Local man is a finalist in Foldgers Coffee jingle contest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

A musician from North Port and his friend may just be selling you your next cup of coffee. Steel Drum player John Patti from North Port and his guitar playing friend John Reno went..
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Fla. House passes courts overhaul legislation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- In a far-reaching exercise of power by one branch of government over another, the Republican-controlled Florida House of Representatives passed a sweeping overha..
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Senate committee OKs elections overhaul bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- A Senate committee has approved an elections law overhaul opposed by county elections supervisors and public-interest groups. The Senate Rules Committee voted up..
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Man arrested in connection with attempted murder shooting incident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Kenel Barthelus, 22, of Port Charlotte, in connection with the Monday attempted murder shooting incident at ..
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Fort Myers man arrested for drug trafficking

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Fort Myers Police Department’s Special Investigations Group with the assistance of SWAT and uniformed officers conducted a search warrant at 3524 South ..
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Detectives arrest eight boys ages 11 to 15 in Port Charlotte

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives arrested eight boys ages 11 to 15 in connection with the March 26 burglary of the Harold Avenue Park baseball fiel..
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Police seize drugs and money from Fort Myers home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Fort Myers Police Department’s Special Investigations Group with the assistance of SWAT and uniformed officers conducted a search warrant at 3109 Edison..
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Collier School Board terminates Dennis Thompson's contract

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The Collier County School Board voted unanimously to terminate Superintendent Dennis Thompson's contract without cause. This comes after Thompson filed a laws..
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Band director found GUILTY of sexual relationship with 15-year-old student

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The verdict is in on the Robert Hamberg case. Guilty on all 8 counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a child. Hamberg is facing up to 15 years in prison fo..
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Music Walk: Screamin and Cryin

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-The monthly Music Walk happens Saturday, April 16th at 7 pm in downtown Ft. Myers.  Musical performers Screamin and Cryin come on the show to give us a previe..
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Florida colleges hire politicians to get influence

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -Former House Speaker Ray Sansom avoided a corruption conviction, but the short-lived job with a state college that forced him out of the Legislature put a sharpe..
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Lee County Law Enforcement Dealing With High Gas Prices

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- With high prices at the pump, local law enforcement is fighting a new fight. Changes were put in place several years ago to help police departments pinch pennie..
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Cape husband defends wife, charged in sister's death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral woman is out of jail after being arrested for killing her sister. Ruth Newman faces Manslaughter charges in a crash that pinned her sister between a..
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Governor suspends city commissioner facing charges

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Deerfield Beach City Commissioner Sylvia Poitier has been removed from office, a day after being charged with misconduct. Gov. Rick Scott issued a..
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House debate begins on Fla. courts overhaul plan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Democratic members of the Florida House branded Speaker Dean Cannon's proposed overhaul of the court system as a politically motivated court-packing scheme..
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Fla. Chamber Radio Ad Sparks Controversy over Public Pensions

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

A radio ad sponsored by the Florida Chamber of Commerce is causing a lot of talk and disagreement about public employee pensions.   The ad is running on stations around t..
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Local agencies practice communication during terror drill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- Members from 25 state and local law enforcement agencies spanning 10 counties in Florida worked on their communication skills during a mock terror drill at the L..
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Budget cuts could leave SWFL families hungry

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Budget cuts in Washington, DC could result in millions being sliced from public assistance programs like WIC and food stamps. Among the cuts are a $500 million r..
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Keeping students in school may boost SWFL's economy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The Lee County School District's efforts to keep students in school could have an even greater economic impact for Southwest Florida, at least according to a new..
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Investigators: Brush fire started at homeless camp

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla -  New details are emerging about a brush fire that sent flames shooting into the sky in South Fort Myers Wednesday night. Investigators say fire started at a ..
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