Lehigh Acres group wants tax dollars for studies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Some people in Lehigh Acres are lobbying to get about $100,000 from Lee County government, to conduct two studies. The Lehigh Economic Development Board says it..
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UCF students vote for medical amnesty policy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Students at the University of Central Florida are overwhelmingly in favor of the school creating a policy to encourage them to report alcohol-related emergenci..
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New Fla. gun law has local officials scrambling

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Local officials across Florida are scrambling to repeal gun control ordinances, including bans on firearms in parks, buildings and other public places, bef..
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Fla. teen in trouble for bringing toy gun on bus

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a middle school student faces discipline after bringing a toy gun onto an Escambia County school bus.    School district offic..
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Brothers get life for wedding reception shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Two central Florida brothers have been sentenced to life in prison for a fatal shooting during a 1998 wedding reception.    Jurors took just thr..
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Naples warns public of new elderly scam

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- The Naples Police responded to a grand theft on Turtle Hatch Road. Victim Ruth Pence, 85, reported three unknown males came to her residence claiming to be working fo..
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ENFD may push for higher taxes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

EAST NAPLES, Fla. - One day into the new acting chief's tenure - the East Naples Fire Department is searching for answers of all kinds to come out of a $3.5M budget deficit. N..
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Supreme Court declines to block Fla. execution

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

STARKE, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to block the scheduled execution of a Florida man convicted of shooting a police officer to death during a 1978 traffic stop..
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Peaceful protest outside Florida State Prison

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

RAIFORD, FLA. -- Not everyone in Raiford was there in support of Manuel Valle being executed.  More than 40 people peacefully protested Wednesday's execution and said the eye ..
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Traffic fatality rate decreases in Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A new report from the Florida Dept. of Highway Safety shows the number of fatal crashes continues to fall throughout the state and has hit an all-time low. The ..
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Beach renourishment gets resistance from residents

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- Beach re-nourishment is intended to make a bigger, more beautiful beach for those who live and vacation along the shore.But walk on the sand right in the mi..
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Collier dialysis patients want shorter bus rides

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Late buses and as long as four hour rides home, that's how long patients who use the Collier ParaTransit service say they have to ride after getting dialysis..
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Valle executed for killing police officer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

STARKE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man convicted of killing a police officer during a traffic stop 33 years ago has been executed at the Florida State Prison.    The gove..
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'Smart Home' technology used at Tampa VA hospital

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla.- His steps are slow, yet steady. Guided by a walker, Sgt. Anthony Torres is taking strides to heal his body and his mind. "They say I have a memory problem," Sgt. Torre..
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Family of murdered store clerk speaks out

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

FORT MYERS, FL- We are getting a look at surveillance video moments before two masked men shot and killed a convenience store clerk early sunday morning. "It's shocking that someon..
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New federal proposal could mean more airfare fees

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Just when you thought airline fees were at their worst, a new proposal suggests raising ticket prices even more. Taking off could soon weigh down even heavier on ..
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No plea deal for Melissa Harding Jones

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A judge has turned down a plea deal for Melissa Harding Jones. She is the woman accused of having a hand in the disapperance and death of 4-year-old Pilar Rodrigu..
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Clam Bayou mangrove restoration a success

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

SANIBEL, Fla.- An effort to restore habitat on Sanibel Island in under way. In 2005, the ecosystem around the Clam Bayou area was almost destroyed by hurricanes and human destruct..
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SWFL students listen to Obama's speech

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- "If you promise not to tell anybody I will let you in on a secret. I was not always the best student I could be when I was in high school," President Obama said i..
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Govt changes course on pool safety rule

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators are changing course on a law aimed at keeping swimmers, especially children, from getting trapped in pool drains.    The new gui..
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