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Orlando Sentinel
Florida's biggest lake fouls coastlinesa health threat. Another victim of Okeechobee discharges is the Fort Myers are
Florida's biggest lake fouls coastlines
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 10 minutes ago
a health threat. Another victim of Okeechobee discharges is the Fort Myers area along the Gulf of Mexico coast, including Lee County, which also was named in the governor's state of emergency. Lake water arrives there along the Caloosahatchee... Read more
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WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
Two governors, agriculture secretary head up regional town hall on drug epidemicpeople come to my office a lot of times and they want to get clean, but I don't
Two governors, agriculture secretary head up regional town hall on drug epidemic
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted 15 minutes ago
people come to my office a lot of times and they want to get clean, but I don't have anything to offer them any programs," Lee County Sheriff Gary Parsons said. The programs that are available are very costly." When it comes down to the... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloomfor Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloom
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 21 minutes ago
for Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south of the existing emergency area, while Lee County is located on Florida's Gulf coast. Some residents blamed Scott instead Thursday. He hasn't done enough to curb... Read more
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NBC Miami
Sen. Rubio Tours Algae-Affected Waters on Atlantic Coastfor Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south
Sen. Rubio Tours Algae-Affected Waters on Atlantic Coast
NBC Miami / Posted 29 minutes ago
for Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south of the existing emergency area, while Lee County is located on Florida's Gulf coast. Some residents blamed Scott instead Thursday. He hasn't done enough to curb... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloomfor Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloom
Naples Daily News / Posted an hour ago
for Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south of the existing emergency area, while Lee County is located on Florida's Gulf coast. Some residents blamed Scott instead Thursday. He hasn't done enough to curb... Read more
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Naples Daily News
AAA offers free towing this weekendif possible, such as designating a driver." To use the free Tow to Go service,
AAA offers free towing this weekend
Naples Daily News / Posted an hour ago
if possible, such as designating a driver." To use the free Tow to Go service, call (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246. Maryann Batlle is the Lee County dot-connector for the Naples Daily News. She also likes to tell you what to do on the wee... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
This disgusting, 'guacamole-thick' goop is invading Florida's coastlinestack on top of each other along the Atlantic coast, stretching for nearly 100
This disgusting, 'guacamole-thick' goop is invading Florida's coastline
Chicago Tribune / Posted an hour ago
stack on top of each other along the Atlantic coast, stretching for nearly 100 miles. On the state's western coast, Lee County abuts the Gulf of Mexico and is home to tropical vacationing hot spots like Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Foul, 'guacamole-thick' algae plagues Florida coastfor Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south
Foul, 'guacamole-thick' algae plagues Florida coast
Houston Chronicle / Posted 2 hours ago
for Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south of the existing emergency area, while Lee County is located on Florida's Gulf coast. Some residents blamed Scott instead Thursday. He hasn't done enough to curb... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Authorities: Fort Myers man purchased vehicles fraudulentlyvehicles using fraudulent means, causing the buyers to have those vehicles repo
Authorities: Fort Myers man purchased vehicles fraudulently
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 2 hours ago
vehicles using fraudulent means, causing the buyers to have those vehicles repossessed. Robert W. Cook, 33, was jailed in Lee County on Wednesday on a charge of organized scheme to defraud, a second-degree felony. State authorities said in a... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Foul, 'guacamole-thick' algae plagues Florida coastfor Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south
Foul, 'guacamole-thick' algae plagues Florida coast
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 2 hours ago
for Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south of the existing emergency area, while Lee County is located on Florida's Gulf coast. Some residents blamed Scott instead Thursday. He hasn't done enough to curb... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Woman arrested in connection to Ozark stabbingOpelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prosti
Woman arrested in connection to Ozark stabbing
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 2 hours ago
Opelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prostitution and sex trafficking bust in Lee County. The Opelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prostitution and sex trafficking... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Auburn police arrest east Alabama teacher accused of child rapeOpelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prosti
Auburn police arrest east Alabama teacher accused of child rape
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 2 hours ago
Opelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prostitution and sex trafficking bust in Lee County. The Opelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prostitution and sex trafficking... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Col. David Fivecoat relinquishes command of Airborne and Ranger command ThursdayOpelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prosti
