State buget cuts could leave hundreds in DeSoto without jobs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

DESOTO COUNTY Fla.- By two o'clock Thursday, the word had already spread to most of the employees at the Department of Juvenile Justice in DeSoto County that they could lose their ..
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Scott signs new Florida budget but vetoes millions

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott signed a new Florida budget but vetoed a record $615 million after lawmakers previously chopped nearly $4 billion. The Republican governor ..
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LCEC giving refunds and helps customers save money on bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla. Fritz Andress knows a thing or two about keeping costs down. Andresss owns several Little Caesars in Fort Myers and for the last several months he's been taking pa..
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A/C theft statistics show increase this year

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, FL- Business owners desperate and ready to take action.That's after one shopping center is hit by burglars for the 4th time in 1 month!Thieves keep taking the a/c units..
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Southwest Florida donation drives under way to aid tornado relief efforts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Southwest Florida is coming together to help those devastated by this week's tornadoes, leveling communities in Missouri and Oklahoma. A donation drive is underwa..
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Terrorism expert shares experiences with future officers and investigators

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A former FBI agent, who worked on several terrorism cases, spoke to criminal justice students at Rasmussen College today in Fort Myers. "On February 26, 1993, the..
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Cape man thinks he's meeting teen girl in Naples, instead gets cuffed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Cape Man Charged With Traveling To Meet Undercover CCSO Deputy For Sex Collier County Sheriff's Office: A Cape Coral man faces felony charges after he tried ..
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Department of Defense talks military paycuts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers city councilman Tom Leonardo is the proud father of 24 year-old Marine. But like any parent, he's worried for his son Tim as he starts his tour of..
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Local nonprofit provides local Afghanistan war veteran with addition on family's home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla -  Hometown hero Pfc. Corey Kent is expected to return to Southwest Florida before the end of the year. The Southwest Florida-based nonprofit organization, US ..
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Cookie Coleman Leaves Post as Director of Local DCF Office

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Cookie Coleman is leaving her job as director of the local office of the department of Children and Families.   She is losing her post because of budget..
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Four arrested and one hospitalized following Fort Myers middle school fight

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Students were involved in an altercation yesterday at ALC Central that resulted in one student being injured, said Joe Donzelli, a spokesman with the Lee County P..
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Name released of victim in North Myers homicide

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- UPDATE: Judy Dawson Kibblin, 60, of North Fort Myers was killed following a shooting on Thursday.  The Lee County Sheriff's Office received a call from ..
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New poll shows Obama with big bump in Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A new poll gives President Barack Obama a big bump in Florida after the killing of al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden. The Quinnipiac University poll released ..
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Average 3rd grade FCAT scores unchanged from 2010

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Statewide third-grade reading and math results on Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test this year are unchanged from 2010. The statewide figures show 72 pe..
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Fire breaks out near SR 82 and Forum Blvd

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-The Fort Myers Fire Department is responding to a fire at SR 82 and Forum Boulevard. The fire department is trying to access the fire at this time, which has prove..
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Homeowners celebrate at mortgage burning ceremony

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - It was a dream come true for 13 Habitat for Humanity homeowners. In a special ceremony, they celebrated paying off their mortgages in full. "I was excited ..
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Bright idea could save Punta Gorda thousands of dollars

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PUNTA GORDA Fla.-Most drivers probably don't even notice them, they are the little white lights that hang under stop lights. They are called confirmation lights. They are used by ..
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Collecting Bottled Water for Missouri/Oklahoma Tornado Victims

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-  The "Friends of the Cape" organization are accepting donations of bottled water  Thursday  to aid the victims of the devastating tornadoes in Miss..
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Thalheimer's armed robbery suspects could be part of South American Theft Group

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NAPLES, Fla. -- An armed robbery at a Naples jeweler in February is making international headlines. Naples Police believe at least two people connected to the armed robbery at Tha..
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Preparing your trees for hurricane season

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Hurricane season is now seven days away. The Division of Forestry showed us how a quick survey of your yard could save your home from costly damage should a stor..
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