Septic system owners must pay for inspections, starting 2011

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Owners of septic systems will be getting an unpleasant surprise in the mail, possibly as soon as this coming winter, and it will cost them money. The state ..
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Snowbirds arrive to SWFL... and crime

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral police are reminding people to secure their homes... Particularly Snowbirds. This past weekend, several seasonal residents reported their homes were b..
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3 manatees stranded on Marco Island

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. (AP) - Wildlife officials say three manatees have stranded themselves on a southwest Florida beach. Officials on Tuesday said two of the manatees look healthy, w..
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Jackson Labs funding still uncertain

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Papageorge

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The question of state funding for Jackson Labs is still up in the air. The state could give the bio-medical research facility $50 million for the first year ..
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Judge orders 'don't ask, don't tell' injunction

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A federal judge has issued a worldwide injunction stopping enforcement of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, ending the military's 17-year-old ban on open..
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One of six murder suspects makes plea deal

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - One of six suspects in a double murder in Bonita Springs will not go to trial. Robert Patrick Downey reached a plea deal with prosecutors. He pleaded guilty..
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Fla. won't appeal overturn of gay adoption ban

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Department of Children and Families won't appeal to the Supreme court a ruling that the state's gay adoption ban is unconstitutional. Gov. Charlie Cris..
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State finalizes Everglades deal with US Sugar

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A $197 million deal to turn over nearly 27,000 acres of U.S. Sugar Corp. land to the state in an effort to restore the Everglades is finally done. The ..
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McCollum says he's leaning toward voting for Scott

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Attorney General Bill McCollum says he's leaning toward voting for fellow Republican Rick Scott in next month's governor's election despite their acrimonio..
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Crew responding to fire at Naples hospital

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - An electrical fire broke out at Naples Community Hospital in Collier County Tuesday afternoon. Crews say a problem with an electrical box is to blame. Firefi..
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Mosquito control catches Cape Coral residents off-guard

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Efforts to control the area's mosquito population appear to have inadvertently startled many homeowners in Cape Coral on Saturday night. Lee ..
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NYC mayor to campaign for redistricting in Fla.

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will campaign in Florida this week in support of two state redistricting amendments. Bloomberg is scheduled to appear Friday in Mia..
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Officials: Offshore oil drilling ban to be lifted

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is lifting the six-month moratorium on deep water oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico imposed after the BP oil spill, officials said Tuesd..
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Fla. man dies after car strikes deer, fence, tree

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Gulf coast-area man died after his car struck a deer and then hit a fence and tree. Florida Highway Patrol said the man died after the early Tuesday car ..
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Sink's audit raps 'Taj Mahal' courthouse

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink says an audit shows some judges bullied a state agency into building what critics are calling a "Taj Mahal" courthouse. S..
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Florida baby born at 10:10 a.m. on Oct. 10, 2010

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COCOA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Most parents believe their newborn is a perfect 10. One central Florida family has the numbers to prove it. Brody DeAngelo was born Oct. 10, 2010, at 10:10..
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12-year-old boy critical after being shot in head

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A 12-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot in the head. The Broward County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened in Deerfield Be..
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Maintenance worker killed in elevator accident

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A maintenance worker has died in the elevator shaft of a South Beach condo. The incident happened Monday at the Ocean Point Condo. Twenty-nine-year-old Ede..
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Fla. man dies while setting up SC State Fair rides

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A Florida man has been electrocuted while setting up setting up a ride at the South Carolina State Fair in Columbia. Multiple media outlets reported 43-year-o..
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Clearwater police probe officer-involved shooting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in Clearwater are investigating an officer involved shooting. Clearwater police responded to a burglary in progress early Tuesday. The officers ..
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