Lee County Commissioners vote against raising property taxes

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Will your tax rates go up? That's the question in front of Lee County commissioners today. After a heated discussion Tuesday, commissioners decided to leave the t..
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Exonerated Fla. man charged in recent shooting

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Ever since he was exonerated of rape and released from 24 years in prison, Alan Jerome Crotzer has been an outspoken advocate for those wrongfully held in ..
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Cape Coral veteran pushing to keep donations in SWFL

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- When you donate money to local veterans groups do you really know where it's going? One Cape Coral veteran insists the donations are going right into ..
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Investigation finds taxpayers paid an extra $170 Million

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Conservation 2020 added 309 acres to the Alva Scrub Preserve last month. The preserve in East Lee County contains a wide array of plant life. It cost taxpayers $..
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Edison State College welcomes new president

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kristen Skovira

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Edison State College welcomed its new president on Tuesday.  The first order of business, taking on the accreditation issues that surfaced under former lead..
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Naples plans to take possession of mystery boat 'Latitudes'

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Gailhard

NAPLES, Fla.- The city of Naples plans to take possession of 'Latitudes,' a boat docked there on June 7, with no owner in sight. The mystery continues nearly 2 months after the $50..
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Back-to-school tax-free shopping weekend approaches

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The 2012 back-to-school tax-free shopping weekend will take place August 3rd through August 5th. During that time, no sales tax shall be collected on the sale of ..
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Woman allegedly calls in fraudulent prescriptions for self

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives Tuesday arrested a second employee at a Port Charlotte doctor’s office that was calling in false pr..
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LeeTran is awarded $5 million grant

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.- LeeTran ridership jumped 17 percent for the first half of this yearfrom 1.6 to 1.9 million people but the agency didn't have room or the money to grow, until now...
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Fla. man arrested after disturbance at Batman film

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida man faces disorderly conduct charges after a disturbance at a theater showing the Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises."    M..
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Fla. lieutenant governor's brother-in-law indicted

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The brother-in-law of Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll faces a federal indictment related to a large-scale prescription pill ring.    The U.S. At..
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Florida consumer confidence up 3 points in July

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida consumer confidence is rebounding.    A University of Florida survey of 411 residents, which was released Tuesday, showed a 3 point ..
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Scott's emails not included in public release

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott's staff is having trouble again with his emails - or at least knowing where they are.    Less than three months after announ..
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FMPD make arrest in past burglary and sexual assault

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers Police Department arrested 48-year-old Albert Black Jr.. of Cape Coral. for a sexual assault that happened three months ago. Police arrested Black for ..
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Lee Co. schools to receive arts grant

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The U.S. Department of Education Tuesday announced the award of more than $1.2 million in grants to school districts in California, Florida, Nevada and New York t..
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Pt. Charlotte woman allegedly stabs boyfriend with scissors

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested a woman who stabbed her boyfriend twice in his shoulder with a pair of scissors. Brittany Morgan Villatte, 26, ..
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Consumers decide when to cut back as gas prices rise

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Gas prices are on the rise again, but how much is too much to hit the road? At what point will drivers change what they do, based on the price at the pump? It tur..
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October trial date for alleged South Beach scammer

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - An October trial date has been set for a Latvian man accused as the ringleader of a South Beach fraud scam involving so-called "B-Girls" who fleeced male tourists.&nbs..
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Prescribed burn planned for state park

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HOBE SOUND, Fla. (AP) - A prescribed burn is planned this week for a state park in Hobe Sound.    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Jonathan Dicki..
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Settlement pays $469,000 to Fla. nursing students

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The settlement of a deceptive practices lawsuit filed by the state requires a Miramar-based nursing school to pay at least 67 students $469,000 in restitut..
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