Oil companies investigate report of sheen in Gulf

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LONDON (AP) - A new oil sheen was spotted in the Gulf of Mexico, although energy company BP said Thursday the discovery had nothing to do with its operations and was far from the s..
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Fugitive sex offender captured in Sarasota

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested Miguel Orduno, 40, who was wanted since July 2010 for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, Failure to Appear in ..
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CCSO arrests cleaning business owner for theft

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GASPARILLA ISLAND, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested the owner of a cleaning business on burglary and grand theft charges by using a pass key to enter Sea Oats C..
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$9.6M estuarine research center opens in Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

EASTPOINT, Fla. (AP) - A $9.6 million state-federal nature center now is open in the Florida Panhandle.    Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary H..
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Influx of working-age adults fuels Fla. growth

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Working-age adults made up Florida's fastest-growing age group in the past decade, helping push the Sunshine State down several more rungs in the ranking of st..
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Judge drops drug cases against 39 defendants

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A judge in Miami-Dade County is tossing out the drug cases against 39 defendants.    The Miami Herald reports Circuit Judge Milton Hirsch objected to a ..
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Fla. judge: Red-light cameras don't violate rights

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Broward County judge has ruled that red-light cameras don't violate constitutional rights.    The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports t..
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Teachers seek pay raise to offset new costs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Teachers in one southwest Florida country are asking for a raise to help compensate for the contribution they'll now have to make to their retirement accounts.&..
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School lockdown lifted, suspect still on the loose

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A lock down at Fort Myers High School has been lifted and students are safe. The school went into code red earlier today after a burglary suspect was seen running..
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African Honey Badgers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

NAPLES, Fla. Rarely seen, fierce African Honey Badgers premiere Saturday at the Naples Zoo. This is the only zoo in the Southeastern United States to see them and our Kyle Jor..
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134 laid off at Fla. water management district

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The South Florida Water Management District has laid off 134 employees.    The Palm Beach Post (http://bit.ly/nP2pT8) reports that the l..
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After Miami, NCAA considers 'fundamental change'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Miami football coach Al Golden says his team is recovering from the shock of scandalous allegations hitting the program and sparking talk from the NCAA fo..
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FGCU Apartment Fire Investigation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Miller

An investigation is underway at FGCU after an apartment building catches fire.  It happened late Wednesday night, displacing two students, and causing water damage to a few ap..
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Florida listed as pedestrian un-friendly

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

NAPLES, Fla. - A recent study shows Florida has the top 4 most dangerous metro areas for pedestrians. Meanwhile, some city leaders are shelling out cash to stay off the list. ..
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Cape police, fire unions consider mayoral recall

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral's police and fire unions are launching an effort to change the city's leadership. Following the lead of mayoral recall attempts they've seen in Wiscon..
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Ft. Myers ranked one of lowest tax burden cities

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Some great news for our area.  A new study released by the Global Business Travel Association rates the Fort Myers area as one of the best for tourism taxe..
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Cape Coral nurses accused of doctor shopping

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

FORT MYERS, FL-State investigators have arrested two Lee County nurses accused of taking thousands of Oxycodone pills from medical facilities. Dr. Douglas Hughes says, "I don't wan..
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New state banking regulator suing his bosses

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's next banking commissioner is involved in a lawsuit against his new bosses.    Tom Grady, a former legislator and friend of Gov. Ri..
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Florida getting $97.7 million for business loans

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is getting $97.7 million in federal funding for loans to help start new businesses and expand existing ones.    A Florida Chamber of..
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Possible electrocution in Punta Gorda

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- There has been a possible electrocution on Taggart Lane in the San Edmundo Community in Punta Gorda this Wednesday afternoon. A call was received by the Charlott..
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