Push to end prescription drug addiction continues in SWFL

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The battle to end prescription drug abuse in Southwest Florida is ongoing. We're learning addicts are taking desperate measures to get what they want: even faking..
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President Obama calls for historically low interest rates

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - If you're worried about losing your home, $3,000 could go a long way to calm your fears. That's how much President Barack Obama says the average homeowner could ..
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4 hospitalized after fuel spill at Miami airport

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Authorities say four workers were hospitalized following a fuel spill at Miami International Airport.    Miami-Dade Fire Rescue reports that the men wer..
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Residents vote on loan for landscaping

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Some Collier County voters will vote whether or not they want the county to take out a loan to pay for landscaping along Radio Road. Those who live in the MTS..
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Porn actor gets life for killing tattoo artist

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) - An adult film actor has been sentenced to life in prison for his part in the murder of a Tampa Bay area tattoo parlor owner.    As part ..
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Fla. hotel sues BP over oil spill claim

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A landmark Tampa Bay area hotel claims BP has failed to pay an oil-spill claim of more than $5 million.    The Don Cesar Resort Hotel on ..
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US 17 at Regents Rd east of I75 closed due to accident

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is on scene of a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 17 at Regents Road, just east of I-75/Exit-164. Southbound U.S. 17 is closed at ..
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Nonprofit walks across state to promote sex abuse awareness

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NAPLES, Fla.- Dozens of feet are pounding the pavement to raise awareness for victims of childhood sex abuse. 27-year-old Lauren Book says recovering from the atrocity of childhood..
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False alarm at Bank of America causes a scare

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Police were on the scene of a false alarm at the Bank of America on Palm Beach Blvd. Wednesday afternoon. Police had drawn their assault rifles and the SWAT team ..
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NB lanes of Fowler blocked at Carrell due to accident

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- An accident on Fowler St. at Carrell Rd. has left the northbound lanes of Fowler St. blocked. Drivers should seek an alternate route.
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A place to grow: local urban farm expands

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- An urban farm in Fort Myers is expanding. The farm, operated by the Cultural Heritage Center in the Dunbar Community, is looking to help more people start their o..
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Cops: Fla. man arrested for gruesome Conn. slaying

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man has been arrested for allegedly hacking to death a Connecticut man and eating the victim's eye and part of his brain, police said Wednesday.&n..
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Suspect steals checks from a 90-year-old man he cleaned for

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Mark Tipps was arrested on Tuesday after stealing and cashing checks from a 90-year-old disabled man, whom he had cleaned for. Tipps was a housekeeper through..
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'Operation SW Shopper' results in 50 drug arrests

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office was one of 16 agencies in Southwest Florida that participated in the Southwest Florida Strike Force targeting prescrip..
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Lee Clerk of Courts won't seek re-election

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Longtime Lee County Clerk of Courts, Charlie Green, is retiring after 27 years on the job. Green told WINK, the decision has nothing to do with some ethics questi..
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Santorum continues campaigning in SWFL

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Rick Santorum's two-day campaign push in Southwest Florida has just wrapped up with a speech in Collier County. Santorum spoke to a crowd of about 600 support..
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Bealls Outlet manager arrested for grand theft

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- Bonita Springs Bealls Outlet store manager Dana Nelms was arrested on Tuesday for grand theft after it was discovered that she had made fraudulent returns and..
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How to fix Social Security confounds Fla. retirees

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) - It's an urgent issue seemingly on the minds of many in this retiree mecca, if not the entire state of Florida - how to fix Social Security. And voters' pr..
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Universal plans new daily parade, nighttime show

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Universal Orlando is announcing the addition of a daily character parade and nighttime light and pyrotechnics show.    The Orlando theme park sa..
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Gingrich: Romney self-deportation plan a fantasy

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DORAL, Fla. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Wednesday ridiculed rival Mitt Romney's call for self-deportation of illegal immigrants as an "Obama-level fan..
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