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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Local motorcyclists back 'Stiffer Penalties Bill'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A bill is sitting in the Florida Senate that, if passed would make it a criminal offense to seriously injure a motorcyclist. It's known as the Stiffer Penalt..
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Gingrich speaks to supporters in Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A week from today, Floridians will be casting their votes to pick the Republican they want to challenge President Obama. According to the latest Rasmussen poll, N..
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Edison State College board fires Walker

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS, Fla.- After more than 20 years of leading Edison State College, Dr. Kenneth Walker was ousted from his position as president. Tuesday, the college's board of trustees v..
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Costa Concordia disaster could impact cruise prices

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Cruise industry experts are bracing to see how the Costa Concordia disaster impacts them during January's peak booking season.With the death toll climbing to 16 o..
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Anti-abortion bills get Fla. House panel approval

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Three anti-abortion bills are moving through the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature.    Each received initial committee approval Tues..
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FMPD search for 3 robbery suspects

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Thursday, the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a call in reference to a robbery. According to the victim three unknown male suspects approached her fr..
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State considers tougher rules for assisted living facilities

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- After years of lax oversight, state lawmakers are considering several bills that would place stricter guidelines on assisted living facilities, nursing homes ..
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FGCU receives generous donation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Florida Gulf Coast University received a $5 million leadership gift today from Dr. Elaine Nicpon Marieb, according to our partners at the News-Press. FGCU will na..
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Appeals reduce Florida class size violations

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A report says adjustments for unexpected growth and data errors should reduce the number of school districts in violation of state class-size limits from 3..
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Romney, Gingrich and Santorum make stops in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GOP candidates will be making several stops across Southwest Florida on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday, January 24th: Mitt Romney will be at housing event in Lehigh Acres (2929 17t..
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