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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A U.S. Congressman who recently pleaded guilty to cocaine possession says he is focusing on rehab and will return to work as soon as possible, despite calls from Florida's top Republican Party officials for him to step down.
MIAMI (AP) — Miami-Dade police say a 19-year-old fatally shot a 10-year-old while robbing a nail salon owned by the boy's parents. Anthawn Ragan was arrested late yesterday. Police are still searching for an accomplice, who hasn't been identified.
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Reigning Wimbledon women's champion Marion Bartoli and former champion Venus Williams are teaming up to take on music legend Sir Elton John and former U.S. Open men's champion Andy Roddick in a charity battle of the sexes match. Sunday's match, which opens the annual Mylan WTT Smash Hits series, was held at ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at Disney World to raise money for AIDS charities.
The Timely Justice Act will implement tighter time frames for appeals and post conviction motions.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating after two people were killed when their car collided with a Lee County sheriff's cruiser that was responding to a 911 call.
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - A Moore Haven man is in critical condition after troopers say his truck was rear ended Thursday evening east of Punta Gorda.
Charlotte County, FL-Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office Economic Crimes Unit are attempting to identify a suspect who used the personal identification of a Charlotte County victim in several locations in south Florida in June.
BRADENTON - Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube describes them as "sick individuals": 35 men now facing felony charges after they were caught in yet another online sting operation aimed at protecting children.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Investigators in southwest Florida are trying to learn who hanged a dog from a tree.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Southwest Florida deputies have arrested a man after he allegedly posted child pornography to social networking site Instagram.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities are closing one voter fraud probe into a company once aligned with the Republican Party of Florida.
ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott is among those expected to attend the groundbreaking for the new Hertz headquarters in Estero.
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. (AP) — Two people are dead following a crash in southwest Florida.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 23-year-old driver has died in a fiery crash in Fort Myers that seriously injured three others.
CHARLOTTE COUNTY - A Cape Coral man was arrested Tuesday after deputies say he stole a $40,000 semi-truck from the company that had just fired him.
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities are investigating after an 18-year-old woman who has been missing for nearly more than weeks was found dead in southwest Florida.
Each year, the county hosts a sustainable communities workshop to talk about that effort and carry it into the future.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction and death sentence of a Lee County man in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend's father.
SARASOTA COUNTY - The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Unit, working in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, today captured Henry Lee Morganstern, a convicted felon who has been on the run for the past 9 months.
CHARLOTTE COUNTY - State troopers continue the search for the driver of a pickup truck who crashed his vehicle over the weekend and walked away, leaving behind a passenger who died.
**UPDATE** Family members of Kyle Wells have told ABC 7 that Kyle passed away from his injuries Tuesday.
SARASOTA - Wherever ESPN commentator Dick Vitale goes, benevolence is usually close behind. Thursday Dickie V was at the Lee Wetherington Boys and Girls Club in Sarasota to award five scholarships to deserving club members.