Mother and child rescued by local man after car plunges into Lehigh Acres canal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team assisted in the recovery of a vehicle from a Lehigh Acres canal following the rescue of a mother and child by a ..
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Fla. Gov. Scott names insider as new staff chief

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who campaigned as a political outsider last year, named Tallahassee insider Steve MacNamara as his new chief of staff Friday. MacN..
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Tuition at Florida universities to go up 15%

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Board of Governors that oversees Florida's 11 public universities approved Thursday to add a 7 percent tuition increase to an 8 percent raise already ordered..
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Fort Myers Police practice driving to stay sharp

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

BUCKINGHAM, Fla. - Fort Myers Police take over the runways of the Buckingham Airfield to practice their driving skills. Instructors put officers through several courses to test rea..
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City road project gives neighbors headache

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- People living the in Brookhill neighborhood say a construction project, intended to improve their lives, has become a nightmare. The city of Fort Myers is insta..
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SWFL weekend events

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ola Alak

There is plenty happening around Southwest Florida this weekend. These are just a few of the events you can check out. "Hands Across the Sand" is an event that spans the nation and..
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North Fort Myers couple conquers $80,000 in debt

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A North Fort Myers couple has conquered $80,000 in debt. How'd they do it? By turning it all over to someone else. Joseph and Erna Sullivan said its no..
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School bus attendant arrested for sending racy photos to teen

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

NAPLES, Fla. - A 20 year old school bus attendant is behind bars for sending pictures of his genitals to a 13 year old middle school student. On Thursday, June 23rd the Criminal In..
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Lawn equipment stealing thieves caught on camera

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

FORT MYERS BEACH, FL- Residents of a Fort Myers Beach retirement community are sick and tired of being the victims of theft. Their lawn maintenance equipment has been stolen three ..
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Crooks use familiar phone numbers for scam

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Payday loans are often a last resort for people hit hard by the economy. Stacey Payne with the Lee County Sheriff's Office says those people often fall victim to ..
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GOP candidates make campaign stops in Naples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

NAPLES, Fla. - The race for the White House made a stop in Southwest Florida. Atlanta businessman Herman Cain met with local business owners at a private event on Fifth Avenue Sout..
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Local leaders call for South Florida Water Management to flush Lake Okeechobee water into polluted Caloosahatchee

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Toxic algae growth is plaguing Southwest Florida's scenic Caloosahatchee River, and the only fix is fresh water from Lake Okeechobee. But getting that water relea..
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Mesac Damas found competent to stand trial

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Accused killer Mesac Damas has been found competent to stand trial. Damas has been charged in the 2009 killing of his wife and kids inside their Collier Count..
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FGCU student drowns overnight on campus

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office and FGCU police are investigating an overnight drowning in a pond on campus. The drowing victim is identifed as 21-year-old J..
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Pawlenty raising money through Florida mailer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is targeting Florida Republicans with a mailer that says investing in his presidential campaign will pay off if it preve..
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Scott signs Florida bills on lawsuits, school food

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott has signed bills limiting lawsuits against automakers and giving the state's agriculture commissioner authority over school food programs. ..
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Sarasota teen arrested for multiple burglaries

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Corey Straughn, 19, of Sarasota, in connection with multiple residential burglaries. Detectives arrested Str..
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Civilian plane crashes at Fla. air base, 2 dead

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) - Air Force officials say a civilian pilot and passenger died when their Aero Club Beech plane crashed near a runway at Eglin Air Force Base in Flor..
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Deadly shooting in Naples Manor

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- One person is dead and another hurt after an overnight shooting in Naples Manor. The Collier County Sheriff's Office says the call came in from Holland Stree..
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Police investigating homicide of 60-year-old Fort Myers woman

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Fort Myers Police Department is investigating a homicide at 2252 Wright Street after receiving a call Thursday at 8:16 a.m. Neighbors found Ellerine Williams,..
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