Do your research before donating to charities

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The holiday season puts everyone in the spirit of giving. But with the generosity of the season also comes some unscrupulous people trying to make a buck. Before ..
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Accident causes gas pump explosion

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A car accident caused a gas pump explosion at a Shell gas station in Fort Myers on Monday morning. A truck lost control and slammed into a gas pump. The truck the..
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Cape Coral family: Talking toy says 'rape me'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The package for VTech's "Catch-me-kitty" toy says it's designed for users 12- to 36-months-old, but the Blanco family says theirs wouldn't get a PG-rating. Krist..
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'Push to buy' turns to 'time to give'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- For months we've heard: buy, buy, buy. Now, some Southwest Floridians are turning to giving to end the holiday period. They made a steady stream of donations at G..
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'Dinner Set' burglars strike again

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH NAPLES, Fla.- A burglary in the Mediterra community in North Naples appears to be the work of a "Dinner Set" gang, according to Collier County Sheriff's Office detectives. Di..
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Lee County cattle rancher finds calf mutilated

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Lee County cattle rancher found the body parts of a small calf on his property on Wildcat Drive over the holiday weekend. Paul Dinger saw buzzards circling a re..
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2 Robbed at gunpoint while stargazing in the park

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Two victims were robbed at gunpoint on Friday night in Veterans Park, while stargazing. The two stated that they were lying on a hill, looking at the stars, whe..
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Allied Recycling Inc. catches fire, no one hurt

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A trash pile caught fire at Allied Recycling Inc. on Veronica Shoemaker Blvd. Monday morning. The yard manager reported that they were not open for business, but ..
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2 Mayo Clinic workers die in Fla. helicopter crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PALATKA, Fla. (AP) - A Mayo Clinic heart surgeon was among three people killed in a helicopter crash in north Florida.    The Mayo Clinic says Dr. Luis Bonilla and p..
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North Vegas firefighters send man's ashes to Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - North Las Vegas firefighters provided a sad gift to a woman in Florida, when they chipped in funds to cremate and send to her the ashes of her 62-year-..
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New powerful painkiller has abuse experts worried

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Drug companies are working to develop a pure, more powerful version of the nation's second most-abused medicine, which has addiction experts worried that it could s..
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DAS: Panther attack caused death of Naples family's horse

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla.-Authorities say a Golden Gate family found one of their horses slain in their backyard on Christmas morning.  Monday, they ruled it a panther attack.  &..
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FMPD still searching for gunman in Edison Mall shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The search is still on for a gunman who shot and killed a man outside Edison Mall on Friday night. Now, days after the shooting there are still plenty of unanswer..
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'Discover Lee County' showcases what SWFL has to offer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A new Yahoo.com report finds Fort Myers tops the list of U.S. cities with the largest increase in air travelers over the holidays. If you're looking to entertain ..
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Edison shooting victim identified, gunman still on the loose

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- As hundreds of people finished their last-minute Christmas shopping, police found dozens of shell casings throughout the Edison Mall parking lot. Stray bullets we..
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Many expected to register relationships in Orlando

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Orlando officials and gay advocates expect a rush of same-sex couples at City Hall when a new domestic-partnership registry opens next month.    ..
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13-foot python found in S Florida swimming pool

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A 13-foot-long Burmese python was found swimming in a South Florida family's pool.    Suladie Miranda tells WSVN-TV that she called 911 as soon as she s..
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Stranded dolphin netted, released in FL Panhandle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CALLAWAY, Fla. (AP) - A stranded dolphin dubbed "Christmas" is swimming freely after a two-day rescue effort in the Florida Panhandle.    Gulf World co-owner Ron Har..
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Boiling cane juice evokes memories of old Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PASCO, Fla. (AP) - The cane grinding began when a determined mule named Molly, all 15 hands of her, commenced ambling in a circle to pull a belt that powered a machine that spat ou..
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Church brings snow for Christmas in Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - A Florida church says about 10,000 people turned out to see something kind of miraculous for the balmy state -- a hill of snow.    Bayside Com..
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