Forgoing graduation for a paycheck in southwest Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Forgoing graduation for a paycheck!  But these students aren't walking into the career they spent years studying for.  They're working in fields they ..
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Jen Chapin performs benefit concert for food bank

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Jen Chapin, a musician and hunger activist, spent the day in Fort Myers Friday. She's the daughter of Southwest Florida's food bank namesake and hunger pioneer, H..
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I-75 crash survivor notifies state of plans to sue

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A north Florida man who survived the deadly Interstate 75 crash that killed 11 people in January has sent notice that he intends to sue the Florida Highway Pat..
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Miss Jade to give debut performance to help homeless vets

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Homeless veterans are getting some help from an unlikely source: a drag queen. Miss Jade is taking the stage for her debut performance at this weekend's "Housing ..
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The wheels on the taxi stay still

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NAPLES, Fla. - You remember that line about one man's trash makes another's treasure? Think about that when you learn about the guys who created Street Media, and what they call th..
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Single mom evicted from fraudulently-rented home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NAPLES, Fla.- Emanoel Thermitus' dream of having a house for her three sons crumbled in a single day.She'd only been living in her Golden Gate Estates rental home for one week when..
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Scott vetoes Florida university tuition bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is rejecting a bill that would have let two major universities raise tuition higher than what is currently allowed.   &nb..
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First Lady stops in southwest Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - First Lady Michelle Obama has arrived in southwest Florida.    First Lady Obama was greeted at the Naples Municipal Airport Friday afternoon by s..
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Lee's homeless numbers down

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Tawyna Rivera's life has come full circle. She now protects people's homes as an employee of State Farm Insurance. Just over a year ago, she had no home. "I was wi..
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Suspects allegedly steal woman's purse & use credit cards

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Thursday, the Fort Myers Police Department arrested 22-year-old Juana Herrera, of Lehigh Acres, and 18-year-old Cristobal Martinez, of Fort Myers, for robbing ..
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Gov. Scott signs bill toughening child abuse laws

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott has signed legislation that increases the requirements for reporting known or suspected child abuse cases.    The first-term..
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Former fire chief gets life on child sex charges

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - A former Tampa Bay area fire chief is going to prison for life for having sex with a minor.    Former Clearwater Chief Jamie Geer was found g..
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FPL cuts estimate of overall rate hike to $1.41

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Power & Light Co. has knocked $1.07 per month off its estimate for a proposed 2013 overall rate increase.    The state's largest..
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Former Army doc to head Florida Health Department

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A former Army doctor is taking over as Florida's new surgeon general and health secretary.    Dr. John Armstrong assumes the new responsibil..
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I-75 SB re-opens after rollover crash past MM 170

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies were on the scene of a one car vehicle roll over on I-75 southbound just south of mm-170 in Port Charlotte. Deputies recei..
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Kings Hwy. re-opens after 2-vehicle crash with injuries

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies are on scene of a car/truck crash on Kings Highway at Olean Boulevard with injury. CCSO received the call at 3:31 p.m. Cha..
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91-year-old killed after losing control of her vehicle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- A 91-year-old Port Charlotte woman was killed in an accident after her vehicle struck a tree and caught fire Friday morning. Alice Muenchausen was in her Ford..
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Warnings about invasion of the Asian Tiger Shrimp

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The federal government is issuing warnings about a potential invasion of the Asian Tiger shrimp. The monster prawns grow up to 13 inches in length. And the invasi..
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Fla. Supreme Court says Legislature can ok slots

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court says that slot machines can be allowed anywhere in the state.    The high court on Friday let stand a lower court ..
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Fla sixth graders charged with molesting classmate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Two Tampa Bay area middle schools students have been arrested after authorities say they held down a female classmate and took turns fondling her. ..
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