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By: Christina Hernandez

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500 uncounted ballots found in Palm Beach County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The Palm Beach County elections office says 500 uncounted absentee ballots have been located, possibly affecting several close local races. The ballots w..
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2nd Veteran's Connect event to be help in Fort Myers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The 2nd Veteran's Connect event will be held in Lee County November 16th. Veterans Connect is an initiative of Florida CFO Alex Sink launched a year ago. It's de..
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Charlotte County deputies looking for teen accused of theft; say he may be armed and dangerous

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives issued a Be On The Lookout (BOLO) this afternoon for 19 year old Nickolas Scharmberg. He was arrested Monday in conne..
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Autism certification classes to be held at Edison State College

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - It is estimated that 1 in 110 children in the United States are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), according to The Centers for Disease Control an..
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Cracks found in shuttle fuel tank, not just foam

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA has found cracks in space shuttle Discovery's fuel tank. Discovery is grounded until at least the end of the month by a hydrogen gas leak. The leak..
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Man walks into convenience store with a gunshot wound

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

IMMOKALEE, Fla. - The Collier County Sheriff's Office is not releasing any information of who my have shot a man in Immokalee Tuesday night.  Deputies say the clerks at the Ha..
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Motorcyclist killed after hitting mailbox in Cape Coral

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A motorcyclist was killed Monday night when his bike struck a mailbox on NW 9th Terrace. William G. Ranagan III (DOB: 06/27/1963) was transported as a traum..
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Norman Love Confections helping Harry Chapin Food Bank get turkeys

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Norman and Mary Love want to help provide Thanksgiving turkeys and hams for local families in need. With each $11 donation made to Harry Chapin Food Bank made at..
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Report: White House altered drilling ban report

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - An inspector general says the White House edited a report about the administration's moratorium on offshore oil drilling to make it appear that scientists and exp..
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Feds proposes graphic cigarette warning labels

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The federal government is unveiling a new plan to snuff out tobacco use, including new larger, graphic warning labels for cigarettes that include images of cor..
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Boeing delays more 787 test flights, shares drop

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

DALLAS (AP) - Boeing is putting off more test flights of its new 787 passenger jet while it investigates an emergency landing of one of the planes on Tuesday. Boeing shares have fa..
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Landlord finds live WW II mortars inside Fla. home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Police have removed several live World War II mortars from a southwest Florida home. A landlord called police Tuesday after finding the explosives at one o..
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Man's remains found in container in Fla. waters

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Police divers are searching South Florida waterways for body parts after a homeowner found a container floating in the water that contained human remai..
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Man unfit to stand trial for allegedly killing mom

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The son of a woman whose decapitated body was found in her home in north Florida has been declared mentally unfit to stand trial. Forty-three-year-old Jen..
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Bennett named Fla. Senate president pro tempore

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Incoming Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos has named his two top lieutenants. Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, on Tuesday selected Sen. Mike Bennett,..
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Newly elected Panhandle sheriff cleans house

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SHALIMAR, Fla. (AP) - The newly elected sheriff of a corruption-plagued Panhandle sheriff's office has fired four sergeants and a corporal during his first week on the job. Among t..
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Hospital unveils new, $35 million neonatal unit

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tampa General Hospital is opening a new, $35 million neonatal intensive care unit. The unit was unveiled Tuesday. Called the Jennifer Leigh Muma Neonatal Intensi..
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Fla. chimp grabs the limelight

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - A new book by Comedy Central host Jon Stewart is making a celebrity out of a trained chimpanzee named Ricky who lives in southwest Florida. Ricky is featured ..
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2nd day care worker charged in child's death

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A second worker at a South Florida day care has been charged in the death of a toddler who was left in a van all day in August. Delray Beach police charge..
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