Fla. consumer advocate focusing on auto insurance

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's insurance consumer advocate is forming a working group to focus on skyrocketing premiums for automobile coverage.    Robin Westcot..
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Florida reducing its ranks of foster children

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The number of Florida children being placed in foster care is declining.    As a result, so are the numbers of foster children who have been..
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Ala. man gets prison term after 10th DUI arrest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - An Alabama man has been sentenced to five years and two months in prison after his 10th DUI conviction.    Fifty-four-year-old Michael M. Nara..
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Woman offers to sell drugs to Keys deputy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a woman called a Monroe County Sheriff's deputy and offered to sell him drugs.    Sheriff's spokeswoman Becky Herrin says 39-ye..
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63-year-old Cape man arrested for drugs, guns

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A Cape Coral man is behind bars after police make an alarming discovery inside his home. Detectives say 63-year-old Juan Claudio had firearms, drugs, and $30,000 ..
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Man, daughter shot in Pasco County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) - The Pasco County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a 45-year-old man and his 11-year-old daughter showed up at a hospital with gunshot wounds. &..
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Wells Fargo bank robbery in Lehigh Acres

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A bank robbery took place at 9:50 a.m. on Friday at the Wells Fargo bank located at 5765 Lee Blvd. in Lehigh Acres. Upon arrival, witnesses told police three bl..
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Police: Florida woman loses 3 fingers to fireworks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a woman lost three fingers when she tried to wake her boyfriend up with fireworks left over from the Fourth of July. The Gainesville S..
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Ala. man gets prison term after 10th DUI arrest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - An Alabama man has been sentenced to five years and two months in prison after his 10th DUI conviction. Fifty-four-year-old Michael M. Naramore of Mount..
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Study finds high food hardship in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Families across the country struggle every day to simply put food on the table. A new study finds Florida to be one of highest-ranked states when it comes to foo..
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Bacteria warnings at area beaches

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Tests confirm four southwest Florida beaches now have high levels of bacteria.  Water advisories are in effect at the Port Charlotte Beach Complex in Charl..
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Alarming child death rates in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Between 1997 and 2009, the Florida Department of Children and Families investigated 204 deaths of children in Southwest Florida. That's almost 10 elementary scho..
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Enrollment in Lee County virtual school triples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Kristina Wood has lesson and tests like any other student. In her case though, most everything she needs is at the tips of her fingers.She's one of hundreds of L..
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Florida sues Bank of New York Mellon over pension

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is suing the Bank of New York Mellon and accusing the company of overcharging the state pension fund millions.    Attorney General P..
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Estero elderly man scammed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

ESTERO, FL- An 87-Year old man is telling WINK news he played right into a scam that took advantage of his love for his son. Cliford Dryden got a call he thought was from his son T..
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Cause of Lehigh house fire still unknown

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - The Lehigh Acres Fire Marshal says nothing has been ruled out as investigators look for the cause of Wednesday's house fire. Inspectors combed through every in..
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Sales tax holiday: What is exempt?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla--Starting Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 14th, you won't have to pay state sales tax on some back to school items thanks to the sales tax holiday. But bef..
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Precautionary boil water notice for FM Beach

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Due to a water break servicing a fire hydrant, service will be interrupted beginning at 2:00 AM Friday, August 12, 2011 for residents and businesses in the follow..
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Government-owned foreclosures up for rent?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Realtors say it's help for the housing market-- coming just a little too late. "I'm not sure that we're in the position in this time that we really need something..
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Officer died of heat stroke during SWAT tryout

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Officials say a South Florida police officer who collapsed during his department's SWAT team tryouts earlier this year died from heat stroke.    B..
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