Local man copes with loss of his family

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY- Jean Thomas is trying to cope with the loss of his family in a tragic accident on Alligator Alley nearly two weeks ago. Florida Highway Patrol reports have yet to concl..
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Burglar "drops" into store for quick crime

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

NORTH FORT MYERS, FL- A burglar breaks into a Lee County store, feet first, through a roof! What's worse, it's not the first time it's happened this way. "Hold it right there!" Whe..
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Oakland Raiders player arrested in Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS- Oakland Raiders player, Mario Henderson, of Lehigh Acres was arrested early Thursday morning for carrying a concealed weapon.  Henderson was originally pulled..
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Punta Gorda Police investigating bank robbery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PUNTA GORDA- Punta Gorda Police Detectives and Officers are on the scene of a bank robbery that took place around 3:50 p.m. Thursday at the Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, 2..
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Lee County Sheriffs nab six women in prostitution sting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY- The Lee County Sheriff's Office conducted an operation to target females working as call service escort girls soliciting sex for money on Wednesday. The six women below..
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Gov. Rick Scott to put state salaries on website

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Gov. Rick Scott wants taxpayers to know how much state employees are being paid and the amount of retirement benefits when they exceed $100,000 a year. The new R..
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CCSO arrests Oxycodone drug dealer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PUNTA GORDA- Charlotte County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit detectives arrested Melisa J. Jaynes, 43, of Punta Gorda, on four drug charges following an undercover drug purchase We..
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Hefty Pay Leads to Big Questions at Edison State College

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Hefty pay, big questions.  That's the reality these days at Edison State College, which has 4 campuses and about 24-thousand students in Southwest Florida.   WINK Ne..
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FMPD investigating a suspicious person in Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS- A 16-year old girl got off a Lee Tran Bus at Ford Street and Winkler Avenue and began walking to the PACE Center for Girls. She reports that an unknown male in a car ca..
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Fla. teacher merit pay, tenure bill goes to Scott

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Florida public school teachers would lose job security but could make more money if their students do well on standardized tests under a trailblazing bill that w..
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Fla. religious leaders rally for immigrants

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida religious leaders are holding a prayer service to denounce bills recently introduced in the Legislature they fear will hurt immigrants, particularly tho..
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Florida grew to 18.8 million residents

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ORLANDO, Fla.- Florida grew to 18.8 million residents in the past decade. Numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Census show that Florida grew by 2.8 million residents from 2000 to ..
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Cape Coral police make arrest in Wednesday shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL- Cape Coral Police responded to 1710 SE 14th Street and 1821 SE 8th Avenue on Wednesday after receiving several calls regarding a disturbance and shooting. Upon arrival ..
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Former astronaut Lisa Nowak wants record sealed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Former astronaut Lisa Nowak, who lost her NASA job over a bizarre airport attack on a romantic rival, is asking a judge to seal her criminal record. Nowak was ..
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Collier Sheriffs test new technologies to keep them safe

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Members of the Collier County Sheriff's Office bomb squad and SWAT teams hit the firing range Wednesday, testing new technologies designed to keep officers sa..
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AAA offers free rides for those drinking too much green beer tonight

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- As you make your St. Patrick's Day plans, don't forget to consider who will be driving you home after a night of drinking green beer. In a recent AAA Consumer Pu..
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Southwest Florida man with roots in Egypt returns from trip to Cairo

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NAPLES, Fla.- A Southwest Florida man returned home this week after visiting family caught in the height of the turmoil in Cairo. Khaleb Mahgoub flew to Egypt just as President Mub..
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Traffic signal coming to intersection neighbors call 'dangerous'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Neighbors living near Veronica S. Shoemaker Blvd say drivers speed and run stop signs where the road intersects with Canal Street and Hanson Street. They say eve..
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Nigerian Money Washing Scam in Southwest Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FT. MYERS, Fla.- It sounds like something no one would fall for. But deputies say surprisingly, there are victims all over the country.  It's called the Nigerian Black Money s..
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Hundreds turn out for Naples Airport extension vote

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NAPLES, Fla. - Nearly 300 people show up for the vote on the Naples Airport runway extension. This has been a very controversial topic with those against saying it will lead to big..
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