Former St. Pete detective sentenced to 2 years

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A former St. Petersburg detective has been sentenced to two years in federal prison on a public corruption charge.    Before he was sentenced on T..
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Certain low-skilled worker visas extended to Haiti

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Haiti is now eligible for a visa program that allows U.S. employers to bring certain low-skilled, temporary workers into this country.    U.S. Citizen a..
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Fla. jury awards $3M in day care sex abuse

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A Florida jury has awarded $3 million to the family of a young girl who was sexually abused at a day care center.    Attorney Jeff Herman said Wednesday..
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FHP: Fla. Man blacks behind wheel, hits school

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OCOEE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a driver blacked out and crashed into a central Florida elementary school.    Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Kim Montes says 2..
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Fla. Gov. names new elections chief

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Ken Detzner as the state's new elections chief.    Detzner already had a short stint as secretary of s..
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4th woman arrested for 'doctor shopping' in Charlotte Co.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Kristina Amber Webb, 29, of 521 Drury Lane in Punta Gorda is the fourth woman to be arrested in 10 days on charges of "doctor shopping" in Charlotte County. Dete..
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Evangelical Christian School vandalized

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Evangelical Christian School on Beacon Blvd. in Fort Myers was vandalized at some point over the weekend. The crime was discovered Tuesday morning. Unknown su..
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8 Pounds of cocaine seized during I75 traffic stop

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A detective and his assigned K9 partner made a major cocaine seizure on I-75 northbound near MM 146. On Tuesday, at 11:00 p.m., the detective conducted a traffic ..
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Sanibel is Arthur Frommer's favorite travel destination

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANIBEL, Fla.- Arthur Frommer recently posted his top ten favorite destinations to his renowned website, www.frommers.com. Sanibel, Florida took the number one spot. Frommer said, ..
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Charlotte ex-con busts teen car hoppers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PORT CHARlOTTE Fla.- Humberto Baez says he was sleeping Sunday night when his fiance woke him up. "She told me somebody was in my mom's van and I came to the front window and I loo..
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2 charged with coral poaching in Florida Keys

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two Tennessee men were caught harvesting corals with a hammer and chisels in protected waters in the Florida Keys.    Florida..
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More university leaders visiting Fla. House panel

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - More state university presidents are set to appear before the Florida House Education Committee.    The panel is continuing its talks Wednes..
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Senate bill would allow privatization to be secret

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Senate committee will consider a bill that would allow lawmakers to secretly privatize or outsource state agency functions. That includes privatizing the..
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Dylan Wisniewski's trial begins

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Cape Coral teen accused of shooting and killing his 15-year-old girlfriend is set to appear in a Lee County courtroom Tuesday. Dylan Wisniewski's lawyers have t..
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East Naples holds meeting on fire district referendum

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

EAST NAPLES, Fla -- The cash strapped fire district in East Naples is looking to raise your taxes. In just two weeks voters will be asked to approve a tax increase that will genera..
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Opposition growing to sweeping online anti-piracy proposal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NAPLES, Fla. - One of the world's biggest websites will go dark Wednesday, as Wikipedia plans to black-out its English edition to protest a new online anti-piracy proposal in the U..
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FPL rates going up, customers in southwest Florida not happy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It's your money and if you are a Florida Power & Light customer, your rates are going up.  The power company wants nearly $7 from your wallet but it's ..
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Naples teen arrested in child sex sting operation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- The Osceola County Sheriff's Office has announced the results of a recent child sex sting. A Naples resident was included among the list of arrested individuals. Fort..
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Accused gunman's classmates return to campus

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

COLLIER COUNTY,Fla.- Classmates of an alleged gunman returned to campus Tuesday.  A student at the Ave Maria School of Law is behind bars on aggravated battery and attempted m..
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Metro Medical Plaza going green, now powered by the sun

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Southwest Florida medical building is harnessing the power of the sun and turning it into savings. Fort Myers based Metro Medical Plaza is using solar pane..
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