Col. David Fivecoat relinquishes command of Airborne and Ranger command Thursday
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 2 hours ago
Opelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prostitution and sex trafficking bust in Lee County. The Opelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prostitution and sex trafficking... Read more
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Al.com
12 arrested in human trafficking, prostitution sting in Opelikafor prostitution in one Opelika hotel, police said. Aleisha Michelle Bufford,
12 arrested in human trafficking, prostitution sting in Opelika
Al.com / Posted 4 hours ago
for prostitution in one Opelika hotel, police said. Aleisha Michelle Bufford, 25, coerced a 16-year-old girl from rural Lee County and a 17-year-old girl from Opelika into prostitution, Opelika police Capt. Shane Healey said. A 14-year-old... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Jamie Hebert begins first day as new Georgia Southern University presidentOpelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prosti
Jamie Hebert begins first day as new Georgia Southern University president
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 4 hours ago
Opelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prostitution and sex trafficking bust in Lee County. The Opelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prostitution and sex trafficking... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Former Edgewood Academy head football coach heading to Autauga AcademyOpelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prosti
Former Edgewood Academy head football coach heading to Autauga Academy
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 4 hours ago
Opelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prostitution and sex trafficking bust in Lee County. The Opelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prostitution and sex trafficking... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Slidell murder victim targeted after posting pics of SUV, rims, cashOpelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prosti
Slidell murder victim targeted after posting pics of SUV, rims, cash
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 4 hours ago
Opelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prostitution and sex trafficking bust in Lee County. The Opelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prostitution and sex trafficking... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Special Report: The Albany Civic CenterOpelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prosti
Special Report: The Albany Civic Center
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 4 hours ago
Opelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prostitution and sex trafficking bust in Lee County. The Opelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prostitution and sex trafficking... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
PAWS Humane hosts 'Red, White and Meow Kitten Adopt-A-Thon'Opelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prosti
PAWS Humane hosts 'Red, White and Meow Kitten Adopt-A-Thon'
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 4 hours ago
Opelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prostitution and sex trafficking bust in Lee County. The Opelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prostitution and sex trafficking... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
5 indicted for distributing prescription drugs in and around AuburnOpelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prosti
5 indicted for distributing prescription drugs in and around Auburn
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 4 hours ago
Opelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prostitution and sex trafficking bust in Lee County. The Opelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prostitution and sex trafficking... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Multiple arrests made in sex trafficking, prostitution bust in OpelikaOpelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prosti
Multiple arrests made in sex trafficking, prostitution bust in Opelika
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 4 hours ago
Opelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prostitution and sex trafficking bust in Lee County. The Opelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prostitution and sex trafficking... Read more
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ABC News
Correction: Algae Emergency-Florida Storyadding Lee and Palm Beach counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south
Correction: Algae Emergency-Florida Story
ABC News / Posted 5 hours ago
adding Lee and Palm Beach counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south of the existing emergency area, while Lee County is located on Florida's Gulf coast. Some residents blamed Scott instead on Thursday. He hasn't done enough to... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Multiple arrests made in sex trafficking, prostitution bust in Opelika- The Opelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major
Multiple arrests made in sex trafficking, prostitution bust in Opelika
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 5 hours ago
- The Opelika Police Department has announced multiple arrests made in a major prostitution and sex trafficking bust in Lee County. On June 23, 2015, the Opelika Police Department responded to a local hotel in reference to a complaint of... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
MASTER GARDENER: Plants available for garden that deter deerMartin, a Master Gardener, is a trained volunteer of the Mississippi State Univ
MASTER GARDENER: Plants available for garden that deter deer
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 5 hours ago
Martin, a Master Gardener, is a trained volunteer of the Mississippi State University Extension Service. For gardening questions, call the Help Center at (662) 620-8280 in Lee County or (866) 920-4678 outside Lee County and le... Read more
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Al.com
Bill Baxley says sentence recommendation for Mike Hubbard 'absurd'will not stand," Baxley said. Hubbard also maintained his innocence in a state
