Panel considers Fla. oil spill relief legislation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Legislation designed to help the Florida Panhandle recover from economic damage cause by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill may soon be headed for a floor vote in the ..
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Search for missing man off Boca Grande continues

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY- The Coast Guard and other law-enforcement agencies are searching for a missing man in the waters just offshore from Boca Grande on Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard ..
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Multi-car crash kills 1 in Cape Coral

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-- A crash involving nine cars on Veterans Parkway at Country Club Blvd. in Cape Coral left one man dead Friday morning. A green Jeep Cherokee was traveling westbou..
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8.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

   TOKYO (AP) - The largest earthquake in Japan's recorded history has slammed the eastern coast. The 8.9 magnitude jolt then spawned a powerful tsunami, sweeping away bo..
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TRAFFIC ALERT: Bridge to Fort Myers Beach will be closed Saturday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.-- The bridge to Fort Myers Beach will be closed Saturday, March 12th for the Shrimp Festival. The Matanzas Pass Bridge is schedule to close at 9am for the Li..
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Bullying in Southwest Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - President Barack Obama and the First Lady addressed an issue that parents say is getting worse. Thursday, they held a White House summit on bullying, gatheri..
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New bill calls on voters to decide on legalization of medical marijuana

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NAPLES, Fla.- It's the latest issue lighting up the Legislature: whether or not voters should decide on the legalization of medical marijuana. Similar bills have already passed in ..
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Teacher pay-tenure bill passed in Florida Senate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A less rigid version of a bill that would begin merit pay for teachers and end tenure for new teachers is on a fast track to passage after it cleared the F..
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Cape police officer and soldier returns home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A Cape Coral Police officer is home from fighting in Afghanistan. Officer Christian Munoz-Luna landed late Thursday afternoon to a big homecoming celebration. Abo..
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Punta Gorda Police train for live-fire situations

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PUNTA GORDA- It's every police officers worst nightmare: Walking into a situation where shots are fired. That's exactly what officers at the Punta Gorda Police Department face..
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Punta Gorda Police train for live-fire situations

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PUNTA GORDA- It's every police officers worst nightmare: Walking into a situation where shots are fired. That's exactly what officers at the Punta Gorda Police Department face..
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Female bodybuilder arrested in prostitution sting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

BONITA SPRINGS, FL-Deputies arrest a female body builder who goes by the name "Miss Sparkle" during a prostitution sting. They say it's part of a continuing effort to crack down on..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Bank keeps earnest money

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - A Port Charlotte woman signed a contract to buy a foreclosed home but the bank backed out of the deal. The bank also kept her money. That's when she called f..
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Teen accused of shooting parents may have mental illness

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - New details emerging that a boy accused of shooting his parents to death in Collier County may have mental health issues. Fourteen year old Alex Crain appear..
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ONLY ON WINK: Credit card burglar caught on cameras

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Surveillance cameras catch a thief walking out of a Wal-Mart after spending hundreds on stolen credits. Investigators say the man has the same routene with each ..
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Florida's citrus crop estimate increases

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.- A report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture says Florida's orange crop estimate has increased by 4 million boxes to 142 million boxes. The report ..
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Man arrested for dealing crack cocaine near Port Charlotte High School

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY- Charlotte County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit detectives arrested Devontino “Teno” Brown, 23, of Port Charlotte on Thursday. Detectives waited in th..
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Water Warning for South Floridians: Conserve Now or Face Mandatory Restrictions

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Water managers have a warning for everyone in south Florida:   Cut back on water use now, or face mandatory restrictions later this spring.    The governin..
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Buckingham woman claims a tornado struck her house

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY- Throughout our viewing are, we've had heavy rain, strong winds, thunder and lightning. This morning's storms left quite an impression, especially one in Buckingham. A h..
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Disney World to end Grad Nite after this year

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ORLANDO, Fla.- Walt Disney World is ending its annual Grad Nite festivities for high school seniors after this year because of concerns about scheduling and handling extra spring a..
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