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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Fla. Ponzi scheme poser gets 5 years in prison

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida man who posed as a banker, a journalist and a plaintiff in a fake lawsuit in a huge Ponzi scheme has been sentenced to five years in pr..
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Sea turtle who had global following found dead

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A sea turtle who garnered a worldwide following for surviving what seemed near-fatal injuries and undergoing a year of rehabilitation and innovative su..
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Cops: Miami woman faked abduction to get attention

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Police say a Miami woman faked her own kidnapping to get attention from her boyfriend. On Wednesday, 21-year-old Rashell Leeann Barfield was charged with false repor..
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Panhandle deputy gets transplant after shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - The father of an Escambia County Sheriff's deputy injured in a shooting last year says his son is recovering following a pancreas and kidney transplant. ..
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Sheriff's Lt. suspended for failing to file for OT

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - A veteran Manatee County Sheriff's lieutenant has been suspended without pay for three weeks for failing to put in for overtime.    The recent..
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CCSO release details in 5-hour standoff

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

MURDOCK, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit detectives released details of the SWAT 5-hour standoff in Murdock that ended peacefully after four rounds of gas ..
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BofA shares soar after Buffett invests $5 billion

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is investing $5 billion in Bank of America, sending its shares soaring by 24 percent.    Buffett said Thur..
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Code enforcement called on charity groups commode.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PORT CHARLOTTE Fla.- The "Nightmare" Relay For Life team in Charlotte County thought it found a creative way to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.  The idea sprung f..
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Off The Hook: Pauly Shore

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Actor and Comedian Pauly Shore will be at Capt. Brien's Off The Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island August 25 - 28.  He stopped by the WINK Studio to keep us lau..
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Rough surf, battering waves likely in Florida

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

MIAMI (AP) - The head of the National Hurricane Center says rough surf may be Hurricane Irene's most noticeable impact in Florida. Bill Read says though forecasts have Irene s..
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Miami woman fakes her own kidnapping

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

MIAMI (AP) - Police say a Miami woman faked her own kidnapping to get attention from her boyfriend. On Wednesday, 21-year-old Rashell Leeann Barfield was charged with false re..
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Casey Anthony reports to Florida probation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida authorities say Casey Anthony has reported to begin her one-year probation for 2010 check-fraud convictions. The Florida Department of Correct..
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Port Charlotte man arrested after 5-hour standoff

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - After a five-hour standoff, members of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s SWAT team arrested an armed Port Charlotte man who barricaded himself i..
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Gainesville residents react to Jones leaving town

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- People in Gainesville say not everyone wants Pastor Terry Jones to leave town and come to Fort Myers but some are happy to see him go.It's no question the Dove..
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Some consider cutbacks, others ask for raise

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Employees of Lee County's largest employer could feel the brunt of state reimbursement reductions. Thursday, the Lee Memorial Health System Board of Directors wi..
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Marco Island Police Dept. recognizing volunteer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

MARCO ISLAND - Fla. -- The Marco Island Police department is recognizing a ‘hero” who has gone above and beyond the call of duty. He’s not an official police offi..
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