LCSO confirms connection between two Miromar robberies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ESTERO, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's Office is confirming a connection between two robberies at Estero's Miromar Outlets. The two robberies were spaced out between nine days. Both vi..
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Cape man arrested in road rage spitting incident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-  An arrest has been made in the case of road rage in Cape Coral, wherein an elderly woman was spit on. Kurt Ronis was arrested for battery on a person 65 yea..
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SWFL fugitive captured in Texas

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- After more than nine months on the run, one of Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers' 10 Most Wanted fugitives has been apprehended in Texas, as a direct result of an ..
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Owner of Dunbar Community Radio won't face jail time

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The owner of a pirate radio station in the Dunbar community learned he will not face jail time. The community rallied around Al Knighten. While this is a victory,..
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Bonita robbery victim rats himself out to LCSO

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- On Thursday, at approximately 10:39 a.m., the Lee County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding an armed robbery that had just taken place at the Ba..
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Direct Air comments on flight cancellations and bankruptcy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- In a statement released by Direct Air on Thursday, the company commented on their financial difficulties and the cancellation of their flights earlier this month...
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Lehigh man dies from injuries sustained in motorcycle crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A sixty-two year old Lehigh Acres man, Robert Harry Borkert Jr., has succumbed to his injuries after crashing his motorcycle on Gunnery Road, Tuesday night. Bo..
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Appeals court considers Fla. 10 Commandments case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal appeals court is considering the ongoing legal feud over whether the Ten Commandments can be displayed at a public building.    The case bef..
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Residents recover after Bokeelia brush fire burns 18 acres

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PINE ISLAND, Fla.- Four Bokeelia homes were damaged in an 18-acre brush fire Wednesday night. The area is expected to be smouldering for several days. Florida Forest Service told ..
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Man, dog die in mobile home fire near Ocala

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OCKLAWAHA, Fla. (AP) - Fire officials say a man and his dog died in a mobile home fire near Ocala.    Marion County Fire Rescue officials say the mobile home was eng..
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Poll says Nelson 8 points over Mack in Senate race

Updated 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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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