One person killed in crash on Fort Myers Beach

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- One person is dead after a traffic crash on Fort Myers Beach Friday night.The Florida Highway Patrol says the crash happened at the intersection of Lenell Road ..
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Voters will be asked to approve property tax cuts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida voters will be asked this fall to cut taxes for senior citizens and for the families of "fallen heroes."    The Florida Legislature ..
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Church spends thousands to build public park

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A local church is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars of its own money to build a public park.Cape Christian Fellowship on Chiquita Boulevard was initially ..
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Substance abuse programs spared from cuts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Substance abuse treatment programs will be spared from the doomsday budget that was proposed last month. Lawmakers have agreed on a $2.1 million cut, roughly one..
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Deputies continue to investigate Bonita Springs Doctor

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- Twenty-four hours later, Lee County Deputies are still searching through Doctor Zannos Grekos Bonita Springs office. Authorities raided the practice and began..
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Parental 'trigger' bill dies in Fla. Senate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A bill that would have let parents trigger turnaround plans for failing public schools through a petition drive died Friday on the floor of the Florida Sen..
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Florida lawmakers close in on end of 2012 session

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State lawmakers were set to end their regular 2012 session Friday night, but they'll be returning in the near future because the Florida Supreme Court earl..
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Fla. student pleads not guilty to Obama threat

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A Miami college student accused of posting threats against President Barack Obama on Facebook has pleaded not guilty.    The plea was entered Friday in ..
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Doctor at the center of homicide investigation speaks out

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- A Bonita Springs doctor is at the center of a homicide investigation after his patient ended up dead. Lee County Sheriff's Deputies and the Crime Scene Unit c..
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Parents targeted in Charlotte County purse thefts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives report purses are being stolen from parent or guardian vehicles at school parent pickup, day care centers or aft..
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Strawberry growers worried about big harvest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) - At the Florida Strawberry Festival, there are shortcake eating contests, a berry queen and a strawberry production exhibit.    It's one of Fl..
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Man drowns on Ft. Myers Beach

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- A drowning occurred at the Holiday Inn on Fort Myers Beach at approximately 1:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. A 60 to 70-year-old man was found floating in the wa..
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Sarasota teacher arrested for sexual battery on a child

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested 47-year-old John Garcia, of 2816 Poplar Street in Sarasota, for allegedly having sex with a student seven years ag..
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Lawyer: Prosecute Rush Limbaugh for defamation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A high-profile attorney is calling for Rush Limbaugh to be prosecuted for calling a college student a "slut" and a "prostitute" on his radio show. ..
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Sarasota man arrested on multiple drug and weapons charges

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested 29-year-old Robert Lee Lawson, Jr., of 4027 Palau Drive in Sarasota, for a number of drug and weapons charges. Det..
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Fla. businesses to get break on unemployment taxes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - After a session-long push by some of the state's largest business groups, the Florida Legislature on Thursday agreed to scale a back a massive tax increase..
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Manatee County officials try to lure RNC visitors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Bradenton tourism officials are trying to draw visitors south from this summer's Republican National Convention in Tampa. The Bradenton Herald reports (http:..
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Prison company sues Fla town over immigration jail

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The nation's largest private prison company is suing Pembroke Pines for rescinding a water and sewer contract the company says it needs to build a 1,500-bed immigratio..
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Health officials: Rat outbreak in the Orlando area

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Mickey and Minnie Mouse aren't the only rodents in Orlando. But they may be the only lovable ones.    An outbreak of rats in Orlando has trapper..
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Broward Sheriff: Man stole judge's nameplate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Note to thieves. If you steal a nameplate from a judge, don't let anyone post a picture of you holding it on Facebook.    Authorities in..
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