Immokalee soldier laid to rest in emotional ceremony

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

IMMOKALEE, Fla. -  Hundreds gathered Saturday for the funeral of Sgt. Linda Pierre, who died following a suicide bombing earlier this month.Dozens of veterans held flags in fr..
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Rain helps firefighters battling Golden Gate brush fire

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. - Rain helped firefighting teams to focus on mopping up the giant Golden Gate Estates brush fire.The Florida Division of Forestry says the fire remains 70..
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Fort Myers man accused of killing father in Pinellas County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. - A Fort Myers man is accused of killing his father in a Pinellas County hotel on Friday night.Pinellas County detectives say James Allen Davis, 41, of Fort M..
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Firefighters battle Day 4 of 2,800 acre brush fire

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

GOLDEN GATE, Fla.- Fighters spent Friday monitoring and mopping up a 2,800 acre brush fire in Golden Gate Estates. The Division of Forestry says the blaze is 70% contained, but wea..
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ONLY ON WINK: Surveillance cameras catch thieves striking twice

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Just one month after a group of thieves ransack a woman's home, surveillance cameras catch them withdrawing thousands of dollars from the same victim's bank acco..
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CALL FOR ACTION: EBT cards ring up charges in strange places

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Call for Action Chief Investigator Melissa Yeager continues her in-depth investigation into tax payer money that's supposed to help needy families in Florida. S..
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NASA delays space shuttle Endeavour's last launch

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA has called off Friday's launch of space shuttle Endeavour because of a heater failure. Commander Mark Kelly and his crew were on their way to the l..
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Progress on fire in Golden Gate Estates, but winds cause poor visibility

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Firefighters are making significant progress in their fight against a big brush fire in the Golden Gate Estates. Friday, the fire grew 500 more acres, coveri..
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Store owner fights back, wrestles robber out front door

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Bonita Springs, FL- When store owner Yadid Caceres heard his bell ring, he didn't think much of it. When a masked man, holding a bar behind his back walked in, he thought some..
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Three arrested for selling alcohol to minors during compliance check

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Juvenile Operations Unit conducted a business alcohol compliance check Thursday evening of 11 Port Charlotte businesses. Eight ..
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Six arrested in Charlotte Co. after visiting local pain management doctors

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics detectives arrested six people from Sweetwater, Tennessee, on drug charges on Tuesday. They came to Florida to see a pa..
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Family: woman's kindness led to death

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

ESTERO, FL- She's the Estero woman who had been missing for weeks until her remains were found on Tuesday.  Julie Temperly says, "She was a kind woman, she loved talking with ..
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Florida school nutrition bill passed by Senate

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Senate has approved a proposal from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to take over school food and nutrition programs from th..
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FAA orders air traffic control management shake-up

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday replaced three top managers in the nation's air traffic control system following embarrassing incidents of controlle..
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After three days, brush fires continue to burn in Golden Gate Estates

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Brush fires in the Golden Gate Estates of Collier County have been burning for almost three days as of Friday. The brush fire is being called a slope fire and..
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Local hunger summit focuses on kids

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- With summer vacation fast-approaching, kids will no longer have access to the school lunches many parents depend on to keep their child's stomach full. In hopes ..
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Fla. Senate expands state's child pornography law

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Senate voted to extend the state's anti-child pornography law to include not just possessing but also intentionally looking at such images. The..
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Punta Gorda bank uses marquee sign to express displeasure with City Council

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

The sign in front of the Calusa National Bank in Punta Gorda says it all: "LARRY VS TODD BOXING FOR CHARITY ..ERRR THE CITY" According to bank manager Todd Katz, the message is a ..
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Lee County Doctor Behind Bars accused of running Pill Mills

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

LEE COUNTY, FL - Dr. Jacinta Gillis, was taken into custody on Thursday after a traffic stop on Colonial Boulevard near I-75. Dr. Gillis is accused of operating pill mills out of h..
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Lehigh man may sue after being forced to ride ambulance

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A Lehigh Acres man says he was forced to take an ambulance ride to the hospital. Now he's stuck with the bill he doesn't think he should have to pay. Last May,..
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