Local families feel the spirit of Christmas

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Kyla Filkowski

FORT MYERS, Fla- For the Gilland family going Christmas shopping is a special treat. "Recently, we were homeless for a brief period, and I've really been struggling because I've be..
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Senate votes to overturn military gay ban

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has voted to overturn the military's ban on openly gay troops and sent the bill to President Barack Obama. He's expected to sign it into law next week,..
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Obama: DREAM act vote 'incredibly disappointing'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says it is "incredibly disappointing" that Senate Republicans blocked a bill to grant some illegal immigrants a chance to gain legal status..
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Down powerline repaired; Sanibel street re-opened

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

SANIBEL, Fla. -  Traffic southbound on Lindgren Blvd. has been restored and the down power line has been repaired by Lee County Co-Op.
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Republicans block youth immigration bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans have blocked a bill to grant hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children a chance to gain legal status..
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Fla. employee pension investments create 176 jobs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A legislative report says it's too early to tell if investing state pension funds in Florida-based technology companies will create many news jobs in the s..
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Naples woman fights for BP Oil claim to be paid out and wins

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

NAPLES, Fla. - An update to a story we told you about earlier this week. A Naples woman is selling all her possessions in order to save her business after her BP Oil claim was deni..
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How the new tax law will benefit you

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Big tax cuts are headed your way. Friday, President Obama signed an $858 billion tax bill to revive the economy, and everyone will feel the benefits. The most si..
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Lee County Deputies search for shoplifting suspect

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

ESTERO, Fla. - Lee County Deputies are using helicopters and K-9 units to search for a shoplifting suspect in Estero. Deputies started chasing someone possibly connected with a sho..
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Florida Blood Centers Put out Urgent call to solve Critical Blood shortage

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

The Florida Blood Centers are putting out an urgent call for type O-negative blood.  The centers say they are critically short of that type, the universal type that can be inf..
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How will this tax deal help you?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

  It will decrease Social Security payroll taxes from 6.2% to 4.%. This will reduce taxes for 155 million workers. Educators will be able to receive up to a $250 deduc..
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Florida seeing slow job growth

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - Florida has seen five straight months of job growth, albeit the growth is slow. Only 300 jobs were added in November, but it’s better than the alternative...
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Obama signs massive tax bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed an $858 billion tax bill he negotiated with Republicans. He praised the new law as a boost for the middle class.The package exte..
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Space station has 3 new residents

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The International Space Station has three new tenants.A Russian Soyuz capsule docked with the orbiting lab Friday, two days after blasting off from Kaza..
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U.S. Sugar says hard freeze has severely damaged crop

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CLEWISTON, Fla - U.S. Sugar Corporation said Friday that five nights of below freezing temperatures over the last ten days had severely damaged its 2010 sugarcane crop; a crop that..
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CCSO investigates four englewood beauty salon burglaries

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is investigating burglaries to four beauty salon businesses in the Englewood area. Detectives said the break-ins were reported Thursday mornin..
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Judge backs EPA on latest Everglades fix proposal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

MIAMI (AP) - A federal judge expressed support Friday for a new $1.5 billion Environmental Protection Agency plan to reduce pollution-laden farm runoff that is choking the fragile ..
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Sinkhole swallows Lee Co. school bus

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- A water main break at the intersection of Dunbar St. and Pauldo St. in Fort Myers forced a school bus into a sink hole Friday morning. Two Lee County students an..
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Transocean ordered to turn over safety records

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has ordered Transocean Ltd. to turn over a batch of safety records to a government panel probing the deadly rig explosion that spawned the massiv..
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CCSO arrests woman in jail parking lot

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CHARLOTTE COUNTY-- A Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputy observed a 2002 white Chevrolet SUV going on and off the pavement on Airport Road around 10 a.m. Thursday morning. The ..
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