Woman pleads no contest in scheme to sell grandson

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for a scheme to sell her infant grandson.    A Volusia County judge sen..
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Plan to save $ includes hiring more firefighters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - It's your money, and the Golden Gate Fire Chief just got the go ahead to save you thousands.  The plan involves hiring more firefighters. "It's a challe..
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Colo. fugitive sister: 'I deserved to get shot'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - A court document says the fugitive sister shot by police in Colorado after a nationwide manhunt told police she "deserved to get shot."    Twent..
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Two of NASA's space shuttles meet nose-to-nose

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's retired space shuttles are trading places.    In a rare nose-to-nose encounter, Discovery and Endeavour met outside the shuttle ha..
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Lynn Hall, Bowditch and Bonita Park deemed unsafe

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Fort Myers, Fla.— The Lee County Health Department is posting an advisory on Lynn Hall and Bonita beaches as unsafe for swimmers due to high levels of bacteria identified in ..
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Imaginarium Turns Sweet 16 amid Changes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Imaginarium is celebrating its 16th birthday, while undergoing some changes in its marketing, and questions about how much money it takes from the Fort Myers ..
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Florida a leader in setting reading standards

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A new federal report shows Florida is a leader in setting reading proficiency standards but lags a bit in math.    The National Assessment o..
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It's official: FGCU is now a Division 1 school

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ESTERO, Fla.- It is a distinction more than five years in the making. Florida Gulf Coast university officials learned Thursday afternoon that the university is now officially an NC..
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Gov. Scott goes fishing in the Florida Keys

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott went fishing in the Florida Keys to promote tourism. Scott and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Chairwoman Kathy Barko c..
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'Running on Empty' rally comes to Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS,. Fla.- Despite dips in the stock market and falling crude oil prices, gas prices are still a lot higher than what many drivers can afford. A grassroots organization, fr..
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CCSO investigates trailer fire and death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.-Charlotte County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit detectives released the name of the woman who died in her mobile home fire in Grove City this morning. Julie Cott..
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4 years later, search still on for deputy's killer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Four years after Broward County Sheriff's Sgt. Christopher Reyka was gunned down in a drugstore parking lot, his colleagues gathered to pay respects.&nbs..
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Report: 2 women injured in drive-by shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two women were injured in a drive-by shooting in Daytona Beach.    The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the shooting hap..
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Arrest made in deaths of 4 found in burning home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Marion County Sheriff's officials say they've arrested a man suspected of killing two women and two children whose bodies were found inside a burning home. ..
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US promises more money for Everglades restoration

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - More money is coming to help with restoration of the Florida Everglades, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Florida officials announced Thursday dur..
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Fla gang trial turns deadly with witness' killing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The day Eguel Geffrard was supposed to testify in the trial of the man accused of leading one of South Florida's most violent gangs, police found his b..
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Lee County boat ramp to close for repairs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Pine Island, Fla.— The public boat ramp in Bokeelia on the north tip of Pine Island will close for repairs Sept. 6 so Lee County Parks & Recreation can add cement slabs t..
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Sandy Parrot burglars sought

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On August 1, 2011 Deputies with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a burglary at The Sandy Parrot Tiki Bar and Grill, located at 17200..
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Beach water testing cut back to save money

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Florida Department of Health is making budget cuts, and beach water testing will be taking a hit. Some beaches will only be tested twice a month, instead of o..
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Police investigating suspicious incident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Police are investigating a possible kidnapping, but have not received a missing child report and the incident is being called "suspicious." On Wednesday, August 1..
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