Jailed military photographer says no to deal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A military photographer has rejected a deal that would have averted a federal passport fraud trial. Elisha Leo Dawkins remained in federal custody Tuesday. The governm..
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Fireworks light up Cape Coral sky

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- One of the largest 4th of July celebrations in Southwest Florida went off without a hitch Monday evening. Thousands of people count on Cape Coral's Red White an..
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Casey Anthony jury deliberations resume in Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A jury in central Florida resumed deliberations Tuesday in the murder trial of Casey Anthony, beginning Day 2 deciding the 25-year-old's fate. The jury of seve..
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Space shuttle's legacy: Soaring in orbit and costs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The space shuttle was sold to America as cheap, safe and reliable. It was none of those. It cost $196 billion over 40 years, ended the lives of 14 astro..
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FHP investigating fatal crash in Port Charlotte

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.-- A pedestrian was killed in a crash at Deep Creek Blvd. and Compana Court in Port Charlotte Tuesday morning. Florida Highway Patrol says the crash happened at..
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Naples businesses benefit from Fourth of July crowds

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NAPLES, Fla. -- Several businesses stayed open late in Naples on the Fourth of July, taking advantage of the crowds. Along 5th Avenue in downtown Naples, business owners said they ..
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East Naples Fire District begins mandatory furloughs for all employees

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

EAST NAPLES, Fla. -- The East Naples Fire District is making some changes. Effective as of July 1, mandatory furloughs were put into effect. According to Greg Speers with the East..
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Hundreds celebrate the Fourth of July at Freedom Fest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Many people celebrated the Fourth of July at Freedom Fest in Fort Myers today. For the first time, the event took place on the streets of downtown, instead of Cen..
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Fourth of July festivities in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Wondering what to do this holiday weekend? Here is a list of events taking place throughout Southwest Florida beginning Friday, July 1st, and culminating with the main event on Mon..
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New flights make traveling from Naples to Miami a breeze

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NAPLES, Fla. - Starting today, new regularly scheduled flights from Naples to Miami are available at the Naples airport. An empty space inside the airport terminal is the new ticke..
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7-year-old boy drowns off South Florida beach

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. (AP) - A 7-year-old boy has drowned while swimming in the Atlantic Ocean off a South Florida beach. Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Dani Moschella ..
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Access to Anthonys' neighborhood will be limited

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Central Florida authorities will restrict access to the Orlando neighborhood where Casey Anthony lived with her parents and daughter Caylee once the jury reach..
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State Fire Marshal offers tips for firework safety

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The State Fire Marshal urges Floridians to celebrate the Fourth of July safely. Last year alone, there were more than 350 firework-related fires, resulting in $1...
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Charlotte County mosquito control having a busy year

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- When darkness falls the men with Charlotte County Mosquito Control get to work. Carl Smith has been battling mosquitoes from the air for almost thirty year..
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Casey Anthony's fate in the hands of jury

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Jurors began deliberating Monday in the Casey Anthony murder trial after hearing prosecutors argue the woman killed her 2-year-old daughter Caylee because the ..
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One dead, another injured following shooting at Sunterra Apartments in Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Police have identified the victims of an early Morning shooting as Prentis Boston, 22,  and Dejarvis Harris, 19. Harris died from his injuries. The moti..
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Fla. girl injured in backyard fireworks mishap

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say an 8-year-old girl was injured during a backyard fireworks display when she was hit in the head with a piece of concrete. According to the Br..
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Ft. Myers Fourth Organizers Plan a Family-oriented Event

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

The fourth of July in Ft. Myers will feature family-oriented amusements and attractions, plus fireworks that were missing from the celebration a year ago. "I am really excited, we ..
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Worker dies after fall from thrill ride in Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An amusement park worker has died after falling from a thrill ride at a small central Florida amusement park. Orange County Fire Rescue says 30-year-old Justin..
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Police, prosecutor investigate officer's ATV crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Miami Beach police and the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office are investigating what led to an officer crashing his all-terrain vehicle into three people o..
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