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Friday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 00:55 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= All Saints 32, Donahue Academy 6 Archbishop Carroll 36, Marathon 7 Armwood 46, Strawberry Crest 0 Astronaut 21, Space Coast 7 Auburndale 20, Heritage 0 ...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 11, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Andrew Jackson 16, Fletcher 9 Apopka 28, Dr. Phillips 14 Archbishop Carroll 35, Palmer Trinity 28 Archbishop McCarthy 44, Coral Springs Charter 7 Armwood 22, Gaither 19 ...

Thursday's Scores

Sep. 09, 2021 23:38 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Atlantic Community 33, Glades Central 14 Clearwater 61, Countryside 0 Coconut Creek 41, Coral Springs 0 Coral Reef Senior 14, Reagan/Doral 0 Florida 53, Leon 3 ...

Prison guard pleads guilty in drug smuggling scheme

Sep. 08, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida state prison guard pleaded guilty Wednesday to participating in a scheme to smuggle drugs into a facility. Leslie Samuel Spencer, 49, pleaded guilty in Fort Myers federal court to attempted distribution of methamphetamine and MDMA,...

Florida man fed up with potholes plants banana tree in road

Sep. 08, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A man fed up with a private road in poor condition near his southwest Florida business has a novel solution: plant a banana tree in a pothole to warn motorists away. Last week, Bryan Raymond planted the tree in a stubborn pothole along Honda...

Man gets life sentence for killing 2 teens, injuring another

Aug. 30, 2021 21:07 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man was sentenced Monday to life in prison for fatally shooting two teens and wounding a third near Fort Myers. Elwood Robinson was sentenced in Lee County court. A jury found him guilty in June of two counts of second-degree murder and...

Minor league games in Florida called off amid COVID-19 surge

Jul. 30, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The surging number of COVID-19 cases in Florida is affecting minor league baseball in the state as a pair of games involving the Philadelphia Phillies organization will not be played on Friday. Class A Clearwater announced that Friday night’s...

Officials: Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle

Jul. 12, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle. It’s the 14th panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of 19 total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. ...

Flight instructor, student pull parachute and land on river

Jul. 02, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A flight instructor and a student who experienced a problem during a flight were able to deploy a parachute and land safely on water in southwest Florida. There were no injuries from the landing Thursday evening, the Iona McGregor Fire District...