Police catch burglary suspects in the act

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department arrested two people for attempting to steal metal from a local business. On Wednesday, just before midnight, police..
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Naples police warn of water bill scam

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- The Naples Police Department wants to warn residents of a scam involving water bills. Two recent eventshave been brought to the attention of the City of Naples Financ..
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Vehicle rollover on SB I-75 leads to 1 death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- There has been a vehicle rollover on southbound I-75 at Mile Marker 131, a quarter mile south of Daniels Parkway, resulting in a fatality Friday afternoon. All la..
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Panel OKs turf war rule for Fla. universities

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Board of Governors committee has approved a proposed regulation to tamp down turf battles among Florida's state universities.    The Strat..
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Turtle nests are Irene casualty on Fla. beaches

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Rough waves from Hurricane Irene have washed away many sea turtle nests along Florida's central coast.    Volunteers surveyed the damage t..
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Bees attack students in Catholic school courtyard

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COCOA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Paramedics say 38 students were stung by bees that followed them inside their school in Cocoa Beach.    Officials were called to Church of O..
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Nokomis man arrested for shooting at deputy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NOKOMIS, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested Michael James Gineo, 21, 1670 Sweetland Street, Nokomis, for shooting at a Deputy early this morning. Deputy Mark H..
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Sexual battery suspect dies after police standoff

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HOLLY HILL, Fla. (AP) - A police standoff ended with sex offender suspect ended with the SWAT team found the man dead inside his central Florida home.    Authorities..
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Nokomis man arrested for sexually abusing children

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NOKOMIS, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested Yoni Merida-Errera, 37, of Nokomis, for sexually assaulting two children. During an investigation into Aggravated A..
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1 injured, another arrested in school bus fight

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say police were called when a fight broke out among students on a school bus in Riviera Beach.    Palm Beach County school off..
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Punta Gorda says giving promotions saves money.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PUNTA GORDA Fla.- Rick Mohaupt with the Punta Gorda Police Department has not had a promotion in quite some time. In fact, Mohaupt has been a Sergeant since 1993. But Sunday, Mohau..
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Lenin Florian found guilty of Manslaughter

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.  - The jury deliberated nearly 6 hours Thursday night before finding Lenin Florian guilty of Manslaughter in the August 2009 shooting death of Daniel Hernande..
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Passengers seeing delays at RSW due to Irene

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Airlines are already starting to move planes and cancel flights because of Hurricane Irene.  American and Delta started Thursday.  Plan on a lot more ..
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Vacant building in Bonita will be storm shelter

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - Behind the overgrown grass, past the locked doors and the signs declaring the building closed, sits the former Hurricane Shelter for Bonita Springs. When the..
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SWFL offering help as East Coast braces for Irene

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- As Hurricane Irene batters the Bahamas, emergency crews stateside are preparing for the worst."We're taking it very seriously. We've already mobilized hundreds of..
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Police probe death of UCF student

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Police are investigating the death of a University of Central Florida student.    Officials say Ann Marie Hefferin was found unresponsive by her..
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Students have safer trip to school thanks to WINK

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NOTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- WINK first told you about safety concerns for a group of Tropic Isle Elementary students walking to school on Monday. Thursday, the trip to the classroom bec..
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Pinellas sheriff to resign to care for wife

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Pinellas County Sheriff Jim Coats says he'll resign from office in November to help take care of his wife, who is fighting breast cancer.   &n..
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US indicts 13 in Caribbean cocaine ring

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Federal prosecutors have indicted 13 people accused of operating a major cocaine smuggling ring using the islands of the Caribbean Sea.    Miami U.S. At..
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Man gets life in prison for killing boss

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CRESTVIEW, Fla. (AP) - A Florida Panhandle man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting his boss.    An Okaloosa County judge sentenced James Shepar..
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