Identity sought for suspect in Race Trac attempted robbery

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- On Monday, at 1:16 a.m., the Lee County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of an attempted robbery at the Race Trac Gas Station, 5991 South Pointe Boulevard i..
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2 Arrested for trafficking in counterfeit credit cards

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Economic Crimes Unit detectives arrested two Naples residents for trafficking in counterfeit credit cards and trying to use them at Walm..
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Chain of clinics started by Fla. Gov. changes name

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A chain of urgent care clinics started by Florida Gov. Rick Scott is changing its name.    Solantic announced this week that it's jettisonin..
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12 students affected by rash at high school

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - Twelve students and two teachers at a South Florida high school have been transported to area hospitals after coming down with a rash while in class. &n..
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4 Arrested on cocaine charges after leaving known drug house

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's road patrol deputies arrested four Port Charlotte residents on Cocaine charges Tuesday at 10:50 a.m. Deputies were patrolling an ar..
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Candidate drops out of race for President at Edison

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Dr. Peggy Kennedy has withdrawn as a finalist for the position of District President of Edison State College. Kennedy, Interim President and CEO of Minnesota Stat..
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USS Mohawk stops in SWFL on its final voyage

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- It was a rare sight off Fort Myers Beach Wednesday, when a retired Coast Guard cutter, built in 1935, passed under the Matanzas Pass Bridge. The boat made t..
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Lee county sheriff's office honors fallen heroes

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's office held a memorial service Wednesday to remember local law enforcement officers killed on the job. Sheriff Mike Scott led the ceremon..
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Longtime Lee Co. employee Bill Hammond retires

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Longtime Lee County employee Bill Hammond is retiring.The Deputy County Manager walked out of a commissioner's meeting Tuesday and decided to retire immediately. ..
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Wildfire closes busy central Fla. highway

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A wildfire has shut down a busy highway that connects Florida's Space Coast to Orlando.    State Road 528 was closed in both directions T..
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Judge vacates woman's life term in Fla. drug case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

MIAMI (AP) - A federal judge on Tuesday tossed out the life sentence imposed on a woman connected to a major drug trafficking ring during South Florida's hyper-violent "cocaine cow..
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Fla. county approves changes after oil spill fraud

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Amid a criminal investigation into the alleged misuse of funds paid by BP after the 2010 Gulf oil spill, a Panhandle county made big changes Tuesday ..
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Over $7,000 and 1,000 grams seized in marijuana bust

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics detectives arrested two Punta Gorda marijuana dealers after being caught with 1,580 grams of marijuana and $7,080 in cash. P..
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Tampa baseball museum proposed

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A museum celebrating Tampa's rich baseball history could be opening up in a Hall of Fame player's boyhood home.    The Tampa Tribune reports (http..
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Fla. 1st lady gives 1st of 200,000 baby journals

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's first lady has presented the first of 200,000 Love.Read.Learn Baby Journals to the mother of newborn in Tallahassee.    The journa..
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Fla. drug convict may get 24-year sentence tossed

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

MIAMI (AP) - A Florida man convicted of crack cocaine offenses may get his conviction and 24-year sentence tossed out because of false testimony and tainted evidence.   &..
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Hurricane Andrew remembered at storm conference

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's emergency managers are preparing for the upcoming tropical storm season by reexamining the lessons learned from Hurricane Andrew.  ..
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Renovated cruise ship to sail from Tampa soon

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A new Royal Caribbean cruise ship will begin sailing from Tampa in 2013.    The Brilliance of the Seas will sail four- and five-night Western Cari..
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Romney hits Obama on debt, campaigns in Fla.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Mitt Romney is criticizing President Barack Obama's record on debt as he campaigns in Florida, a critical battleground state.    Speaking..
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Fla. mom killed 4 kids, then herself

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

PORT ST. JOHN, Fla. (AP) - In the middle of the night, Tonya Thomas' neighbors awoke to the sound of a gunshot and moments later heard a knock on their door.    Thre..
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