School Board saves teacher jobs while cutting $16.5 million

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -- The Collier County School Board approved $16.5 million in cuts to balance next years budget, but they say, no teachers will lose their job and no programs wi..
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Edison College narrows applicants for District President

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.– The Edison State College Presidential Search Committee members Tuesday night reviewed a list of 40 applicants interested in becoming the fourth District Pre..
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Fla. man arrested for Scott, Bush death threats

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man is in jail after making death threats against Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Jeb Bush.    The Florida Department of Law Enfor..
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Southwest Florida billboards feature man wanted in Tennessee

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Adam Mayes, wanted for allegedly kidnapping a mother and her three daughters, has connections in Florida, and his face now appears on more than a dozen billboards..
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Call for Action helps woman get lift fixed

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Almost a year after a local woman got an elevator lift installed at her home, it still wasn't working right. But it got fixed quickly after she made a Call..
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Collier County summer ad campaign targets in-state visitors

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NAPLES, Fla.- Collier County's Tourism Department isn't going far to target summer vacationers. 100% of their new ad campaign budget is going toward getting Florida's East Coast to..
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Minnesota Twins react positively to new, 30-year deal

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Minnesota Twins have reacted favorably to negotiating a new, 30-year deal to stay in Lee Co. for spring training. Lee is trying to get the team to sign a long..
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Car-hopping thieves admit to 50 break-ins in one night

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Two North Fort Myers men are arrested, after one admits to stealing from at least 50 unlocked cars in Cape Coral in one night.Dalton Mercado, 18, and Pedro Merca..
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Naples man says fire department lost his antique fire truck

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

NAPLES, Fla. - Pictures are the only reminders Claude Wimer has of the 1936 pumper fire truck he purchased back in the 1970s. Like a vanishing act, Wimer says the truck has disappe..
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PGPD seeks identity of Punta Gorda burglary suspects

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- The Punta Gorda Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying suspects who are believed to have committed several burglaries in the Punta G..
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2 Arrested after shots fired in E. Naples

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Witness descriptions helped detectives make two arrests on felony charges after three shots were fired into an East Naples residence Monday afternoon, narrowl..
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Preliminary plans under way for RV park off Burnt Store Rd

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Bringing new tourism to Cape Coral: in the way of a new RV park. Right now, the city is speaking with developers about the "Burnt Store Resort." It would be loca..
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Woman accused of beating boyfriend with a sledge hammer

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- A 52-year-old Naples woman is accused of beating her boyfriend of 18 years with a sledge hammer on Monday night. Angela Rhodes was arrested for the crime and charged ..
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More arrested in Fla. hate crime, conspiracy case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Three more people are in custody in central Florida following a multi-agency investigation into a militia-styled white supremacist group known as a domestic te..
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Explosion damages New Smyrna ice plant

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Officials say an apparent chemical leak inside a central Florida ice plant caused an explosion that blew out the metal walls and a portion of the door..
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Florida Cabinet approves hurricane shelter plan

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) - The construction of new public schools across Florida has contributed to a significant increase in the number of hurricane shelter spaces, according to a plan..
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Cash from fund helps Zimmerman's living expenses

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A lawyer for George Zimmerman says some of the money raised by a defense fund website is paying for Zimmerman's security and living expenses while he stays in ..
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Dogs rescued from hoarder house available for adoption

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DESOTO COUNTY, Fla.- Arcadia-based Canine Castaways has taken in 14 of the 263 dogs that were rescued from a home in Venice. The dogs are currently going through medical evaluation..
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Former Lee Co. doctor in court for drug trafficking charges

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A former Lee County doctor was not in his office, but in a courtroom Tuesday, charged with trafficking Oxycodone.Ephraim Aguilar was arrested in Nevada in 2009. H..
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Jury selection begins for accused murderer Brian Casey

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Brian Casey, the Lee County man accused of a murder and arson back in 2010, assisted in choosing jurors for his trial Tuesday. Casey has fired several attorneys a..
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