East Coast prepares for Irene

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

 NEW YORK- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says it's best for everyone's safety to shut down transit systems in the tri-state area. The subway system, Long Island Railroad, and..
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Hurricane Irene makes landfall

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina coast is being battered by sustained hurricane force winds from Irene which had begun wreaking havoc even before starting its assault ..
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Local Red Cross sends 5 to Irene path

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

NAPLES, Fla.– Hurricane Irene is headed toward the East Coast and the American Red Cross is mobilizing disaster workers and equipment along much of the eastern seaboard to he..
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Should you buy travel insurance when you book?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

  FORT MYERS, Fla. -People buy home insurance, renters insurance, and car insurance. but when you book a trip, do you consider insuring that? "We never don't get stranded," t..
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Local pharmacies gearing up for database launch

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Prescription drug abuse is blamed for an estimated seven deaths a day in Florida and a new pharmacy database is set to launch in Florida next week.  It's m..
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Police warn of water bill scam

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

NAPLES, Fla. - The Naples Police Department wants to warn residents of a scam involving water bills. Two recent eventshave been brought to the attention of the City of Naples Finan..
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Fort Myers woman accused of check fraud

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A check you wrote years ago could be a thief's tool to rip you off. A Fort Myers woman is in jail after Lee County Sheriff's Deputies say she stole old checks an..
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Pirates invade Punta Gorda

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- If you are around Punta Gorda this weekend and you need a place to "bury some pieces of eight," the Pirate Festival at Fisherman's Village might have just what y..
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AAA: Irene won't imact gas prices in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

FT. MYERS, Fla. -- East coast refineries are bracing for Irene's impact. Many are starting to turn off equipment and tie things down.Shutdowns of more than a few days could put ser..
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Homeowner catches burglars in the act, chases them

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

LEHIGH ACRES, FL- A Lehigh Acres homeowner accompanied by his realtor pulled into his driveway and was surprised to discover two men inside his home. The homeowner confronted the m..
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Airlines begin canceling flights in earnest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Delta Air Lines is canceling 1,300 flights and will shut down at New York City-area airports on Sunday until Hurricane Irene passes. With Delta's announcement Friday, airlines..
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Scott does 'workday' in Orlando school cafeteria

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott has harkened back to his roots again with his second "workday."    Scott helped prepare and serve breakfast and lunch Friday at ..
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Community rallies to help victims of head-on crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - Days after a head-on collision in North Fort Myers sent four people to the hospital, loved ones of two recovering victims are rallying together to help. Robin ..
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ONLY ON WINK: New plans for Immokalee Rd sidewalk

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Bikers and walkers you may want to pay attention to this one.  There's plans in the works to build a sidewalk on a busy road in North Naples, and the co..
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Audit Slams Lee government buying practices

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

An audit is highly critical of some recent land and building purchases by Lee County Commissioners.   The audit, done by the office of Clerk of Courts Charlie Green, find..
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Police catch burglary suspects in the act

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department arrested two people for attempting to steal metal from a local business. On Wednesday, just before midnight, police..
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Naples police warn of water bill scam

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- The Naples Police Department wants to warn residents of a scam involving water bills. Two recent eventshave been brought to the attention of the City of Naples Financ..
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Vehicle rollover on SB I-75 leads to 1 death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- There has been a vehicle rollover on southbound I-75 at Mile Marker 131, a quarter mile south of Daniels Parkway, resulting in a fatality Friday afternoon. All la..
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Panel OKs turf war rule for Fla. universities

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Board of Governors committee has approved a proposed regulation to tamp down turf battles among Florida's state universities.    The Strat..
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Turtle nests are Irene casualty on Fla. beaches

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Rough waves from Hurricane Irene have washed away many sea turtle nests along Florida's central coast.    Volunteers surveyed the damage t..
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