Divided Florida appeal court upholds school search

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A divided Florida appeal court has upheld a school search of a student who turned out to be carrying a gun. The 2-1 decision Tuesday by a three-judge panel..
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Fla. man survives alligator attack in state park

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

APOPKA, Fla. (AP) - Wildlife officials say a 52-year-old man was attacked by an alligator while snorkeling with his young son in a central Florida state park. According to the Flor..
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6 station astronauts take shelter from space junk

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The six space station astronauts are safe after a close call with a piece of space junk. Mission Control ordered the crew of the International Space Sta..
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US rep. to renew bill over military medical suits

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A congressman says he'll renew efforts to remove malpractice liability shields for military hospitals after the U. S. Supreme Court declined to hear the latest c..
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Tallahassee braces for state employee layoffs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's capital city is bracing for thousands of public employee layoffs due to spending cuts in the new state budget. The city joined with other governm..
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Fla. cites error in ruling on death sentencing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The Florida attorney general's office says a Miami federal judge made several errors in ruling that the state's death sentencing methods are unconstitutional. The stat..
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Runoff vote will decide next Miami-Dade mayor

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

MIAMI (AP) - Miami-Dade County voters are picking a new mayor after the former mayor was recalled. Tuesday is a run-off between former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina and former County..
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Detectives arrest suspect for grand theft auto, several burglaries

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral Police took two separate reports of car burglaries on June 5th . One was at 817 SW 52nd Street and the other was at 606 El Dorado Parkway West. Bo..
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Copper thieves strike Charlotte Co. Fairgrounds

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies responded Monday to the Charlotte County Fairgrounds, 2333 El Jobean Road (S.R. 776) concerning theft of copper wire. Gene..
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Drought affecting charity fundraisers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Drought conditions in southwest Florida have caused the water levels in some lakes to get so low it's no longer safe for boaters to go out on the water. Non-profits who depend on f..
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Rain could heighten busy mosquito season

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The recent rain has Lee County Mosquito Control gearing up. The agency hits the pests by air and by land, and only a month into mosquito season, the office has ..
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Pet Connection: June 28th

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

Jake, a Collie mix, is available for adoption. Plus, Dr. Whitney Whitford gives tips on how to house train your adopted pet.
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Job fair helps people get back on their feet

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Dozens of people turned out today to compete for ten open positions with Family Health Centers. Anne Marie Grant has been out of work for awhile and has spent mont..
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Naples couple finds alligator, nearly eight feet long, in garage

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NAPLES, Fla -- A couple in Naples got an unwelcome guest to their home Monday, after an alligator nearly eight feet in size, showed up and crawled into their garage. "It all starte..
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Fourth of July celebration at Veteran's Park is cancelled this year

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- For more than a decade, people have gathered at Veteran's Park in Lehigh Acres to celebrate the nation's independence. But this year the event was cancelled due..
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Local health departments mark National HIV Testing Day

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

NAPLES, Fla.-- More than 1.7 million Americans are living with HIV according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC says nearly 25 percent of those infected, do..
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Cause of death yet to be determined for 29-year-old woman found dead in Wal-Mart parking lot

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- UPDATE: Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives report that the Medical Examiner has completed the autopsy on 29-year-old Jennifer Anne S..
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Downtown Fort Myers high-rise residents pay for trolley, but service has yet to show up

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Downtown Fort Myers high-rise residents are fighting back against a fee for a trolley service that doesn't exist. "We're frustrated that we're being charged for a..
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Rain helps wash away algae in parts of Olga

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

OLGA, Fla. - The battle over fresh water in the Caloosahatchee got some much needed help from mother nature over the weekend. Thunderstorms helped wash out some of the toxic algae ..
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Cape waives building fees to get rid of Chinese drywall

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

CAPE CORAL, Fla -  The City of Cape Coral is taking a giant step to rid homes of Chinese drywall. Effective immediately the city is waiving permitting fees associated with rep..
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