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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Bees attack students in Catholic school courtyard

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COCOA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Paramedics say 38 students were stung by bees that followed them inside their school in Cocoa Beach.    Officials were called to Church of O..
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Nokomis man arrested for shooting at deputy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NOKOMIS, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested Michael James Gineo, 21, 1670 Sweetland Street, Nokomis, for shooting at a Deputy early this morning. Deputy Mark H..
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Sexual battery suspect dies after police standoff

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HOLLY HILL, Fla. (AP) - A police standoff ended with sex offender suspect ended with the SWAT team found the man dead inside his central Florida home.    Authorities..
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Nokomis man arrested for sexually abusing children

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NOKOMIS, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested Yoni Merida-Errera, 37, of Nokomis, for sexually assaulting two children. During an investigation into Aggravated A..
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1 injured, another arrested in school bus fight

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say police were called when a fight broke out among students on a school bus in Riviera Beach.    Palm Beach County school off..
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Punta Gorda says giving promotions saves money.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PUNTA GORDA Fla.- Rick Mohaupt with the Punta Gorda Police Department has not had a promotion in quite some time. In fact, Mohaupt has been a Sergeant since 1993. But Sunday, Mohau..
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Lenin Florian found guilty of Manslaughter

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.  - The jury deliberated nearly 6 hours Thursday night before finding Lenin Florian guilty of Manslaughter in the August 2009 shooting death of Daniel Hernande..
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