Man drowns on Ft. Myers Beach

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- A drowning occurred at the Holiday Inn on Fort Myers Beach at approximately 1:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. A 60 to 70-year-old man was found floating in the wa..
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Sarasota teacher arrested for sexual battery on a child

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested 47-year-old John Garcia, of 2816 Poplar Street in Sarasota, for allegedly having sex with a student seven years ag..
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Lawyer: Prosecute Rush Limbaugh for defamation

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A high-profile attorney is calling for Rush Limbaugh to be prosecuted for calling a college student a "slut" and a "prostitute" on his radio show. ..
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Sarasota man arrested on multiple drug and weapons charges

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested 29-year-old Robert Lee Lawson, Jr., of 4027 Palau Drive in Sarasota, for a number of drug and weapons charges. Det..
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Fla. businesses to get break on unemployment taxes

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - After a session-long push by some of the state's largest business groups, the Florida Legislature on Thursday agreed to scale a back a massive tax increase..
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Manatee County officials try to lure RNC visitors

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Bradenton tourism officials are trying to draw visitors south from this summer's Republican National Convention in Tampa. The Bradenton Herald reports (http:..
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Prison company sues Fla town over immigration jail

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The nation's largest private prison company is suing Pembroke Pines for rescinding a water and sewer contract the company says it needs to build a 1,500-bed immigratio..
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Health officials: Rat outbreak in the Orlando area

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Mickey and Minnie Mouse aren't the only rodents in Orlando. But they may be the only lovable ones.    An outbreak of rats in Orlando has trapper..
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Broward Sheriff: Man stole judge's nameplate

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Note to thieves. If you steal a nameplate from a judge, don't let anyone post a picture of you holding it on Facebook.    Authorities in..
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Police: Man took cab to rob north Fla. bank

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Police say a man robbed a bank to pay a $400 debt he owed another man.    The Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/AnDWIO ) reports 44-year-o..
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Florida passes random drug tests of state workers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Legislature has passed a bill allowing all state agencies to randomly drug test their employees.    The Senate on Friday passed ..
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Pt. Charlotte man arrested on 10 drug charges

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics detectives arrested a Port Charlotte man after three Oxycodone drug purchases; this is his 18th booking. Merritt Paul Eng..
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4 arrested for robbery and aggravated battery with a hammer

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives arrested four people after they beat a man with a hammer and stole items from him. The man was struck wit..
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54th Annual Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- Shrimp, shrimp, and more shrimp! That's the story this weekend on Fort Myers Beach for the 54th Annual Shrimp Fest. The Fort Myers Beach Lions Club has host..
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Florida justices reject Senate redistricting plan

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Bibey

Associated Press (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court rejected the state Senate's redistricting plan for the next 10 years but upheld the House's map in a 5-2 opinion issued Friday.&nb..
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Water main break disrupts utilities service in Ft. Myers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- UPDATE: Water service has been restored at the water main break site. During the water line repairs, a cable was damaged and is currently being repaired by the ca..
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Shots fired on I-75 in Charlotte County, 1 arrested

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- An arrest has been made in a shooting that took place on I-75 in Charlotte County on Thursday night. On Thursday, at 11:49 p.m. in Charlotte County, the Flo..
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Bonita Springs doctor center of homicide investigation

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. -- A Bonita Springs doctor is at the center of a homicide investigation after his patient ends up dead.  WINK News was there Thursday as deputies from the..
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Naples Vet assists in rescue of 700 cats

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- A year long investigation leads to the largest cat rescue in the nation and one Naples vet was there to help as the cats were pulled from the overcrowded and filthy ..
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Beach at Cape Coral's Four Freedoms Park open to the public

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla -- The newest Cape Coral Beach is finally open to the public. The beach is located at Four Freedoms Park in the south Cape. This new park adds about 200 extra fee..
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