is losing $24,000 in funding for their healthy beaches program.As a result, three beaches in the county will no l..
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75 year-old woman treads water for hours, survives

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

NAPLES, Fla.- Sunburned and exhausted, Jill Oldak knows she's lucky to be sitting next to her 93 year-old husband Harold.  The avid sailors were out on the water over the week..
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Swim advisory signs not keeping beachgoers away

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- We should find out tomorrow, if the water is safe to swim at three Lee County beaches.Right now.. the water at Bowditch Beach, Lynn Hall, and Bonita Beach  i..
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Practices starting to take their toll on players

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Heat, humidity and hard-hitting are starting to take a toll on Florida State players as the Seminoles roll into their second week of practice.   ..
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Fort Myers cabbie attacked on the job

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Lee County taxi driver was attacked on the job late Saturday night. Deputies say the driver was beaten and robbed by the people he drove home. "You don't expect..
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Man charged with possessing 68 undersized grouper

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- A Naples fisherman is facing 69 charges after law enforcement officers discovered a large illegal catch in his boat Sunday. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com..
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