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FDLE probing report of body found - Lake Okeechobee News
An emailed tip to this newspaper provided a link to the NamUs website, that of the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, where the discovery of the unrecognizable human remains, with all parts recovered, was reported. The man was reported to be an adult of unknown age between 18 and 60,
EARLY VOTING: Highlands, Hardee and DeSoto County locations & times for 2018 General Election
DESOTO COUNTYMonday, October 22 – Saturday, November 3Weekdays: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Weekends: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$550K lottery ticket sold at Lakeland gas station, still unclaimed
LAKELAND, Fla. — A $550,000 Lucky Money ticket sold in a Lakeland store is still unclaimed, according to the Florida Lottery.RECOMMENDED:Mega Millions lottery jackpot grows to record $970 million for the October 19, 2018 drawingThe ticket was sold Tuesday night at Murphy USA on US Hwy 98 N. The luck
Things to do in Fort Myers, Cape Coral: Bob Dylan, Oktoberfest, Air Show, Doobie Bros., etc.
Oktoberfest:This 33rd annual event brings two weekends of German culture to the Cape Coral area, including beer, live bands, food and vendors. Takes place Oct. 19-21 and 26-28. Hours are 4 p.m. to midnight Friday, noon to midnight Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. $5 in advance, $6 at the gate (f
Lakeland commissioner arrested for shooting shoplifting suspect
LAKELAND (FOX 13) - More than two weeks later, a Lakeland City Commissioner has been charged in the shooting death of a suspected shoplifter who was trying to flee his store. Commissioner Michael Dunn has been charged with second-degree murder after he shot and killed 50-year-old Cristobal Lopez Wed
Wrong-way driver dies in Howard Frankland Bridge crash
ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) - A wrong-way driver with a history of drinking and driving died after a crash on the Howard Frankland Bridge that closed the span's northbound lanes for hours during Friday morning's commute. The crash happened before 6 a.m. just north of the 4th Street exit on the Pinellas
Crash in Lehigh Acres kills man, 4-year-old child and injures another Thursday evening
The driver of the sedan, Chester James Baker, 51, of Lehigh Acres was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. The passenger, Dawn Ellen Baker, 47, and the child were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, according to FHP. The child was pronounced dead at the hospital, author
Suspect waives right to speedy trial in slaying of South Florida rapper
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla.- Lawyers waived a speedy trial Friday morning for one of the four people charged in the murder of South Florida rapper XXXTentacion.Robert Allen and Michael Boatwright appeared in court Friday, where Allen waived his right to a speedy trial.
Man found dead in Florida with head stuck in car window
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida man was found dead with his head stuck in a partially closed car window. The News-Press reports that a Lee County Electric Cooperative worker spotted 56-year-old Julio Rosado Gonzalez in front of a Lehigh Acres home Monday morning. The Lee County
Portion of US 27 shut down in Polk County after car hits bicyclist
LAKE HAMILTON, Fla.- Authorities were investigating a crash Thursday morning after a vehicle hit a bicyclist in Polk County, according to the Sheriff's Office.
'Rot in Your Cell': Sister to Woman Charged in Mom's Murder
Sasha Gonzalez, 29, is facing first-degree murder and attempted tampering with physical evidence charges in the killing of 70-year-old Hilda Gonzalez
Game Preview: Florida State vs. Wake Forest
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –There have been dramatic wins, heartbreaking losses and, somewhere along the way, a bye week disrupted by a hurricane.The Florida State football team has seen a little bit of everything over the first half of its season.Despite an uneven start to the campaign that saw FSU take a 3
Owners ordered to clean up properties - Lake Okeechobee News
OKEECHOBEE — An Okeechobee County code enforcement special magistrate hearing was held Oct. 16 hearing in the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. In three cases, the property owners had corrected the violations before the meeting. Those cases were dismissed.
Florida International Air Show is back in Punta Gorda
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - The 37thFlorida International Air Showkicks off on Friday, October 19th at the Punta Gorda Airport.
At least 1 person dead in Lehigh Acres crash
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.-- At least one person is dead after a crash in Lehigh Acres.According to Florida Highway Patrol, the crash happened just before 7 p.m. on East 14th Street and Joel Boulevard. It's not clear if there is a roadblock in the area.It's not known who was involved in the crash or how man
Looters target what is left after Hurricane Michael, police say
ByChristian De La Rosa- Reporter, Jay Reeves/The Associated Press,Andrea Torres- Digital Reporter/Producer
South Florida teen comes home from school with 'jailhouse-style tattoo,' mother says
A South Florida mother was furious Tuesday when she said her 14-year-old son came home from school with what she called a "jailhouse-style tattoo" on his hand. The woman's son is a freshman in high school. He told her he wanted to get a tattoo, but she said she warned him not to get one. Then, on
Daughters of local physicians earn national recognition | Charlotte County Florida Weekly
Fraternal twin sisters Gopi and Shivni Patel, current seniors at Pine View School for the Gifted in Osprey, earned second place in the Senior Group Exhibit category at the finals of this year’s National History Day Contest. More than a half-million students from all 50 states, the District of Columb
Okeechobee County Judge campaign creates controversy - Lake Okeechobee News
At the Oct. 8 political forum and on her campaign Facebook page, county judge candidate Deborah Hooker has accused her opponent of obtaining and using a 2011 memo written by a Trial Court Administrator critical of Ms. Hooker’s performance as a magistrate. Ms. Hooker called the memo, which was later
Plywood slices through woman's windshield on I-95 near Rockledge
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla.-A woman suffered minor injuries last week when a piece of plywood struck the front of her windshield as she was driving on I-95 in Brevard County near Rockledge, the Florida Highway Patrol said.