Fla. consumer confidence up in May, down in June

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's consumers are losing confidence again.    The University of Florida released a new survey Tuesday showing the state's consumer con..
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Man gets 50 years for fatal robbery

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for his part in a fatal robbery.    As part of a deal with Collier County prosec..
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LCSO warns of new 'smishing' text scam

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is warning owners of cellular phones to be aware of a “smishing” scam that’s been circulating the area ove..
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Update: Naples Pier reopens

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla - The Naples Pier is back open Tuesday evening. Naples code enforcement had to close the popular tourist attraction because high winds and high tide were causing the wa..
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Report: Zimmerman didn't ID self as watch leader

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Murder defendant George Zimmerman could have defused the confrontation with Trayvon Martin if he would have identified himself as a neighborhood watch leader, ..
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Boxer Christy Martin's ex-husband gets 25 years

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Former boxer Christy Martin's ex-husband has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for trying to kill her.    A judge in Orlando sentenced James ..
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Inmates train dogs to help children and veterans

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with Naples-based PAWS Assistance Dogs Inc. to train inmates as dog handlers and to have the inmates t..
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Hearing officer named to Fla. Parole Commission

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Madison Wagner

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services hearing officer is Florida's newest parole commissioner.    Gov. Rick Scott and the Florid..
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FMPD releases their 'most wanted' list

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Fort Myers Police Department is looking for the following people: -Margaret Mendez (d.o.b. 3-10-58) Burglary/Grand Theft -Alfredo Gomez (d.o.b. 1-13-65) Aggra..
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Florida planning additional prison privatization

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is planning to privatize 20 work release centers around the state.    A Department of Corrections spokeswoman said Tuesday the 327 c..
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4 Fla. men charged with illegal parts shipments

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Four South Florida men are facing federal charges involving the illegal shipment of military aircraft parts to Venezuela's air force.    Prosecutors in ..
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Florida's ban on university travel to Cuba stands

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court won't review Florida's ban on using state or tuition funds for research trips to Cuba.    The high court declined to ..
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2 federal prison guards face charges in Florida

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MARIANNA, Fla. (AP) - Two guards are charged with smuggling cell phones, tobacco, synthetic marijuana and other contraband into a federal prison in the Florida Panhandle. &nbs..
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Suspects burglarize 3 businesses within 20 minutes

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying one or more suspects who broke into a trio of Lehigh businesses, all within jus..
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Punta Gorda still under water thanks to Debby

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County is feeling the effects of coastal flooding from Tropical Storm Debby. Side streets and intersections are under water in the historic district of..
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Vacations disrupted on Ft. Myers Beach

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- At a mid-island motorhome park, the waves came crashing up to campers. The surf was extremely rough Tuesday at the Red Coconut RV Park, just across Estero B..
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Haitians appeal to Obama on Miami fundraising stop

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Madison Wagner

MIAMI (AP) - South Florida's Haitian-American community leaders are hoping to get President Barack Obama's attention while he's in the state.    Obama will be in Mia..
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State Emergency Response Team: Get A Plan!

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE – As Tropical Storm Debby continues to move across Florida, the State Emergency Response Team reminds residents and visitors to be aware of safe practices and con..
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Suspected drug dealer arrested on 11 charges

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives arrested a Port Charlotte man Monday following a third undercover drug purchase. The other drug buys were..
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Downtown Ft. Myers remains flooded from Debby

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- First Street, just outside downtown Fort Myers is one of the areas of Southwest Florida that saw more flooding on Tuesday. Cars did their best to make it through ..
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