Bear recuperating after surgery

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. - A shocking find outside a Golden Gate Estates home. Residents found a black bear lying motionless in a pond. The veterinarian that worked on the nearly ..
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Found gun led to accidental shooting of a child

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. -  A Fort Myers child is expected to be OK after an accidental shooting last week.Family members say two kids were playing with a gun they found laying around..
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Police (and reporter) train on high-powered rifles

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Punta Gorda police officers are adding patrol rifles to their crime-fighting arsenal. Officers say they were out-gunned by criminals, so Monday, they started tr..
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Good Samaritan helps save Port Charlotte man's life

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - A Good Samaritan comes to the rescue when a wife finds her husband unconscious. That victim tells us he owes his life to the stranger who he says, will be a ..
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Governor Crist visits Southwest Florida school

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Governor Charlie Crist made a pit stop in Southwest Florida this afternoon, visiting one of Lee County's top performing schools.  "Hi! You must be the princ..
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Cape Coral woman says city is telling people to boycott restaurant

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral business is fighting back. Mary Ann Evans, the owner of Leapin' Lizard put up a sign outside her restaurant reminding people of their First Amendmen..
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Police: Man kills estranged wife, children, self

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police say a South Florida man fatally shot his estranged wife and four stepchildren before turning the gun on himself, but he spared his two biological ..
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Crews on scene of sinking boat in Cape Coral

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Crews are on the scene of a sinking boat near Everest Marina in Cape Coral. The boat is on the east side of the Midpoint bridge. The person who was on the boat i..
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Cape Coral's 3 million dollar mistake

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A memo from Gary King spells it out. The 132 million dollars invested by the city's financial services department did not perform up to par, in fact, far below t..
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Some say Facebook page exists to bad mouth Cape Coral council members

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Could Facebook be the forum for political discord in Cape Coral? Some local residents started a page called "Get out and vote... take back the Cape." The movemen..
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Airline merger could have big effect on SW Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Southwest Airlines wants to buy out one of its main, low-cost competitors: Air Tran. The price tag: 1.4 billion dollars. Southwest would gain..
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Cape Coral may reduce water rate increase

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral City Council is preparing to vote on reducing an upcoming water rate increase. Under the measure rates would go up by about 8-percent over the next th..
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Taxes in Fort Myers going up

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Taxes are going up in the city of Fort Myers. City council is about to start its final meeting to approve next year's budget. It includes a 10-percent pay cut fo..
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Deputies make 5th arrest in Bonita Springs double murder

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Deputies make a 5th arrest in a double-murder in Bonita Springs. Angel Heredia is the latest man charged in the deaths of Israel Ponce and Daniel Leonor. The vic..
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Crime Stoppers tip leads to arrest in grocery store purse theft

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Based on a tip generated through Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers, detectives questioned and then arrested Rosa Gomez, DOB 9-12-71, of Bonita Springs. Gomez is c..
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Tea party group opposing 2 Florida justices

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A tea party group is opposing the retention of two Florida Supreme Court justices over a decision to remove a proposed state health care amendment from the..
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Miami prosecutor charged after swimming in boxers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - A federal prosecutor in Miami is in hot water after deciding to take a swim in a pool in his boxer shorts. Police say 35-year-old Sean Cronin faces misdemeanor charges..
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Pedestrian killed in Cape Coral accident last Thursday

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A pedestrian who was exiting from the driver's side of a van was killed last Thursday morning after the van rolled down the driveway, across the roadway and betw..
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Panel: Lowballing oil spill number akin to Custer

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of a White House-appointed panel examining the BP oil spill compared the federal government's underestimate of the spill's size to Gen. George Custer's f..
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Southwest Airlines to buy AirTran for $1.4B

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NEW YORK (AP) - Southwest Airlines said Monday it will buy AirTran for about $1.42 billion. The move will put Southwest in head-to-head competition with Delta Air Lines in Delta's ..
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