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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Overwhelming turnout for Fort Myers USPS eBay Day

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FT. MYERS, Fla. - Turning old treasures into cash. Dozens of people showed up for a free class today at a Fort Myers library. The focus of the class is how to use eBay, with the he..
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CCSO captures prison escapee and 2 others

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of an escaped prisoner and arrest of two others this afternoon around 12:30 p.m. in Englewood. Membe..
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Bus riding 101 for Collier kindergartners

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Ten thousand pounds of yellow metal wheeling towards you, when you're barely three feet tall, can be quite scary when you see it for the first time.  Th..
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Fugitive, passenger shot during chase

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two people were shot and wounded during a confrontation with law enforcement in South Florida.    The U.S. Marshals servic..
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Judge rules to seal Barahona statements

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A judge has sealed the statements of a Miami couple charged with beating their adoptive daughter to death.    Judge Sarah Zabel said attempts to redact ..
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Man gets life for fatally stabbing father

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing his father.    A Broward County judge sentenced 28-year-ol..
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Courthouse remodel leads to traffic mess

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

The remodeling of the Lee County Justice Center is leading to a traffic mess and potentially dangerous situation in Fort Myers. Pedestrians are dodging between cars on a busy road,..
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Scott OKs deal with TV show to film at Fla. prison

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott has approved a contract with a cable television reality program to film at a state prison in the Florida Panhandle.    A Dep..
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Venice man arrested for Child Pornography

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

VENICE, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested Shawn David Daniels, 23, 740 Beverly Road, Venice and charged him with 15 counts of Possession of Child Pornography;..
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New terminal opens at Page Field

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- After 15 months of construction and $16 million in additions and improvements, the new terminal facility is open at Page Field Airport. Lee County elected officia..
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CCSO arrests man for selling alcohol to minors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Juvenile Operations Unit conducted business alcohol compliance checks Wednesday evening of 16 Punta Gorda area businesses. A total..
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Boy arrested after trying to fight his principal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- On August 24, 2011, Deputy Christopher Poppolardo was called to the Lehigh Senior High School Assistant Principal's office in reference to a disruption with a s..
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Navy orders Va. ships to move out of Irene's path

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The U.S. Navy has ordered ships in southeastern Virginia to head out to safer waters to protect them from Hurricane Irene, which is approaching the East Coast.&..
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Rep. West to meet with Palestinian president Abbas

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida congressman who has compared the Palestinian president to a gang leader is now sitting down with the leader.    During his cam..
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Fla. Ponzi scheme poser gets 5 years in prison

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida man who posed as a banker, a journalist and a plaintiff in a fake lawsuit in a huge Ponzi scheme has been sentenced to five years in pr..
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Sea turtle who had global following found dead

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A sea turtle who garnered a worldwide following for surviving what seemed near-fatal injuries and undergoing a year of rehabilitation and innovative su..
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Cops: Miami woman faked abduction to get attention

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Police say a Miami woman faked her own kidnapping to get attention from her boyfriend. On Wednesday, 21-year-old Rashell Leeann Barfield was charged with false repor..
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Panhandle deputy gets transplant after shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - The father of an Escambia County Sheriff's deputy injured in a shooting last year says his son is recovering following a pancreas and kidney transplant. ..
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Sheriff's Lt. suspended for failing to file for OT

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - A veteran Manatee County Sheriff's lieutenant has been suspended without pay for three weeks for failing to put in for overtime.    The recent..
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