CCSO needs public's help to ID hotel burglar from surveillance video

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives are asking the public for help in identifying a burglar caught on surveillance video June 13 at the Microtel Inn &..
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Significant weather advisory for Charlotte and Desoto

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A significant weather advisory has been issued for central Charlotte and Desoto counties for strong thunderstorms with strong wind gusts valid until 4:30 pm. At 3..
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US 41 reopens after accident at Corkscrew Road

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

UPDATE:  All lanes of U.S. 41 are now open. ESTERO, Fla.- All southbound lanes of US 41 are closed at Corkscrew Road due to an accident. FHP is responding. Traffic is being r..
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CCSO 'Operation Medicine Cabinet' collects 133 pounds of unused meds since June 15

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's “Operation Medicine Cabinet” has been a huge success. Since June 15, 133 pounds of expired or unused medications ha..
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Missing 4-year-old boy found in Orlando drugstore

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - A 4-year-old central Florida boy missing since mid-July has been found.    Kissimmee police say Tatum Contosta was found Friday morning in a W..
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CCSO arrests business burglar thanks to three witnesses in Punta Gorda

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man thanks to two witnesses who saw him flee from a business broken into east of Punta Gorda. Deputies responde..
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Deputies locate missing North Naples girls

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

UPDATE:  The two North Naples girls have been found safe.  Authorities located the girls shortly after asking the public for help in finding them.  The girls are in ..
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CCSO arrests man for possessing alligator in his Port Charlotte home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy arrested a Port Charlotte man Thursday evening for possessing an alligator found in the man’s living room. The dep..
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Florida's June unemployment figures released

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE- Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in June 2011 is 10.6 percent. This represents 982,000 jobless out of a labor force of 9,234,000. The state&rsq..
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DNC launches Spanish language advertisement

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The Democratic National Committee is launching a Spanish language ad which will run in several markets across the country, including Florida. DNC officials say the ad ..
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Christmas in July in Cape Coral will help SWFL children

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-  Celebrate Christmas in July and get a kick start on helping children in need in Southwest Florida. Anthony's on the Boulevard in Cape Coral is encourag..
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Fla. man shot by cops after friend found dead

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two men are dead following a disturbance at a South Florida home. Police say they were asked Thursday night to check on homeowner Jon..
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Mom arrested after leaving baby in hot vehicle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 20-year-old woman left her infant inside a car while she had blood drawn at a Pensacola laboratory. The 5-month-old was treated at a hospit..
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Passenger traffic increased by 72% at Punta Gorda Airport

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Airline ticket sales are taking off at Punta Gorda Airport. A growing number of destinations and discount tickets are drawing more passengers to Charlotte Count..
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Protecting pills and pharmacies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A man is in custody after Lee County deputies said he walked into a CVS in North Fort Myers and demanded medications Thursday afternoon. The man walked into th..
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ONLY ON WINK: Stolen Bentley returned to dealership, expected to be sold soon

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

NAPLES, Fla. - The Bentley stolen by a 22 year old in June was returned to the dealer after a four-state illegal joy ride. The luxury vehicle suffered just minor scratches to the w..
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Shooting in Fort Myers sends one to hospital, suspect in custody

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A shooting occured near Veronica Shoemaker and Palm Beach Boulevard Thursday evening, leaving one man injured.  The Fort Myers Police Department says it appe..
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All lanes of I-75 open following accident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Update - All lanes are now open. CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- The north bound right lane is blocked of SR 93 at MM 172 in Port Charlotte because of a vehicle accident.  A box ..
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Man caught hiding behind bulldozer carrying tools for siphoning gas

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

LEHIGH ACRES, FL- Caught in the act.A Lee County deputy spots a man soaked in diesel fuel, carrying a hose and a gas can, hiding behind a bulldozer at a construction site. A Lee Co..
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Mullet Fritters Make the Menu in Matlacha; Couple opens Restaurant

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

If you have a desire to eat some fresh seafood, Matlacha  might  be your destination.  A couple is opening a restaurant that usually closes in the summer.  Thei..
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