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  1. Florida NAACP chapter wants Confederate monuments removedRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 13 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    The president of a Florida NAACP chapter says a white supremacist rally in Virginia has prompted him to resume efforts to remove Confederate monuments. James Muwakkil leads the NAACP chapter in Lee County, which is named for Confederate Gen.

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  2. Man killed in hit-and-run accident outside Buffalo airportRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 8 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Police in the suburban town of Cheektowaga say a man in his 50s was crossing Genesee Street along the Buffalo Niagara International Airport property when he was hit by a vehicle around 5 a.m. Tuesday.

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  3. Century-old $5 bill sold at auction for $11,000Read the original story

    Monday Aug 7 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    That was evidenced last week by a $5 bill issued almost 100 years ago by a Florida bank that was sold at auction for more than $11,000. The News-Press in Fort Myers reports that the auction ended last week with a buyer from North Fort Myers, Florida making the winning bid.

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  4. Body found at house fire prompts investigationRead the original story

    Jul 19, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    The News-Press of Fort Myers reports the body was found in a single-story home Tuesday. The identity of the body has not been determined.

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  5. Baby born in Florida after mom struck by lightning diesRead the original story

    Jul 18, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A baby boy born in Florida after his mother was struck in the head by lightning when she was nine months pregnant has died. Local news outlets report Owen Davidson died July 13, two weeks after 26-year-old Meghan Davidson was struck while walking in her Fort Myers neighborhood.

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  6. Pregnant FL woman struck by lightningRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Doctors rushed to deliver the woman's baby, who was seven days from his due date. FORT MYERS, FL A mother of two and her newborn baby are recovering after the woman was struck by lightning near the end of her pregnancy.

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  7. Police: Pregnant woman struck by lightning in FloridaRead the original story

    Jun 30, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    According to a News-Press report , Fort Myers Police Lt. Jay Rodriguez said the woman was hospitalized after being struck by lightning Thursday afternoon on a street in a gated community.

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  8. Plane crashes into empty daycare; 1 killedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    North Korea has denied it cruelly treated or tortured an American student who was detained for more than year and died days after being released in a coma. North Korea has denied it cruelly treated or tortured an American student who was detained for more than year and died days after being released in a coma.

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  9. Father, son sentenced for fatal robberyRead the original story

    Jun 12, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A Florida father and son have been sentenced to life and 75 years in prison respectively for a fatal robbery. A State Attorney's Office news release says Kevin Parker Sr. and Kevin Park Jr. were sentenced Monday in Lee County.

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  10. 2 southwest Florida cities among nation's fastest-growingRead the original story

    May 25, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    The U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday said Bonita Springs and Fort Myers respectively had the 8th and 15th fastest growth rates in the nation. Both cities are located in the Cape Coral-Fort Myers metro areas, and both had growth rates just under 5 percent.

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  11. 5 Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 22Read the original story

    Feb 21, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A divided House panel on Tuesday voted for a bill that would eliminate Enterprise Florida and cut back spending on tourism advertising. The contentious legislation moves to the full House, which is expected to take up the bill in March.

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  12. Drop in Florida home ownership but gains in Fort Myers areaRead the original story

    Feb 21, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    New Census figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau showed that the home ownership rate in Florida dropped from 64.8 percent in 2015 to 64.3 percent last year. However, the Cape Coral-Fort Myers area had the nation's third biggest gain in the homeownership rate of major metro areas, going from 62.9 percent to 66.5 percent.

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  13. Protest planned for Red Cross BallRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    An AP Fact Check finds that President Donald Trump made multiple misstatements about his executive order temporarily banning refugees and some other foreigners from traveling to the United States A central Florida deputy sheriff resigned and is under investigation after body cam video surfaced that shows him taking money out of a suspect's wallet. If you are planning a Super Bowl party for this weekend and looking for a good recipe - chances are you enlisted the help of Google.

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  14. Florida city settles with 2 men injured in Zombicon shootingRead the original story

    Jan 18, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    The city of Fort Myers, Florida, has settled lawsuits with two people who were wounded during a shooting at a Zombicom festival. Kyle Roberts and Tyree Hunter were both 20 years old when they were wounded in the October 2015 festival in Fort Myers.

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  15. Sexual assault question part of math homework assignmentRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2017 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A Pennsylvania high school is apologizing after students were given a math homework assignment that asked which family member had sexually assaulted a girl. The assignment focused on Maya Angelou and her autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."

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  16. Soldier denied hotel room even though Fla. law prohibits itRead the original story

    Dec 21, 2016 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A soldier was denied the chance to rent a hotel room in southwest Florida because he is under age 21, even though a state law waives a minimum age requirement for people with military ID cards. The Fort Myers New-Press reported Tuesday that 20-year-old Army private Mason Ritums was notified that the Crestwood Suites in Fort Myers, Florida doesn't rent rooms to anyone under age 21. It turns out a state law was passed in 2015 specifically eliminating age requirements for anyone with identification showing they are on active duty.

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  17. Florida restaurant to GOP club: Go someplace elseRead the original story

    Dec 3, 2016 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    The Fort Myers News-Press reported Saturday that the management of Duffy's Sports Grill asked the Cape Coral Republican Club to move the location of its regular meetings. The newspaper reported that the club had held meetings at Duffy's for at least three years.

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  18. 5 Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 18Read the original story

    Nov 17, 2016 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    The 1st District Court of Appeal on Thursday rejected an argument from lawyers representing Michael Dunn that he was acting in self-defense when he killed Jordan Davis in November 2012. Dunn's attorneys argued that the state failed to present evidence contradicting his self-defense claims.

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  19. Officials: Man captured after being shot by Florida deputyRead the original story

    Nov 17, 2016 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A southwest Florida man has been captured several hours after being shot by a deputy during a confrontation and fleeing. The News-Press reports that 24-year-old Rones Sagesse was arrested by Lee County deputies early Thursday morning.

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