Man charged with child's shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida man has been charged in the shooting of a young boy. North Port police say the 6-year-old boy was shot Saturday and taken to a St. Peter..
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Traffic stop leads to felon’s arrest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Gaspar Ramirez was arrested in Fort Myers on Sunday for providing a false name and false identification and for the execution of the warrant after a routine traff..
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Man pleads not guilty on flight stowaway charges

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Nigerian-American man has pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles to charges he breached airport security in New York and got a free ride on an LA-bound flight. Twen..
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Motorcyclist hits 311 mph to set new record

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LIMESTONE, Maine (AP) - A Florida man has topped 300 mph on a conventional motorcycle. Bill Warner of Wimauma hit a speed of 311.945 mph Sunday at the Loring Timing Association's l..
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Mike Haridopolos drops out of US Senate contest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Haridopolos suddenly and unexpectedly dropped out of next year's race Monday, saying he wanted to concentrate on his ..
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Judge orders commandments removed from courthouse

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CROSS CITY, Fla. (AP) - A federal judge says Dixie County officials must remove a granite monument of the Ten Commandments from the front of their courthouse. Senior District Judge..
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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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