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Posted: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 4:26 pm

MIAMI (AP) — A 50-year-old woman in Miami-Dade County woman is being listed by health officials as the state's first case of locally acquired dengue fever this year. The Florida Department of Health says the woman has fully recovered from dengue fever, which is a virus transmitted by mosquitoes.

DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for a former Tampa police captain have signaled they could use the "stand your ground" defense at his trial next year in the shooting death of another man in a movie theater. Curtis Reeves Jr. is charged with second-degree murder in the Jan. 13 shooting of Chad Oulson following an argument about texting.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At least two Carnival Cruise Lines ships will continue sailing out of the Port of New Orleans year-round through 2019, according to its new five-year contract extension. The new deal, which went into effect July 1, supersedes a three-year extension negotiated in 2013.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Conservation groups are hailing a federal government designation of 685 miles of beaches and nearly 200,000 square miles of ocean as critical habitat for threatened loggerhead sea turtles. Areas of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic off the Southeast seacoast are contained in the designation.

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