Huge tax-cut proposal clears Fla. House panel

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A ballot proposal that would cut local property taxes by about $570 million annually and possibly much more has cleared its first committee hurdle in the F..
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DEA: sharp drop in Fla. oxycodone purchases

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A combination of tough new laws and a high-profile crackdown is chipping away at Florida's dubious distinction as the nation's leading illicit source of powerful presc..
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FMPD seizes marijuana during traffic stop

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Fort Myers man was arrested after police found 466 grams of marijuana in his vehicle during a traffic stop. On Tuesday at 8:59 p.m. Officer Richard Carpenter wi..
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Rental scam catches homeowner by surprise

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUN TY, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Fraud Line recently received a phone call from a local homeowner who discovered the home she has for sale is also being adv..
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Lee may institute lower impact fees on new construction

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

Lee county is getting a recommendation for lower impact fees on many types of new construction. However, the cuts would be modest, and some in the building industry are disappointe..
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Fla. House moves ahead with $69.2 billion budget

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida House is moving ahead with a $69.2 billion budget that raises college tuition and eliminates thousands of state jobs but provides more money fo..
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Drug activity near area park leads to arrest

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Port Charlotte man after receiving a narcotics tip of alleged drug transactions being conducted on Agnew Street..
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Fla. man adopts girlfriend in legal battle

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A wealthy Florida polo club founder has adopted his adult girlfriend as part of a legal battle stemming from a fatal 2010 car crash.    ..
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Englewood man booked into jail for the 27th time

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested an Englewood East man after finding multiple narcotics on him after he eluded them from a speeding violation and drove..
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Construction industry still suffering in SWFL

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The outlook for the construction industry remains bleak in Southwest Florida. New figures released Wednesday reveal another 1,200 construction workers lost their ..
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Man threatens restaurant employee with a shotgun

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Punta Gorda man who produced a shotgun and threatened to kill an employee at a Town Center Mall restaurant at 2..
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Englewood men rescued by Coastguard after boat capsizes

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Two Englewood residents are safe after being rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard approximately 13 miles west of Stump Pass, Tuesday. The two men were spotted sitting o..
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Connie Mack speaks out about Romney's win

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- One of Romney's biggest supporters is speaking out. Congressman Connie Mack said Romney's win shows momentum. He didn't mince his words when it came to his feelin..
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Tips lead FMPD to weapons and drugs

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Fort Myers Police Department recently received information in reference to people inside a residence with handguns and rifles. Police responded to a home on S..
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FMPD is cracking down on crime, 37 guns seized in January

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Fort Myers Police Department is cracking down on people who illegally carry firearms. Undercover vice and uniformed patrol removed 37 guns from city streets f..
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Local elections bring change to SWFL

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Last night's election results will mean lay-offs for some and much needed revenue for others. Voters in three Collier County fire districts were asked to approve a tax increase to ..
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Police in riot gear close down Occupy Miami site

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Police wearing riot gear swept through the downtown location where Occupy Miami has been entrenched for more since the fall, making at least one arrest.   &n..
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Romney turns to killer instinct to win Florida

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Mitt Romney embraced a killer instinct and leveraged a dominant political machine to crush chief rival Newt Gingrich in Florida's Republican presidential primary..
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Fla. House GOP won't hike state worker premiums

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Thousands of state workers as well as legislators and Gov. Rick Scott may get to keep a perk that keeps their health insurance premiums low for the coming ..
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Romney says GOP fight strengthens him for fall

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Barreling out of Florida with money and momentum on his side, Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney said Wednesday that the bare-knuckled nomination f..
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