Fort Myers 'drops the ball' during New Year's Eve

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ola Alak

Everyone had their eyes on the ball, waiting to ring in 2011... but some technical difficulties made the countdown somewhat anticlimactic. Watch to see how organizers "dropped the ..
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Shooting sends Lehigh man to hospital

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.-The search is on for suspects involved in a violent home invasion. Robbery detectives were on the scene searching for more information Monday morning. The Lee Co..
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New grocery store for community after 3 years without one

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Three years after a Publix store closed on U.S. 41,  leaving many without close access to a grocery store, a new one is finally here. Tuesday morning, Save-..
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Saturday shooting in Labelle marks second death investigation in one week

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LABELLE, Fla.- A Labelle man is found shot and left to die in a ditch, prompting Hendry County Sheriff deputies to start their second death investigation in just a week. 23-year ol..
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Remains found in storage unit identified as girl's

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Escambia County deputies say human remains found in a Pensacola-area storage unit have been identified as belonging to a missing 11-year-old girl. Tia McShan..
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2011 starts with a glitch for some iPhone users

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - Many iPhone customers had some explaining to do after they overslept to start the new year, due to a glitch in the gadget's alarm clock feature. Users who ..
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Crash kills 3 in Miami, police search for driver

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

MIAMI (AP) - Police are searching for a driver who reportedly limped away from a crash that killed three people in Miami. Miami Fire Rescue spokesman Lt. Ignatius Carroll says a bl..
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Fla. woman chasing hat struck by boat propeller

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

INDIAN SHORES, Fla. (AP) - A Florida woman was seriously injured by a boat propeller after she jumped overboard to retrieve her hat. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says 27-ye..
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Scott raises $2.8 million for inaugural events

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Gov.-elect Rick Scott has collected $2.8 million private contributions for his inauguration festivities. The contributions are paying for a seven-city ..
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Man charged with robbery and premeditated murder of store owner

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - The man accused of robbing an Englewood antique store and murdering the owner faced a judge Sunday morning. James Besaw made his first appearance before the Hon..
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Neighbors in Matlacha: Is arsonist at work?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

MATLACHA, Fla.- There's not much left of this home on Pine Island Road, but the fire marshal is sifting through debris to find evidence to learn who or what st arted this viol..
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Travel rules will be tighter for new Florida. Lt. Governor

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Travel bills adding up to more than $1 million for Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp will lead to tighter rules for his successor.      The S..
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Florida's oldest resident dies at 112

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Florida's oldest resident has died. Onie Ponder of Ocala was 112 years old.      Carswell Ponder says his mother died Friday morning at ..
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Falling bullet injures Fla. man on New Year's Eve

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Manatee County man was apparently injured by some celebratory New Year's Eve gunfire.      The sheriff's office sa..
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Universal Orlando ride evacuated after fire

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An island ride at Universal Orlando had to be evacuated after a fire broke out.      Park spokesman Tom Schroder says an employee noti..
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Cubans on Fla. Keys offshore island are detained

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say about 20 Cubans found living on an offshore island along the Florida Keys have been detained, and some were receiving medical treatment. ..
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Meet SWFL's first baby of 2011

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - After struggling for months to have a baby, a Fort Myers family is blessed with a New Year's Day miracle.     Landon Christopher Keith Scott ..
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Marking the new year with a chilly plunge in the Gulf

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

SANIBEL, Fla. - It may not have been icy on New Year's Day morning in Southwest Florida, but that didn't stop more than 250 members of the Polar Bear Club from taking a dip in the ..
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Man found shot to death in LaBelle

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LABELLE, Fla. - Deputies in Hendry County are investigating a New Year's Eve homicide.The Hendry Sheriff's Office was called to a home at Orange Avenue and Lillian Street in LaBell..
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Arrest made as victim dies following Englewood robbery, attack

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PUNTA GORDA, Fla - An Englewood business owner has died, days after being beaten in his store.  His death comes as deputies arrest a suspect in the attack. Charlotte County Sh..
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