La Nina climate event returning, forecasters say

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The La Nina (lah-NEEN'-yah) climate phenomenon has returned and that could be bad news for the drought-ravaged south central states.    The periodi..
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Lehigh to get $1.8 million in new parks, add-ons

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - By the end of next year, Lehigh Acres could have $1.8 million in new parks and park improvements. The money, which comes from impact fees, will help fund add-ons..
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Longtime prominent Florida attorney dead at 79

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Noted Florida attorney E. Thom Rumberger is dead at age 79.    A family spokesman said Thursday that Rumberger died from complications relat..
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Midair crash survivor landed plane at near stall

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A preliminary report says the surviving pilot of a fatal midair collision in Alaska made an emergency landing as her plane's stall warning sounded. &n..
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Collier deputy rescues injured hawk

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- An injured hawk was on its way to a wildlife rehabilitation center Thursday morning after a Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputy found the bird in the..
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IRS auctions off items from boat repair business

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla- Uncle Sam was in Cape Coral Thursday, auctioning off items from a now defunct boat repair business. The Internal Revenue Service seized a warehouse full of propert..
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Locals want job training help and tax cuts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

President Obama will address Congress and the nation Thursday evening, to lay out a plan to create jobs and fire up the anemic economy. Some people in Southwest Florida told us: th..
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'Save the Cape' rally attempts to pursuade Council

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The looming threat of scrapping the city's police force and firefighters is spurring a protest. Hundreds were expected to turn out Thursday to voice their anger a..
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Tropical Storm Nate meandering off Mexico's coast

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Nate is getting a little stronger as it meanders in the Bay of Campeche off Mexico's Gulf coast, where it is expected to bring rain and higher tides.&nb..
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Fla. Passes up $100 million in federal grant money

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican-led Legislature have rejected or didn't pursue more than $106 million in federal grant money and returned another $4.5 million over ..
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US orders Fla. museum to keep painting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - U.S. authorities are ordering a Florida museum to keep a more than 400-year-old Italian painting because it may have been stolen from a Jewish family durin..
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GOP leader dies from Lou Gehrig's disease at 62

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Republican Party Chairman David Bitner is dead at the age of 62.    Party officials said that Bitner died Thursday after a brief battle with..
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CCSO arrest 2 for selling, 1 for dealing marijuana

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives arrested three from Port Charlotte after an undercover marijuana street buy led them to their dealer and ..
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Judge tosses negligence lawsuit against SeaWorld

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Florida judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by New Hampshire parents who claimed their 10-year-old son suffered emotional distress when he witnessed a killer..
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Fla. hospital faces probe after teen's arrest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - The state Agency for Health Care Administration will review practices at a Kissimmee hospital that issued a physician assistant badge to a teenager. &nb..
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Would-be boat buyer pulls gun during test cruise

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Volusia County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man they say tried to pull an armed boat-jacking on the Intracoastal Waterway.    ..
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CCSO arrests 5-time felon, dealing Oxycodone

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit arrested an Englewood Oxycodone drug dealer with five previous felony convictions. Narcotics detectives, assisted by the ..
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Adding Disney magic to your business

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Disney Institute is bringing its renowned professional development program, "Disney's Approach to Quality Service" to the Resort at Marina Village at Tarpon Point ..
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9/11: A final call from United flight 93

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

LEE COUNTY, FL - The voicemail of Lorne Lyles phone held a chilling message."Hi baby. Baby, you have to listen to me carefully, I'm on a plane that's been hijacked." The former For..
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Buckingham standoff ends peacefully

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Miller

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Buckingham man is safe Thursday, after an overnight standoff. Lee County deputies tell us 27-year-old Brandon Helms entered a home on Skates Circle, j..
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