Volunteers hope to mobilize ahead of oill spill

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

St. Petersburg, Fla - More than 2,000 people signed up at event to help clean beaches and birds ahead of an oil slick. A boater's association leading efforts to get residents with ..
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Family rebuilds after Chinese drywall

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A family forced out of their home because of chinese drywall is taking on a very big task to get rid of the toxic material. The consumer product safety commissio..
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Dog bites two at Cape Coral home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Two people are taken to the hospital after they say the family pit bull turned on them.Police say the dog started acting aggressive inside the home on Northeast ..
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Brush fire scorches woods in Cape Coral

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A small brush fire was flaring up in Cape Coral on Sunday afternoon.      The fire burned along a stretch of Wilmington Parkway near Chiquita..
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Pedestrian hit by car and killed in North Fort Myers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Florida Highway Patrol says a pedestrian was hit by a car and killed on Bayshore Road near Ixora Drive late Saturday night.The driver of the car says t..
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Police search for driver in deadly hit and run

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Fort Myers Police are investigating a deadly hit and run late on Saturday Night.It happened last night on State Road 82 near Omni Lane.     P..
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Bellamy commits to Clemson

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Dario Melendez

  PUNTA GORDA- One of the top high school football players in the state is going out of state. According to Rivals.com, Charlotte High senior running back, Mike Bellamy h..
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Scent of oil in the gulf waters near Pensacola Beach

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. - There's still no oil washing up on shore in Pensacola Beach, but the oil sheen is just a mile from the pier, though now it may be moving east.Tar balls have..
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Report: FCAT scores delayed due to grading problem

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

MIAMI (AP) - Scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test have been delayed more than six weeks because the testing company hired by the state had problems administering and..
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BP says it has paid more than $48 million in oil claims

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - An official for BP PLC says the oil giant has paid 18,000 claims along the Gulf Coast totaling more than $48 million.      Darryl Wi..
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More tar balls found farther west in FL panhandle

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Officials say tar balls are washing ashore farther east along Florida's Panhandle.      Okaloosa County Public Safety Direct..
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Official: Spill will persist 'well into the fall'

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government's point man on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill says the catastrophe will persist "well into the fall."      Coast Guard Adm. ..
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Local fishermen set to fish off Dry Tortugas

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

Fort Myers Beach, Fla - The Dry Tortugas are fair games for fishing for now. The federal government lifting its ban of the waters off the Florida straits after test results showed ..
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Ala. governor meets with Obama's point man in the Gulf

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

ON BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Bob Riley and Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen have agreed to a new plan that would significantly increase protection on the state's coast with..
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Fishing ban extended near Panama City

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Fishing has been banned in more waters off Florida because of the creeping oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico.      The National Oceanic an..
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Watching for oil in Florida's panhandle

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. - BP cleanup crews are finding tar balls the size of quarters washing up on shore along Pensacola Beach in Florida panhandle.  Some reports say oil is&nb..
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Gov. Crist and Jimmy Buffett on Pensacola Beach, inspecting tar balls

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Continuing his commitment to recovery efforts in the Gulf of Mexico, Governor Charlie Crist will participate in an aerial inspection of Gulf Coast shoreline with ..
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Naples Tea Party on immigration reform

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NAPLES, Fla. - Members of the Naples Tea Party group have become a fixture in streetside protests but instead of the group's usual tax message Saturday, they rallied on immigration..
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Woman leaves kids in hot car, gets facial

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Deputies say a 6-year-old and 7-year-old were taken to the hospital after their older sister left them locked in a car while she was getting a facial. This..
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BP collects 6,000 barrels of oil in first 24 hours of using new well cap

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

GULF OF MEXICO - Saturday, June 5 marked day 46 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Tran..
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