Radio tower rescuers specialize in unique emergencies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - Working hundreds of feet above ground in an emergency is not a task many willingly sign up to do, but it's just one of the crises for which the Southwest Flo..
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Edison Mall shooting victim charged with shooting in June

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- On Friday, shots rang out at the Edison Mall in Fort Myers on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.  It ended with one man dead.  The man kill..
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Red tide bloom at high concentrations near Sanibel

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

SANIBEL, Fla.- We continue to see the effects of a strong red tide bloom off the Southwest Florida coasts. Dead fish are now washing ashore on Sanibel Island. Walk along the b..
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90-year-old alligator attack survivor returns home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

COPELAND, Fla.- The 90-year-old woman who miraculously survived an alligator attack is back home. Margaret Webb had a long and painful road to recovery after losing her leg, but th..
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Found stranded in Europe, turtle released off Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Marine experts have released an endangered turtle into the Gulf of Mexico three years after the creature became stranded in Europe.    About 30..
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Naples couple loses home in fire one week before Christmas

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla.- A Golden Gate family is left homeless after a fire ripped through their 2-story home, one week before Christmas. Firefighters suspect the fire started when a cat knoc..
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Gunmen fire bullets into home, injuring pastor

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A Miami church pastor is in critical condition after authorities say gunmen fired into her home.    The Miami Herald (http://bit.ly/syWW6i) reports Anni..
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Beware of scammers claiming to be debt collectors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The poor economy has a lot of people struggling to pay their bills. Con-artists know that and they're looking to cash in on your last dollar. Across Southwest Flo..
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10-year-old girl wakes up to burglar inside bedroom

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- A little girl woke up early Monday morning to her worst nightmare: a burglar in her bedroom. The South Fort Myers family wishes to remain anonymous, as the ..
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Hazmat investigates white powder at the Design Center

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ESTERO, Fla.- The City of Fort Myers Hazmat team is responding to the Design Center in reference to a brown paper bag with white powder. One person has come in contact with the pow..
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New year, new rules on light bulbs cause controversy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEEE COUNTY, Fla.- The new year begins in just a few days, and with it comes a new law on light bulbs in this country. The government is trying to encourage more energy-efficient b..
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Racial prejudice primary factor in hate crimes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's attorney general reports that 149 hate crimes were committed in the state in 2010.    Attorney General Pam Bondi released the 2010..
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US Rep. Wilson says she'll offer anti-hazing bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson says she plans to introduce a federal anti-hazing bill as soon as Congress returns from its holiday break next month.  ..
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LCSO is searching for a missing Lehigh Acres man

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Lee County deputies are searching for a man who went for a walk this morning and hasn't returned. Robert Carter, 46, left a residence on 40th Street SW in Lehig..
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Semi-truck with $40,000 in dairy products stolen

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives are investigating the theft of a semi-tractor and trailer Friday carrying $40,000 worth of dairy products from a Punta Gord..
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Deputy-involved shooting in the Cape leaves 1 dead

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A Lee County Sheriff's Deputy shot and killed an armed man at a Cape Coral home Tuesday morning, whom U.S. Marshals had come to arrest. The suspect has been ident..
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Details emerging about the tower climber's daring career

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- More details are becoming clear about the man who died while scaling a tower in Bonita Springs, and about the type of job few people would dare to do. Rescue crew..
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Moretto given two consecutive life sentences

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Stephen Moretto has been handed two consecutive life sentences Tuesday for stabbing two people to death and burying them in a San Carlos home. Deputies found 70-y..
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Risk of rip currents along SWFL beaches

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE- Florida Division of Emergency Management officials are cautioning beachgoers to be alert as a moderate risk of rip currents is expected along the Peninsula Gulf Coast,..
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CCSO: 10 DUI arrests over Christmas holiday weekend

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office reports there were a total of 10 DUI arrests made in the county over the long Christmas holiday weekend. CCSO arrested..
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