Bill Baxley says sentence recommendation for Mike Hubbard 'absurd'
Al.com / Posted 5 hours ago
will not stand," Baxley said. Hubbard also maintained his innocence in a statement released the day after his conviction. Lee County Circuit Judge Jacob Walker is scheduled to sentence Hubbard on July 8. After that, Hubbard's lawyers will have 42... Read more
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WPXI Pittsburgh
Smelly, "guacamole-thick" muck contaminates Florida beachesadding Lee and Palm Beachcounties. Palm Beach County is located directly south
Smelly, "guacamole-thick" muck contaminates Florida beaches
WPXI Pittsburgh / Posted 6 hours ago
adding Lee and Palm Beachcounties. Palm Beach County is located directly south of the existing emergency area, while Lee County is located on Florida's Gulf coast. Some residents blamed Scott instead on Thursday. He hasn't done enough to... Read more
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The Times Leader
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloomfor Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloom
The Times Leader / Posted 7 hours ago
for Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south of the existing emergency area, while Lee County is located on Florida's Gulf coast. Some residents blamed Scott instead Thursday. He hasn't done enough to curb... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Fugitive Friday: July 1, 2016deceased son and had committed numerous acts of fraud and grand theft. To date,
Fugitive Friday: July 1, 2016
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 7 hours ago
deceased son and had committed numerous acts of fraud and grand theft. To date, Barker has been arrested six times in Lee County, and once in Hendry, on charges including burglary and repeatedly driving without a license. Detectives think this... Read more
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WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans
''Guacamole-thick'' algae causes crisis on Florida coastlineGill. Murky waters on southwest Florida's Gulf Coast also are blamed on the la
''Guacamole-thick'' algae causes crisis on Florida coastline
WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans / Posted 7 hours ago
Gill. Murky waters on southwest Florida's Gulf Coast also are blamed on the lake's discharges. Fort Myers-area lawmakers said Thursday that Scott should extend the state of emergency to Lee County because of water issues in the Caloosahatchee Ri... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloomfor Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloom
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 7 hours ago
for Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south of the existing emergency area, while Lee County is located on Florida's Gulf coast. Some residents blamed Scott instead Thursday. He hasn't done enough to curb... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Auburn couple charged with endangermentTUPELO – A social worker checking on a sick child led to the arrest of a Lee Co
Auburn couple charged with endangerment
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 8 hours ago
TUPELO – A social worker checking on a sick child led to the arrest of a Lee County couple. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said a Department of Human Services worker on a home visit found a sick 5-month-old child in the presence of illegal drugs.... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
5 things to know for Friday, July 1Benacquisto of Fort Myers and Reps. Matt Caldwell and Ray Rodrigues issued a jo
5 things to know for Friday, July 1
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 8 hours ago
Benacquisto of Fort Myers and Reps. Matt Caldwell and Ray Rodrigues issued a joint statement asking Scott to include Lee County as well. TRANSGENDER BAN ENDS History was made this week as the Pentagon lifts a military ban on transgender... Read more
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Mississippi Business Journal
Holland changes mind, won’t retireRep. Steve Holland, D-Plantersville, who has represented Lee County in the stat
Holland changes mind, won’t retire
Mississippi Business Journal / Posted 8 hours ago
Rep. Steve Holland, D-Plantersville, who has represented Lee County in the state House since 1984, in the end was not ready to walk away from the Mississippi Legislature. The colorful Holland, who surprisingly announced his likely retirement... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloomfor Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloom
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 8 hours ago
for Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south of the existing emergency area, while Lee County is located on Florida's Gulf coast. Some residents blamed Scott instead Thursday. He hasn't done enough to curb... Read more
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PhysOrg
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloomfor Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloom
PhysOrg / Posted 9 hours ago
for Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south of the existing emergency area, while Lee County is located on Florida's Gulf coast. Algae covered water at Stuart's Central Marine boat docks is thick, Thursday,... Read more
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Wichita Falls Times Record News
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloomfor Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloom
Wichita Falls Times Record News / Posted 9 hours ago
for Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south of the existing emergency area, while Lee County is located on Florida's Gulf coast. Some residents blamed Scott instead Thursday. He hasn't done enough to curb... Read more
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ABC News
Army Corps to Reduce Lake Flows Fueling Florida Algae Bloomfor Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south
Army Corps to Reduce Lake Flows Fueling Florida Algae Bloom
ABC News / Posted 9 hours ago
for Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south of the existing emergency area, while Lee County is located on Florida's Gulf coast. Some residents blamed Scott instead Thursday. He hasn't done enough to curb... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloomfor Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloom
The Record Searchlight / Posted 9 hours ago
for Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south of the existing emergency area, while Lee County is located on Florida's Gulf coast. Some residents blamed Scott instead Thursday. He hasn't done enough to curb... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloomfor Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloom
Naples Daily News / Posted 9 hours ago
for Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south of the existing emergency area, while Lee County is located on Florida's Gulf coast. Some residents blamed Scott instead Thursday. He hasn't done enough to curb... Read more
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NBC26 Green Bay
State of emergency declared after thick, green algae impacts Florida watersfor Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south
State of emergency declared after thick, green algae impacts Florida waters
NBC26 Green Bay / Posted 9 hours ago
for Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south of the existing emergency area, while Lee County is located on Florida's Gulf coast. Some residents blamed Scott instead Thursday. He hasn't done enough to curb... Read more
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KIVI Boise
State of emergency declared after thick, green algae impacts Florida watersfor Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south
State of emergency declared after thick, green algae impacts Florida waters
KIVI Boise / Posted 9 hours ago
for Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south of the existing emergency area, while Lee County is located on Florida's Gulf coast. Some residents blamed Scott instead Thursday. He hasn't done enough to curb... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Video of manatee swimming through thick algae goes viraloff tens of thousands of dollars by the new club owners. Collier Republican le
Video of manatee swimming through thick algae goes viral
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 9 hours ago
off tens of thousands of dollars by the new club owners. Collier Republican leaders accused of rigging primary Serious allegations are being made against top Collier County Republicans. Lee County added to state of emergency for algae... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
State of emergency declared after thick, green algae impacts Florida watersfor Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south
State of emergency declared after thick, green algae impacts Florida waters
KGTV San Diego / Posted 9 hours ago
for Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south of the existing emergency area, while Lee County is located on Florida's Gulf coast. Some residents blamed Scott instead Thursday. He hasn't done enough to curb... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloom after state of emergency declaredfor Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloom after state of emergency declared
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 9 hours ago
for Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south of the existing emergency area, while Lee County is located on Florida's Gulf coast. Some residents blamed Scott instead Thursday. He hasn't done enough to curb... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
''Guacamole-thick'' algae causes crisis on Florida coastlineGill. Murky waters on southwest Florida's Gulf Coast also are blamed on the la
''Guacamole-thick'' algae causes crisis on Florida coastline
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 10 hours ago
Gill. Murky waters on southwest Florida's Gulf Coast also are blamed on the lake's discharges. Fort Myers-area lawmakers said Thursday that Scott should extend the state of emergency to Lee County because of water issues in the Caloosahatchee Ri... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloomfor Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloom
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 10 hours ago
for Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south of the existing emergency area, while Lee County is located on Florida's Gulf coast. Some residents blamed Scott instead Thursday. He hasn't done enough to curb... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloomfor Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloom
Hawaii News Now / Posted 10 hours ago
for Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south of the existing emergency area, while Lee County is located on Florida's Gulf coast. Some residents blamed Scott instead Thursday. He hasn't done enough to curb... Read more
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WALB Albany
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloomfor Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloom
WALB Albany / Posted 10 hours ago
for Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south of the existing emergency area, while Lee County is located on Florida's Gulf coast. Some residents blamed Scott instead Thursday. He hasn't done enough to curb... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloomfor Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloom
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 10 hours ago
for Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south of the existing emergency area, while Lee County is located on Florida's Gulf coast. Some residents blamed Scott instead Thursday. He hasn't done enough to curb... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloomfor Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south
Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloom
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 10 hours ago
for Martin and St. Lucie counties. Palm Beach County is located directly south of the existing emergency area, while Lee County is located on Florida's Gulf coast. Some residents blamed Scott instead Thursday. He hasn't done enough to curb... Read more
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