Big Brothers Big Sisters making comeback

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Some good news for local kids and their mentors.  Big Brothers Big Sisters is returning to Lee and Collier counties.  The organization cut back severa..
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Deile crafting budget plan for no layoffs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral council member Bill Deile says he's working on a plan with City Manager Gary King to solve the $2 million shortfall in the police and fire departments..
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'Green' Broadway apartments under construction

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

FT. MYERS, Fla.- A Ft. Myers housing development is going green. Apartments on Broadway are receiving new solar water heaters and other energy efficient upgrades. The apartmen..
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Daniel Proctor booked into Alabama jail

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Daniel Proctor was booked into the Madison County jail in Alabama on Thursday, September 15th. Proctor is the primary suspect in the investigation of the missing ..
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CCMI takes new approach at feeding the hungry

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Community Cooperative Ministries Incorporated is unveiling a complete transformation in the way it delivers food to the needy.  From waiter service to a choi..
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Smallwood rally a small success

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Protestors supporting the historic Smallwood store and museum in Chokoloskee have won a small victory. A judge just decided the fate of Mamie street, the road..
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Chancellor presents ideas for higher ed reform

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The chancellor of Florida's state university system wants education leaders to consider reforms aimed at increasing the number of students who finish their degree and ..
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CCSO investigates death of man found Sept. 14th

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives continued their investigation Thursday into the death of a man whose badly decomposed body was found Wedn..
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Panther found dead in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida panther has been found dead on private land in southwest Florida.    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports t..
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Teen accused of killing parents indicted

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida teenager accused of killing his parents with a hammer has been formally charged with two counts of first-degree murder.    ..
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Fla. has worst invasive reptile, amphibian problem

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A new report says Florida has the worst invasive reptile and amphibian problem in the world.    It was released Thursday, when state officia..
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'Clean Your Own Canal' comes to SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The state and federal governments are bowing out of enforcing any water quality standards for man-made canals, and will no longer order clean-ups of dirty canals...
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Fla. forgave $109 million in taxes and fines

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is forgiving tens of millions in taxes and fines and other money owed to the state from businesses, polluters and even retailers selling Lottery ti..
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Judge: Anthony must pay almost $100,000

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Florida judge says that Casey Anthony must pay almost $100,000 in law enforcement costs for investigating the death of her 2-year-old daughter.   &..
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Edison & Ford Estates creates young scientists

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- The next generation of scientists is getting a head-start in Southwest Florida. The Edison & Ford Winter Estates newest education series is aimed at toddlers..
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Marine receives Medal of Honor

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Ignoring direct orders would normally get a soldier or a Marine in big trouble, but for Sergeant Dakota Meyer, following his gut instinct has earned him the Medal of Honor. &n..
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Crystal Meth seized in traffic stop

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- On Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at approximately 5:20 p.m., a detective with the Lee County Sheriff's Office Highway Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic s..
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Fla. woman charged with spiking husband's coffee

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DELAND, Fla. (AP) - A Florida woman is charged with spiking her husband's coffee with the anti-anxiety drug, Xanax (zan-aks).    Melissa Goetz was charged Wednesday ..
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Jealous homeless man burns pregnant woman's face

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Orlando police say a homeless man burned the face of his pregnant girlfriend with a cigarette because she spoke to another man.    Authorities s..
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At least 1 injured after rollover Thursday AM

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- There was a two-vehicle collision, resulting in a rollover, on U.S. 41 at Hanson Street, Thursday morning. The driver of the vehicle that rolled over was trapped ..
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