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Man gets 25 years for killing woman he met online in 2003

Dec. 4, 2019 5:15 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A convicted murderer has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in the separate slaying of a Florida woman he met on the internet nearly 16 years ago. The News-Press reports 39-year-old Terry McDonald was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to murder. Prosecutors say McDonald...

Georgia Southern rolls past Florida Gulf Coast 72-57

Dec. 1, 2019 7:42 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Elijah McCadden and Ike Smith scored 16 points apiece and Georgia Southern cruised to a 72-57 victory over Florida Gulf Coast on Sunday. McCadden sank 7 of 15 shots from the floor and added a career-best five steals for the Eagles (5-3), who picked up their first road win of the...

Henderson Jr. lifts Campbell over North Dakota 58-56

Dec. 1, 2019 2:47 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Cedric Henderson Jr. had 16 points as Campbell narrowly defeated North Dakota 58-56 on Sunday at the FGCU Classic. Messiah Thompson added 10 points for Campbell (6-2). Marlon Stewart had 20 points and eight rebounds for the Fighting Hawks (4-5). Filip Rebraca added 14 points....

Henderson Jr. lifts Campbell over Florida Gulf Coast 51-46

Nov. 30, 2019 9:36 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Cedric Henderson Jr. had 10 points and seven rebounds as Campbell edged past host Florida Gulf Coast 51-46 in a second-round game in the FGCU Classic tournament on Saturday night. The Camels bounced back from a first-round loss to Georgia Southern Friday. Trey Spencer had 10 points...

Stewart leads North Dakota over Georgia Southern 80-68

Nov. 30, 2019 7:30 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Marlon Stewart scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half, including 10 straight to ignite a late run, and North Dakota defeated Georgia Southern 80-68 at the FGCU Classic on Saturday. De'Sean Allen-Eikens had 18 points for North Dakota (4-4), which trailed 60-54 with 7:14 left...

North Dakota beats Florida Gulf Coast 78-63

Nov. 29, 2019 9:36 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — De'Sean Allen-Eikens and Kienan Walter scored 18 points apiece as North Dakota topped Florida Gulf Coast 78-63 on Friday night. Filip Rebraca added 17 points for the Fighting Hawks. Walter also had seven rebounds and five assists, while Rebraca posted 12 rebounds and five assists....

Smith leads Georgia Southern past Campbell 84-74

Nov. 29, 2019 7:54 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Ike Smith had 21 points, Isaiah Crowley added 17 and Georgia Southern won its fourth consecutive home game, defeating Campbell 84-74 at the FGCU Classic on Friday. Elijah McCadden added 13 points and Quan Jackson had 12 points for the Eagles (4-2). Georgia Southern trailed 35-34...

Uninvited gator interrupts Florida family’s Thanksgiving

Nov. 29, 2019 4:14 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida family refused to make room at their Thanksgiving table for an uninvited guest, who was so angry at being left out that he repeatedly slammed the front door. Homeowner Chhaa Behary says she peeked through her window to get a good look at the unwanted visitor, and saw what...

Champagnie has 21 Pitt tops Northwestern 72-59 to win title

Nov. 27, 2019 11:49 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — As the horn blew after Pittsburgh’s 72-59 win over Northwestern in the Fort Myers Tip-Off championship game on Wednesday night, Jeff Capel and Chris Collins approached each other and shared a big hug with Capel telling his former teammate, “I love you. Talk to you...

Kennell has 22, Bradley tops K-State 72-60 for third

Nov. 27, 2019 9:04 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Nate Kennell scored 22 points and Bradley beat Kansas State 73-60 as the 2019 NCAA Tournament teams met in the third-place game of the second annual Fort Myers Tip-Off on Wednesday night. Kennell made 6 of 8 3-pointers for the Braves (5-2) and Darrell Brown, who made 4 of 8 behind...