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  1. Get the answers to these 10 questions before choosing a nursing home for your loved oneRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    2. How many registered nurses work there, and what is the ratio of licensed nurses to certified nursing assistants? Studies show strong positive relationship between registered nurse staffing levels and quality in nursing homes. 3. Is staff friendly? Get a sense of how long they've worked there and if they like it by talking to them.

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  2. Florida pizza restaurant turns hateful review into LGBT fundraiserRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 1 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    A local pizza restaurant that was targeted with an anti-gay slur in a Google review has used the incident to help raise funds and consciousness of LGBT issues. The one-star review of Nice Guys Pizza and Beer that was posted Thursday was meant to intimidate and belittle. 1 comment

  3. Coast Guard suspends search for man who fell from Tampa-based cruise shipRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a North Carolina man who fell from a cruise ship based in Tampa. The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a North Carolina man who fell from a cruise ship based in Tampa.

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  4. Obituary, funeral info released for fallen Highlands County deputyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Deputy William J. Gentry Jr., badge number 2247, ended his watch at 1:10 p.m. on Monday, May 7, 2018. Deputy Gentry was born on Nov. 3, 1977 and grew up in Fort Myers.

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  5. Law enforcement escorts body of fallen Highlands County deputyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Florida Highway Patrol troopers on Wednesday morning helped escort the body of a Highlands County deputy killed in the line of duty. Even though Gentry died, he is still saving lives through organ donation.

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  6. Law enforcement escorts fallen Highlands County deputyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Even though Gentry died, he is still saving lives through organ donation. On Wednesday morning, he traveled from Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers to LifeLink in Tampa.

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  7. Little gator pulled from community pool in Fort MyersRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Sheriff's deputies helped move the gator to a safe location from the pool in the Lucaya neighborhood off McGregor Boulevard. The FWC warned last week that gators are becoming more active as the temperatures rise.

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  8. 'I am not a whack job': Woman who 'marries' century-old Florida ficus tree saves itRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The landmark ficus tree she married in an attention-getting Saturday ceremony will be spared by the city of Fort Myers, its Beautification Advisory Board decided Tuesday. During an emotional hour filled with pleas, testimony and reminiscences, board members heard resident after resident speak on behalf of the tree, which the city had proposed razing.

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  9. Best shots from spring trainingRead the original story

    Mar 12, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    March 11: Orioles hitter Ademar Rifaela breaks his bat on a swing in the eighth inning against the Red Sox at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla.

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  10. TSA's bomb-sniffing dogs allowing travelers in Precheck raises concerns at House panelRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    WASHINGTON The Transportation Security Administration sometimes uses bomb-sniffing dogs to shorten checkpoint lines by steering more travelers through expedited screening, but House lawmakers blasted the strategy Tuesday. "We have been banging TSA over the head for the last three years that I've been in Congress to not do this," said Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., who leads the Homeland Security subcommittee on transportation security.

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  11. Travel scam or 'the way things work'?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Tips on avoiding tips: 1. Take out instead of eating out. If you order takeout, no tip is expected because no table service is provided.

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  12. Judge, pastor, Broadway actor caught up in Fla. prostitution stingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    A county judge, a pastor and a Broadway actor in Florida performing in a traveling production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King & I were among six men arrested in a prostitution sting at a Naples hotel. Naples police arrested Patrick J. Boll, 53, of Weehawken, N.J., on Friday along with Lee County Judge Jay B. Rosman, Fort Myers pastor Richard Cecil and three others.

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  13. Florida state lawmakers want to make...Read the original story

    Jan 29, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The Bradenton Republican with well-groomed sideburns and neatly trimmed beard told the Senate Community Affairs Committee he recently was greeted with a complaint from his barber about how government severely disrupts the lives of people with a mandate to change the time of the clock twice a year. Steube's barber is not alone.

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  14. News 24 mins ago 11:19 p.m.Bridal gowns for $299? Bankrupt store re-opens in TampaRead the original story

    Jan 10, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    A bankrupt bridal gown company that left distraught brides in its wake in July is open again in seven locations, and one of them is in Tampa. Alfred Angelo had more than 80 locations across the United States and overseas when it suddenly locked its doors and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, choosing to liquidate its inventory rather than restructure its overwhelming debt.

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  15. It's happening! Hatching has begun...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2017 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    FT. MYERS, Fla. -- It's nearly time! We've been watching the Southwest Florida Eagle cam since November, when the we spotted two eggs in the nest of Harriet and M15.

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  16. Woman pushing child in stroller joins...Read the original story

    Dec 18, 2017 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    It's not yet known what sparked a brawl at a Florida mall during which one woman pushing a child in a stroller kicked another woman. Video of the fight Sunday, Dec. 17, at Edison Mall was posted on Facebook for some time before being taken down.

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  17. White racism course causesaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2017 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Thyrie Bland/The News-Press and Andrew West/The News-Press FORT MYERS, FLA. - Florida Gulf Coast University student Aimee Weigt doesn't shy away from discussing difficult social issues, so she didn't hesitate to sign up for a new class that will be offered at the university called "White Racism."

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  18. Harriet feeding eaglet shortly after hatching earlier this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2017 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    This video was from earlier this year when Harriet was feeding the new hatchling. Now the Ft.

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  19. Irma 19 mins ago 5:45 a.m.21 Florida nursing homes ignored post-Hurricane Irma emergency power ruleRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2017 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The Florida agency overseeing nursing homes said Wednesday that 21 facilities, including two in Southwest Florida, are ignoring new rules aimed at preventing heat-related deaths during prolonged power outages. Gov. Rick Scott's administration put Emergency Rule 59AER17-1 in place after more than a dozen residents of a Broward County nursing home died of heat-related causes in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

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  20. Have you ever thought about how dirty that bounce house you rented may be? Read Story Jennifer TitusRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2017 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    "It's very contagious and they are spreading all over their body," says Sanchez who rented a bounce house down in the Ft. Myers area for a birthday party for her children.

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