Smith stepping down as Fla. education commissioner

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's education commissioner Eric Smith is leaving that post in June, saying he wants to give new Gov. Rick Scott a say in a successor who will pursue ..
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Woman arrested after embezzling $100K from local company

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-  Representatives of Turbine Generator Maintenance (TGM) reported a theft from the business on Aug. 11, 2010. TGM representatives stated that an employee, Amy..
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Officials: South Fla. water table rose after quake

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- The devastating earthquake that shook Japan caused a temporary jolt in groundwater levels throughout much of Florida, officials said. The South Florida Water..
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Alcohol a factor in Fort Myers car crash

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Fort Myers Police believe alcohol and speed are factors in an early Monday morning car accident that happened on Second St. at Cranford.  The car nearly hit t..
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Charlotte Co. firefighter injured battling large brush fire

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

PUNTA GORDA - Firefighters are investigating what sparked a brush fire that quickly grew to an estimated 100 acres near Punta Gorda early Sunday afternoon. The fire broke out short..
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Coast Guard investigating substance in Gulf

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says there is some sort of substance in the water in the Gulf of Mexico, and officials are collecting samples to determine what it is. Coast..
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Banner plane crashes after takeoff; no injuries

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) - The pilot of a banner plane is uninjured after crashing shortly after takeoff. The plane departed Saturday afternoon from North Perry Airport in Pembrok..
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Police: 2 dead, 1 injured after shooting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Two people have been found dead and another injured after investigators say someone fired into a crowd gathered in the back of a West Palm Beach reside..
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Hundreds of teachers protest Governor Scott's visit to Southwest Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Hundreds of teachers give Governor Rick Scott a not-so-pleasant homecoming to Southwest Florida. The Governor was in Port Charlotte on Saturday for an event h..
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Teens charged with arson at Fla. high school

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

JACKSONVILLE (AP) - Six teens have been arrested after a rash of arsons at a Jacksonville high school, including one that damaged the football stadium. Two teens were charged in th..
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Orlando officer injured in tractor-trailer crash

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

ORLANDO (AP) - An Orlando police officer is recovering after his patrol car was crumpled sliding under a tractor-trailer Authorities said Officer Anthony Kirby was responding to a ..
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Mom forces son to stand on street for bad grades

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

TAMPA (AP) - A southwest Florida mom fed up with her son's bad grades forced the 15-year-old to wear a sign revealing his 1.22 GPA. The sign around James Mond's neck also read "hon..
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I-75 traffic stop leads to drug trafficking arrest

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

LEE COUNTY - On Friday, March 18, 2011, at approximately 6:39 pm, a detective assigned to the Lee County Sheriff's Office Highway Interdiction Unit was patrolling I-75 in Fort Myer..
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Salvation Army warns about Japan relief email hoax

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NAPLES, Fla.- The Salvation Army is warning of the latest email hoax hitting your inbox. A bogus email address, posing as the Salvation Army, is asking for your money for relief in..
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Panty thief caught on camera, arrested

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

PINE ISLAND, FL- A Pine Island woman tired of having her underwear snatched from her clothesline sets a trap and catches a thief. Marina Rosales says,? "I think anyone would be cre..
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Brush fire burns in Lehigh Acres

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEHIGH ACRES- A brush fire that broke out in Lehigh Acres is located near the Greenbriar area of Lehigh Acres at Quebec Street and Lantham Drive. Department of Forestry estimates t..
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Punta Gorda woman is a world class BMX dirt bike racer

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PUNTA GORDA- Twenty-year-old Amanda Carr was involved in a lot of activities in high school. In fact, she set a school record by lettering in 17 different sports. So it came as no ..
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2 separate brush fires reported in SWFL

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Two brush fires have broken out in Southwest Florida Friday afternoon. One is reported in Lehigh Acres and another in Golden Gate Estates. The Lehigh Acres brush fire is located ne..
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US trying to link overdoses to Fla. pain clinics

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

MIAMI- A federal prosecutor said Friday investigators are working to link oxycodone overdose deaths to the operators of South Florida pain clinics already charged with illegally di..
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Sen. Nelson: High-speed rail plan is dead

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Sen. Bill Nelson says what little hope Florida had to use $2.4 billion in federal money to build a high-speed rail is now gone. The U.S. Department of Transporta..
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