Jury selection continues in tourist slaying case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Jury selection in the trial of a 17-year-old who is accused of killing two British tourists will extend into a third day.    Shawn Tyson is fac..
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Group says children were abused at Fla. jail

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A civil rights group says it is filing a federal lawsuit on behalf of Florida children who were abused while being housed in an adult jail.    The..
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SeaWorld sees record attendance in 2011

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - After two years of struggles, SeaWorld Orlando had a record year in 2011.    SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment President and CEO Jim Atchison t..
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Central Fla. man convicted on child porn charges

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Attorney's Office says a Florida man has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for downloading more than 4,000 images of child pornograph..
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Police searching for missing South Fla. woman

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - Police are searching for a 45-year-old South Florida woman who has been missing since last week.    Maria Claudia Murphy's black convertib..
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Former Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush endorses Mitt Romney

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is endorsing Mitt Romney to become the Republican Party's presidential nominee.    Bush made the announcement in a statemen..
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Fallen power lines cause brush fire in Ft. Myers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A brush fire in Fort Myers is out after a chain reaction Wednesday morning. Fallen power lines, near the old V.A. on Winkler and Metro, caused a transformer to ex..
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6 Unlocked vehicles burglarized in Pt. Charlotte

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is investigating thefts from six unlocked vehicles within a couple blocks of each other in Port Charlotte that were repo..
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Ft. Myers sex offender gets 3 life sentences plus 40 years

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A convicted sex offender was sentenced in Fort Myers Wednesday morning. Claude Fortune received three life sentences plus 40 years in prison, followed by life sex..
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Rights leaders keep up pressure in Fla. shooting

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - After declaring victories in getting federal and state officials to investigate the case of an unarmed black teenager shot to death by a neighborhood watch cap..
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Fountain of Youth in North Port starting to show it's age

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

WARM MINERAL SPRINGS, Fla.- Juan Ponce De Leon paid with his life to find the fabled waters known as the Fountain of Youth. Since the middle of the last century, it has been believ..
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Death of James Arthur ruled homicidal violence

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- New developments in the murder of Cape Coral grandfather James Arthur.  WINK News has learned the medical examiner ruled Arthur died of homicidal violence ..
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Ft Myers attorney talks about Stand Your Ground law

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- In 2005, the stand your ground law took away the need to retreat, before using force, even if you're in public.  But new data shows deaths are up over 200 ..
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DEA special agent impersonators target Naples couple in scam

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- Con artists posing as DEA special agents are bringing an international extortion scam to Southwest Florida and one Naples woman wants to make sure others don't fall ..
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Woman has purse stolen and then shot with BB gun in Lee Co.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The Lee County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men who they say shot a woman with a BB gun and then stole her purse.It happened at the Miromar Outlets on Mo..
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Cape Coral dredging project digs up strong emotions

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

CAPE CORAL, FL- Cape Coral city leaders are scheduled to vote on Monday, March 26th whether or not to move forward with a dredging project designed to clear canals in the southeast..
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Lehigh Acres homeowner helps detectives catch burglar

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Caught on camera- a bold burglary in Lehigh Acres. But there's a twist in this heist: the homeowner's responsible for cracking the crime.He wants to remain anon..
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Man sentenced to 15 years in decapitation manslaughter case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Robert Cope was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday for the 2009 killing of a North Fort Myers resident, according to the State Attorney's Office. The victim's..
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Lee to study feasibility of bringing 3rd team to county

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee county will spend the next 90 days doing a feasibility study on bringing the Washington Nationals to nearly vacant City of Palms Park in Fort Myers. The discu..
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NASA considering space station for Mars dry run

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The International Space Station may provide the setting for a 500-day pretend trip to Mars in another few years.    NASA said Tuesday tha..
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