Police: Florida woman loses 3 fingers to fireworks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a woman lost three fingers when she tried to wake her boyfriend up with fireworks left over from the Fourth of July. The Gainesville S..
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Ala. man gets prison term after 10th DUI arrest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - An Alabama man has been sentenced to five years and two months in prison after his 10th DUI conviction. Fifty-four-year-old Michael M. Naramore of Mount..
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Study finds high food hardship in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Families across the country struggle every day to simply put food on the table. A new study finds Florida to be one of highest-ranked states when it comes to foo..
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Bacteria warnings at area beaches

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Tests confirm four southwest Florida beaches now have high levels of bacteria.  Water advisories are in effect at the Port Charlotte Beach Complex in Charl..
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Alarming child death rates in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Between 1997 and 2009, the Florida Department of Children and Families investigated 204 deaths of children in Southwest Florida. That's almost 10 elementary scho..
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Enrollment in Lee County virtual school triples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Kristina Wood has lesson and tests like any other student. In her case though, most everything she needs is at the tips of her fingers.She's one of hundreds of L..
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Florida sues Bank of New York Mellon over pension

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is suing the Bank of New York Mellon and accusing the company of overcharging the state pension fund millions.    Attorney General P..
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Estero elderly man scammed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

ESTERO, FL- An 87-Year old man is telling WINK news he played right into a scam that took advantage of his love for his son. Cliford Dryden got a call he thought was from his son T..
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Cause of Lehigh house fire still unknown

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - The Lehigh Acres Fire Marshal says nothing has been ruled out as investigators look for the cause of Wednesday's house fire. Inspectors combed through every in..
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Sales tax holiday: What is exempt?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla--Starting Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 14th, you won't have to pay state sales tax on some back to school items thanks to the sales tax holiday. But bef..
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Precautionary boil water notice for FM Beach

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Due to a water break servicing a fire hydrant, service will be interrupted beginning at 2:00 AM Friday, August 12, 2011 for residents and businesses in the follow..
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Government-owned foreclosures up for rent?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Realtors say it's help for the housing market-- coming just a little too late. "I'm not sure that we're in the position in this time that we really need something..
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Officer died of heat stroke during SWAT tryout

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Officials say a South Florida police officer who collapsed during his department's SWAT team tryouts earlier this year died from heat stroke.    B..
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Port Charlotte Beach Complex contaminated

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Florida Department of Health (DOH) Charlotte County Health Department is issuing a beach advisory for the Port Charlotte Beach Complex. This area should b..
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Woman pleads no contest in scheme to sell grandson

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for a scheme to sell her infant grandson.    A Volusia County judge sen..
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Plan to save $ includes hiring more firefighters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - It's your money, and the Golden Gate Fire Chief just got the go ahead to save you thousands.  The plan involves hiring more firefighters. "It's a challe..
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Colo. fugitive sister: 'I deserved to get shot'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - A court document says the fugitive sister shot by police in Colorado after a nationwide manhunt told police she "deserved to get shot."    Twent..
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Two of NASA's space shuttles meet nose-to-nose

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's retired space shuttles are trading places.    In a rare nose-to-nose encounter, Discovery and Endeavour met outside the shuttle ha..
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Lynn Hall, Bowditch and Bonita Park deemed unsafe

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Fort Myers, Fla.— The Lee County Health Department is posting an advisory on Lynn Hall and Bonita beaches as unsafe for swimmers due to high levels of bacteria identified in ..
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Imaginarium Turns Sweet 16 amid Changes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Imaginarium is celebrating its 16th birthday, while undergoing some changes in its marketing, and questions about how much money it takes from the Fort Myers ..
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