Golden Gate Estates man facing possible jail time & fine for March 18 fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. -- A Golden Gate Estates man is facing fines of nearly $9,000 and could go to jail for a fire that put dozens of homes in danger. The brush fire broke ou..
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30-acre retail/residential center coming to Lehigh?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - There are signs of the economic recovery in Lehigh Acres. A developer wants to turn an open plot of land into a bustling business and residential center. It's ..
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ONLY ON WINK: Police use flyers to find new leads in unsolved cases

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Wednesday, July 13, 2011 the Fort Myers Police Department hit the streets armed with information hoping to get new leads on old cases. Police distributed flyer..
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Travelers weigh in on Homeland Security airport breach findings

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla. --Seven airport security breaches a day: That number comes from the Department of Homeland Security. They say -- it adds up to more than 25,000 security scares si..
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Three thieves caught on camera "dropping" in to store for burglary

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

FORT MYERS, FL- Brazen burglars "literally"  drop into a Lee County convenience store. The owner of The Villas Convenience Grocery Mart says, "Right here, that's where they br..
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Snakes slithering into southwest Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - It's not your average day at work. This weekend, Scott Flavelle got a call to the Verizon Wireless store on Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers, to get a four and a..
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Filing for unemployment will be online-only starting in August

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Some major changes are on the way when it comes to how Floridians file for unemployment benefits. The changes are aimed at cutting state costs and getting more of..
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ONLY ON WINK: Employees get first look inside charred warehouse

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. -- Days after a fire devastated a Lehigh Acres warehouse, the owners of the building are getting the green light to go inside and salvage what they can. Wednesda..
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Long-awaited expansion begins at local VFW post

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.-- For thousands of U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan, a homecoming is on the horizon. In an address to the nation last month, President Barack Obama laid out ..
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Electric bills have more people turning to United Way

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

LEE COUNTY, Fla -  The hot weather means higher electric bills. But with the economy the way it is more people are having trouble paying the bill. One local agency knows this ..
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9 injured in central Florida bus crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say nine people were injured when a car rear-ended a central Florida commuter bus. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that the Lynx bus was stopped..
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Fla. Gov. Scott keeps promises, loses popularity

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - In office just six months, Gov. Rick Scott has kept his campaign promises and then some: cutting corporate taxes, reducing the size of government, drug tes..
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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay to offer Grad Nite

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Two months after Disney World announced it would no longer host a Grad Nite celebration, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay says it will host its own. Starting in 2012, B..
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Astronauts go from Elton John salute to trash duty

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The astronauts making NASA's last shuttle flight turned into moving men and garbage haulers Wednesday with no time to dwell on their place in space hist..
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Jacksonville toddler drowns in backyard pool

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says a 2-year-old drowned in his family's backyard swimming pool. Officials say the drowning occurred about 6 p.m. Tuesday. A ..
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New charges in alleged Haiti Teleco bribery scam

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI - U.S. prosecutors have filed new charges in an investigation of a bribery scheme involving former Haitian government officials and Florida telecommunications executives. U.S..
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Cape police detectives arrest suspect for trafficking prescription pills

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- On July 12th at 8:45pm, Cape Coral Police Narcotics Detectives made arrangements to purchase 40 Oxycontin (20mg) tablets and 10 Percocet (10mg) tablets for $500 f..
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Lee County water main break effects residential and commercial areas

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lee County Utilities reports a water outage due to a 10" water main break on Wednesday. The water was turned off and repairs were expected to be completed withi..
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Police: Babysitter tried to smother baby in crib

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Police arrested a 21-year-old babysitter after the infant's mother says she came home early and found her smothering the child with a pillow. Authorities say Ti..
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Demolition begins on older span of Sunshine Skyway

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.- Crews have started demolition of the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Pier's original spans. Officials say workers began the process Monday of sawing and removing 27 s..
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