US Reps fighting Fla. redistricting amendments

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Two members of Congress have launched a campaign to defeat a pair of redistricting proposals designed to stop gerrymandering that favors incumbents and the..
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Arcadia police officer fired after hitting man

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ARCADIA, Fla. - An Arcadia police officer has been terminated after hitting a man. According to documents obtained by WINK News, Sergeant William Metcalf punched a man twice in the..
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Fort Myers priest named Monsignor by Pope Benedict XVI

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Rev. Stephen McNamara, pastor of Resurrection of Our Lord parish in Fort Myers has been elevated to the title of Monsignor by Pope Benedict the XVI. Msgr. Stephe..
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Elderly woman sexually assaulted in North Port

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NORTH PORT, Fla. - North Port police are looking for a man who attacked a 76 year old woman in her home. Investigators said the man came to a home on Herbison Avenue, claiming he w..
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FWC removes burrowing owl from cruise ship golf course

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FWC - A Florida burrowing owl, listed as a species of special concern, was just hours away from becoming a cruise ship stowaway on Saturday. Just before Royal Caribbean Internation..
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FDA to consider approval of modified salmon

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal food regulators pondered Monday whether to say, for the first time, that it's OK to market a genetically engineered animal as safe for people to eat. The ..
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NASA inspector general faults space agency boss

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's inspector general is criticizing the head of the space agency for his contact with an oil company. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden is a former ..
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Dine to donate benefits United Way

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. -  Starting Monday, September 20th through Friday Perkins Restaurants in Lee and Charlotte Counties will help support the United Way through "Dine to Donate"...
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Officials tout new production studio in Sarasota

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - A new film and TV production studio project in Sarasota hopes to lure a bit more of Hollywood to southwest Florida. Officials on Monday announced the creation..
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Economic panel says recession ended in June 2009

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - The longest recession the country has endured since World War II ended in June 2009, according to a group that dates the beginning and end of recessions. The Nati..
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Newspaper questions Florida investment claims

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida newspaper says public records dispute a state agency's claims of being misled into buying risky securities by Wall Street investment firms. The S..
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2 women killed in Pensacola

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities are investigating a double homicide in Pensacola. Two women were killed early Monday morning. Escambia County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Ted..
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3 rescued from sinking boat near St. Petersburg

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The owner of the boat that sank in the waters off St. Petersburg hopes to salvage the vessel. The Coast Guard rescued three people who were clinging to ..
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Inmates' health bills in spotlight for hospital

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Why are taxpayers footing the bill for inmate health care at Miami's struggling hospital system? As Miami-Dade County commissioners consider the Jackson Health System ..
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2 teens killed in Alligator Alley crash in Naples

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a driver lost control on Alligator Alley in Naples when a rear tire blew out, crashing into a guardrail and killing two passengers. According to..
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Man goes on trial for 7th time in 2001 killing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida man will go on trial for the seventh time in the 2001 killing of his ex-girlfriend. Jury selection begins Monday in the case against Al..
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Man drowns in Palm Beach County lake accident

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities have recovered the body of man who fell off a personal watercraft and drowned in a Palm Beach County lake. The man and another person fell ..
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Fla. man gets electrocuted helping accident victim

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Jacksonville good Samaritan was electrocuted when he touched a power line downed in a traffic accident. David Katterhenry had stopped to help a 19-year-..
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Fla. family seeks answers in woman's train death

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The family of a Florida woman who somehow fell or was pushed off an Amtrak train in Georgia is asking for witnesses to come forward. Barbara Arteta of..
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Fla. police chief suspended for racist e-mails

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WILTON MANORS, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida police chief has been suspended for sending racist e-mails on his work account. Wilton Manors Police Chief Richard Perez was suspended fo..
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