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 2021-09-23 22:00 

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New rules could impact fisherman at Naples Pier...

Several changes have been voted on and could be put in effect later this year...

 2021-09-23 21:37 

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Cape Coral moves forward with property tax decrease, final budget meeting added...

On Thursday, news at the final public hearing for the city of Cape Coral's 2022 budget was that an additional meeting would be added for September 29....

 2021-09-23 21:28 

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'Harry Potter' actor carted off Wisconsin golf course after collapsing...

Tom Felton, known for his role as Draco Malfoy in the "Harry Potter" films, was carted off the Whistling Straits Golf Course Thursday afternoon after collapsing at the 18th hole....

 2021-09-23 21:22 

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Border Patrol stops using horses at border following outrage...

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will no longer use horses at the Texas-Mexico border where thousands of Haitian migrants have tried to seek refuge....

 2021-09-23 20:51 

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3 Miami Beach officers face felony charges in rough arrests...

Prosecutors say three Miami Beach police officers are now facing felony charges related to the rough arrests of two men at a South Beach hotel....

 2021-09-23 20:47 

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CDC panel endorses Pfizer booster shots for high-risk adults...

A key advisory panel to the CDC has voted to endorse the administration of Pfizer's COVID-19 booster shots to those 65 and older, nursing home residents, and most people with underlying medical conditions....

 2021-09-23 20:38 

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Idaho hunter finds remains of man who went missing 53 years ago...

A hunter who went missing 53 years ago in the Idaho wilderness was found by another hunter who was out bow hunting....

 2021-09-23 20:27 

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UN health agency sets higher, tougher bar for air quality...

The World Health Organization (WHO) is setting a higher bar for policymakers and the public in its first update to its air quality guidelines in 15 years....

 2021-09-23 20:19 

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Changes coming but not for Friday...

A cold front is sliding southward across central Florida but we'll still be hot & stormy Friday...

 2021-09-23 20:04 

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Multiple people reportedly injured in shooting at Tennessee Kroger...

Police have surrounded a Kroger grocery story in Memphis, Tennessee after reports of an active shooter....

 2021-09-23 20:02 

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Police looking for a hit and run driver...
 2021-09-23 19:57 

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7-year-old in Buffalo launches hair care line, non-profit organization...

It's all about hair care at one particular hair salon in Buffalo. High Klass Hair Salon is where you'll find Christina Bishop, who also started a new business this month with her 7-year-old son....

 2021-09-23 19:32 

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Elderly woman fends off gator...

A 6-foot alligator bit a 74-year-old woman while she was gardening Thursday morning. It happened in the Verona Walk community, Thursday around 8:30 a.m....

 2021-09-23 19:28 

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Sheriff IDs Mississippi woman found in 1977 as victim of serial killer...

According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, the woman known to investigators as "Escatawpa Jane Doe," has been identified as Clara Birdlong....

 2021-09-23 19:20 

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Eating disorder cases surge as pandemic increases feelings of isolation, loss of control...

EDCare, a network of eating disorder treatment centers, have seen a 33% increase in patients since the beginning of the pandemic and an 80% increase in harmful behaviors among the people they treat....

 2021-09-23 19:03 

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COVID-19 vaccine mandates from colleges making an impact...

Vaccine mandates are working at many colleges across the country as the schools reopen for the fall semester....

 2021-09-23 18:55 

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Top Dems: We have framework to pay for $3.5T bill; no detail...

op congressional Democrats say they and the White House have agreed to a "framework" to pay for their emerging $3.5 trillion social and environment bill....

 2021-09-23 18:41 

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Historic transgender bishop sends message of hope and love...

A newly-elected bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church is making history for the LGBTQ community and spreading the message that everyone is welcome....

 2021-09-23 18:39 

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Firefighters going head-to-head in Combat Challenge finals in Florida...

Some of the countries best and bravest will be going head-to-head in Florida as they battle it out in the Firefighters Combat Challenge finals....

 2021-09-23 18:28 

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School named after oldest active NPS ranger on 100th birthday...

Betty Reid Soskin, the oldest active ranger in the National Park Service, celebrated her 100th birthday Wednesday and she received a gift that is set to stand the test of time....

 2021-09-23 18:23 

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Pandemic accelerates decline of kids pursuing traditional four-year degrees...

According to a nationwide survey of 3,000 students conducted by ECMC Group, a company that helps student borrowers, the number of kids considering a four-year degree dropped by nearly 20% due to the pandemic....

 2021-09-23 18:12 

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Father, son arrested in connection to 3 cold case murders in California...

Authorities in California say they have arrested a father and son in connection to three cold case murders that date back as far as 2014....

 2021-09-23 18:06 

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Some districts dipping into COVID relief funds to save jobs, programs...

Preliminary numbers reveal the impact COVID-19 continues to have on student enrollment across Florida. Investigative Reporter Katie LaGrone explains which districts are experiencing the biggest drops and why it matters....

 2021-09-23 17:48 

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Migrant camp at US-Mexico border shrinks to about 4,000...

A camp where more than 14,000 migrants had waited along the Texas border just days ago is now dramatically smaller....

