Fla. abuse survivor seeking to change federal laws

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Sexual abuse survivor Lauren Book is seeking to do in Washington what she's done successfully in Florida: change laws so children are better protected.&nbs..
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Business groups want Fla. to halt tax hike

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida business leaders are calling on Gov. Rick Scott and state legislators to block a massive tax hike that will hit businesses next year.   &..
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Injured dog highlights need for community donations

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

CHARLOTTE COUNTY Fla.- Three-year-old Casey is a Chihuahua-mix dog that is a little worse for wear these days. About a month ago, Casey was struck by a car. Her former owners took ..
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LMHS launches alternative to open heart surgery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Certain people in need of open heart surgery now have an alternative, and it's putting Southwest Florida on the map. Health Park is the only hospital in our area..
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ONLY ON WINK: Closure for Cape Coral parental abduction case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Today offers closure for the family of a Cape Coral child who was abducted by his own father in October 2010.Neil Little was sentenced to two years in prison for ..
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Fallen power line causes road closure on Palm Beach Blvd.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Palm Beach Blvd. is reopened, but power trucks may return later today or tomorrow. This is after the road was closed in both directions due to a fallen power line..
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LCSO: Can you identify this purse thief?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County deputies are searching for the man who stole an elderly woman's purse and went on a shopping spree with her credit card. On November 10th, the 87..
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Appeals court refuses to halt Fla. barrel racing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Betting on barrel racing can continue at a quarter horse track in the Florida Panhandle at least until the next step in a legal challenge to the new form o..
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Dominican Republic detains Miami sex offender

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Dominican Republic authorities have detained an American sex offender who failed to show up for a Miami court hearing.    The U.S. Marshals' service in ..
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CCSO investigate a deputy-involved crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The third in a series of three traffic crashes on a remote section of U.S. 41 East early Monday morning involved a Collier County Sheriff’s deputy in a ..
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2 new businesses to bring jobs to Charlotte County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- The Charlotte County Commission voted today to dip into their rainy day fund to try to lure two businesses to the county. Just over half a million dollars will b..
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Drivers should prepare for downtown Ft. Myers road closure

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- There will be a temporary road closure on Broadway in the Fort Myers River District Downtown.Broadway from Main Street to Second Street in the Fort Myers River Di..
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Brush fire burned in Lehigh Acres, no homes in danger

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A 55-acre brush fire was burning in Lehigh Acres near Balfour Terrace and Greenmeadow Road, Tuesday afternoon. No homes were in danger. The fire is now containe..
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No swim center for now at City of Palms Park

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee county is rejecting further talks with a group that wanted to convert a baseball stadium into a world-class aquatics center. Commissioners said they did not t..
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3 Florida cities made the list for 'booziest' in the country

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Three Florida cities are making the list for being the booziest cities in the country. In fact, U.S. News and World report says two of them are right here in Sout..
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Deal to turn ball park into swim center comes to an end

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The swim center saga at City of Palms Park comes to an end. County commissioners decided to take the deal to convert the ball park in to an aquatic center off the..
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Accused murderer says he doesn't remember confessing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- An accused murderer's trial is set to start today in Lee County. Brian Casey will be representing himself. Prosecutors say he killed Larrick Sikes last year. The ..
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Cape Coral begins search for new city manager

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The City of Cape Coral has begun the search for a replacement for former City Manager Gary King. The city will pay a recruiter $20,000 for the nationwide search, ..
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Occupy Orlando protester cited for jaywalking

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a police officer pulled a jaywalking Occupy Orlando protester to the ground after he failed to obey orders.    The incident happ..
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FAMU band members plan to fight hazing charges

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Two Florida A&M University students are planning to fight charges that they beat a fellow member of the famed Marching 100 band so hard during a hazing..
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