Deputy-involved shooting under investigation in Collier

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The Collier County Sheriff's Office is trying to figure out if an off-duty deputy was justified when he shot his neighbor in the chest. Cpl. Kenneth Vila is ..
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Mitigation efforts slash number of brush fires in SWFL

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Florida Forest Service says its mitigation efforts are working. For the past three years, the agency has been fighting fires in some of the most high-risk areas..
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Race for Congress: Examining candidates' budget plans

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - With four months to go until the August primary, the candidates for Congress in Southwest Florida are making their positions known. Republican State Representati..
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Englewood man arrested on child pornography charges

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested 41-year-old John Anthony Hughes, of 1302 Overbrook Road in Englewood, for possession of child pornography. As a r..
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Off-duty deputy rescues 2 off Siesta Key Beach

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SIESTA KEY, Fla.- Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight is commending a sergeant with the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office for rescuing two teenage swimmers off Siesta Key Beach yeste..
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Only on WINK: Bonita woman allegedly gropes TSA officer

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A traveler turns the tables on the TSA, giving her own version of a personal pat down.  Now she's facing charges for getting too close for comfort.  P..
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Fire Marshal: Sunday morning Cape Coral house fire is arson

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A fire that destroyed a Cape Coral home over the weekend was deliberately set. Now, the search is on for whoever did it. The flames torched the home on NE 13th pl..
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Fired administrator says Edison St. College problems go on

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Robert Beeson says Edison State College has not solved its problems with course-swapping for credits,  and he says he was made a scapegoat in the scandal tha..
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Crash on College Parkway causes delays

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Deputies were on the scene of an accident involving one vehicle on the Cape Coral Bridge on College Parkway on Monday afternoon. The driver was not injured, but t..
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FDLE: Fla. crime rate dipped slightly in 2011

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's crime rate is the lowest it's been since the Florida Department of Law Enforcement began tracking statistics in 1971.    FDLE rele..
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Fla. task force asks for major changes to law

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - An independent task force is calling for major changes, but not repeal, of a Florida law cited in the Trayvon Martin shooting.    State Sen...
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Grandparents charged with towing kid behind SUV

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Two southwest Florida grandparents have been arrested after police say they hooked their granddaughter's toy car to their SUV and gave her a ride.  ..
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Estero lanes shift as construction on US41 continues

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ESTERO, Fla.- Drivers on US 41 in Estero are traveling on a brand new stretch of road. The new lanes just opened Monday morning. Construction has been slowing drivers down, but it ..
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Punta Gorda drivers should expect lane closures on US41

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNT GORDA, Fla. - Due to ongoing construction activity associated with the Burnt Store Road Phase 1 Widening Project, periodic lane closures will be occurring on US 41, both north..
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FL Keys residents celebrate Conch Republic

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) - Florida Keys residents and visitors are wrapping up a 10-day celebration commemorating the 30th anniversary of the subtropical island chain's "secession" fro..
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School teacher, husband arrested in marijuana bust

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) - A Charlotte County elementary school teacher and her husband have been arrested in a marijuana grow house operation.    Deidra Miche..
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Prisoner in deputy car injured in crash

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Charges are pending in the crash involving a Manatee County sheriff's deputy and a prisoner in his cruiser.    The Florida Highway Patrol says..
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2nd of 3 siblings accused in crime spree sentenced

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DENVER (AP) - The sister among three Florida siblings wanted in a multistate crime spree was sentenced Monday to 24 years in prison for a shootout in Colorado.    Le..
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CCSO arrests 2 for neighborhood fight involving 3 victims

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested two in a neighborhood fight in Port Charlotte Saturday morning involving three victims. Cody James Miller, 20, of..
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Man, dog die in Sarasota County house fire

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

VENICE, Fla. (AP) - Sarasota County fire officials say a 45-year-old man and a dog died in a house fire.    Firefighters responded to a call around 1 p.m. Sunday and..
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