Bill Smith, Sr. passes away

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ann Peay

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Bill Smith, Sr. passed away Monday.  He was well known for his retail electronic stores throughout our area.  He will also be remembered for his communi..
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Weather puts beach renourishment on hold again

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ann Peay

Fort Myers Beach, Fla -- Mother Nature puts a stop to a Fort Myers beach project that was supposed to be done last month. The storm system is already making its way to Fort Myers b..
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New Strider's Club promotes self-sufficiency

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla -- Some southwest Floridians are struggling with homelessness and addiction. But now a new program is giving some people hope thanks to the power of exercise. It's ..
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Florida minimum wage to go up 36 cents per hour

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's minimum wage is going up by 36 cents to $7.67 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2012.    The state's new Department of Economic Opportuni..
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Dr. Erin Harrel named interim VP Academic Affairs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Dr. Erin Harrel has been named interim Vice President of Academic Affairs at Edison State College. “We are pleased to announce Dr. Harrel’s appointmen..
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Fla. economists predict modest Medicaid growth

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State economists said growth in Florida's once-exploding Medicaid program is slowing and predicted Monday that Medicaid spending will increase by a relativ..
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Dangerous dog dispute costs Collier taxpayers big

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- It's your money, and two confiscated dogs are costing you more than $16,000 and counting. Collier County and the owners are locked in a dispute over whether o..
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Study shows Florida unemployment tax among lowest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's average unemployment tax rate is among the nation's lowest.    So are Florida's benefits.    A study released Monda..
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FMPD investigate a death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Monday, at 5:28 a.m. the Fort Myers Police Department received information in reference to a male who was lying on the ground and appeared to be deceased behin..
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Cops: IDs, papers found after 4 locked in basement

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Dozens of pieces of identification and power of attorney documents have been discovered after a Philadelphia landlord found four mentally disabled adults locked..
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Fewer Florida ex-convicts returning to prison

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Fewer convicts are returning to Florida's prisons after being released.    A state Department of Corrections study released Monday shows 30 ..
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Feds OK Ag. Dept. takeover of Fla. school food

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam has gotten federal approval to take over Florida's school nutrition programs.    Putnam announced the ..
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Some want Lee Co. leaders to oppose Collier mine

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Some people in Lee County are lobbying their commissioners to more actively oppose a rock mine, that is planned for Collier County. The residents fear more bi..
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Newborn's mother returns to US as probe continues

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The FBI says a mother whose newborn baby was found dead on the Carnival Dream cruise ship has returned to the United States.    An FBI sp..
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CCSO arrested 2 men, $4,643 seized

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Members of the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office U.S. Marshal’s Service Fugitive Task Force, went to the Veranda Inn, 2073 S. McCall Road in Englewood, actin..
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17-year-old had sex with 11-year-old in church

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- A Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detective arrested a 17-year-old Cape Coral boy for having sex Sunday evening in a Charlotte Harbor church with an..
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Flooding advisory continues for Desoto County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DESOTO COUNTY, Fla.- Forecasters are watching a broad area of low pressure to our southwest that could become the next named tropical system of the year. No matter if the system be..
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Red tide continues to litter local shorelines

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BOCA GRANDE, Fla.- Fish kill concerns continued to mount Monday afternoon. A red tide bloom is littering some local shorelines with dead fish. A southbound red tide bloom off the c..
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Local PGA pros help a deserving family

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SAN CARLOS PARK, Fla.- Amateurs usually do most of the work on habitat for humanity homes. But now, the pros are getting involved-- the PGA pros that is. They're known for swinging..
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'Occupy Ft. Myers' under way in Centennial Park

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The "Occupy" movement continues in Fort Myers. Roughly twenty people have been camped out at Centennial Park since Saturday. They say they have food and essential..
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