Fla. toddler dies after hit by dump truck

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A 2-year-old boy has died after being struck by a dump truck in central Florida. Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kim Montes said the child was killed Monday ..
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Fla. Dems urge feds to reject Medicaid overhaul

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Four ranking Democratic state lawmakers are urging federal health officials not to expand a Medicaid privatization program being pushed by Republican Gov. Rick Scott a..
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Atlantis prepares to return home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.- It's an end of the era for space shuttle Atlantis. The Atlantis crew took up into space 8,500 pounds of food and supplies. They are bringing back with them 5,..
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Fight over $2 lands Fla. woman in jail

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -A Jacksonville woman is behind bars after a man says he gave her $2, but later took it back. He told police she then ran him over with the car. Andrew Toby..
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Charlotte County Sheriff says 'no smoking' on Sheriff's Office property

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- The ashtrays at the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office will soon be replaced with no smoking signs. This week the sheriff instituted a no smoking policy for ..
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Tropical Storm Bret forms near Bahamas

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

MIAMI (AP) - A tropical storm has formed in the Atlantic Ocean near the northern Bahamas. Authorities in the Bahamas issued a tropical storm watch for Grand Bahama and the Aba..
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Feds to investigate state's 24 workforce boards

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Labor has launched a probe of Florida's 24 regional workforce boards to investigate whether contracts have been improperly awarded t..
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Casey Anthony released from jail

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

She's now a free woman...although free could be a relative term. Casey Anthony stepped out of a Florida jail early Sunday...but what happens now seems to be a big question mark for..
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Doggy Heaven grand opening

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

It's an exciting day for dogs in southwest Florida. A new dog park in North Fort Myers is having a grand opening celebration. There's fun for fido and their human companions. Ryan ..
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Loving Ingrid series wraps up

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

Loving Ingrid -- in sickness and in health. This week the News-Press has brought us a story of uncommon love. Craig Heller and Ingrid Martinez-Rico fell in love and wanted to make ..
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Fort Myers police investigating homicide

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

At 2:35 a.m. On Sunday morning the Fort Myers Police Department received a call in reference to a shooting at 2055 Braman Avenue. Upon arrival police located one male victim in the..
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Loveboat Ice Cream robbery suspects arrested

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

5:52 p.m. UPDATE: The two suspects have been identified and are in custody at this time facing charges of robbery with a firearm.  They are identified as Seth Foster, age 18 (..
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I-75 reopens after deadly crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- After a deadly accident on I-75 in Charlotte County both lanes are now reopened. Yesterday one car crash caused a chain reaction when two trailers crashed d..
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Don't Ask Don't Tell to stay for now

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

WASHINGTON (AP)-   A federal appeals court is allowing the military policy "Don't Ask Don't Tell" to stay in place for now. The court of appeals halted the policy for goo..
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Possible meth lab busted at local motel

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.-  Hazmat crews were called in to safely remove what they are calling a meth lab at the Motel 6. According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, undercover..
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One NB lane of I-75 closed until at least midnight

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- The right lane of I-75 at MM 174 is expected to be closed until at least midnight on Friday, according to Florida Highway Patrol.  An accident inv..
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Water concerns over dumpster runoff

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Thursday afternoon, boaters spotted workers washing out dirty dumpsters just feet away from the Caloosahatchee River! They came to us, concerned, wanting to know..
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Lehigh mother speaks about thieves stealing crucial groceries

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A Lehigh mom is trying to figure out how she will feed her family after thieves broke into her car and stole all of her groceries. The crooks were caught on ca..
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Kindergartners need 4th polio dose before school starts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -With the new school year weeks away, the rush for vaccinations is on. For years, children between the ages of four and six needed to get their last polio vaccinat..
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'Bentley bandit' nabbed in Lousiana

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

NAPLES, Fla.- Police put the brakes on a 22-year-old who they say stole luxury cars in five states including right here in Southwest Florida. Justin Durbin was caught in Lake Charl..
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