Punta Gorda bank wins sign battle with city

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- It all started innocently enough about six weeks ago when Todd Katz, the manager at Calusa National Bank in Punta Gorda decided that he was going to use the..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Did you get what your stimulus money paid for?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Broken tiles, broken air conditioning, leaking pipes and missing fixtures; these are just some of the problems one Lehigh Acres homeowner is dealing with. Federa..
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Smoke concerns linger due to Jarhead fire in Collier County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.--   Smoky conditions from the brush fires have health officials advising caution for people with breathing problems.   The fire in the Big Cypre..
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Fla. House passes Andrew Widman Act

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- A proposed new law in Florida is one signature away from becoming reality. The Andrew Widman Act was overwhelmingly passed by the Florida House Wednesday morning..
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Gas prices up, demand for gas down

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - When gas prices first began to shoot up, local drivers told us they were avoiding long drives and unnecessary trips, some cutting corners and spending less, so t..
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Businesses, tourists not letting Jarhead Fire stop activities

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- Flames have scorched more than 21,000 acres in the Jarhead Fire that is burning in south Collier County. The fire is believed to be caused by lightning.&nb..
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Smoky conditions lead to health concerns

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - It was obvious across Southwest Florida Wednesday: smoke from brush fires settling over the area.Kurt Goerke of the American Lung Association says the danger com..
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Massive wildfire in Big Cypress sends smoke across SWFL

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

OCHOPEE, Fla.- A brush fire that started a week ago continues to burn in Big Cypress National Preserve. As of late Wednesday, the fire grew to nearly 22,000 acres, and&nb..
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Look for Slow Start to Rainy Season and possible Drought into June

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Hot and dry.  That's the prediction for the next few weeks for southwest Florida.   The National Weather Service in Miami is warning:   the rainy season ma..
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Southwest Florida animal shelters busting at the seams, offering big discounts on pets

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NAPLES, Fla.- The Naples Humane Society is used to a crowd, but they've never been this packed full of paws. "We have about 300 or more animals under our care right now. That's the..
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Teen accused of killing father released from jail

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.-  Eighteen year old Brandon Davis by all accounts lead a normal life in a Fort Myers neighborhood with his mother and father. But his lawyer and family friend..
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Bonita Springs YMCA to close its doors

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.-- The soccer field at the Bonita Springs YMCA sat empty Wednesday afternoon. And soon it will be empty for good. "You don't just come to a YMCA to join a fitne..
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High school vandalized second time in a month

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

BUCKINGHAM- Thousands of dollars in damage to Riverdale High School in Lee County.The school has been hit twice in the past month but the crooks didn't take a thing!Sophmore Cody W..
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House puts health care measure on Fla. ballot

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature has put an amendment on next year's ballot aimed at thwarting the federal health care overhaul. Republicans d..
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Fla. House passes fighting dogs protection bill

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A bill designed to make animals trained or used for dog fighting more adoptable is going to Gov. Rick Scott. The House voted 99-17 for the measure (SB 722)..
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NASA: Blown circuit found in shuttle fuse box

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA says a switch box removed from space shuttle Endeavour has a blown circuit. The repair work is taking longer than expected. That means Endeavour's ..
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Senate passes watered-down immigration measure

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A watered-down immigration measure that would require one-stop career work centers to verify the employment eligibility of workers has passed in the Florid..
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5 charged with first-degree murder in teen's death

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Five of the six people accused of participating in the killing of a north Florida teen have been formally charged with first-degree murder. A Marion County grand..
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Two nabbed for illegally possessing Viagra

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Two men are under arrest after their plan to send Viagra to Cuba was thwarted in Lee County. Members of the Lee County Sheriff's Office Highway Interdiction Unit ..
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Sexting bill heads to governor's desk

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Teens who "sext" won't be facing harsh penalties anymore.  As the law stands right now, teens have to register as a sex offender if convicted of sending nake..
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