Changes to water testing program in Collier County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

Because of state budget cuts, the Collier County Health Department is losing $24,000 in funding for their healthy beaches program.As a result, three beaches in the county will no l..
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75 year-old woman treads water for hours, survives

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

NAPLES, Fla.- Sunburned and exhausted, Jill Oldak knows she's lucky to be sitting next to her 93 year-old husband Harold.  The avid sailors were out on the water over the week..
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Swim advisory signs not keeping beachgoers away

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- We should find out tomorrow, if the water is safe to swim at three Lee County beaches.Right now.. the water at Bowditch Beach, Lynn Hall, and Bonita Beach  i..
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Practices starting to take their toll on players

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Heat, humidity and hard-hitting are starting to take a toll on Florida State players as the Seminoles roll into their second week of practice.   ..
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Fort Myers cabbie attacked on the job

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Lee County taxi driver was attacked on the job late Saturday night. Deputies say the driver was beaten and robbed by the people he drove home. "You don't expect..
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Man charged with possessing 68 undersized grouper

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- A Naples fisherman is facing 69 charges after law enforcement officers discovered a large illegal catch in his boat Sunday. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com..
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CCSO arrests 15-year-old in baseball home burglary

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives Monday arrested the 15-year-old boy who was one of three involved in the burglary and grand theft of a Tampa Bay R..
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A new Hurricane Scale? Some say: It's time

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

A group of scientists has come up with a new scale to rate the intensity of tropical storms. The insurance industry has helped to formulate the Integrated Kinetic Energy, or I.K.E...
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Fort Myers police arrest 5 in drug bust

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Anonymous citizen complaints regarding drug sales resulted in the arrest of five people in Fort Myers on Friday. The Fort Myers Police Department’s Special..
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Near-drowning in Marco under investigation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MARCO ISLAND, Fla.- The Marco Island Police Department is collaboratively reviewing the circumstances of a near-downing which occurred in a pool on Sunday at approximately 5:45 p.m..
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Fla. governor's makeover includes new picture

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott continues his makeover with a new official picture that's fuzzy, if not warm.    The bald-headed governor is smiling in both..
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Bank security procedures stepped up in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LE COUNTY, Fla.- A number of bank robberies across Southwest Florida in recent weeks has customers on alert. There have been nine hold-ups so far this year, two this past Friday al..
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US releases more classified Bay of Pigs documents

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Newly declassified U.S. documents show a CIA operative accidentally fired on friendly pilots during the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion.    The planes flown b..
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Rembrandt drawing stolen from California hotel

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say an art thief managed to pull off a weekend heist of a small Rembrandt drawing worth $250,000 while the exhibition curator was momentarily distrac..
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ACLU agrees to wait on judge's ruling for a stay

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CROSS CITY, Fla. (AP) - The attorney for Dixie County says officials are waiting on a federal judge to rule on their request for a stay before removing a six-ton monument of the Te..
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Fla. prescription drug deaths rise in 2010

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - New data shows that prescription drug deaths in Florida increased nearly 9 percent last year compared to 2009 despite aggressive efforts by law enforcement to educate ..
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Mom claiming insanity in slaying of teens

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida woman accused of killing her two teenage children will use an insanity defense.    Her public defenders filed their intention late Frida..
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Soldier brings back flag as token of appreciation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A flag flown over Afghanistan now has a permanent home in Southwest Florida. The stars and stripes are one surgeon's way of saying 'thank you' to those who suppor..
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Coast Guard locates missing Pinellas man

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Coast Guard called off their search Monday for a missing 68-year-old Pinellas resident.Search and rescue watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersbu..
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Residential fire in Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A residential fire burned Monday morning at 2135 Willard Street at Edison in Fort Myers.  Crews were able to put out the fire, but not before the back porch ..
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