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Thousands Attend Funeral for FMPD Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller

Law enforcement officers from across Florida, as well as first responders, and state and local elected officials were among those converging on Germain Arena in Estero Monday to mourn the loss of 29-year-old Fort Myers Police Department Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller. WGCU’s John Davis was at the funeral and has this report.

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Paul Manafort's Ex-Partner Rick Gates Testifies They Broke The Law Together

Updated at 6:23 p.m. ET Paul Manafort's former business partner Rick Gates took the witness stand on Monday for the most highly anticipated — and likely crucial — testimony in Manafort's trial on bank and tax fraud charges. Gates worked as Manafort's right-hand man over the past decade, and prosecutors say he helped Manafort evade taxes and lie to banks to qualify for loans. Gates pleaded guilty earlier this year as part of an agreement to cooperate with federal prosecutors. "Did you commit...

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Canadian Firm Poised To Enter Florida Pot Market

Jul 31, 2018

A Canadian love-fest for Florida pot companies continues to blossom with a $93 million deal that includes a Ruskin-based grower yet to begin selling marijuana products.

Thousands of blacktip sharks ordinarily swim languidly off the South Florida coast. But this year the shark count is down substantially and warmer water temperatures may be the reason.

State Medical Marijuana Chief Stepping Down

Jul 31, 2018

After three years as a target of ire amid delays and disputes clouding Florida's nascent medical-marijuana industry, Christian Bax is stepping down as the state's pot czar.

If you've been bringing Fido grocery shopping with you, sticking him in your shopping cart and passing him off as a "service animal," beware. Florida grocery chain Publix is cracking down.

President Donald Trump is diving deep into Florida's Republican politics, joining his preferred candidate for governor in a competitive primary.

Sen. Bill Nelson wants the Federal Trade Commission to investigate a company that operates the SunPass electronic toll system.

They call themselves the coral whisperers: a global band of scientists working together to save the world's coral reefs.

Bay County health officials are reporting an additional human case of the West Nile Virus. They’re urging residents to remain diligent in protecting themselves from mosquitoes.

Three Florida lawmakers are among those asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate last week's shooting death of Markeis McGlockton in Clearwater and the possible use of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law in the case.

Researchers are reporting a spiking number of sea turtle deaths in Florida waters plagued by a red tide algae bloom.

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