Nine charged in child pornography investigations

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, FLA. -- Nine Lee County men are behind bars, all facing charges stemming from a child pornography ring.  It comes from a 10 month investigation by the Innocent Ima..
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Women dedicated to helping jobless in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Two local women are dedicating themselves to helping the unemployed in Southwest Florida. Angela Jackson and Tami  Margerison are holding workshops around th..
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Teen arrested in North Port shooting, 2 killed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH PORT, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested one suspect in Tuesday night’s shooting on Granada Boulevard in North Port that resulted in the deat..
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Decapitated dog found in Lehigh Acres

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A stomach-turning scene was discovered in a Lehigh Acres neighborhood. A dog was found decapitated, just feet away from homes."It's bad enough when a dog is hur..
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Suspect in NJ stabbing arrested on flight in Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TEANECK, N.J. (AP) - Customs agents in Florida arrested a suspect in a fatal New Jersey stabbing minutes before his flight took off for Colombia.    Authorities foun..
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Gov. Scott speaks at SWFL education summit

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The future of education has been the talk all day at a special community summit in Southwest Florida. Business, education and political leaders from across the st..
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Fla. consumers to get reduced solar rebates

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Floridians finally are getting rebates they were promised for buying solar energy systems two years ago.    They just won't be getting as mu..
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Officials tell fishermen to watch for prawns

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wants Gulf Coast fishermen to be the lookout for nonnative giant tiger prawn.    A recent ..
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Fla. health official: Child Medicaid program is OK

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A class-action lawsuit alleging that more than 1.7 million Florida children on Medicaid are not receiving critical medical care has resumed in federal court. &nbs..
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Florida woman pleads not guilty to new charge

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A Florida woman accused of orchestrating the killings of her millionaire husband and his mother has pleaded not guilty to a new charge that raises the sta..
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Officials warn of rip currents in South Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State officials are urging beach-goers to be cautious as dangerous rip currents are expected along the southern Atlantic coastline.    The D..
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Small engine plane crashed at Punta Gorda airport

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office received a call at 10:51 a.m. concerning a small single engine aircraft that crashed into a fence short of the runway at Pu..
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North Port Police arrested man in teacher killing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH PORT, Fla.- Police have arrested Katrelle D'Mario Johnson, 19, of 1220 Waycross Street in North Port, in connection with a shooting that took place in March of this year. Joh..
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Crime Stoppers tip leads to arrest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- An anonymous tip to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers has resulted in the arrest of Hector Benitez. He was arrested at 2:38 p.m. today at Ebson Lane and Bahia Driv..
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Report highlights need to clean Gulf

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HOUSTON (AP) - A task force appointed by President Barack Obama says coastal states must work together to restore elements of the Gulf of Mexico that have made it a backbone of the..
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2 Miami-Dade officers credited with saving dog

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Two Miami-Dade police officers are credited with saving a German shepherd that was hit by a vehicle and left to die in the street.    Detective Roy Rutl..
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Report: 2 dead, 4 injured in Calif quarry shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say an employee has opened fire at a meeting at a Northern California quarry, killing two people and injuring four others.    KG..
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Governor Rick Scott in Southwest Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

  BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. -  Today October 5th, The News-Press Media Group is producing a landmark regional Market Watch Education Summit and Governor Rick Scott will provid..
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President proposes more access for debt collectors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Part of President Obama's $3-trillion deficit-reduction plan includes a measure that would make it easier for private debt collectors to contact people overdue o..
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Cape church creates jobs with thrift store

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral church has found a unique way of helping boost the local economy: by converting other people's old stuff into jobs. Cape Coral Community Church star..
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