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Florida News Oct 14: More Meningitis Cases; Red Tide in SW Florida

By: AP
By: AP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida now has 10 confirmed cases of fungal meningitis. A 47-year old man who received treatment from Pain Consultants of West Florida in Pensacola was injected with one of the tainted shots. Six facilities in Florida have received and used the contaminated injections.
CAPTIVA, Fla. (AP) -- Red tide has been found lingering off Captiva and Lee County beaches. Scientists say the bloom started about a month ago off Sarasota and has been slowly moving south. The algae bloom is deadly for fish, marine mammals, sea turtles and other sea life.
CEDAR KEY, Fla. (AP) -- The father of a missing University of Florida student is helping investigators determine whether a body found in rural Levy County is his son. A friend of the teenager is charged in the death. He told police that he beat the teenager and left him in a parking lot.
MARATHON, Fla. (AP) -- Florida's commercial fishermen are hoping winter visitors will flock to the Sunshine State for stone crab season. A strong winter tourism season for the state usually means higher fiscal yields for the commercial fishing industry. The stone crab season runs Monday through May 15.


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