Man arrested in investment fraud against seniors

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - An insurance agent who authorities say scammed senior citizens of more than $2 million has been charged with grand theft.    Florida Chief F..
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New panel to focus on Florida higher ed. access

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The chairman of the Board of Governors on Wednesday added to the growing list of committees, task forces and other panels examining higher education in Flo..
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Drought dampens lovebug season

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Walls

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Tis the season for love, or is it? Every May Southwest Florida is home to the harmless, love-making insects. But this spring, you may not see as many lovebugs as ..
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MacDill AFB soldier attacked by 4 men in Tampa

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A 24-year-old soldier assigned to U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base was beaten up by four men while walking - and the brutal attack was caught on vi..
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Romney talks economy, criticizes Obama in Fla. campaign stop

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney returned to Florida Wednesday for a two-day campaign swing. His first event was in St. Petersburg, not far from..
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World's biggest mum producer helps local high schoolers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Few people realize it, but the biggest producer of chrysanthemums in the world, is located in eastern Lee County. And the operation is teaming up with a local hig..
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Fingerprints lead to 2nd arrest in grow house bust

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- Collier Counties Sheriff's deputies arrested 49-year-old Francisco Valeron Tuesday on marijuana trafficking charges after 87 pot plants and grow house equipment were ..
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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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