Rays release spring training schedule

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Clayton Ferraro

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Rays have released their 2011 spring training schedule.  The Rays will host the Red Sox and Yankees twice each.  The Rays will also..
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Thurman quits as Florida Democratic Party leader

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Karen Thurman is quitting as Florida Democratic Party chairwoman. The former congresswoman and state lawmaker announced her retirement Friday, just 10 days..
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Man sentenced to life for football player's death

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A 19-year-old convicted of first-degree murder in the death of a rising Pahokee football player has been sentenced to life in prison. A West Palm Beach..
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State seeks doctors to monitor pain clinics

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's new program to inspect pain-management clinics will pay doctors $100 an hour to visit those centers and review patient records. Health News Flori..
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Scott asks EPA to delay Fla. water pollution rules

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's incoming governor and other newly elected Republican officials have joined a chorus of politicians and others urging the Environmental Protection..
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Second Lehigh Middle School student arrested for having gun at school

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEHIGH ACRS, Fla. - A second Lehigh Middle School student has been arrested and is facing multiple charges in connection with a case where a gun was found in a students back pack o..
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Local teacher named music educator of the year

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The Florida Music Educators Association has named Gretchen Wahlberg as the 2011 FMEA Music Educator of the Year. Gretchen Wahlberg is a member of the staff at Ve..
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Sand sculpting championship at the beach

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - Competitors at the 24th Annual American Sand Sculpting championships are hard at work trying to make beautiful works of art along our beaches. 16 comp..
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Suspected felon found after allegedly stealing knife in Charlotte County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy arrested Nickolas Edward Scharmberg, 19, of Port Charlotte, after a BOLO was issued for his arrest. Scharmberg was arre..
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Man burned in explosion in critical condition; Gas outages may last another week

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - WINK News is reporting breaking developments in the huge gas explosion that left a man in critical condition and closed Colonial Boulevard for hours Thursday. It..
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Help raise money for lung cancer research

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer in Florida and this weekend you have a chance to put on your walking shoes and help raise money for cancer research. To talk ..
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'Operation Medicine Cabinet' this weekend

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - It's time to gather up all of your unused or expired medication. The Lee County Sheriff's Office is partnering with Florida Crime Prevention Association for "Ope..
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Charlotte County detectives raid home 2nd time, arrest 4 for drugs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Charlotte County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit detectives raided a Tee & Green Estates home south of Punta Gorda at 4631 Westwood Dr. on Thursday at 6..
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Fla. officials to euthanize 400 pigs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

BUNNELL, Fla. (AP) - State officials are planning to euthanize about 400 pigs who have been quarantined for an infectious disease at an animal sanctuary since 2005. A court order g..
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Fla man charged with killing girl from personal ad

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A man who allegedly answered the personal ad of a central Florida woman who called herself the "Girlfriend next door" has been charged with slashing her ..
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Ga. burglar killed was homeowner's friend

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - A homeowner has fatally shot a masked burglar only to learn the burglar was a longtime friend. Ezekiel Wiley says he fired all six bullets at a man who crawle..
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Florida still needs more hurricane shelters

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A biannual state report says Florida is reducing its hurricane shelter deficit but still needs more safe places from storms. Florida has shelter capacity f..
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Pedro Plan flight Veterans mark 50th anniversary

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Veterans of the so-called Pedro Pan flights out of Cuba are gathering in Miami to mark the 50th anniversary of their exodus. More than 14,000 children were spirited ou..
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Health officials confirm case of dengue Fever

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Health officials confirmed a case of dengue fever in Miami-Dade County. The Miami-Dade Health Department's chief epidemiologist says the county hasn't had a locally ac..
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Salior's 5-year-old found on roadside

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Nearly two days after her 5-year-old daughter was found wandering a street alone, a Navy sailor has come forward to say she is the girl's mother. The sailor,..
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