TRIM notices go out; local woman helps taxpayers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Very soon, you should be able to learn the value of your property in Lee County, and the proposed taxes for the coming year. The appraiser's office is supposed to..
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Reports show troubles of teen in Fla. school plot

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Two years before he was accused of plotting to bomb his high school, Jared Cano confronted police with a metal baseball bat when they came to his apartment looki..
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Fla. specialty license plate sales on decline

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Sales of specialty license plates in Florida are on the decline.    The Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/nIK1Ns ) reports that 1.4 million specialty p..
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Hispanic population more than doubles in Lee

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Over the last decade, Southwest Florida's population has grown considerably. Hispanics have made up much of that increase.     The demographic..
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Fire destroys food for sick, poor in Pensacola

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A fire has destroyed thousands of dollars worth of food belonging to a Pensacola group that helps feed people with terminal illnesses and children in a summe..
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Fla. VA employees arrested for selling drugs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Authorities have arrested several employees at a Veterans Affairs medical center in South Florida for selling prescription drugs and narcotics around the facility.&nbs..
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Ex-education chief says Florida going backwards

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A former education commissioner says Florida's schools are going backward in preparing students for college.    John Winn on Thursday told t..
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Shooting suspect on the loose in Naples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- The Collier County Sheriff's Office is reporting that a man was transported to a Naples-area hospital Thursday after he walked into a Golden Gate barber shop with a g..
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Arrest made in fatal golf cart crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Exactly four months after 66-year-old Marilyn McCafferty died in a golf cart accident, her husband 44-year-old Kenneth McCafferty turned himself in to deputies. A..
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44 apply to become Broward schools superintendent

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Forty-four education leaders have applied to become the next superintendent of Broward County schools.    The Miami Herald (http://bit.l..
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Wild Tracks art auction this Saturday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

NAPLES, Fla.- There will be an art auction to raise money for tiger conservation in conjunction with the World Wildlife Fund Saturday August 20th at the Naples Zoo. The animals are..
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Oil companies investigate report of sheen in Gulf

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LONDON (AP) - A new oil sheen was spotted in the Gulf of Mexico, although energy company BP said Thursday the discovery had nothing to do with its operations and was far from the s..
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Fugitive sex offender captured in Sarasota

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested Miguel Orduno, 40, who was wanted since July 2010 for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, Failure to Appear in ..
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CCSO arrests cleaning business owner for theft

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GASPARILLA ISLAND, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested the owner of a cleaning business on burglary and grand theft charges by using a pass key to enter Sea Oats C..
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$9.6M estuarine research center opens in Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

EASTPOINT, Fla. (AP) - A $9.6 million state-federal nature center now is open in the Florida Panhandle.    Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary H..
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Influx of working-age adults fuels Fla. growth

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Working-age adults made up Florida's fastest-growing age group in the past decade, helping push the Sunshine State down several more rungs in the ranking of st..
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Judge drops drug cases against 39 defendants

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A judge in Miami-Dade County is tossing out the drug cases against 39 defendants.    The Miami Herald reports Circuit Judge Milton Hirsch objected to a ..
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Fla. judge: Red-light cameras don't violate rights

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Broward County judge has ruled that red-light cameras don't violate constitutional rights.    The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports t..
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Teachers seek pay raise to offset new costs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Teachers in one southwest Florida country are asking for a raise to help compensate for the contribution they'll now have to make to their retirement accounts.&..
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School lockdown lifted, suspect still on the loose

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A lock down at Fort Myers High School has been lifted and students are safe. The school went into code red earlier today after a burglary suspect was seen running..
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