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LaBelle Kids Tame Wild Horses For Adoption

Children in rural Hendry County are training wild horses, making them suitable for adoption. They’re challenged to discipline 12 mustangs from Nevada in 100 days. But since Gov. Rick Scott just vetoed state funding for their club , the group predicts a future financial struggle. Let's go to the ranch in LaBelle where the kids are taming these wild animals.

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R.A.P.I.D. Class Teaches Teenage Girls How to Respond to Dangerous Situations

The acronym “R.A.P.I.D.” signifies the steps teenage girls are advised to follow in a new course being offered by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department : Respond to a dangerous situation by Assessing your surroundings, Protecting yourself, Identifying defensive strategies, and applying Defensive actions (as a last resort). It's the name of a class that’s LCSO is offering exclusively for teenage years.

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Heavy Rains And Flooding As Tropical Storm Cindy Makes Landfall

Some coastal areas in Texas and Louisiana are under a tropical storm warning and forecasters are warning of potential heavy flooding as Tropical Storm Cindy moved inland from the Gulf of Mexico Thursday morning. Severe weather and flooding has already been reported over the last two days along the Gulf Coast. The storm made landfall early Thursday morning near the Texas/Louisiana border, according to the National Hurricane Center . The center predicts the storm will diminish to a tropical...

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Scott Signs Fentanyl, Pollution Notification Bills

Jun 15, 2017

Gov. Rick Scott signed measures Wednesday that will impose minimum mandatory sentences on people who traffic in the dangerous drug fentanyl and require increased public notification of pollution incidents.

The health department is investigating another Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Central Florida – including a fatal case.


The North Miami Police Department is firing the commander in charge when an officer shot a therapist who was protecting an autistic man.


On a hot, sunny Saturday morning at the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public Library, Kathy and Dani Dahlberg walk up to a white truck holding portable fish tanks that emit a loud hum.

The new homeowners are trying to describe the size of their pond to Hillsborough County Mosquito Control officials.

Walt Disney World plans to honor a Nebraska boy who was killed by an alligator at one of its resorts near Orlando with a sculpture of a lighthouse.

A self-proclaimed neo-Nazi arrested after agents found bomb-making materials in his Florida apartment planned to use the explosives to harm civilians, nuclear facilities and synagogues, federal prosecutors said.

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill into law Wednesday giving state employees and law enforcement officials a pay raise.

The Florida Cabinet is approving two significant land acquisitions through Florida Forever.  But state lawmakers refused to put more money in the program’s trust fund this year.

Sea World has welcomed its first baby walrus.

The baby walrus was born June 3rd, and it’s the first calf for mom Kaboodle.

Sea World veterinary teams are keeping an eye on mother and baby, who are bonding and snuggling as they sleep.

They are not currently on display, but Sea World says they will be used to teach guests about the plight of walruses due to climate change and a thinning ice pack.

There are about a quarter of a million walruses in the world.

More than 500 Latin American officials gathered downtown this week for the annual Inter-American Conference of Mayors and Local Authorities.

 

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