Suspect steals checks from a 90-year-old man he cleaned for

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Mark Tipps was arrested on Tuesday after stealing and cashing checks from a 90-year-old disabled man, whom he had cleaned for. Tipps was a housekeeper through..
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'Operation SW Shopper' results in 50 drug arrests

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office was one of 16 agencies in Southwest Florida that participated in the Southwest Florida Strike Force targeting prescrip..
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Lee Clerk of Courts won't seek re-election

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Longtime Lee County Clerk of Courts, Charlie Green, is retiring after 27 years on the job. Green told WINK, the decision has nothing to do with some ethics questi..
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Santorum continues campaigning in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Rick Santorum's two-day campaign push in Southwest Florida has just wrapped up with a speech in Collier County. Santorum spoke to a crowd of about 600 support..
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Bealls Outlet manager arrested for grand theft

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- Bonita Springs Bealls Outlet store manager Dana Nelms was arrested on Tuesday for grand theft after it was discovered that she had made fraudulent returns and..
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How to fix Social Security confounds Fla. retirees

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) - It's an urgent issue seemingly on the minds of many in this retiree mecca, if not the entire state of Florida - how to fix Social Security. And voters' pr..
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Universal plans new daily parade, nighttime show

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Universal Orlando is announcing the addition of a daily character parade and nighttime light and pyrotechnics show.    The Orlando theme park sa..
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Gingrich: Romney self-deportation plan a fantasy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DORAL, Fla. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Wednesday ridiculed rival Mitt Romney's call for self-deportation of illegal immigrants as an "Obama-level fan..
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House panel moves PIP insurance overhaul forward

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A House panel has cleared a bill aimed at preventing fraud in Florida's personal-injury insurance.    With a 10-5 party line vote, the Civil..
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Cuban-American pleads guilty in $135M fraud

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A prominent Cuban-American businessman has pleaded guilty in Miami to fraud charges arising from a $135 million real estate scheme that fleeced hundreds of investors.&..
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Fla. could allow random testing of public workers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida lawmakers are pushing ahead with a bill that would allow random drug testing of state workers and other public employees every three months. &..
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10-year-old arrested for displaying a knife on the bus

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies Tuesday arrested a 10-year-old boy for Possession of a Weapon on School Property after he was found with a knife on a school ..
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Suspected bank robber busted, recognized on camera

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Tuesday, the Fort Myers Police Department arrested Charles Archie, 37, of Lehigh Acres, for robbing a bank last month. On December 5, 2011 FMPD responded to th..
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Charlotte man arrested for 2 November arson fires

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested Phillip George Mullin, 46, in connection with two mobile home fires Nov. 12 at the Peace River Fish Camp, off U.S...
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Manslaughter trial expected to wrap up Wednesday in Lee Co.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. -- A Lehigh Acres woman should learn her fate on Wednesday in her second manslaughter trial.Leatha James is charged with stabbing her husband to death in 2010.&n..
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600 new Arthrex jobs heading to Collier County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- Hundreds of new jobs are coming to Collier County. Tuesday, commissioners approved more than $2 million in economic incentives for Arthrex, Inc. to assist the compan..
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Credit cards compromised in southwest Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. -- Credit card users beware!  A local restaurant says when you pay for your meal using that card, thieves can steal your personal information by hacking i..
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State of the Union 2012

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

WASHINGTON (AP) - Declaring the American dream under siege, President Barack Obama called Tuesday night for a flurry of help for a hurting middle class and higher taxes on milliona..
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Amazon may bring jobs to state if deal is reached

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Amazon.com is promising to bring between 2,500 jobs and 3,000 jobs to Florida if state lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott agree to a deal that would exempt the ..
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Santorum praises the Tea Party in Punta Gorda

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- GOP Presidential hopeful and former Senator Rick Santorum made a stop in Punta Gorda to speak to supporters in Laishley Park. Santorum played up his own conserva..
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