Oil could hit Florida by weekend; Feds open criminal probe of oil spill

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tar balls and oil from a massive oil slick could hit Florida's pristine white beaches as early as Saturday. Pensacola Beach officials said their reques..
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CCSO dive team recovers stolen Mercedes in Deep Creek Lake

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Charlotte County Sheriff's Dive Team members recovered a stolen 2003 Mercedes SLK320 in a Deep Creek lake Sunday afternoon. The car was reported stolen on ..
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Naples teen among four killed in highway crash on I-65 in Alabama

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

GREENVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama State Troopers say four people are dead and five more are injured as a result of a three-vehicle accident on Interstate 65. Troopers say the acciden..
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Ft. Myers police recover stolen cemetery vases

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Fort Myers police have recovered $1,000 in vases, which were stolen from a cemetery and sold for scrap metal. This morning the Fort Myers Police Department recei..
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Casey Anthony misses court after falling

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Florida mother charged with murdering her 2-year-old daughter missed a pretrial court hearing after she suffered some minor injuries from a fall in an Orland..
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NOAA expands fishing closed area in Gulf; Approximately 68% of Gulf still open for fishing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

GULF OF MEXICO - NOAA has extended the northern and southern boundaries of the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico to capture portions of the slick moving into waters off eas..
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Woman pleads not guilty in 3-year-old daughter's death

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - A Hollywood woman accused of strangling her 3-year-old daughter has pleaded not guilty to murder. Police say 39-year-old Cheryl Arthur told them in April tha..
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Josie Lou Ratley returns home; school beating victim continues rehab

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The teenage girl who authorities say was brutally attacked by another teen at a South Florida middle school has been released from a rehabilitati..
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Feds open criminal probe of Gulf oil spill; Oil hits Alabama beach

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder says federal authorities have opened criminal and civil investigations into the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. Holder wo..
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Lee property values plummet again; governments now must balance budgets

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Taxable property values in Lee County are dropping even further. They've gone down about 50-billion dollars in recent years, about half the former value. "It is ..
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Crime Stoppers to hand out cold case cards to inmates

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Prison inmates have nothing but time on their hands, so Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers created cold case playing cards featuring suspects and victims of cold c..
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LCEC rolls out automated meters

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - LCEC “smart technology” helps customers manage their energy usage even before they receive their bill.  Customers now have unlimited acces..
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Foreclosed homes putting others at risk

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

FORT MYERS, Fla --A new foreclosure crisis: damage left behind putting other homes at risk of foreclosure, too. Jan Swanson thought she'd live in her home the rest of her life. ..
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BP spokesman: more proof of plumes needed

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

NEW ORLEANS, (AP) - A spokesman for BP PLC says the company needs more proof to support claims by scientists that huge plumes of oil are suspended underwater in the Gulf of Mexico...
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Obama demands thorough probe from oil spill panel

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama gave the leaders of an independent commission investigating the Gulf oil spill marching orders Tuesday to thoroughly examine the disaster a..
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Bartender arrested, accused of abuse aboard cruise

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A cruise ship bartender is accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old passenger last April. According to court documents, the teenage girl said 30-year-ol..
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Coast Guard replaces on-scene admiral Gulf spill

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard is replacing the admiral who has been the federal on-scene coordinator since an oil rig exploded and millions of gallons of crude leaked into the..
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Dad of Fla. boy abducted in 2006 will be deported

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - The father of a Florida boy abducted at knifepoint in 2006 is set for deportation to Brazil after being arrested for driving without a license. Maria De Fat..
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More than 10,000 pack Redneck Yacht Club for Memorial Day weekend

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Mud-lovers from around the country are cleaning off their ATVs and packing up their tents, following the holiday weekend festivities at the Redneck Yacht Club i..
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2010 Atlantic hurricane season officially begins

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

MIAMI (AP) - The 2010 Atlantic hurricane season has officially begun. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting an active season this year, with as ma..
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