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Governor allocates millions for Zika funding

The governor has used state reserves to fund the fight against the Zika virus. Rick Scott has announced that he has the executive emergency authority to take over $26 million dollars from the state’s general revenue fund. That money now goes towards mosquito control, mitigation and abatement efforts, and Zika prevention kits from the CDC. […]

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CCSO looking for speeders in Port Charlotte next week

Expect to find lots of deputies with radar guns in Port Charlotte next week. The sheriff’s office says they plan on enforcing the speed limit very closely on two stretches of road: Peachland Boulevard between Cochran and Harbor boulevards, and Tamiami Trail between Melbourne Street and Harbor Boulevard. Deputies also intend to enforce traffic lights […]

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Second body found in Gulf near Englewood

The Coast Guard says it has found a second body while searching for a missing family off the coast near Englewood. Ace Kimberly and his three teenage children left from Sarasota on Sunday afternoon. They wanted to go to Fort Myers for repairs to their boat, but they ran into a storm with six-foot seas. […]

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