NTSB: Helicopter struck several trees in Fla crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A helicopter carrying three people to pick up a heart for transplant struck several trees as it crashed to the ground in north Florida, but the pilo..
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Fla. farmers, manatees endure frosty night

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SEFFNER, Fla. (AP) - As the sun rose on a chilly central Florida morning Wednesday, strawberry farmers ran sprinklers in hopes of insulating the tender fruit with water. Icicles hu..
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Cape Police search for Walgreens robbery suspect

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Police are searching for an armed robbery suspect who stole narcotics from a Walgreens and fled. On December 31st at 3:30 p.m., an unknown white male entered..
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Braving the cold in Lee County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. Some of the first people to brave the cold temperatures that moved into Southwest Florida overnight were those walking in the early morning hours to the bus stop. ..
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Braving the cold in Hendry County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FELDA, Fla. Citrus growers hope their preparations were enough to prevent significant damage after this morning's hard freeze.  Some parts of our inland area saw temperatures ..
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Florida waiting in the wings as Iowa opens Presidential race

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - While Iowa officially opened the presidential election season on Tuesday night, Florida stands to play a key role in the process later this month. "The key polit..
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Heating your home can be costly if thermostat set past 68°

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- If you've stepped outside, there is no doubt you've noticed just how cold it is in southwest Florida.  A freeze warning is in place and shelters are open i..
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Judge rules teen charged with stabbing acted in self-defense

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -- A Collier County teen who stabbed a classmate to death will not face murder charges. A judge ruled Jorge Saavedra acted in self-defense when he killed a clas..
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Standing up against crime in Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- An increase in homicides has Fort Myers city leaders taking a stand.  Council member Johnny Streets started a discussion Tuesday night with the Fort Myers ..
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Emergency shelters prepare for cold weather

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - While areas along the coast will hover just above freezing, places inland could drop into the 20s. As the mercury creeps lower, the Salvation Army expects a bigg..
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Sorrells Citrus braces for cold snap through irrigation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

DESOTO COUNTY, Fla -- Southwest Florida is settling in for a cold night. Right now, preps are underway to keep plants, animals, and people safe from the chilly temperatures. Farmer..
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Charlotte County Fire reminds the public about heater safety

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2009, heating equipment was involved in an estimated 58,900 reported U.S. home structure fires. Th..
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Fire dog joins Fla. probe at burnt abortion clinic

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Investigators enlisted a chemical-sniffing dog from the Florida state fire marshal's office on Tuesday to help determine if a New Year's blaze at a Pensacola..
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Scott panel cannot compare Florida hospitals

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A panel appointed by Gov. Rick Scott says it couldn't determine whether Florida's public hospitals provide better or worse care than private ones. &nb..
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Revised Fla. religion amendment not challenged

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Opponents of a proposal that would repeal Florida's ban on public funding of religious organizations aren't challenging a revised ballot summary. &nbs..
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Don't fall prey to the 'Jamaican Lottery' scam

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Scammers pretending to be with the “Jamaica Lottery” have been busy preying on the elderly in Southwest Florida over the last several months, taking advantage of vulner..
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Teen charged with stabbing acted in self-defense

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - A judge has ruled that a southwest Florida teen acted in self-defense when he stabbed a fellow high school student at a bus stop.    A Collier Co..
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Salvation Army has 'huge' success with this year's campaign

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- For the first time ever, the Salvation Army raised more than $600,000 through its Red Kettle Campaign. But it wouldn't have been possible with out you and Kia dea..
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SWFL farmers work to protect their crops

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- As Southwest Florida prepares for a cold snap, farmers in the area are bracing for potential damage to their crops.Workers at 31 Produce are hoping to get all of ..
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Decided by a nose? Court ponders drug dog's sniff

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether a Florida police K-9's sniff outside the front door of a marijuana grow house violates the Constitution. &..
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