Charlotte detectives seek jewelry thief

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Charlotte County detectives have released a surveillance photo in hopes of catching a jewelry thief. The robbery happened Saturday at the K-Mart on Cochran B..
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Lee county residents live homeless for a weekend

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Kathy Sager is one of six people who traded in her bed and car for a sleeping bag and a bike.It was part of a weekend homeless challenge in Lee county."We're hopi..
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Investigators look into drive-by shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit is investigating a drive-by shooting. It happened on SR 45 near the intersection of Elkcam Blvd. ..
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Families become whole as 14 kids are adopted in Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - It had all the appearances of a normal courtroom proceeding. No surprise that five-year-old Matthew Strickland didn't seem too interested. But Saturday's trip to..
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Loved ones honor murdered Cape Coral man

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Family and friends paid their last respects to a murdered Cape Coral man, with a memorial at his church. Dozens gathered Saturday afternoon at Faith Presbyterian..
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I-75 re-opened following serious crash in Lee County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Florida Highway Patrol has re-opened all southbound lanes of I-75, just south of Colonial Boulevard following a serious crash. Witnesses on the scene tell WINK N..
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Traffic stop leads to cloned credit cards, drugs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Miami man has been arrested in Lee County after a traffic stop led to the discovery of cloned credit cards and drugs. The Lee County Sheriff's Office said Jano..
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Arrest made in deadly Fort Myers shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Deputies have arrested a Fort Myers man on murder charges following a shooting near Page Field on Friday afternoon. Michael Jean Marie, 29, faces First Degree Mu..
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Proposed Baltimore-Cuba flights face scrutiny

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) - A Florida company that hopes to offer charter flights from Baltimore to Cuba is being scrutinized by federal officials for promoting its plans before receivin..
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Tampa disabled war vet gets parade, new home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A severely wounded Iraq war veteran is getting a hero's homecoming - to a specially outfitted new home in Tampa. Army Sgt. Joel Tavera, one of the most gravely w..
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Orlando officer charged with buying oxycodone on duty

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An Orlando police officer has been arrested in an oxycodone sting while on duty. Police Chief Paul Rooney said Officer Jaime Bridges paid $40 for two pills tha..
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Kern to arrive in SWFL and appear in Lee county court

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

Garrett Kern will face murder charges in Lee county relating to the death of his step grandfather, James Arthur. Kern is being transported from a jail in Chicago. Cape Coral police..
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Soldier with Fort Myers connections killed in Afghanistan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A soldier with Fort Myers connections was killed Wednesday in Afghanistan. His family says, the country lost a true American hero."He was always smiling, always,..
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Kern facing charges in death of James Arthur, family speaks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Garrett Kern is on his way back to southwest Florida.  He is the man accused of killing his step-grandfather and then dumping his body in the woods in Cape..
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Church offers Occupy Fort Myers its property

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Occupy Fort Myers has been forced out of the city. But protesters have not given up. They've been offered a new home base, where they are planning their next mov..
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State unemployment rate at lowest level in 28 months

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NAPLES, Fla. - Unemployment in Florida is at its lowest level in more than two years. The rate, which now stands at 10.4%, is still higher than the national average of 9%.In Collie..
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Son of Fort Myers couple part of historic NASA launch

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

FORT MYERS, Fla -- Next Friday, NASA will launch it's newest rover to Mars. Five thousand people have worked on every aspect of the mission for nearly five years, including the son..
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Habitual offender terms for Fla. juveniles nixed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Juveniles convicted as adults cannot be sentenced in Florida as habitual violent offenders.    The 1st District Court of Appeal issued that ..
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Sheriff: Occupy must go

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office had said they would start arresting Occupy Fort Myers protesters who were not leaving the old county courthouse by 5 p.m. on Frida..
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Shooting near Page Field leaves 1 injured

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- At approximately 2:00 p.m. on Friday, the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a call in reference to shots fired at 206 2nd Street, near Page Field. A short time..
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