FHP bans hand-held cell phones

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A new policy bans on-duty Florida Highway Patrol troopers from using hand-held cell phones while driving.The ban went into effect Monday, requiring troopers to u..
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Houseboats can stay on Peace River

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

 ARCADIA, Fla. - Time is ticking for houseboat owners along the Peace River to find a new place to drop anchor. They've been told they are trespassing on state land, but ..
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Cape Coral High's decades-old Homecoming parade could be called off

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A decades-old tradition at Cape Coral High School could soon come to a bitter end, after the school says new costs are being imposed by the city. Cape Coral High..
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Lee County school employees honored by Sterling Council

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County Public Schools is proud to announce that three employees have been recognized by the Florida Sterling Council.  Don Bryant, principal of Fort Mye..
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Seaworld death appears to be natural causes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say the tourist who died after being found unresponsive in a pool at SeaWorld's Aquatica water park appears to have died from natural causes.The Or..
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Seafood being tested to determine if tainted by oil

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke will tour a federal lab in Mississippi where seafood caught in the Gulf of Mexico is being tested to determine if it is ..
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North Port man arrested for stealing granite tee marker from 18th hole

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Charlotte County Sheriff’s office arrested a man caught in the act of stealing a large granite tee marker from the 18th hole at the now closed Kings ..
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Operation Open Dollar leads to ''pill mill'' accusation of Lee County woman

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Detectives with multiple agencies, including the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, have served search warrants at the Dollar Medical Clinics after receiving num..
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AP Poll: Americans support community colleges

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

A new poll shows the vast majority of Americans feel it's better for some students to go to community college instead of a four-year school. According to the poll by The Associated..
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Police: Gainesville gunman also killed his father

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A gunman with a history of mental illness shot his father to death, then drove through his Gainesville neighborhood on a 13-minute, three-mile shooting spr..
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Former Fla. environmental chief takes job with FPL

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Former state Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Sole has a new job with Florida's biggest electric utility. Florida Power & Light Co..
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Informant: Bar McCollum from Medicare settlement

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - A whistle blower wants the Florida Supreme Court to bar Attorney General Bill McCollum from participating in a multimillion-dollar health care fraud settlement because..
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2 Fla. teens dead after car crashes into house

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) - Two teenagers are dead after the car they were driving crashed into a house. The Miramar Police Department says the 18-year-old men were driving early Tuesday ..
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Troopers barred from driving using handheld phones

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Highway Patrol troopers are no longer allowed to use handheld cell phones while driving. The new policy went into effect for the state's 1,650 troop..
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Teen who survived rampage released from hospital

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The 15-year-old boy who witnessed the shooting deaths of his mother and four siblings at their South Florida home has been released from the hospital. Mi..
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Killer whale dies after sudden illness at SeaWorld

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A killer whale who was the first to be born successfully at SeaWorld Orlando has died. Twenty-five-year-old Kalina grew ill Monday afternoon and died in the ea..
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121 Fla. entities join early retirement program

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Health and Human Services Department has approved 121 employers and unions in Florida for assistance in paying for early retirees' medical insuran..
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International baseball squads coming to St. Pete

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Baseball is going international in St. Petersburg. Mayor Bill Foster said Monday that the home city of the Tampa Bay Rays will also host national teams ..
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Judge voids Fla. AG subpoena in foreclosure probe

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Palm Beach County judge has tossed out a subpoena for information from a law firm in an investigation of foreclosure practices by Attorney General Bi..
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Fla. family held hostage by masked, armed men

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A couple and their two young children told St. Petersburg Police that masked and armed men held them hostage for about five hours. Police said the Monda..
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