Tax Hikes in Lee Co.? Staff says: Look at them

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee county government is considering hikes in communications services taxes and FPL franchise fees, to help balance the budget. Commissioners also are looking at ..
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SWFL agencies helping clean up Hurricane Irene

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Southwest Florida community is rolling up its sleeves to help victims of Hurricane Irene.Six volunteers from the Lee and Collier chapters of the American Red ..
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2 arrests made at Caspersen Beach

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

VENICE, Fla.- Sarasota County Sheriff's Office undercover detectives arrested two men on Friday, August 26, 2011, in their continuing effort to target inappropriate conduct at Veni..
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CCSO arrests man for

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- A Charlotte County Sheriff's detective arrested a Port Charlotte man for “doctor shopping” and obtaining Oxycodone pills from two different doctor..
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Police: Man stole landlord's goods, held yard sale

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BALM, Fla. (AP) - A Hillsborough County man has been charged with stealing $30,000 worth of his landlord's belongings and then selling them at a yard sale on the victim's property...
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Sanctions against Miami prosecutors overturned

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A federal appeals court has overturned a Miami judge's sanctions against two prosecutors and vacated $600,000 previously awarded to the defendant.    Pr..
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Irene still affecting air travel

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- As air travel gets back to normal in the Northeast, frustrated passengers here in Southwest Florida are learning they may have to wait for days, possibly the week..
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Bacteria killing sabal, date palm trees in Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - An insect with a disgusting habit is killing palm trees in the Tampa Bay area and experts are worried the disease transmitted by the bugs will affect tr..
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Potato chip container hides drug stash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A traffic stop led Fort Myers Police Officers to a loaded gun, a stash of narcotics and the arrest of a suspected drug dealer. Over the weekend an officer patrol..
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Michele Bachmann stops in Naples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- G.O.P. presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann is wrapping up a four-day tour of Florida and made a stop to meet with supporters in Naples today. She talked about jobs,..
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Copper wire thefts have left parts of I-95 dark

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Parts of Interstate 95 in Palm Beach County have been left in the dark after thieves stole underground copper wiring needed for overhead lighting. ..
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NASA: Space station may be evacuated by late Nov.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA says astronauts may need to abandon the International Space Station this fall.    If Russian Soyuz rockets remain grounded beyond mi..
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CCSO arrests armed robber in June 2010 case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives identified an armed robber by his palm print left behind at Port Charlotte Natural Foods, 2000 Tamiami Trail on June 22,..
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FM woman shoplifts, then bites security guard

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Fort Myers woman was arrested Saturday after attempting to flee from Beall's with shoplifted goods and then biting the security guard who detained her. Fort Mye..
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New storm looms in Atlantic, but future track open

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A tropical depression far out in the Atlantic is forecast to become a hurricane this week, but it's too early to know if it'll strike the U.S. or anywhere else. &..
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Man seriously injured at Pepsi plant in Tampa

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a man's leg was crushed in a machine at a Pepsi-Cola plant in Tampa.    Employees called 911 about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, saying a man..
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11 people injured in Jacksonville shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Eleven people were injured when gunfire erupted during a block party near downtown Jacksonville.    The shooting started about 8:45 p.m. Su..
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Undercover narcotics investigation nets 3 arrests

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS BEACH. Fla.- An undercover investigation by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit struck pay dirt on Fort Myers Beach with the seizure of hundreds of pill..
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Michelle Bachmann plans trip to Naples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann will continue her tour of the Sunshine State on Monday, August 29, 2011, hosting events in Naples and..
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Southwest Florida residents help recovery efforts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FREDERICK, Md. - Some of the smallest things make the biggest impact after a disaster. Teams of Southwest Florida volunteers with the American Red Cross spent Sunday in Frederick, ..
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