Freedom swim brings hundreds to Charlotte Harbor on Independence Day.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PORT CHARLOTTE Fla.- Hundreds of people gathered on Independence day morning on the shore of the peace river.  They came to swim across the Peace River. The freedom swim is a..
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Area animal shelters full after 4th of July holiday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Every month about 1000 animals enter Lee County Domestic Animal Services. Statistics show around the 4th, those numbers increase, especially when it comes to dog..
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Naples budget cuts include summer camps and after school programs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The city of Naples is slashing its budget and making cuts to save money and your kids may be the ones who suffer. One summer camp program and an after school ..
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Neighbors worry about speeders, lack of sidewalk in area of fatal crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.-- A pedestrian was struck and killed Tuesday morning while walking along Deep Creek Blvd. at Compana Court in the Deep Creek area of Port Charlotte. Florida ..
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Historic district residents fight back against possible commercial development

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Some people who live in the Dean Park historic district in Ft. Myers are fighting back against possible plans for commercial development on the edge of their neig..
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Locals react to Casey Anthony verdict

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Shocked, upset and surprised are some of the words to describe people who gathered to watch the Casey Anthony verdict. A group looked on while having lunch in Do..
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Riley moved to Florida to recover from injuries

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former Alabama Gov. Bob Riley is still recovering from injuries suffered last week in a motorcycle crash in Alaska, but now he's closer to home. Riley was f..
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Body discovered near Punta Rassa Boat Ramp identified

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Late Monday morning a man launching his boat near the Sanibel Causeway made a gruesome discovery -- a body floating near the Punta Rassa boat ramp. The victim has..
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DCF links mentally ill with paid internships

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State welfare workers are starting a program to help mentally ill Floridians find jobs. The Department of Children and Families announced Tuesday it will l..
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Defense attorney: 'no winners' in Anthony verdict

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The lead defense attorney for Casey Anthony says he is happy that his client was found not guilty of killing her toddler daughter, but that there are no winner..
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25 injured when tanker truck rear ends S. Fla. bus

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MARGATE, Fla. (AP) - A collision between a South Florida transit bus and a gasoline tanker truck has left 25 passengers injured. Margate Fire Rescue Division Chief Dan Booker says ..
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Fla. Dems struggle to capitalize on Latino surge

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Florida Democrats have seen their registration numbers swell in recent years, due in large part to a surge in Hispanic voters. But despite their success on pap..
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Storms may wash out last space shuttle launch Fri.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's last space shuttle launch this week may have to contend with lousy weather. Shuttle weather officer Kathy Winters said Tuesday there's a 60 perce..
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Fla. pain clinics hand over drugs under new law

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - State agents and health officials are confiscating leftover pills from Florida pain clinics. Under a new state law that took effect last week, clinics ..
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Jailed military photographer says no to deal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A military photographer has rejected a deal that would have averted a federal passport fraud trial. Elisha Leo Dawkins remained in federal custody Tuesday. The governm..
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Fireworks light up Cape Coral sky

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- One of the largest 4th of July celebrations in Southwest Florida went off without a hitch Monday evening. Thousands of people count on Cape Coral's Red White an..
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Casey Anthony jury deliberations resume in Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A jury in central Florida resumed deliberations Tuesday in the murder trial of Casey Anthony, beginning Day 2 deciding the 25-year-old's fate. The jury of seve..
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Space shuttle's legacy: Soaring in orbit and costs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The space shuttle was sold to America as cheap, safe and reliable. It was none of those. It cost $196 billion over 40 years, ended the lives of 14 astro..
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FHP investigating fatal crash in Port Charlotte

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.-- A pedestrian was killed in a crash at Deep Creek Blvd. and Compana Court in Port Charlotte Tuesday morning. Florida Highway Patrol says the crash happened at..
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Naples businesses benefit from Fourth of July crowds

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NAPLES, Fla. -- Several businesses stayed open late in Naples on the Fourth of July, taking advantage of the crowds. Along 5th Avenue in downtown Naples, business owners said they ..
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