Police say Orlando teen faked his own kidnapping

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police say an Orlando teenager is accused of staging his own kidnapping to get $50,000 in ransom money from his father.    The South Florid..
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Deputies say Tampa man dialed 911 67 times

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Deputies say a Tampa man called 911 67 times over a two-hour period.    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's office arrested 37-year-old Clarence McD..
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Woman finds child wandering streets alone

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - A Bonita Springs woman is describing how she found a child all alone in the street in her neighborhood.  Deputies says the child's parents were home, bu..
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Local food pantries in desperate need of donations

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- We all know the economy has taken a toll on families across southwest Florida.  With the holidays approaching and Thanksgiving just over a week away, the n..
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New technology turns SW Florida homes into

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

NAPLES, Fla.- Diane Westphal is one of twelve homeowners in southwest Florida who can monitor her Naples home anytime.. anywhere."As a homeowner, the main thing I'm looking for is ..
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New Charges For Naples Nurse

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

NAPLES, Fla.- Four more victims have come forward to say a Collier County nurse, trusted to care for them, insead, stole their precious belongings. It was late September when Judit..
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SWFL Catholics prepare for new edition of Roman Missal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY - Fla. -- In less than two weeks, southwest Florida Catholics will see changes to mass. They come in the form of a new translation of the Latin text into English: the Th..
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Florida retailers predicting more holiday shopping

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida retailers are predicting a robust holiday shopping season.    The Florida Retail Federation on Tuesday estimated sales will increase..
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Fla. hired law firm with ties to Gov. Scott

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to a law firm whose roster includes a one-time business associate of Gov. Rick Scott.    ..
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Sen. Rubio introduces bi-partisan jobs bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

Washington, D.C.– U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today introduced The American Growth, Recovery, Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Act.  The AGRE..
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Inside the mind of an accused killer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The most chilling part of the detailed crime scene report is what investigators found when they walked into Christopher Serna's home. Resting on the area rug ..
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Lee County Library System offers thousands of free E-Books

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Library System is getting a futuristic face lift.Forget scouring a bookshelf. Now, checking out your favorite title is as easy as clicking a mouse...
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New coasters, immersive rides offered for 2012

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A host of new roller coasters, a 12-acre town lifted straight out of the animated "Cars" movies and an elaborate "Transformers" 3-D simulator ride are among th..
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Killer of women, 2 daughers executed in Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

STARKE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man convicted of killing an Ohio woman and her two teenage daughters in June 1989 as the victims returned from a dream vacation to Disney World has be..
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CCSO asks public's help in solving 4 arson fires

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives and the State Fire Marshal are asking the public’s help for any information concerning four arson fires last Friday a..
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Man gets 20 years for fatal robbery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his part in the robbery and slaying of his former landlord.    An Osceola C..
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Hearing resumes on SeaWorld trainer death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - A hearing over SeaWorld Orlando's appeal of a $75,000 fine for three citations it received following the death of a trainer by a killer whale last year is cont..
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Florida investment panel delays vote on director

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A board chaired by Gov. Rick Scott that invests billions in retirement and other state funds has put off a decision on whether to keep its executive direct..
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Illegal immigrant gets 13 years for fatal DUI

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - A Mexican man who authorities say was in the U.S. illegally has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for a fatal DUI crash in southwest Florida.   &..
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Report: Charlotte teacher sold grades to pay debts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- The Charlotte County School District released a copy of its investigation into Charlotte High School math teacher Jeff Spires. The report details statements from..
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