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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CCSO reports 13 DUI arrests over the New Year's holiday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- There were a total of 13 DUI arrests made in Charlotte County over the New Year’s holiday weekend, according to Sheriff Bill Cameron. CCSO arrested a ..
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Man arrested for sexual battery after causing serious injury

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives arrested Norman Daryl Garrison, 44, of 12265 Maltz Ave. in Englewood East and charged him with Sexual ..
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Cape Police make arrest in Publix purse-snatching case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- On December 23rd at 1:45 p.m., a female was loading groceries into her car at the Publix located at 127 Cape Coral Parkway West when an unknown male suspect stole..
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Traffic accident leads to homicide investigation in Lehigh

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- On Monday, at approximately 6:20 p.m., the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a call about a single-vehicle traffic crash. The incident occurred at the inters..
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2 Local attorneys disciplined by by Florida Supreme Court

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

The Florida Supreme Court, in recent court orders, disciplined 17 attorneys, disbarring six and suspending 10, according to a Florida Bar Association news release. Some attorneys r..
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Local farmers prepare for near-freezing temperatures

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Local growers are gearing up for Tuesday night's big freeze. This time last year when we visited 31 Produce in North Fort Myers, rows of tomato plants were ..
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Smart phones are changing the way people lose weight

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- If your New Years resolution has to do with getting in shape or losing weight, there's an App for that. Smart phones are changing the way people shed the pounds and ..
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