Heavy smoke from brush fire near Ortiz affects traffic

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A brush fire is burning at Billy's Creek Drive and Ortiz Avenue in Fort Myers. All lanes on Ortiz Ave. are now open, after being closed due to heavy smoke. The fi..
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Fla sheriff says DNA leads to arrest in cold case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida sheriff's office says DNA has helped crack the case in a fatal stabbing that had gone unsolved for more than 20 years.    The ..
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Florida funeral home worker accused of theft

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMARAC, Fla. (AP) - South Florida authorities say a funeral home worker stole cash from a dead man's home while preparing to remove the body.    The Broward Sheriff..
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Fla. advocates host human trafficking events

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Government and law enforcement agencies around the state are holding meetings this month to raise awareness about human trafficking.    Welfare official..
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New poll says Fla. primary is race for 2nd place

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

The Florida primary is just over three weeks from now and a new poll shows it's a race for second place. Mitt Romney is the clear front runner. This new poll gives Mitt Romney a do..
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Lee Co. names its School Support Person of the Year

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- It's often the teachers and students that get all the praise at school, but what about those working to make sure the school day runs smoothly? Lee County named i..
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Cape proposes higher fees for law breakers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- One Cape Coral councilmember wants to tack on some extra fees for law breakers. This is currently a proposal, but Cape Councilmember Kevin McGrail wants to add tw..
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Abuse survivor seeks to strengthen reporting laws

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A sexual abuse survivor is pushing to broaden responsibilities for reporting child abuse and punish universities if officials don't report abuse on campus...
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Systemax lawsuit claims ex-execs stole millions

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A lawsuit filed in Florida by the parent of CompUSA and Circuit City claims former executives and vendors stole millions of dollars from the company.    ..
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Fla. school bus ad bill narrowly gets panel's nod

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Legislation that would permit advertising on the outside of Florida school buses is still alive, but just barely.    The bill (SB 344) clear..
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Fla. resident charged in Tampa bomb plot

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA- A 25-year-old resident of Pinellas Park, Fla., has been charged in connection with an alleged plot to attack locations in Tampa with a vehicle bomb, assault rifle and other ..
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Car fire at Cape Hospital under control, causes scare

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A vehicle fire at Cape Coral Hospital caused alarm Monday morning. An employee of the hospital was in his car, in the parking lot of the hospital, when it start s..
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Fla. health officials launch Faces of HIV project

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Department of Health is launching a statewide project to humanize the effects of HIV and AIDS.    The Faces of HIV will kick off..
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Fla Panhandle constructing 10 artificial reefs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Areas around Panama City are getting new artificial reefs in the coming months.    Bay County officials accepted a $60,000 grant from ..
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2 sailors charged with sexual assault on Fla teen

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Two sailors have been charged with sexual battery against a 16-year-old girl at a motel near Pensacola Naval Air Station.    Ronald Dantinor a..
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CCSO conducting death investigation in Naples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- The Collier County Sheriff's Office is investigating a death at 2143 Morning Sun Lane in Naples. Arthur Custardo, 90, died of apparent drowning in his pool. No foul p..
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Psychologist arrested for giving pills to an inmate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a licensed psychologist for illegally providing controlled substances to an inmate at the Sarasota County Jail. A Correction..
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2 from Alabama rescued after splashdown in Bahamas

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard came to the rescue of two Alabama residents whose single-engine plane splashed down in the Bahamas.    According to the Coast Guard..
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S Fla, Keys officials plan for rising sea levels

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Officials from South Florida and the Florida Keys are seeking public comment on a draft plan to deal with rising sea levels.    The prop..
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2 killed in separate ATV accidents in N Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BRONSON, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two people have died in north Florida after separate accidents involving all-terrain vehicles.    Florida Highway Patrol tells T..
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