Mandatory Water Restrictions Come to SW Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

The south Florida water management district is imposing mandatory restrictions on the use of water throughout the region.    It means:  Homeowners can water the..
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Fort Myers girl, 12, accused of choking mom with belt

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Authorities say a 12-year-old girl was arrested for choking her mother with a belt at their Gulf coast area home. Authorities say the mother had bruises around h..
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Drug House Odyssey hopes to teach kids good decision making

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-- Local children are getting a realistic look at the consequences of drug use and drinking and driving. Cape Christian Fellowship at 2110 Chiquita Blvd. South in C..
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Human remains found in North Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Details about a disturbing discovering in North Fort Myers.  Deputies from the Lee County Sheriff's Office confirm it was human remains, discovered by ..
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Probe: Pipe piece caused blowout preventer failure

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal probe has found that a trapped piece of drill pipe prevented a blowout preventer from properly sealing to stop last year's massive Gulf oil spill..
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Gov. Scott orders drug testing for new state employees

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered drug testing Tuesday of new hires and spot checks of existing state employees under him, but civil rights and labor l..
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Fort Myers Police Officer arrested for battery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Fort Myers Police Officer Oneil Kerr was arrested Tuesday at about 7:05 p.m. by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for a misdemeanor battery. Kerr has been emp..
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Cape Coral man who caused a 5-hour standoff has been arrested

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral Police Officers responded to a report of a disturbance at 422 Coral Drive on Wednesday at approximately 10:36 a.m. Chad Struble called 911 and advised ..
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Drug testing for state employees and those receiving welfare

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Governor Rick Scott's order to drug test new hires and randomly test existing state employees ignited debate on the streets of Fort Myers. Raoul Firestone disagr..
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Little boy fights for his life after being hit from behind by ATV

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A little boy is in critical condition on Tuesday, after being struck from behind by an ATV operated by two other children in his neighborhood. A family friend..
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ONLY ON WINK: 'Busch Light' burglar caught on camera

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Surveillance cameras catch a man breaking into a closed convenience store, and walking out with only an 18-pack of beer. The burglar used a rock to break t..
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SWFL housing market on the upswing?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- New numbers from the U.S. Census show that Florida has the highest number of vacant homes in the nation. According to the U.S. Census, 32 percent of homes in Coll..
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Road repaving project is underway in NW Cape Coral

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- On Tuesday, the road repaving project in northwest Cape Coral got underway. Many roads north of Kismet Parkway are filled with potholes or are dirt roads. This pr..
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3 thousand pound propeller stolen from Bokeelia neighborhood

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

BOKEELIA, FL- A Bokeelia community is baffled after a lawn decoration weighing more than a ton vanishes in the night. Neighbor Reed Hieatzman says, "I don't know how anybody could ..
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Brushfire sends horses running in the Estates

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. - An illegal burn may be the cause of a nearly 10 acre fire that burned one building and sent animals running in the Golden Gate Estates Tuesday. It is cu..
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Israeli firefighters team up with local firefighters to share techniques

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - Firefighters from Israel are training with their American counterparts in an exchange of culture and technique. The three men and one woman delegation are he..
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Edison Faculty Members Voice Concern over President's Pay Package

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Faculty members at Edison State College are voicing concerns about what some call the exorbitant pay and benefits for Pres. Kenneth Walker.   They say it's disconcerting ..
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Lee county libraries offering free music downloads

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. -- They say the best things in life aren't free. The Lee County Public Library System is changing that for music lovers. Now you can boost your iPod playlist f..
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Fla. Gov. Scott to hold Facebook "town hall"

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Republican Gov. Rick Scott will host his first Facebook "town hall" meeting. Scott, who took office in January, will answer questions on the social media website..
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Posen letter defends progress at Metro construction site

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- Posen Construction is at risk of being removed as the contractor for the Metro Parkway extension project. At a recent Metropolitan Planning Organization meeting,..
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