Fla. gets divided opinions on self-defense laws

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Thousands of people across Florida and the nation are giving sharply divided opinions on the state's controversial self-defense laws.    A t..
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Suspect commits lewd act in Ft. Myers Bealls Outlet store

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County Sheriffs' Deputies are searching for the man who grabbed an unsuspecting female victim and masturbated in a Bealls Outlet store on Sunday, just before ..
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Victim's dogs scare off burglar in Naples

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- Police are looking for an attempted burglary suspect who was unsuccessful at breaking into a Naples residence thanks to the victim's dogs. On Friday, at approximately..
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Publix reopening nearly 3 months after plane crash

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DELAND, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida supermarket is planning to reopen almost three months after a small plane crashed into its roof.    Publix supermarket official..
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Tea Party Express bus makes stop in SWFL

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Tea Party supporters made their voices heard during rallies across southwest Florida. WINK News was at one demonstration in Fort Myers where more than one hundr..
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Charlotte County storm damage caused by straight-line winds

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Straight-line winds caused a trail of storm damage in Charlotte County Sunday afternoon, not a tornado as originally thought. The National Weather Service ..
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Woman accused of setting fire to home with others inside

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A woman is in the Collier County jail Thursday morning charged with attempted murder. Deputies say 41-year-old Lisa Lanham tried to set her Golden Gate house ..
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Drugs and weapons seized in Pt. Charlotte home raid

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives arrested three Port Charlotte residents after a search warrant was issued and located growing marijuana p..
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Elderly Bonita drowning victim identified

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- An elderly woman who drowned last week in a Bonita Springs canal has been identified as 91-year-old Blanche Mazzucco. Authorities say Friday she hit her ..
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Gov. Scott defends Fla. voter rules

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott says he is defending Florida's voter rules against illegal registration by non-citizens, felons and dead people.    Scott sp..
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New hurricane center head turned fear into career

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - When the National Hurricane Center's new director was growing up on the Florida and Texas coasts, tropical storms frightened him. Decades later, Rick Knabb understands..
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75 mph winds causes damage in Charlotte Co.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- At approximately 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, strong winds of up to 75 mph damages a narrow path of eastern Charlotte County, along Bermont Road and S.R. 31. Da..
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Fla. cops: Man in custody after woman set on fire

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police say a suspect is in custody hours after they found a woman engulfed in flames at a Boynton Beach convenience store.    Boynton Beac..
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Teacher, sex offender arrested in child sex sting

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - Polk County Sheriff's officials say 36 men have been arrested during a 10-day undercover investigation called Operation Cyber Child.    She..
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Tolls increase along Florida's Turnpike

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Get ready to pay a little more if you use Florida's Turnpike or the Sawgrass Expressway.    Tolls are set to rise at 6 a.m. on Sunday, June 24. &nb..
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A possible tornado rips through Charlotte County

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Robarge

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- "I said, mom look at the radar...we're hanging on to our hats because it's coming," says Jennett Behnke.Jennett and her family took cover in their bathroom...
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Naples church relocates due to sink hole

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kristen Skovira

NAPLES, Fla. - The members of Faith Community Church spent this Sunday morning away from their church home.  Small cracks in the foundation have turned into a big problem.&nbs..
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Cape Coral Elks Lodge celebrates Flag Day

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The Cape Coral Elks Lodge celebrated Flag Day on Sunday with a ceremony and celebration. Flag Day falls on June 14th every year, but the Cape Coral Elks started t..
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House fire investigated as attempted murder

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

GOLDEN GATE, Fla. - Collier County deputies are investigating a Golden Gate house fire as a case of attempted murder. Deputies arrested Lisa Lanham, 41, on multiple charges Su..
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Father and son dead in Port Charlotte shooting

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office has released the names of two men found shot to death in a Port Charlotte home on Friday. Detectives ide..
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