Hundreds of birds from Florida's largest cockfighting operation will be euthanized

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The same forensic veterinarian that worked on the Michael Vick dog fighting case has said that hundreds of birds seized as a result of Florida's largest cockfigh..
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Grow house bust nets 2 arrests, $405K in pot

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Detectives with the Collier County Sheriff's Office's Vice and Narcotics Bureau arrested Martinez and Morales and uncovered more than $400,000 worth of marij..
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Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

Now, you can get e-mail and text alerts sent to you when news is breaking, bad weather is on the way... or even just to see the forecast and stories of the day. Click here to subsc..
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Former cop charged again in bogus foreclosures

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - For the second time, a former West Palm Beach police officer is accused of using bogus paperwork to illegally evict people from foreclosed homes and th..
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'Lift Up Lehigh' to benefit underserved residents

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - Music, activities and free food will highlight the 3rd annual "Lift Up Lehigh", slated for October 2 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Veteran's Park in Lehigh Ac..
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Man gets 22 years for fatal shooting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for fatally shooting another man a day after a dispute. Anthony Holley Jr. pleaded guilty to mur..
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Punta Gorda community leader found dead

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - A prominent Punta Gorda community leader was found dead at his home last night. According to police 66 year old Hugh "Sandy" MacGibbon III committed suicide. Of..
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Man gets life for fatal drug robbery

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A Pensacola man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting a man during a drug deal. An Escambia County jury found 20-year-old Kenneth Eriby g..
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Fla. man steals $9,000 coin, sells it for $1667

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A rare 18th century coin worth $9,000 was stolen in Vero Beach - but not for long. Police say 27-year-old Christopher William Saunders stole it from a coin ..
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MUST SEE VIDEO: Suspicious stuffed pony blown up outside school

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities blew up a stuffed pony - determined to be a "suspicious device" - after it was found outside a central Florida school. The Orange County Sheriff's ..
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Fla. minister: Sept. 11 Quran burn still planned

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The leader of a small Florida church that espouses anti-Islam philosophy said Wednesday he was determined to go through with his plan to burn copies of the..
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BP report blames itself, others for oil spill

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Oil giant BP PLC laid much of the blame for the rig explosion and the massive Gulf of Mexico spill on itself, other companies' workers and a complex series of fa..
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Tropical Storm Igor forms in the Atlantic

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Igor has formed in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa near the Cape Verde Islands and has top sustained winds of near 40 mph (65 kph). Forecaste..
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Fla. finds no wrongdoing in FPL investigation

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State investigators have found no criminal wrongdoing by Florida Power and Light Co. after an anonymous employee complaint. The Florida Department of Law E..
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Fla. mom mistaken for alleged prostitute

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - An Orlando mother was arrested after disembarking from a cruise ship, mistaken for a suspected prostitute wanted in central Florida. Thirty-one-year-old Paol..
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Fla. race drops Che Guevara image after outcry

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Organizers of an irreverent Florida auto race that used Che Guevara's image in its logo have dropped the Cuban revolutionary from promotional materials..
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Bacteria on Fla. beaches a mystery to officials

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - Officials in Broward County are seeking outside help to find what's causing unsafe levels of bacteria on a stretch of beach in Hollywood. High water readings..
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2 Fla. youths mull plea deal in horse slaughters

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Two South Florida youths accused of slaughtering horses have until Oct. 15 to decide if they'll accept a plea agreement or take the case to trial. Twenty-year-old Sant..
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2 charged with trying to obtain stolen weapons

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Two men are facing federal charges in Miami of attempting to obtain hundreds of military automatic weapons such as M-16 and AK-47 assault rifles. An FBI affidavit rele..
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Undersheriff demoted after son's arrest

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Panhandle sheriff has demoted his undersheriff after the man requested and received an unusual late-night hearing to secure his son's quick release..
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