 2021-09-23 17:48 

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Largest ever study of marine mammals' welfare in zoos and aquariums now published...

Study authors say the goal was to put real science and data behind the training and care practices of marine mammals living in professional facilities....

 2021-09-23 17:45 

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'SNL' announces upcoming hosts for 47th season...

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West will be making her hosting debut on the NBC sketch comedy show on Oct. 9 with music guest Halsey....

 2021-09-23 17:20 

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Supermodel Evangelista opens up about botched cosmetic procedure...

A 90s supermodel says she lives life as a recluse because of a botched cosmetic procedure she received five years ago....

 2021-09-23 17:13 

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'Grow up': UK's Johnson says world must face climate change...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told world leaders at the United Nations that humanity has to "grow up" and tackle climate change....

 2021-09-23 17:08 

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A Lee County Paramedic says her obligation to help the community, doesn't stop once her shift is over....

In her spare time, Walter has been collecting used plastic bags and turning them into mats for the Lee County Homeless Coalition....

 2021-09-23 17:03 

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CA hotel being used for temporary shelter for migrants...

The California Department of Social Services says its use of the Wyndham Garden hotel in San Diego's Midway District is part of the state's effort to help border communities. However, it has some people in the area a little concerned....

 2021-09-23 16:31 

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DC cathedral adding racial justice stained glass windows...

The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., announced Thursday that it had chosen a Black artist to design stained-glass windows to replace windows with Confederate imagery that were removed from the church in 2017....

 2021-09-23 16:25 

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Supply chain shortages making school lunches hard to serve...

Supply chain shortages and staffing shortages are making it hard for suppliers to get food to school cafeterias across the country....

 2021-09-23 16:10 

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Scattered PM storms into weekend...

A weakening cold front will stall over central Florida keeping tropical moisture over our area...

 2021-09-23 15:52 

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Lessons learned from Hurricane Ida's destruction...

As climate change intensifies natural disasters, Hurricane Ida's damage is a wakeup call to many communities...

 2021-09-23 15:50 

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3.3M newborn loungers recalled due to suffocation hazard...

More than 3 million newborn loungers are being recalled due to a suffocation hazard that has already claimed the lives of eight infants, according to the CPSC....

 2021-09-23 15:47 

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Trooper Procession...

The Florida Highway Patrol honoring the life and career of Trooper Brian J. Pingry on Friday....

 2021-09-23 15:43 

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David Simon won't film in Texas over state's abortion law...

Simon says he will no longer shoot a forthcoming project in Texas because of the state's new law that makes nearly all abortions illegal....

 2021-09-23 15:19 

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Downswing in COVID-19 cases...

Lee Health President & CEO Dr. Larry Antonucci says they are seeing a downswing of the COVID-19 surge caused by Delta Variant....

 2021-09-23 14:59 

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Netflix announces 'Tiger King' season 2 is coming in 2021...

Netflix announced Thursday that there will be a second season of "Tiger King" and it will return to the streaming platform later this year....

 2021-09-23 14:58 

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record breaking travelers...

Southwest Florida International Airport says last month 647,534 passengers traveled through their gates....

 2021-09-23 14:48 

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EU proposes universal plug for all cell phones...

The rule would require all smartphones, tablets, cameras, headphones, portable speakers and handheld video game consoles to use a USB-C charger....

 2021-09-23 14:39 

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Fatal accident...

Police say obstructed view causes fatal accident...

 2021-09-23 13:44 

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EPA to limit emissions from air conditioning, refrigeration...

On Thursday, the EPA will adopt a new policy that will phase down the emissions from hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). By 2036, the U.S. aims to curb the production and importation of chemicals by 85%....

 2021-09-23 13:32 

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Special envoy to Haiti resigns over Haitian deportations...

The U.S. special envoy to Haiti, Daniel Foote, has resigned over the Biden administration's decision to deport many Haitians from the U.S.-Mexico border, according to multiple reports....

 2021-09-23 13:04 

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Why do missing people of color not get as much coverage?...

The Gabby Petito story has dominated news headlines and mobilized a legion of social media users. But, the despairing truth is that Gabby is just one of many....

 2021-09-23 11:40 

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US to return ancient clay tablet to Iraq Thursday...

The Gilgamesh Dream tablet, discovered in the ruins of the library of an ancient Middle Eastern king is finally headed back to Iraq....

 2021-09-23 11:09 

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Lava flow slows from volcanic eruption on Spanish island...

The slower flow of lava raised doubts Thursday about whether it will fan out across the land and destroy more homes instead of flowing into the sea....

 2021-09-23 10:59 

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FORECAST: Scattered Showers Possible Today...

A good mix of sun and clouds early before more rain moves in later today...

 2021-09-23 04:10 

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The search for Brian Laundrie enters day six with no results...

Investigators say they didn't find anything in the Carlton Reserve that could lead them to Brian Laundrie during their search Wednesday....

 2021-09-23 03:25 

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Defense attorney explains why Brian Laundrie shouldn't speak...

"An attorney's responsibility is to protect his client. Not to protect the public, not to inform the public, nor to protect the media or to inform them."...

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