Charlotte Co. mulch fire continues to smolder

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.-- The fire along Gasparilla Road and Linwood Road in Rotonda is under control, but the fire chief says it could smolder for weeks, or even months. Charlotte ..
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Murder suspect wants confession thrown out

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS, Fla.- "The whole time we were taking gunshots left and right and I'm just laying on the ground like this," said Jarrett Mundle. Jarrett Mundle todl investigators h..
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Cape commission against rebuilding Ceitus barrier and boat lift

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAPE CORAL, Fla -  New details in the battle over the Ceitus barrier and boat lift in the North Spreader Canal. The issue boils down to tax payers shelling out millions of dol..
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Governor gets to work; Will need legislature's help

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - As Gov. Rick Scott rounds out his first full day in office, he's already taking steps to fulfill his promise of bringing new businesses and thousands of jobs to..
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Estero Blvd accident now a fatal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS-- On Wednesday, January 5, 2011, at approximately 2:41 P.M., deputies with the Lee County Sheriff's Office responded to Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, near Lover's ..
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Police: School principal wounded in Omaha shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Police say a 17-year-old who opened fire in an Omaha, Neb., high school fatally shot himself after leaving the school. Omaha police Chief Alex Hayes identified t..
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Treasure hunters hit government over WikiLeaks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Florida deep-sea explorers are using WikiLeaks documents to try to force the U.S. government out of its ongoing legal battle with Spain over a valuable shipwreck..
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Atheist group upset over donation to churches

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) - An atheist group is upset over the Polk County Sheriff's recent decision to donate jailhouse basketball equipment to eight churches. Atheists of Florida on Tues..
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11 students arrested after fight at high school

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) - Authorities arrested 11 students after a fight at a South Florida high school. The students are from Northeast High School and were arrested Wednesday mor..
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Teen gets 1 year probation for fatal crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Jacksonville teen was sentenced to one year probation, 250 hours of community service and ordered to write letters of apology for a 2009 crash that kill..
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One lane shut down on Estero Blvd at Lover's Key in Bonita Springs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

BONITA SPRINGS- One lane is currently shut down for investigation due to a motorcycle and vehicle crash. The person driving the motorcycle has been transporter by helicopter to a h..
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Atheist group upset over donation to churches

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) - An atheist group is upset over the Polk County Sheriff's recent decision to donate jailhouse basketball equipment to eight churches. Atheists of Florida on Tues..
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Cold December adds to 2010 manatee death toll

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

Two periods of unusually cold weather in 2010 contributed to the number of manatee deaths for the year being more than double the yearly average of the past five years. Biologists ..
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Highway interdiction unit arrests identity thieves, seizes counterfeit credit cards

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS-- On January 4, 2011, at approximately 11:30 am, a detective assigned to the Lee County Sheriff's Office Highway Interdiction Unit was patrolling I-75 in Fort Myers near..
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Researchers to study cold weather and citrus

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Federal officials will conduct a special survey to determine how this season's cold weather has affected Florida's citrus crop.  According to a new..
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Mom gets probation for death of child left in car

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

MIAMI (AP) - A woman will serve five years of probation for the death of her 18-month-old son, who was left unattended in a truck while she worked at a pet store. Elizabeth Cuesta ..
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Florida Parole Commission releases dying inmate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Parole Commission has ordered the release from custody of a 27-year-old woman who was born with AIDS and now is dying of cancer.  The pane..
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Heavy smoke from mulch fire could continue into Wednesday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Firefighters from several agencies were expected to remain on the scene of a smoldering mulch fire overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday. The fire was first..
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Rick Scott's Inaugural Ball

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Tuesday night Governor Rick Scott partied at the first Inaugural Ball in years.  He took to the dance floor with his wife during the lavish celebratio..
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Tax day delayed 3 days

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

FORT MYERS, Fla. - If you itemize your taxes, and are itching to get a quick return this year from Uncle Sam... you may have to wait longer than you'd like. The IRS is extending th..
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