WATCH LIVE: Trump Impeachment Inquiry Day 3

The U.S. House of Representatives is holding open hearings in its impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence, and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the director for European Affairs at the National Security Council, have been called to testify.

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Mystery Condition Leaves Panther Kittens Orphaned

A mysterious neurological condition that impacts an animal's ability to control their hind legs has Florida wildlife officials stumped and left panther kittens orphaned. The panther mother was the second confirmed case of the disorder, but footage from trail cameras suggests more of Florida's panthers may be impacted.

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Encore: The History of Soul Music in the Sunshine State

When you think of soul music, the state of Florida is not likely to spring to mind first. But, along with cities like Detroit, Memphis, and New Orleans, the Sunshine State also has a rich history in the world of soul music. We’re listening back to a conversation we had in February of this year with John Capouya , author of “Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band” - and Associate Professor of Journalism at the University of Tampa . He sat down with Julie Glenn ahead of his presentation at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers on Florida’s Soul Music Heritage.

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National News

Impeachment Public Hearings Week 2 — Who Is Testifying And What Happens Next

Updated on November 18 at 4:30 p.m. ET The House impeachment inquiry begins its second week of public hearings with the Intelligence Committee scheduled to hear testimony from nine more witnesses over three days. Last week, Democrats launched the public phase of the inquiry with testimony from three career public servants: William Taylor , the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine; George Kent , the deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs; and Marie Yovanovitch , the...

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Hepatitis A Outbreak Adds 58 Cases

Nov 18, 2019

Florida had 58 hepatitis A cases reported last week, bringing the total number of cases this year to 3,028 as of Saturday, according to the state Department of Health. 

A federal grand jury has indicted more than two dozen people in the Panhandle accused of illegally pocketing drought assistance money. 

They are iconic to Florida, but palm trees offer little shade to urban heat islands and capture very small amounts of carbon, a greenhouse gas contributing to global warming.

A new report says as many as 2,776 older Floridians died prematurely between 2014 and 2017 because of the state’s failure to expand Medicaid, second only to Texas, which lost 2,920 lives.

Republicans Back UF Student President Over Trump Jr. Visit

Nov 18, 2019

Leaders of the Republican Party of Florida on Friday sent out a blast email to support University of Florida student body President Michael Murphy, who faces impeachment over his decision to bring Donald Trump Jr. to campus last month.

A mysterious neurological condition that impacts an animal's ability to control their hind legs has Florida wildlife officials stumped and left panther kittens orphaned.

The panther mother was the second confirmed case of the disorder, but footage from trail cameras suggests more of Florida's panthers may be impacted.

Anxieties multiplied quickly across Baker County, a mostly rural community of 28,000 in northern Florida, when news spread that a 15-year-old had planned a massacre at the county’s only high school.

Andrea Perdomo / WGCU

Concrete data on human trafficking is elusive, and Thursday, State Attorney Amira Fox was in Fort Myers to talk about her office's efforts to fill numerous gaps.


Jessica Meszaros / WGCU

Lee County Commissioners received the largest reimbursement of funds this week from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reinburse for Hurricane Irma recovery costs.

Lee County recieved $17.7 million for debris removal related to the 2017 storm.

According to Lee County officials, 2.7 million cubic yards of debris was collected after the storm passed -  enough to fill about 820 Olympic-sized swimming pools.  The county spent $37.4 million to remove it all.

Donald Trump isn’t the only president facing an impeachment inquiry. The student body president of the University of Florida is facing an impeachment threat for spending $50,000 in student fees to bring Trump’s eldest son and his girlfriend to campus.

Members of the university’s student senate on Tuesday filed a resolution to impeach Student Body President Michael Murphy for malfeasance and abuse of power.

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