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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Teen accidentally shoots, wounds younger sister

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a South Florida teen accidentally shot his younger sister in the leg.  The Broward Sheriff's Office reports that the 14-year-old boy..
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Rig owner refuses to honor oil spill subpoenas

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The owner of the rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico is refusing to honor subpoenas from a federal board that has challenged the company's involvement in mon..
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Fla. Gov.-elect Scott vows to streamline gvt regs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Gov.-elect Rick Scott told supporters Wednesday that if they support his agenda to create a more business-friendly climate in Florida, then they can'..
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Rick Scott's team wants to revamp the juvenile justice system

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS, Fla-Kaley Graham is a different teen than she was two years ago. "I was skipping school, I was going out for the weekends, and not coming back until Sunday night really..
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Heather McDonald of Chelsea Lately stops by

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Comedian Heather McDonald stops by the WINK Studio to talk about her New Year's Eve weekend show on Marco Island at Off The Hook Comedy Club plus what it's like on..
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Time running out for end-of-year donations

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- Many people like to get the new year started on the right foot. You want to unclutter your life and give to those in need. If you want those donations to co..
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Nearly a dozen arrests in insurance fraud in Collier County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Insurance Fraud Nets 11 Arrests And 3 Pending Arrests Collier County Sheriff's Office Posted Date: 12/29/2010 4:30 PM A yearlong investigation targeting insu..
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