Murder trial underway for Richard Elkins

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The jury listened to the gory details about the rape and murder of a man in a Bonita Springs shopping plaza. Richard Elkins is accused of killing Obed Flores in ..
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Taking a loaded gun into a Lee County park is no longer illegal

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Taking a loaded gun into a Lee County park is no longer illegal - if you have a valid permit to carry one. A state statue already allowed permitted firearms in p..
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Naples Jet Center expanding, hiring 14 positions

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NAPLES, Fla. - Naples Jet Center, a leading provider of aircraft service, new and used aircraft sales, and aircraft charter and management, today announced a major expansion in sta..
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Officials: 3 central Fla. fires intentionally set

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say three central Florida fires that ignited over the weekend were intentionally set. Authorities on Tuesday weren't sure the blazes were set by on..
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Holder's plans aim to stop violence against police

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department is spending $800,000 to help train police officers in learning how to anticipate and survive violent encounters. U.S. Attorney Gene..
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Miami Herald names new executive editor

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - The Miami Herald has named a new executive editor. Newspaper publisher McClatchy Co. promoted Anders Gyllenhaal to vice president for news and Washington editor. The H..
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2 people found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CRESTVIEW, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two people were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in the Florida panhandle. Investigators say the a man fatally shot a woman before ki..
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Ohio radio host, witch doctor try to curse LeBron

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CLEVELAND (AP) - A radio host in Cleveland has hired a witch doctor in an attempt to send some bad voodoo to basketball star LeBron James after he ditched the Cavaliers to play for..
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Bullying violates federal law

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON, DC (AP) - The U.S. Department of Education is sending a warning to schools, colleges and universities nationwide in response to several high-profile cases of bullying.I..
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Local student meets Venus Williams as a reward for her hard work

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

MIAMI, Fla. - Four outstanding South Florida students, and the non-profit organizations they represent, were honored by Miami Dolphins CEO Mike Dee at a special on-field ceremony a..
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Arms dealer in Pentagon scheme guilty in new case

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Florida arms dealer convicted in a $300 million Pentagon scheme is pleading guilty to another federal weapons charge. A plea agreement filed in Orlando feder..
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Miami man sentenced for selling hospital records

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - A Miami man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for participating in a scheme to sell stolen patient records to lawyers for injury claims. U.S. District Judge Joa..
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Keys man sentenced to prison for lobster poaching

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - A Florida Keys man has been sentenced to nearly two years in jail for possessing nearly 300 undersized lobsters. Monroe County Judge Ruth Becker also stripped..
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Fla. man ordered to send notes to victim's family

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAVARES, Fla. (AP) - To stay out of jail, a central Florida man must send a weekly postcard to the family of the soldier he killed in a car crash. Lake County Circuit Judge G. Rich..
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Police: 6 children robbed 9 homes in north Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PALATKA, Fla. (AP) - Six children are accused of being responsible for a string of burglaries in north Florida. Palatka police say the children range in age from 10 to 15. The chil..
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Fla. newborn dies after pit bull attack at home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A newborn baby is dead after being attacked by a pit bull in Jacksonville. Police say they were called to the baby's home about a dog attack late Sunday. ..
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Downtown Fort Myers streetscape wins beautification award

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Fort Myers Downtown Utility Replacement and Streetscape Improvements Project, created through a partnership between the Fort Myers Redevelopment Agency (FMRA) an..
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Veterans Affairs Hospital scene of burglary... again

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - For the third time in several months, thieves steal from the construction site of the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Cape Coral. Over the weekend, one thousand dol..
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Dalai Lama visits Miami for 2 appearances

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - The Dalai Lama will be in South Florida to speak about the significance of world religions. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader is scheduled to speak Tuesday morning a..
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1 killed, 1 rescued after boat capsizes in water

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (AP) - Authorities are waiting to identify the person who died after a boat capsized off Amelia Island near Jacksonville. A cause of death has also not been rel..
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