Brush fire burning on W. Broadway in Estero

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ESTERO, Fla.- The brush fire that was burning on a preserve in Estero on West Broadway, on Wednesday has been contained.The fire was approximately four acres.  A chopper was b..
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Fla. restarting effort to regulate water pollution

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is restarting development of tougher water pollution regulations to avoid an impending federal takeover of that responsibility.    T..
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Spacewalking astronauts nix release of satellite

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Flight controllers halted the release of a ham radio satellite outside the International Space Station by a pair of spacewalking astronauts Wednesday be..
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Salvation Army prepares for Tropical Storm Emily

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla.- The Salvation Army of Florida is preparing should Tropical Storm Emily make landfall on Florida. With 42 mobile canteens (kitchen on wheels), two field kitchens, a f..
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Turtle's improbable survival is cheered in Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JUNO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Hundreds gathered in Florida to watch the release of a green sea turtle that overcame massive injuries and underwent innovative treatments.   &nbs..
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Cuban-born judge nominated to fed appeals court

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - President Barack Obama has nominated a Cuban-born judge to the federal appeals court in Atlanta.    In making the nomination Tuesday, Obama said Adalber..
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Gov. Scott logs a 'workday' in Tampa doughnut shop

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott donned plastic gloves and packed glazed, sprinkled and chocolate doughnuts into bags early Wednesday morning during his first of many planned "wo..
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Fla. theme park worker arrested for stealing parts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay-area detectives arrested a man on grand theft charges after he allegedly stole brass rollercoaster parts from Busch Gardens and resold them as scrap me..
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2 pit bulls shot after attacking Florida officer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay-area sheriff's deputies say they shot two pit bulls, killing one, after one officer was attacked.    A resident called authorit..
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RNC tests out its convention host city

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The head of the Republican National Committee says next year's convention is going to be a bigger event than a Super Bowl.    The RNC is holding i..
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Small plane skids off Florida runway, 1 injured

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay-area authorities say one person was injured when a small plane skidded off the runway during takeoff from the Albert Whitted Airport. &nb..
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CCSO arrests business beer keg burglar

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested a Port Charlotte man for stealing 15 empty beer kegs from three Port Charlotte businesses. Road deputies report..
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Accused killer wants judge off case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Brian Casey talked for an hour in court about how he wants to represent himself in his upcoming murder trials.  And then he changed his mind and asked for a ..
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Florida CCW license applications at all time high.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PORT CHARLOTTE Fla.- Jim Silberman has a permit to carry a concealed weapon and he uses it. "Used to be I counted on my physical abilities, now I count on a gun to stop the problem..
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Back to work: new Cape restaurant hires unemployed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A new Cape Coral restaurant is helping to take a big bite out of unemployment in Southwest Florida, by putting more than 100 people back to work.A new Sonny's Ba..
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Neighborhood takes action against peeping tom

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

The east Naples neighborhood where a convicted sex offender was arrested for peeping in on young girls is making sure he doesn't want to return.Now that Leslie Brew has bonded out ..
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Local gun bans pulled to comply with state

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - A new state law taking effect this Fall has cities and counties scrambling to change their rules to allow guns in parks and other public places. For years, t..
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Collier school board budget shortfall

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

The Collier county school district is digging deep to overcome a major budget shortfall for the upcoming school year.The shortfall was reduced from $51 million to $25 million throu..
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Cape Coral child dies after being left in hot car

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Two kids left in hot cars in just two days in southwest Florida.  Deputies were able to rescue one infant in time, sadly, another baby in Cape Coral died. ..
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Cape Coral celebrates National Night Out

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- The Cape Coral community is joining thousands of others across the country, raising awareness about neighborhood crime prevention. National Night Out began nati..
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