Risk of rip currents along SWFL beaches

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE- Florida Division of Emergency Management officials are cautioning beachgoers to be alert as a moderate risk of rip currents is expected along the Peninsula Gulf Coast,..
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CCSO: 10 DUI arrests over Christmas holiday weekend

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office reports there were a total of 10 DUI arrests made in the county over the long Christmas holiday weekend. CCSO arrested..
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CCSO investigates Pt. Charlotte stabbing Christmas morning

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives continue their investigation today into a Christmas morning stabbing around 12:50 a.m. in front of Caribbean Grocery, 27..
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Small spaces make for wildlife habitat in S Fla

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A corporate park next to Interstate 95, a landfill and a set of retention ponds along Florida's Turnpike are among the unlikely wildlife refuges that h..
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Cops: Fla veteran shoots dog, tries to start fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHIEFLAND, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a north Florida veteran tried to set his mother-in-law's house on fire and shot the family dog.    The Levy County Sheriff's O..
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Thousands expected at funeral for slain FL officer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott is expected to join thousands of law enforcement officers at the funeral of a central Florida officer slain in the line of duty.   &..
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Florida couple celebrates 70 years of marriage

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) - Christmas wasn't just another holiday for one northeast Florida couple -- it was also their 70th wedding anniversary.    Mildred and Melvi..
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Helicopter crash kills 3, puts transplant on hold

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Three people were killed when a helicopter on its way to retrieve a heart for transplant crashed in northern Florida, leaving the patient to wait for another organ to ..
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Fla. toddler stuck by bullet in critical condition

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An Orlando Health spokeswoman says a central Florida toddler who was shot in the head when a gun discharged at her home remains in critical condition. &nb..
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Fla. legislators likely to cut budget again

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - It's almost becoming an annual rite each year in Tallahassee: Another year, another billion-dollar plus budget shortfall.    Florida lawmake..
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1 dead in Southwest Fla. plane crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

VENICE, Fla. (AP) - A pilot was killed when a twin-engine plane crashed while attempting to return to the Venice Municipal Airport shortly after taking off.    Autho..
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Bush family heads to Gasparilla Island for the holidays

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.-  With very little fanfare, former President George Bush and his wife Barbera landed at the Punta Gorda Airport.   The pair, along with several oth..
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Minor car crash slows down traffic on MLK

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A vehicle, driving east on MLK Blvd., was changing lanes to avoid another car when it lost control, went over a guardrail and landed in a ditch.The driver sustain..
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Charter Captain discovers fish kill near Ft. Myers Beach

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla -- Dozens of dead fish are floating towards the mouth of the Caloosahatchee river. Many fear red tide is to blame, and some charter fishermen worry this could affec..
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Man dies atop 714-foot radio tower

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- A Southwest Florida man died Monday while performing work on an 714-foot radio tower on the Lee and Collier County line. The worker has been identified as Nic..
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Do your research before donating to charities

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The holiday season puts everyone in the spirit of giving. But with the generosity of the season also comes some unscrupulous people trying to make a buck. Before ..
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Accident causes gas pump explosion

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A car accident caused a gas pump explosion at a Shell gas station in Fort Myers on Monday morning. A truck lost control and slammed into a gas pump. The truck the..
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Cape Coral family: Talking toy says 'rape me'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The package for VTech's "Catch-me-kitty" toy says it's designed for users 12- to 36-months-old, but the Blanco family says theirs wouldn't get a PG-rating. Krist..
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'Push to buy' turns to 'time to give'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- For months we've heard: buy, buy, buy. Now, some Southwest Floridians are turning to giving to end the holiday period. They made a steady stream of donations at G..
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'Dinner Set' burglars strike again

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH NAPLES, Fla.- A burglary in the Mediterra community in North Naples appears to be the work of a "Dinner Set" gang, according to Collier County Sheriff's Office detectives. Di..
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