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Was it a crime? 10 patients at nursing home died after Irma

September 21, 2017
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) Ten elderly patients died after being kept inside a nursing home that turned into a sweatbox when Hurricane Irma knocked out...

AMBER Alert issued for 4 Manatee County children

September 20, 2017
BRADENTON, Fla. An AMBER Alert was issued Wednesday evening for four Manatee County children, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Joseph Gadeaun, 10,...

9th person dies week after nursing home evacuation on east coast

September 20, 2017
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) Police say a ninth person has died nearly a week after the evacuation of a Florida nursing home that Hurricane Irma...
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Gov. Rick Scott implements new rules in nursing homes

September 19, 2017
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Gov. Rick Scott issued emergency requirements for the state's nursing homes Saturday. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are required to obtain generators...
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Two hurricane days forgiven for schools statewide

September 19, 2017
FORT MYERS, Fla. School districts that have lost weeks of instructional time to Hurricane Irma won't have to make up two days of it. Public...

Growing sinkhole in Apopka threatens nearby house

September 19, 2017
APOPKA, Fla. (WKMG) A family was evacuated from their Apopka home Tuesday morning after a 25-foot-wide sinkhole opened up threatening to swallow their home,...

Flight attendant working during Irma outraged after MIA charges $187 for parking

September 19, 2017
MIAMI (CBSMiami) A flight attendant is outraged she was charged $187 to park her vehicle at Miami International Airport while she worked during Hurricane Irma. “As flight attendants we...

Tourism dollars likely best donation in helping Keys recover

September 18, 2017
KEY WEST (CBSMiami) There’s power to about half the area as residents of the Lower Keys returned home Sunday for the first time since...

Coral Gables set to sue FPL as power still out for many residents

September 18, 2017
CORAL GABLES (CBSMiami) Areas of Coral Gables remain without power and some residents are getting fed up. “When is my power coming back” — the...

Teacher says classroom thefts happened when school was used as hurricane shelter

September 16, 2017
LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. (CBS 12)  One teacher says hurricane evacuees, who were sheltering at her school during Hurricane Irma, may have taken things from her...