Man arrested for shooting laser pointer at LCSO helicopter

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

BUCKINGHAM, FL-Two Lee County sheriff's office pilots, temporarily blinded!Just minutes later, deputies arrest a man for pointing a laser, at a helicopter circling a Lee County nei..
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Naples woman fights to stop distracted driving

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ORLANDO, Fla. - You've heard it before: Texting while driving is worse than driving drunk! A Naples woman who lost her pregnant daughter to a distracted driver wants you to see som..
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Copper thieves target Cape businesses

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

CAPE CORAL, Fla -  Cape police are launching directed patrols along the Pine Island Corridor and other northern parts of the city. Patrol officers are targeting theses specifi..
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Local facility trains the dog breed that may have taken down Bin Laden

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

MYAKKA CITY, Fla.-  Thousands of miles from where a team of 80 Navy SEALS captured and killed Osama Bin Laden, another team is training Belgian Malinois' how to fight in the t..
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Should deputies be allowed to smoke while on the clock?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Employees at the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office may soon have to wait to go home before they light up a cigarette. Sheriff Bill Cameron wants to forbid a..
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Man accused of shooting Cape Coral police officer has been officially charged

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - UPDATE: Yousel Lopez Rivera has been officially charged with shooting Cape Coral police officer, David Wagoner. Rivera is now charged with attempted first degree..
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Cape Coral Police release findings from use of force incident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The Cape Coral Police Department is releasing the findings from a standard administrative review of a use of force by their officers along with dashboard-camera f..
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Love bugs a sticky problem for bikers, drivers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Love bug season in Southwest Florida is a stubborn, sticky time for drivers who have to scrape insect debris off the front of the car to avoid paint damage. But..
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Deputies use Taser 4 times to subdue suspect

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - Lee County Sheriff's deputies used their Tasers four times on a boxer-clad man who they say broke into a woman's house and assaulted her. Deputies respo..
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Florida. attorney journal sues JLF University

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Attorney General Pam Bondi has accused JLF University of defrauding nursing and medical students. Bondi made the allegations in a lawsuit Tuesday against t..
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Judge orders action on 6 deepwater permits

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has given the Obama administration 30 days to act on six permits for deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman..
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9,000 Fla. foster children reunited with parents

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSE, Fla. (AP) - More than 9,000 Florida children in foster care were reunited with their parents in 2010 after state child welfare officials worked with their parents to ma..
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Lehigh Elementary volunteers pack backpacks full of food for needy students

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lehigh Elementary School volunteers pack up hundreds of backpacks filled with food to make sure kids don't go hungry on the weekends. The Food for Thought program..
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Big Cypress fire causes smoke and haze in Collier and Lee counties

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

UPDATE(10 p.m.) -  The Jarhead fire is 85% contained with 38,130 acres burned.   Smoke will be in the area of Everglades City during the morning hours, shifting towa..
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Publix tweaks coupon policy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

Grocery giant, Publix, has released it's new coupon policy. It's set to go into effect across all stores May 23rd. Publix cashiers are in the process of being trained on the policy..
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Stamp out Hunger Saturday May 14th

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

Cape Coral, Fla.--     Do you have your nonperishable food set aside for this Saturday’s “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive?  The 19th annual ..
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Salvation Army volunteers and staff headed to tornado disaster areas

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A group of local volunteers are headed to Alabama and Mississippi to continue with the storm cleanup efforts and also to help prepare for potential flooding. Wit..
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Hazmat scene cleared in Estero

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

ESTERO, Fla. A Hazmat situation in Estero wrapped up late Tuesday night after authorities determined the chemicals found inside a storage container pose no threat. They've bee..
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Bicyclists raise safety concerns after two bikers are killed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Some bicyclists in Southwest Florida are concerned about their safety after two bikers were killed over the weekend. Milton Stringer, an avid bike rider, told WINK..
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Tax cuts to offer slight relief to Florida businesses

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Florida lawmakers approved cuts in the corporate income tax in the recently-completed legislative session, amounting to about $1,110 a year.  It wasn't the ..
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