Local scout raises money for kids at PPEC

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A little boy with a big heart wants to help our community, but he's told he's too young to volunteer at the local hospital. He doesn't let that stop him, though. ..
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Tuberculosis being treated in Lee County jails

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Fort Myers, Fla.- The Lee County Health Department, in cooperation with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Corizon Health Care, is overseeing treatment of a Lee County Jail ..
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Estero road project is hindering business

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ESTERO, Fla.- Business owners along U.S, 41 in Estero are nervous about this upcoming snowbird season. In that area, they are widening U.S. 41 from four lanes to six, but they say ..
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State court system faces $108M budget shortfall

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Florida's court system is again facing a huge budget shortfall.    Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady has written Gov. Rick Scot..
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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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