Fla. seeks more federal funding for train projects

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Florida's Department of Transportation is seeking more federal funding to boost high-speed rail and regular passenger train service. In January, President Barack Obama..
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Lee County teacher and coordinator honored

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Certiport (www.certiport.com), the leading certification solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, presented its Teacher of the Year award..
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Lee County elementary school gets $6500 grant

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Earlier this month, the staff at Dr. Carrie D. Robinson Littleton Elementary was notified that they were awarded a grant for $6,590 to support service learning w..
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Hurricane Earl becomes Category 3 storm

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Earl has become a major hurricane in the Caribbean, reaching Category 3 status with maximum sustained winds near 120 mph (195 kph). Also, a new hurricane war..
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2 arrested in Charlotte County for drug trafficking

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office arrested two drug traffickers in two separate cases over the past weekend. Arrested for trafficking were David ..
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Southern governors address Gulf recovery, energy

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Southern governors meeting in Hoover, Ala., are focusing on recovery in the Gulf of Mexico and energy security. Two officials from the Obama administration, sen..
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Delta flight from Miami to New York diverted

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Delta flight going from Miami to New York landed safely at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport instead because it failed to achieve a..
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Slightly more than 1 in 5 in Florida went to polls

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Slightly more than one in five eligible Florida voters participated in the primary election. The Secretary of State's office said Monday turnout for the Au..
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Lee County Red Cross helped Katrina victims 5 years ago

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. -  With the 5-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina fresh in the minds of Americans, the Lee County Red Cross would like to remind Southwest Floridians of the..
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Fla. black bears may have rebounded too much

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - It wasn't too long ago that Florida was desperate to save the black bear. The species lost so much habitat and became so heavily hunted in the 1950s th..
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Cold blasts in summer killing Fla. coral reefs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A strange upwelling of cold water this summer has caused serious damage to some South Florida coral reefs. It's not uncommon for cold weather to harm c..
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Downturn means layoffs for 5 South Florida horses

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Five South Florida horses may be out of a job as Broward County authorities scrounge every avenue to save money. Mary Muffin, Star, Candy, Missy and Ho..
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Several teens arrested after brawl in Fla. mall

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

AVENTURA, Fla. (AP) - About a dozen teenagers have been arrested in a South Florida mall melee that prompted the response of at least five different police departments. Authorities..
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25 Cuban migrants floating off Florida sent home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard has returned to Cuba 25 migrants found floating off Florida shores. The migrants were interdicted at sea in three separate incidents last week. Th..
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3 divers need rescue in Keys as boat drifts away

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Three divers needed rescue in the Florida Keys after their boat's anchor came loose and the vessel drifted away with three children on board. The Coast Guard ..
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Georgia swimmer dies off Florida Panhandle

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - An autopsy is planned for a Georgia man who died while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida Panhandle. Panama City Beach police say 26-year..
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Disney worker in Fla. held on child porn charges

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 22-year-old Disney World employee has been arrested on charges of child pornography. The Polk County Sheriff's Office says Timothy Wayne Ha..
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Florida detectives investigate jail inmate's death

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) - Central Florida authorities are investigating the death of a jail inmate. Polk County Sheriff's detectives say 46-year-old Gerald Jacobs died early Saturday at ..
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3 accused of poaching stone crabs in Fla. Keys

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - State wildlife officials have accused three men of poaching more than 100 undersized lobster and out-of-season stone crabs in the Florida Keys. Florida Fish a..
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FL man allegedly claimed to be 14 to play football

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A 21-year-old Florida man is behind bars after authorities say he posed as a 14-year-old to join a youth football league and tried to register at a Tampa middle ..
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