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The Lower Gulf Coast is a region of Florida located along its gulf coast, south of the Tampa Bay area, west of Lake Okeechobee and mostly north of the Everglades. It consists of five coastal counties from Manatee County south to Collier County, although it sometimes is considered to include three rural counties inland, and the thinly populated mainland section of Monroe County.

As of 2000, the population of Southwest Florida was 1,500,846. A 2004 US Census Bureau estimate places the region's population at 1,704,155, a four year growth rate of 13.5%.


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South Florida News from The Sun-Sentinel

When Lauderhill firefighters arrived at a two-story apartment building fire Saturday evening, they acted quickly to help bring a wheelchair-bound man down a flight of stairs and to safety.


The city's newly minted commission wasted no time in addressing an issue that was often discussed on the campaign trail improving the infrastructure of the historic east side by upgrading the water d...


The old nursing home is getting a bistro and a salon.


CORAL SPRINGS A 22-year-old man is in critical condition after his motorcycle hit the back of a vehicle that had made a u-turn on Sample Road, authorities said.


FORT LAUDERDALE A broken sprinkler head in the Terminal 2 baggage claim area at Fort Lauderdale International Airport touched off the fire alarm system and prompted the evacuation Sunday afternoon of...


The city is changing its tune when it comes to street musicians, artists and other performers setting up shop downtown, on Riverwalk or near the beach.


PLANTATION Fire caused extensive damage to a residence in Country Club Estates on Sunday afternoon, according to authorities.


These hunters used their eager noses, framed by whiskers resembling the Easter bunny's, to sniff out treats during a non-traditional egg hunt. It proved to be a howling good time.


High school athletes could act almost as free agents if a bill that reforms the Florida High School Athletic Association passes through the Legislature.


Overt racism is easy to spot and condemn. For instance, cops spewing racial slurs and making a video that seems to take perverse delight in showing a black man being bitten by a police dog and Preside...


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