Lee County Sheriff proposes $6 million decrease in upcoming budget

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Sheriff Mike Scott and his team announced the budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year on Tuesday. The budget has been cut by a little more than $6 million for the up..
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Cape woman collects donations for deployed Marines

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-As the country takes Memorial Day to reflect on the men and women in uniform, one Cape Coral woman hopes people will take the time and reach out to troops overseas..
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Fla. Gov. Scott signs welfare drug testing bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Welfare applicants will have to undergo drug testing under a bill Gov. Rick Scott signed. Scott signed the bill Tuesday in Panama City along with another m..
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LCSO seeking woman involved in carjacking, armed robbery and kidnapping

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County sheriff's detectives are searching for a woman involved in a carjacking, armed robbery and kidnapping in the Pine Manor area on May 28. Detectives want..
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Fish jumps in boat, breaks woman's leg

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FANNING SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - Wildlife officials say a sturgeon fish jumped into a boat and seriously injured a 25-year-old woman. The incident happened Sunday on the Suwannee River..
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Astronauts get set to land Endeavour one last time

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Their work in orbit complete, Endeavour's six astronauts on Tuesday checked the systems they need to bring NASA's second-to-last space shuttle flight to..
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Firefighters battle wildfires around the state

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Fire officials are fighting more than 250 active wildfires around Florida and smoke from the fires is drifting throughout the state. Kristin Bennett of the Flori..
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Crews continue to fight Little West fire in N. Cape Coral

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

NORTH CAPE CORAL, Fla.-- More than three dozen fire personnel are fighting the Little West fire just east of Burnt Store Road in North Cape Coral. By midday Tuesday, the fire had b..
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Attempted murder arrest leads to arrest of 3 others on drug charges

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.-  Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives arrested a Punta Gorda man for attempted murder. A search of the Englewood home where he was located ..
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Sean Kingston critical after watercraft crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

MIAMI (AP) - A publicist for Sean Kingston says the hip-hop singer is in critical but stable condition after crashing his watercraft into a Miami Beach bridge. Joseph Carozza provi..
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ONLY ON WINK: Pfc. Corey Kent opens up on the meaning behind Memorial Day

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A hometown hero reflects on the meaning behind Memorial Day. Private First Class Corey Kent was severely wounded while serving in Afghanistan last year. Almost a ..
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Two Immokalee teens killed in early morning car accident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

IMMOKALEE, Fla. -- A car crash that killed two Immokalee teenagers has authorities trying to figure out what went wrong as families and friends continue to grieve. The crash happe..
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Ft. Myers Cemetery witness to more than 120 years of local history

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

 FT. MYERS, Fla. - Records before 1926 are incomplete at best.  There are bodies in graves unmarked, if not entirely forgotten by the slow passage of time.   Such i..
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Connie Mack observes Memorial Day in Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Congressman Connie Mack visited Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Monday to honor those who have lost their lives serving their country. Hundreds of people gathered fo..
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Local Woman Compiles Poems by Marines in Combat

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Nancie Saxton of Port Charlotte has compiled a book that may be fitting for Memorial Day.   It's called:   "Poems by Marines in Combat."  ..
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Port Charlotte man dies after being swept into the Gulf

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A man swimming in the area of Boca Grande Pass died after he was swept into the Gulf by strong currents shortly after 10:00 a.m. on Monday. Yuri Fedarkov, 65, of..
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Police searched for missing 3-year-old at local Wal-Mart

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A call came in Monday afternoon to the Wal-Mart on Del Prado Boulevard in Cape Coral reporting a missing 3-year-old child. Police and firefighters searched for a ..
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Young local photographer defies the odds

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A 15-year-old Southwest Florida teenager is defying the odds. Matt Milligan, who has cerebral palsy, has not let his disability stand in his way. Despite being bo..
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Governor joins hundreds in Naples to pay tribute to fallen soldiers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - On Memorial Day we remember the men and women who lost their lives fighting for our country. That includes the more than 1,600 fallen heroes who are buried a..
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OSU football coach Tressel resigns

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

FORT MYERS, Fl. - Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel has resigned, confirmed by university sources.President E. Gordon Gee sent a memo to OSU trustees Monday morning:"I write to..
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