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15 foot python caught in south Collier County

15 foot python caught in south Collier CountyA 15-plus-foot Python was found at the doorway of Beau Middlebrook's Sun Realty office located behind Pelican Bend restaurant on the Isles of Capri.
  • Florida
  • 2 days, 16 hours ago
Florida

Charlie Crist on reopening Cuba ties

Charlie Crist on reopening Cuba tiesFlorida has long been the home of a large Cuban-American community. The issue of American-Cuban relations is a major issue in the state.
  • Florida
  • 2 days, 17 hours ago
Florida

Florida politicians react to change in Cuba policy

Florida politicians react to change in Cuba policyWhile lawmakers have praised Alan Gross' safe return to U.S. soil, many are critical of President Obama's announcement to normalize of relations between the U.S. and Cuba.
  • Florida
  • 3 days, 7 hours ago
Florida

Miami Cubans: Deal is 'the ultimate bailout'

Miami Cubans: Deal is 'the ultimate bailout'Cuban Americans reacted with mixed emotions to President Obama's announcement today that the U.S. was normalizing relations with Cuba after severing ties more than 50 years ago.
  • Florida
  • 3 days, 8 hours ago
Politics

REMINDER: New law changes car seat requirement age

REMINDER: New law changes car seat requirement ageA new law Governor Scott signed moves child safety seat age to four and five.
  • Politics
  • 3 days, 9 hours ago
News

Man arrested in central Florida mail fraud scheme

Man arrested in central Florida mail fraud schemeAuthorities say they've arrested a man who is a member of a large check fraud ring that specializes in stealing mail from mailboxes in four central Florida counties.
  • News
  • 3 days, 13 hours ago
Florida

Florida Amber Alert canceled for infant

Florida Amber Alert canceled for infantThe Amber Alert issued for a 1-month-old Demarion Hampton early Tuesday morning has been canceled.
  • Florida
  • 4 days, 9 hours ago
Politics

Jeb Bush to 'actively explore' run for president

Jeb Bush to 'actively explore' run for presidentJeb Bush is taking his most definitive step yet toward running for president.
  • Politics
  • 4 days, 12 hours ago
Florida

Port Canaveral seeks Royal Caribbean mega-ship

Port Canaveral seeks Royal Caribbean mega-shipNow that Port Canaveral has one of the world's biggest cruise ships making port-of-call stops, it's aiming to also be the home port of one or more mega-ships.
  • Florida
  • 4 days, 17 hours ago
Florida

Florida continues to lead the nation in foreclosures

Florida continues to lead the nation in foreclosuresEven though foreclosure activity is down substantially for the year in the Sunshine State, Florida still leads the nation in foreclosures.
  • Florida
  • 4 days, 17 hours ago
Florida

Chilly weather puts bears on the move

Chilly weather puts bears on the moveChilly weather has Florida's black bears on the move as they forage to fatten up for winter.
  • Florida
  • 4 days, 17 hours ago
Florida

Conjoined twins in Florida undergo first surgery

Conjoined twins in Florida undergo first surgeryA set of conjoined twin boys, born late Friday, underwent the first of what's likely to be a number of surgeries to repair some damage to organs that are partially exposed. The boys, named Conner and Carter, are joined at the sternum and the abdomen. They are...
  • Florida
  • 4 days, 18 hours ago
Florida

PHOTOS: Amber Alert issued for 1 month old Demarion Hampton

PHOTOS: Amber Alert issued for 1 month old Demarion HamptonAmber Alert issued for Demarion Hampton
  • Florida
  • 4 days, 18 hours ago
Education

FSU offers certificate program in drone operations

FSU offers certificate program in drone operationsFlorida State University is offering a drone certificate class, which officials say is the first of its kind in the state university system.
  • Education
  • 5 days, 11 hours ago
Florida

Floridians are getting healthier, but just barely

Floridians are getting healthier, but just barelyFloridians are smoking less but remain too physically inactive. Drug deaths are well above the national average, but rates of dangerous binge drinking are dropping.
  • Florida
  • 5 days, 16 hours ago
News

Jacksonville conjoined twins arrive several days early

Jacksonville conjoined twins arrive several days earlyA Florida woman gave birth late Friday to the first set of conjoined twins the area has seen in years.
  • News
  • 1 week ago
Local

Search continues for missing kayaker near Sanibel Causeway

Search continues for missing kayaker near Sanibel CausewayEmergency crews received a call around 11 p.m. from Kyle Woolwine reporting that his friend Andrew Barber, 32, was missing after their kayak overturned.
  • Local
  • 1 week ago
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Virus killing dolphins along East Coast confirmed in Keys

Virus killing dolphins along East Coast confirmed in KeysThe remains of a dolphin that died Nov. 7 after stranding in Bahia Honda State Park have tested positive for morbillivirus. It's a measles-like disease that is highly contagious among sea mammals.
  • Local
  • 1 week ago
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Florida tribes are reviewing new US policy on marijuana

Florida tribes are reviewing new US policy on marijuanaThe government announced this week that Indian tribes can grow and sell marijuana on their lands so long as they follow the same federal conditions laid out for states that have legalized the drug.
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  • 1 week ago
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Monday is deadline to buy Jan. 1 health insurance

Monday is deadline to buy Jan. 1 health insuranceSome 85 percent of current Florida enrollees could obtain coverage for $100 or less after tax credits in 2015.
  • Local
  • 1 week ago
Local

Outgoing UF president to stay on as adviser

Outgoing UF president to stay on as adviserMachen's new 5-year contract will earn him $3.9 million, all of it paid by private funds.
  • Local
  • 1 week ago
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Tortoise may be on fast track for endangered listing

Tortoise may be on fast track for endangered listingThe gopher tortoise is one of nearly 150 animal and plant species proposed for the next round of Endangered Species Act additions, which is overseen by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • Local
  • 1 week ago
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Florida Gov. gives extra paid holiday to state workers

Florida Gov. gives extra paid holiday to state workersIn a memo sent Friday to the head of the Department of Management Services, Scott said he was closing state offices on Dec. 26 "in recognition of the hard work" of state employees.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Swastika painted on Jewish man's home

Swastika painted on Jewish man's homeA North Fort Myers man is furious after finding a swastika scrawled onto his fence early this week.
  • Florida
  • 1 week, 1 day ago