Poll says Nelson 8 points over Mack in Senate race

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is 8 percentage points ahead of potential Republican challenger Connie Mack IV in a new poll of Florida voters.  ..
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Mayor facing legal action from IRS resigns

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) - The mayor of Port Richey resigned from the office he's held for five years, saying the IRS plans to pursue legal action against him for under-reporting his..
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Florida shooter's race a complicated matter

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - At first, the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager at the hands of a white neighborhood watch volunteer was playing out like many previous tragedies that c..
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2 Florida A&M professors on leave in hazing case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Two Florida A&M University music professors are on paid administrative leave following allegations they were present while band fraternity pledges were..
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Punta Gorda Chamber sponsors 2nd annual Dragon Boat Festival

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kyle Jordan

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the War on the Peace, 2nd Annual Punta Gorda Dragon Boat Festival. The event will take place Saturday, April 14..
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Fla. Gov. Scott Meets with Parents of Slain Teenager

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott met personally with the parents of an unarmed teenager who was killed by a neighborhood watch captain. Scott said Wednesday that he..
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Real World stars tour Fort Myers Beach to promote concert

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

FORT MYERS, Fla -- Two of the Real World's most popular cast members made a special stop on Fort Myers Beach. The MTV stars are in town promoting the Surf  and Sound Festival..
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Homeowners had faith fire crews would protect Bokeelia homes

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

BOKEELIA, Fla. -- Eagles Nest Drive in Bokeelia on Pine Island was one road where fire crews staged while they battled flames from a 25-acre brush fire Wednesday afternoon.  H..
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Cape Spirits is SWFL's first rum distillery

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla -- "Be Wicked: Drink Wicked Dolphin Rum." That's the motto behind a brand-new Cape Coral distillery. Cape Spirits, INC. is set to open in May. For Joann Elardo, th..
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Developer secures site for Mote Marine Aquarium in Charlotte

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PUNTA GORDA Fla.- Ever since Hurricane Charley knocked down the City Marketplace, the 7.5 acres of land where the shopping center sat has become known as the broken tooth on the fa..
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Punta Gorda bar burglar caught on camera

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- A downtown Punta Gorda pub got an uninvited patron after hours. Deputies arrested James Shannon, after they say he broke into the Celtic Ray and helped himself t..
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The fire in Bokeelia is now 100 percent contained

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

UPDATE 9:30 p.m.:  The Pine Island fire is now 100 percent contained.  UPDATE 9:00 p.m.:  The fire in Bokeelia is now 95 percent contained.  Fire crews are tak..
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Cape police investigate James Arthur Memorial Fund

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A memorial fund set up for murdered Cape Coral grandfather James Arthur is now the root of a police investigation. Shortly after Arthur's death late last year, a..
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Crash blocks 1 lane of McGregor Blvd.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- An accident on McGregor Blvd. at Camelot Dr. has left one lane of McGregor blocked to traffic. Motorists should expect delays.
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Ft. Myers man charged with scheme to defraud

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A joint investigation by the Lee County Sheriff's Office Economic Crimes Unit and State Office of Financial Regulation has culminated in the arrest of a Ft. Myers..
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Still no bio-fuel from plant that received public money

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A plant that received one-half million taxpayer dollars nearly three years ago, still has yet to produce a drop of usable alternative fuel. The plant, FL Biofuels..
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Suspect spits in elderly woman's face in road rage incident

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a driver suspected in a road-rage incident. Wednesday afternoon, an unidentified male in h..
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FMPD try to identify vandalism suspects

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Fort Myers Police Department mobile graffiti camera caught two suspects writing on a window behind a business on First Street. The same two suspects were then r..
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Truck overturned on I-75 off-ramp in Lee Co.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- A vehicle rollover on the exit 143 off-ramp for northbound I-75 has left a semi-truck overturned Wednesday afternoon. Traffic is moving smoothly and the dri..
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More alcohol may be in the future for Ft. Myers Beach

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- A new potential ordinance change for Fort Myers Beach could change the way you enjoy fun in the sun. A workshop is scheduled for next week on an ordinance t..
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