SWFL offering help as East Coast braces for Irene

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- As Hurricane Irene batters the Bahamas, emergency crews stateside are preparing for the worst."We're taking it very seriously. We've already mobilized hundreds of..
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Police probe death of UCF student

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Police are investigating the death of a University of Central Florida student.    Officials say Ann Marie Hefferin was found unresponsive by her..
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Students have safer trip to school thanks to WINK

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NOTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- WINK first told you about safety concerns for a group of Tropic Isle Elementary students walking to school on Monday. Thursday, the trip to the classroom bec..
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Pinellas sheriff to resign to care for wife

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Pinellas County Sheriff Jim Coats says he'll resign from office in November to help take care of his wife, who is fighting breast cancer.   &n..
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US indicts 13 in Caribbean cocaine ring

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Federal prosecutors have indicted 13 people accused of operating a major cocaine smuggling ring using the islands of the Caribbean Sea.    Miami U.S. At..
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Man gets life in prison for killing boss

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CRESTVIEW, Fla. (AP) - A Florida Panhandle man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting his boss.    An Okaloosa County judge sentenced James Shepar..
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Overwhelming turnout for Fort Myers USPS eBay Day

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FT. MYERS, Fla. - Turning old treasures into cash. Dozens of people showed up for a free class today at a Fort Myers library. The focus of the class is how to use eBay, with the he..
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CCSO captures prison escapee and 2 others

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of an escaped prisoner and arrest of two others this afternoon around 12:30 p.m. in Englewood. Membe..
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Bus riding 101 for Collier kindergartners

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Ten thousand pounds of yellow metal wheeling towards you, when you're barely three feet tall, can be quite scary when you see it for the first time.  Th..
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Fugitive, passenger shot during chase

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two people were shot and wounded during a confrontation with law enforcement in South Florida.    The U.S. Marshals servic..
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Judge rules to seal Barahona statements

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A judge has sealed the statements of a Miami couple charged with beating their adoptive daughter to death.    Judge Sarah Zabel said attempts to redact ..
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Man gets life for fatally stabbing father

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing his father.    A Broward County judge sentenced 28-year-ol..
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Courthouse remodel leads to traffic mess

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

The remodeling of the Lee County Justice Center is leading to a traffic mess and potentially dangerous situation in Fort Myers. Pedestrians are dodging between cars on a busy road,..
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Scott OKs deal with TV show to film at Fla. prison

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott has approved a contract with a cable television reality program to film at a state prison in the Florida Panhandle.    A Dep..
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Venice man arrested for Child Pornography

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

VENICE, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested Shawn David Daniels, 23, 740 Beverly Road, Venice and charged him with 15 counts of Possession of Child Pornography;..
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New terminal opens at Page Field

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- After 15 months of construction and $16 million in additions and improvements, the new terminal facility is open at Page Field Airport. Lee County elected officia..
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CCSO arrests man for selling alcohol to minors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Juvenile Operations Unit conducted business alcohol compliance checks Wednesday evening of 16 Punta Gorda area businesses. A total..
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Boy arrested after trying to fight his principal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- On August 24, 2011, Deputy Christopher Poppolardo was called to the Lehigh Senior High School Assistant Principal's office in reference to a disruption with a s..
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Navy orders Va. ships to move out of Irene's path

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The U.S. Navy has ordered ships in southeastern Virginia to head out to safer waters to protect them from Hurricane Irene, which is approaching the East Coast.&..
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Rep. West to meet with Palestinian president Abbas

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida congressman who has compared the Palestinian president to a gang leader is now sitting down with the leader.    During his cam..
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