CCSO asks public's help in solving 4 arson fires

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives and the State Fire Marshal are asking the public’s help for any information concerning four arson fires last Friday a..
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Man gets 20 years for fatal robbery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his part in the robbery and slaying of his former landlord.    An Osceola C..
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Hearing resumes on SeaWorld trainer death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - A hearing over SeaWorld Orlando's appeal of a $75,000 fine for three citations it received following the death of a trainer by a killer whale last year is cont..
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Florida investment panel delays vote on director

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A board chaired by Gov. Rick Scott that invests billions in retirement and other state funds has put off a decision on whether to keep its executive direct..
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Illegal immigrant gets 13 years for fatal DUI

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - A Mexican man who authorities say was in the U.S. illegally has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for a fatal DUI crash in southwest Florida.   &..
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Report: Charlotte teacher sold grades to pay debts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- The Charlotte County School District released a copy of its investigation into Charlotte High School math teacher Jeff Spires. The report details statements from..
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Manatee speed zones now in effect for boaters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Seasonal manatee speed zones went back in to effect Tuesday. The sea cows are getting ready for a winter spent away from the colder Gulf waters, and making the tr..
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Missing 16-year-old boy found dead in Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A 16-year-old missing teen has been found dead in Southwest Florida.    Hillsborough County Sheriff's officials said Noah Kushner was found dead e..
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Black bear remains on the loose

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

Fort Myers, Fla - A 100lb black bear remains on the loose. The bear was first spotted on Ben Hill Griffin Parkway near FGCUMonday evening. FWC says it got scared and hasn't been se..
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Daniels reopened after accident, slow-going

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Westbound Daniels Parkway has reopened after a closure at Six Mile Cypress Parkway due to accident.  Back-ups still remain and the area should be avoided, if..
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LCSO searches for 'Buggy Burglars'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County deputies hope someone can help identify the suspects who broke into a Fort Myers business three times over the past weekend, twice stealing Kubota bugg..
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Man found in an attic, wouldn't come out

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- On Monday afternoon, the Lee County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a set of duplexes on Harry Avenue South in reference to an unknown person in the attic. A..
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Florida lawmakers want to rein in state lottery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Republican state legislators pushing for new casinos in South Florida say they want to rein in the Florida Lottery.    Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff ..
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2-year-old wanders the street, parents inside passed out

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.-On Monday, the Lee County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the 4300 block of Mariner Road in reference to a 2-year-old child wandering the street. The parent..
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Scott hails 100-job expansion in South Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott is praising a South Florida medical device company for a planned 100-job expansion.    The Republican governor visited M..
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Small plane's wreckage stuck in Florida Everglades

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Investigators are still working to retrieve the wreckage of a small plane that crashed in the Florida Everglades.    Both people on board ..
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Drilling begins on Port of Miami tunnel project

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Drilling has begun on a $1 billion tunnel project to connect the Port of Miami with nearby expressways.    Miami Access Tunnel officials tell The Miami ..
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1st probes of fatal boat races show no violations

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Officials say initial investigations into the crashes that killed three powerboat racers at the Key West World Championships show no safety violations or fact..
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2 oil spill claims offices in Panhandle closing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Two oil spill compensation offices in the Florida Panhandle are closing.    The Pensacola and Panama City Beach offices of the Gulf Coast Clai..
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2 men float ashore in Fla after drifting for days

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two men floated ashore in South Florida after spending at least three days adrift at sea.    Boca Raton Fire Rescue spokesman..
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