Lee County charity will gut homes with Chinese drywall

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Habitat for Humanity of Lee County is facing a $750,000 bill to gut at least 24 homes built with defective Chinese drywall and relocate the residents. Habit..
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FPL: Hole in nuclear plant containment building

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Florida Power & Light employees have found a hole in the steel liner of a nuclear reactor containment building at the Turkey Point plant near Homestead. FPL says t..
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S Fla. county hopes buoys will prevent reef damage

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Miami-Dade County hopes a network of buoys will help protect its reefs from anchor damage. The county's year-old "Adopt-a-Buoy" program allows boaters to ..
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Space Coast man gets 2 life terms in dad's slaying

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

VIERA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms for fatally shooting his father days after being released from prison in 2008. On Monday, a jury c..
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Fla. State, military studying suicide prevention

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State University is preparing to announce a new research effort into military suicides. Florida State professor Thomas Joiner, who has studied suic..
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Lawyer seeks removal of Fla. House race candidate

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - A case involving the potential removal of a Florida congressional candidate from the ballot over questions about his financial disclosures is set to go before a judge ..
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Venezuelan charged with extortion in US

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - A Venezuelan is jailed in the U.S. on charges of attempting to extort $1.5 million from a businessman involved in a securities controversy in Venezuela. Prosecutors sa..
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Tax Foundation says Fla. welcoming to business

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Tax Foundation says Florida again has the nation's fifth best tax climate for business in 2011. The nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that monitors g..
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Central Fla. sheriff cracks down on fake pot

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) - Synthetic marijuana is technically legal, but a central Florida sheriff says he plans to arrest retailers who sell it. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Tuesd..
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Central Fla. faces hearing for misconduct

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Central Florida judge who is the subject of a hearing before a board that investigates judicial misconduct has admitted to violating campaign rules, taking j..
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Officials arrest man after car chase

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in Florida's Gulf coast say they arrested a man who was found to have a 3-year-old in his vehicle after leading deputies on a car chase. Aut..
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Bob Marley's son tries to get Buju Banton released

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Stephen Marley, a son of music legend Bob Marley, has offered to post his South Florida home to bond reggae star Buju Banton's out of jail. The Tampa Tribune rep..
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Boy allowed back to school after being expelled for bringing toy gun to school

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A boy is allowed back at school after being expelled last year for bringing a toy gun to school. District officials also said Tuesday that the incident..
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South Fla. airport back to normal after evacuation

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is back to normal after part of it was evacuated when an unattended bag was found. An airport spoke..
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Florida to have all-female parole commission

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida will have an all-female Parole Commission for the first time ever next year. Cassandra Jenkins will join the three-member panel Jan. 5 following he..
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Foreclosures push home prices down in many cities

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - Home prices are falling further, suggesting a bottom hasn't been reached in many metro areas. Millions of foreclosures are expected to pour onto the market in the..
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Officials: Driver killed when car hits home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Police in Florida's Gulf coast say the driver of a vehicle that crashed into a home and then caught fire was killed. Authorities identified the driver a..
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Gulf coast woman finds alligator at her house

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Gulf coast woman had a special visitor at her house: an alligator. Jenny Roca called 911 early Tuesday morning. She told the dispatcher that the reptile was in..
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Officials: Armed robbery suspect fatally shot

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say an armed robbery suspect was fatally shot by central Florida by police. The shooting occurred Tuesday afternoon. Authorities say the suspect fl..
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Fla. justices refuse to hear open meetings case

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court has refused to take an appeal from a lower court ruling that says citizens have a right to attend but not speak at meetings of go..
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