Alligator attacks air boat captain in Everglades City

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

EVERGLADES CITY, Fla - An airboat captain is rushed to the hospital after an alligator bit his hand off. It all happened at Captain Doug's Airboat Tours in Everglades City. The inc..
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County to charge residents for reporting feral cats

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- For Kerry Bowers at Crossties Feed and Supply in Charlotte County, having cats around is the norm. "I love cats. I've always loved cats. I have too many, I'..
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Gas leak in Moore Haven causes evacuations

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GLADES COUNTY, Fla.- A 300-gallon propane tank was leaking in the area of 5th Street and Ave B in Moore Haven. The Glades County Sheriff's Office said there was no fear of explosio..
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Lee Domestic Animal Services running special promotion

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Domestic Animal Services is running a special promotion during the month of June, while it renovates the shelter. They are at full capacity, and with r..
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Emergency call to US Coast Guard a hoax

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kristen Skovira

FT. MYERS, Fla. - The Coast Guard says a reported explosion on a motor yacht off central New Jersey was a hoax and that an extensive search and rescue operation cost hundreds of th..
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New swamp buggy will help LCSO

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Robarge

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office is taking a ride on the wild side.  Soon deputies will be able to cruise the swamps on a swamp buggy.  The new ride is u..
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Alligator bites off air boat captain's hand in Collier Co.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

EVERGLADES CITY, Fla.- One person has suffered an alligator bite this Tuesday afternoon in the Everglades. An air boat captain lost his hand on the boat, according to FWC. The alli..
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George Zimmerman's wife charged with perjury

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say the wife of Trayvon Martin's shooter is being accused of lying to a judge about their finances during a bond hearing and faces one count of per..
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Nb I-75 at mm 129 reopens after vehicle fire

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A vehicle fire caused traffic issues on northbound I-75 at mile marker 129 Tuesday afternoon. A vehicle hauling equipment and fuel caught fire. The road has since..
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Former Orion Bank chief sentenced to 6 yrs. in prison

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The former chief executive office of a failed southwest Florida bank has been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to federal fraud charges invo..
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Lee OK's community center for North Fort Myers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - It took years of lobbying and setting aside money, but Lee County Commissioners have approved funding for a community center in North Fort Myers. It will cost be..
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Brush fire burns near Alligator Alley in Collier Co.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A 300-acre brush fire is burning in Collier County, near westbound I-75. Smoke is traveling over the interstate and may cause visibility issues. The Flor..
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2 Arrested after racially charged altercation at 7-11

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's Deputies arrested two men early Tuesday morning on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after racially-charged altercation at..
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Doctors: Face-chewing victim 'awake and alert'

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A homeless man whose face was mostly chewed off in a bizarre attack alongside a busy South Florida highway is in good spirits, talking and walking with the help of hos..
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Marine Emergency Response Teams meet for annual drills

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kristen Skovira

SANIBEL, Fla. - During a water emergency, every second counts.  Tuesday off Sanibel Island, Lee County's Marine Emergency Response Teams (MERT) met for their annual drill. The..
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Defense: Fla. teen never plotted burning attack

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A teenager on trial for attempted murder did not plot or participate in an attack on a middle school classmate who was doused with alcohol and set abla..
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New director tours Cape Coral's future VA clinic

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- As the move-in continues at southwest Florida's new VA Healthcare Clinic, we're learning the building isn't just modern:  it's energy efficient. It's locat..
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Fla. task force begins review of self-defense law

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) - The chair of a task force charged with reviewing Florida's "stand your ground" law says there are no plans to meet privately with the parents of a teen who wa..
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Traffic stop in Sarasota ends in shooting

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Sarasota County sheriff's deputies shot and killed the driver of a Jeep who they say accelerated toward an officer.    The incident happened Mo..
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Alligator attacks swimmer in Gainesville creek

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A three-legged alligator known for swimming in a creek near a homeless camp attacked a swimmer.    James Wimmer was in the water on Monday w..
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