CCSO investigates a body found in Punta Gorda

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives are investigating a body found in a wooded area about 150 yards off S.R. 31 this afternoon. The location ..
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Speared turtle swimming again after rehab

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) - A federally protected loggerhead turtle is swimming off the Florida Keys again after recovering from a spear gun shot to its head.    Cheered b..
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Bank employee obtains 3 customer credit cards

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Economic Crimes Unit detectives arrested a bank employee Monday after he obtained new credit cards in three customers’ names ..
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Couple arrested for child cruelty

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

VENICE, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Venice couple for child cruelty after finding their family was living in a home filled with raw sewage. Deput..
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CCSO arrest 2 for narcotics in undercover drug buy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives arrested two men after an undercover drug buy in the Gardens of Gulf Cove area Monday.Manuel Thomas Rios, 34, ..
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Deputies search for iPad bandits

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ESTERO, Fla.- Lee County deputies are searching for the three suspects that made off with more than $60,000 worth of Apple iPads from the Best Buy at Coconut Point Mall. Deputies w..
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Charlotte man wanted for robbery arrested in Ga.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives report the suspect in an Aug. 10 home invasion robbery in Port Charlotte, has been arrested in Georgia..
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Sen. Rubio urges US not to cede international role

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio wants the U.S. not to give up its role helping solve foreign conflicts despite challenges it's faced in Iraq and Afghanistan and the economic ..
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Arbitrator orders city to pay up after furloughs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PALM BAY, Fla. (AP) - An arbitrator has ruled that Palm Bay must compensate 129 blue-collar union employees for furloughs they were required to take off in 2009.    ..
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Turnpike officials say some drivers not paying up

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say 40 percent of the 1.2 million bills sent to drivers under Florida's Turnpike new license plate tolling program have not been paid. ..
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Gulf spill blamed on poor management decisions

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

A key federal report blames poor management, key missteps and a faulty cement job by BP and others for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history and the deaths of 11 rig workers..
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Task force arrests metal theft suspect

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Tuesday, September 13, 2011 Officers from the Fort Myers and Cape Coral Police Departments as well as Deputies from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office assig..
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Veterans monument consolidation solves 2 problems

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PORT CHARLOTTE Fla.- On any given day, you are likely to see visitors paying homage to fallen soldiers at the Kiwanis Veterans Garden in Punta Gorda But what is more significant is..
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Thieves may shut down Port Charlotte food bank

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PORT CHARLOTTE Fla.- Pastor Alexander Scotland with Discipleship Driven Ministiries in Port Charlotte had a plan to help feed the hungry. "We realized that the economy is down righ..
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Death investigation in Lehigh Acres

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- UPDATE: On Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at 12:25 am, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a medical assistance call. The incident occurred near ..
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Fort Myers wife charged in murder-for-hire plot

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Fort Myers wife is behind bars in Lee County, accused of plotting to have her husband killed. Authorities say she promised the "hitman" money and a motorcycle. ..
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Deputies investigate double homicide, Golden Gate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- UPDATE: Based on their investigation thus far detectives believe that the perpetrator(s) came to the victims' residence between 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tues..
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Gator bite victim condition upgraded at hospital

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- A follow up after a vicious alligator attack in Collier County.  Tuesday afternoon, Margaret Webb, 90, was upgraded to fair condition at Lee Memorial H..
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State reschedules Valle execution for Sept. 28

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State authorities are rescheduling the execution of a Florida man convicted of killing a Coral Gables police officer 33 years ago.    A Depa..
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Cape Coral City Council election results

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- One of the most interesting and surprising races of Tuesday night in Cape Coral was in district three.  Incumbent Bill Deile came in second behind newcomer..
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