Plug for oil leak gets cautious optimism in Fla.

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Charlie Crist said Wednesday he was encouraged by news that the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico may be sealed, but business owners in the Florida P..
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Woman, man face child and elderly neglect charges

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa woman and man have been arrested after authorities say a 2-year-old girl was found wandering a street naked and four other children and an elderly adult ..
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Air conditioning thieves found and arrested

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Danny and William Sims were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly stealing air conditioning units Zion Baptist Church in Fort Myers.Lee County deputies said the men ..
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LCEC returns millions to customers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - In 2010, the LCEC Board of Trustees approved a $7.6 million general equity distribution. This was in addition to the decision to not raise base rates for the sec..
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Pentagon reminding retired military to collect back pay

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

The Pentagon is reminding an estimated 100,000 retired military men and women that they are owed back pay and should claim it.Congress last year approved a $500 retroactive bonus t..
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Cape Police Officer resigns after report shows he accepted unwarranted incentive pay

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - An internal investigation by the Cape Coral Police Department found that Officer Albert Arroyo had accepted almost $4,000 in academic incentive pay to which he w..
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Woman linked to cop killing pleads not guilty

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A 22-year-old woman who police say accompanied the man charged in the fatal shootings of two Tampa police officers has pleaded not guilty to a federal charge of ..
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Forecasters: Hurricanes' effect on oil unclear

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado State University forecasters say a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico could affect the direction of the oil spill, but they say little is known abo..
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Wife wants to divorce radio host after shooting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The wife of a central Florida radio host is divorcing her husband a year after he was accused of shooting her while aiming at her dog. Catherine Burke filed fo..
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Pharmacist stops theft by grabbing gun

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A pharmacy theft in Pensacola fell apart when the suspect reportedly set his gun on the counter, giving the pharmacist a chance to grab it. Police say 19-yea..
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Authorities make 40,000-pill Ecstasy seizure

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

BARNESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities have charged a Miami man who Georgia police say they captured carrying some 40,000 Ecstasy pills in his vehicle during a traffic stop. Authoriti..
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Girl attacked by barracuda off Key West

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - A young girl was attacked by a barracuda during a family snorkeling trip in Key West. A Miami Children's Hospital spokeswoman says 9-year-old Michelle Casasol..
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Unruly passenger causes plane to return to gate

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LARGO, Fla. (AP) - A plane ready to take off from the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport had to return to the gate because of a drunk passenger. The Pinellas County Sh..
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Realtors report surge in South Fla. home sales

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - South Florida is seeing a surge in home sales. Realtors reported a 40.5 percent increase in pending home sales in Miami-Dade County last month over the same time last ..
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Musical developed in Tampa headed to Broadway

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A multimillion dollar musical created in Tampa last year is headed to Broadway. Officials at Tampa's Straz Center for the Performing Arts said Tuesday that "Wond..
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Fla. lawmakers seek Medicaid cost-cutting answers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Incoming Florida Senate President Mike Haridolopos is leading a three-day bus tour in search of ideas for cutting soaring Medicaid costs. Rep. Dean Cannon,..
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Commerce secretary visits Space Coast

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke is heading to the Kennedy Space Center to meet with workers who are losing their jobs because the space shuttle progr..
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Toddler brain dead, father charged with child abuse

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida toddler is brain dead and his father charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect after allegedly punching the child in a "boxing" lesson...
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Panther survives hit by car; 3 unborn kittens die

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a female panther hit by a car in southwest Florida is expected to survive, but three midterm kittens she carried have died. A motorist spotte..
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Man charged in 4 DWI deaths taken to jail

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The St. Petersburg man accused of driving while intoxicated and killing a father and his three sons has been taken to jail after his release from the ho..
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