Man hit by flying mattress doing OK

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - A tourist seriously injured when a mattress flew off a passing furniture truck in southwest Florida has been released from the hospital.    The F..
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Man allegedly pumps septic tank into storm sewer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Port Charlotte man Thursday for pumping out his septic tank into the storm drain in front of his home at 2139 B..
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Tourist season ending on high note in SW Fla

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - The flight from southwest Florida is under way as snowbirds pack up and head home.    And Gulf coast tourist and hospitality officials say it..
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Atty: Zimmerman bail hearing to be held next week

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - Trayvon Martin's supporters fought for weeks to win an arrest after the 17-year-old was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida. Now George Z..
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Obama is off to Colombia but has audience at home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - As high-level international conferences go, President Barack Obama's trip to the Summit of the Americas in Colombia is a nod to Woody Allen's maxim that 80 percen..
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DeSoto Co. High School teacher accused of molesting student

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

ARCADIA, FL - An unnamed former student of DeSoto County High School says she was involved in a sexual relationship with band instructor Luis Alvarez. The affair, according to the ..
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5 Arrested on drug charges in Punta Gorda raid

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics detectives raided a Punta Gorda apartment at 1231 Slash Pine Circle, unit #113 ( in The Pines) Thursday morning. Five arrest..
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CCSO searches for missing, endangered, 63-year-old man

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's is searching for a missing endangered adult. Thomas Patrick O’Brien, 63, of 2510 Sistina Street, was last seen at 4 a.m. ..
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Collier Sheriff says tax fraud is rapidly increasing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -- A Miami Gardens woman is behind bars in Collier County following a routine traffic stop on I-75 Wednesday. Debbie Cooper was arrested and charged with eight ..
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Lehigh Acres death ruled homicide after autopsy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. -- A man found dead in the driveway of his Lehigh Acres home is now being called a homicide.  Richard Henski was found dead Wednesday morning at his home on..
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Two people rescued off Sanibel Island after boat flips

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. -- Two people are safe and back on dry land after their boat flipped off of Sanibel Island Thursday night.It happened just offshore from the Lighthouse shortly..
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Lee DOT proposes roundabout on Beth Stacey Boulevard

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Proposed changes to a Lehigh Acres intersection are getting mixed reviews from drivers in the area. Lee County DOT is planning a roundabout at Beth Stacey Boulev..
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Fla. killer executed for teen girl's 1983 killing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

STARKE, Fla. (AP) - A killer who alarmed a Florida coastal community with a string of killings nearly 30 years ago has been executed for a girl's slaying in 1983.    ..
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Lehigh man arrested in connection with starvation of 2 dogs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A Lehigh Acres man has been charged in connection with the starvation of two pet dogs left in his care. Kevin James Gdowik of 2808 West 23rd Street in Lehigh Ac..
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Fire comes close to homes in Lehigh Acres

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Crews battled a brush fire at 2207 Armour Lane and Bolt Lane in Lehigh Acres on thursday afternoon. The one and a half-acre fire is out at this time, but caused..
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Cape Coral seniors learn to protect against scams, fraud

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral police say now, more than ever, seniors are falling prey to scams. But some local seniors have armed themselves with information to protect against fra..
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Fresh water could be coming soon to Caloosahatchee River

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The South Florida Water Management District is studying ways to get some fresh water into the Caloosahatchee River from Lake Okeechobee. The district apparently i..
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CCSO search for East Naples bank robber

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Deputies are searching for a man who robbed an East Naples bank Thursday afternoon. The robbery was reported at 3:33 p.m. at Wells Fargo Bank, located at 72..
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List of possible victims grows to 578 in tax fraud case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A traffic stop on Interstate 75 on Wednesday turned up dozens of fraudulent tax returns and resulted in the arrest of a Miami-Dade County woman. Debbie Jean ..
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Man dies while trimming trees on Ft. Myers Beach

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies are confirming they are working a death investigation on Shrimp Boat Lane, just off Main Street, before you take the bridge onto For..
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