Fire Chief says the Pine Island fire was arson

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PINE ISLAND, Fla.- Arson investigators are on the scene of a suspicious fire at Pine Island's Chamber of Commerce. The building went up in flames overnight and is now deemed a tota..
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2 arrested in Punta Gorda narcotics raid

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Christopher Maurice Roberts, 36, and 27-year-old Anthony Goodson were arrested during a raid early Friday morning. The Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit,..
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Teen arrested, found waiting in girl's closet with a knife

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- An 18-year-old has been charged with burglary, kidnapping and stalking after being found in a 15-year-old girl's bedroom, waiting with a knife. Phi Tang, a twelfth-gr..
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Man arrested for cloned credit cards during traffic stop

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Alfonso Maragoto Silva, 49, of 6804 W. Hanna Avenue in Tampa was arrested and charged with four counts of possession of a cloned credit card, after a routin..
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Fla. lawmakers meeting with UF, FSU presidents

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Lawmakers are beginning a review of Florida's higher education system by meeting with the presidents of two of the state's most prestigious public universi..
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Woman dies when car hits Miami bus bench

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol says a woman was killed when the driver lost control of his vehicle and hit the bench she was sitting on at a Miami bus stop.   &n..
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Bed bug infestation closes Salvation Army shelter

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A bed bug infestation has forced a Salvation Army shelter in Orlando to temporarily close.    The Salvation Army announced Thursday that the men..
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Fla. dentist takes cigar shop to court over smoke

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

VALRICO, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa Bay area dentist is sick of his office smelling like the cigar shop next door.    So Edmund Rahal went to Hillsborough County Circuit Co..
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Gingrich to meet with voters in Miami, Orlando

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will be stopping in Florida to meet with voters and open an Orlando campaign office.    The former House..
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18-year-old found dead in Gardens of Gulf Cove home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GULF COVE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an 18-year-old Lemon Bay High School student found deceased in his Gardens of Gulf Cove r..
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FMPD arrests 3 and seize crack cocaine in drug bust

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Police seized 7.7 grams of crack cocaine, miscellaneous drug paraphernalia and arrested three in a drug bust on Thursday. The Fort Myers Police Department conduct..
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Pine Island Chamber of Commerce destroyed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

PINE SLAND, Fla.- The State Fire Marshall's office is investigating a suspicious fire in Lee County. The Pine Island Chamber of Commerce in Matlacha is a total loss after the early..
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Coconut Mojito selected as Naples signature cocktail

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla - The city of Naples has a new signature cocktail. People were asked to vote for their favorite drink, out of six unique cocktails. The idea behind the contest was to p..
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Dealing with red tape in James Arthur murder case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A Cape Coral widow is caught in a mess of legal red tape months after her husband's murder.  Police say Garrett Kern killed his step-grandfather, James Art..
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Barricaded situation ends peacefully in Punta Gorda

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. -- Punta Gorda Police say an elderly man barricaded himself in his third-floor condo at Harborwalk Condos in Laishley Park Thursday night.Punta Gorda Police and F..
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Man killed in Fort Myers shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The victim of Thursday night's shooting has been identified as 29-year-old Anthony Scott, of Fort Myers. No further information available at this time. The Fort ..
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Local Haitians look back, two years later

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Two years later and the tragedy that unfolded in Haiti is still surreal for Richard Michel. The Haitian-born FGCU student was living in Fort Lauderdale when his ..
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Timeshare mogul sues Sundance over documentary

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Florida timeshare mogul who commissioned the building of one of the largest homes in America is suing filmmakers and the Sundance Film Festival over material..
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Local environmental groups urge action to combat red tide

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla -- For weeks now, we've been following the impact of deadly red tide on southwest Florida beaches. Now, some local environmental groups are pushing people to take a..
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Naples' Hope for Haiti sends somber reminder

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla.- On the second anniversary of the deadly earthquake that destroyed Haiti's capital, a Naples-based non profit wants to remind Southwest Floridians of the work to be do..
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