Man charged with setting fire at post office

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - A Bradenton man has been charged with trying to set mail on fire at his local post office. The Manatee County Sheriff's Office reports that witnesses saw a m..
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Comedian Chris Franjola stops by the studio

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Comedian Chris Franjola will be at the Off The Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island this NYE with Heather McDonald.  Both are writers and comedians on the Chelsea..
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Keeping your resolution

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Life coach Stephanie Mansour has some tips to make a resolution this year and keep it. 
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Fitness Friday: 7 ways to boost your metabolism

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-You don't need a magic pill to boost your metabolic rate. It takes just seven minor adjustments to turn your body into a calorie-burning machine. 1. Graze Like a S..
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Basics of bubbly

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Do you know the difference between brut or extra dry? And what about popping that cork? Tim Klein from Total Wine in Fort Myers stops by to share the best of the b..
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Celebrate safely this New Year's Eve

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Preparations are underway in downtown Fort Myers for a big New Year's Eve bash. If you're planning on celebrating with alcohol, make sure you have a plan in..
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Local businesses that flourished in 2010

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - As 2010 closes out, many businesses found themselves closing their doors. But, some flourished this year despite the economic downturn. However, it wasn't al..
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Day of holiday homecomings at Southwest Florida International Airport

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Tonight marks the first time in two years Airman First Class Eric Mascari's spent any portion of the holidays at home with family. But today, he was welcomed back..
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Babcock Ranch community poised for progress in 2011

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The "city of tomorrow" could get a few steps closer to reality in the new year.  Babcock Ranch promises innovation and jobs in a solar-powered community on ..
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Apple cider advisory

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is advising consumers to avoid drinking Pepin Heights Orchard brand apple cider with certain code dates. Laboratory t..
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Jacksonville officer injured in crash

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Jacksonville police officer was hospitalized following a crash that flipped his patrol car. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that the officer was driv..
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Authorities Caution People to be Extra Careful with Fireworks

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

Officials are cautioning Southwest Floridians to be careful with fireworks, because of extra dry conditions around the region. "We have had some hard freezes and a lack of rain.&nb..
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Donations increase as tax deduction deadline looms

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

The clock is ticking. The deadline for tax deductions on donations is Friday, December 31. People all over Southwest Florida have been donating what they can, hoping to get a bigge..
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Suspect Sought In Department Store Burglaries

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LEE COUNTY-- Zachary Mendez Babbitt has been arrested and charged for burglaries committed at the Gulf Coast Town Center Best Buy and Target stores.  Deputies located and arre..
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Judge rules against Graham suit in tuition case

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A circuit court judge has ruled in favor of the Florida Legislature in a lawsuit over who has the authority to set tuition for Florida's 11 public universi..
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Home for the holidays thanks to CALL FOR ACTION

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

CAPE CORAL, FLA-- A Cape Coral woman says she's thankful to have her son home from Afghanistan. But she's also thankful to spend Christmas in her own home thanks to CALL FOR ACTION..
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Englewood East businesses worried after store owner severely hurt by intruder

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

ENGLEWOOD EAST, Fla. - Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit continues to investigate a violent crime at an Englewood East shopping plaza. An antique shop owner was left unc..
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New technology allows rapid license plate checks

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa Bay-area police department is the latest to buy into new technology that uses cameras to scan license plates and checks the numbers against a databa..
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FBI ends investigation in cruise ship death

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

MIAMI (AP) - The FBI has ended its investigation into the disappearance of a woman who fell from a cruise ship two years ago, citing insufficient evidence to prove a crime was comm..
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Coast Guard seizes $48M in cocaine on speedboat

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Key West-based Coast Guard cutter has seized an estimated $48 million in cocaine after stopping a speedboat off the coast of Panama. The 62 bales of coca..
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