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FORT LAUDERDALE

'UNUSUAL' TASTING milk recalled from schools

The Broward County School District has recalled milk from its school cafeterias after a dozen students became ill and others said it tasted unusual.

The district ordered the milk removed from schools Friday. A district spokeswoman said McArthur Dairy sent workers to collect the half-pint cartons.

Liliana Esposito, a spokeswoman for Dean Foods, the Dallas-based parent company of McArthur Dairy, told the South Florida Sun Sentinel that fumes from construction material affected the milk.

The company said it had consulted with health professionals and concluded there was no health risk. Concerned parents were advised to consult their child's physician.

MELBOURNE

West Nile virus alert in Brevard County

Residents in Brevard County are being alerted to take extra precautions against mosquitoes after a woman was hospitalized with the West Nile virus.

The Brevard County Health Department says the 48-year-old woman was in intensive care Friday. She reportedly worked on a chicken farm in the Cocoa area. Chickens across the county have tested positive for the virus.

SARASOTA

Keeshond loses battle with alligator

A Sarasota County family is warning neighbors to be on alert after a gator dragged their 50-pound keeshond into a lake.

Gary Morse, a spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, says dogs resemble an alligator's natural prey, and that such attacks are not uncommon.

Associated Press

News from around Florida 10/23/10 [Last modified: Saturday, October 23, 2010 11:36pm]

    

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