Scott panel cannot compare Florida hospitals

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A panel appointed by Gov. Rick Scott says it couldn't determine whether Florida's public hospitals provide better or worse care than private ones. &nb..
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Revised Fla. religion amendment not challenged

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Opponents of a proposal that would repeal Florida's ban on public funding of religious organizations aren't challenging a revised ballot summary. &nbs..
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Don't fall prey to the 'Jamaican Lottery' scam

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Scammers pretending to be with the “Jamaica Lottery” have been busy preying on the elderly in Southwest Florida over the last several months, taking advantage of vulner..
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Teen charged with stabbing acted in self-defense

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - A judge has ruled that a southwest Florida teen acted in self-defense when he stabbed a fellow high school student at a bus stop.    A Collier Co..
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Salvation Army has 'huge' success with this year's campaign

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- For the first time ever, the Salvation Army raised more than $600,000 through its Red Kettle Campaign. But it wouldn't have been possible with out you and Kia dea..
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SWFL farmers work to protect their crops

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- As Southwest Florida prepares for a cold snap, farmers in the area are bracing for potential damage to their crops.Workers at 31 Produce are hoping to get all of ..
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Decided by a nose? Court ponders drug dog's sniff

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether a Florida police K-9's sniff outside the front door of a marijuana grow house violates the Constitution. &..
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CCSO reports 13 DUI arrests over the New Year's holiday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- There were a total of 13 DUI arrests made in Charlotte County over the New Year’s holiday weekend, according to Sheriff Bill Cameron. CCSO arrested a ..
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Man arrested for sexual battery after causing serious injury

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives arrested Norman Daryl Garrison, 44, of 12265 Maltz Ave. in Englewood East and charged him with Sexual ..
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Cape Police make arrest in Publix purse-snatching case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- On December 23rd at 1:45 p.m., a female was loading groceries into her car at the Publix located at 127 Cape Coral Parkway West when an unknown male suspect stole..
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Traffic accident leads to homicide investigation in Lehigh

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- On Monday, at approximately 6:20 p.m., the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a call about a single-vehicle traffic crash. The incident occurred at the inters..
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2 Local attorneys disciplined by by Florida Supreme Court

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

The Florida Supreme Court, in recent court orders, disciplined 17 attorneys, disbarring six and suspending 10, according to a Florida Bar Association news release. Some attorneys r..
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Local farmers prepare for near-freezing temperatures

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Local growers are gearing up for Tuesday night's big freeze. This time last year when we visited 31 Produce in North Fort Myers, rows of tomato plants were ..
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Smart phones are changing the way people lose weight

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- If your New Years resolution has to do with getting in shape or losing weight, there's an App for that. Smart phones are changing the way people shed the pounds and ..
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Temporary cold snap no cause for concern on Ft. Myers Beach

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - There were more sweatshirts than swimsuits on Fort Myers Beach Monday, as a breeze ushered in the beginning of a temporary cold snap. Conveniently, perhaps..
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Panther on the prowl in Naples neighborhood

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla.- Homeowners in Golden Gate Estates are on high alert.  A panther is responsible for animal deaths on 16th Avenue NE. Steve Kreynus returned from his holiday vacat..
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New tattoo rules could make getting inked safer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - After years of fighting for higher standards in his industry, tattoo artist Bill Hannong says there are finally rules that could make a difference. Hannong says ..
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New year, new body as many flock to join gyms

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

FORT MYERS, Fla-- Many southwest Floridians are joining others across the country, making that New Year's resolution to join a gym.  A trainer with Gold's Gym in Fort Myers te..
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ONLY ON WINK: Beer bandits caught on camera

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Fort Myers convenience store is hoping surveillance video will help catch a couple of beer bandits. The two men seen in the video have hit the Crystal Drive sho..
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Resolution to Recovery: personal stories of addiction

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY - Fla. --  Many people are making New Year's resolutions, and some people are making them to change their lives forever. Their goal: to stay clean of drugs and alco..
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