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Sex trafficker targets the girl next door into a dark illicit world

In the light of day, hidden in plain sight, is a dark illicit world. Invisible chains bind its victims. Sex trafficking victims are often lured...
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Hospital price lists fail to shed light on true costs of care

A ride to work on his bike, turned into an eight and a half month fight that could have bankrupted him. “It turned my life...
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SWFL parents learn to manage despite crippling child care costs

The cost of child care is taking a toll on families all across Southwest Florida and the nation, but it does not only affect...
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Unvaccinated kids entering schools in Southwest Florida at four-year high

According to Florida Department of Health immunization data, 319 Kindergarten students cited a religious exemption for common childhood vaccines in Southwest Florida for the...
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Homeowners out thousands after SWFL contractor didn’t deliver

Customers of one Southwest Florida building manufacturer are fed up with the company after they say the business's owner took their cash and did...
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Health, recovery focus of Congressman Rooney’s private meeting on algae

Representative Francis Rooney is hosting a roundtable of federal, state and local leaders to discuss harmful algal blooms at Florida Gulf Coast University...
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Officials schedule private meeting for SWFL water crisis

Federal, state and local legislators are coming together in Southwest Florida to fight the water crisis, but you're not invited. Congressman Francis Rooney is hosting...
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Do used tires stack up? We put them to the test

New tires are expensive. But if you find yourself with a flat, are used tires a good alternative? We brought in automotive engineer Pam...
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How to monitor your kid’s devices, keeping them safe

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Secret investigation into FMPD costs taxpayers at least $360K

A federal investigation into the Fort Myers Police Department began after the City of Fort Myers hired the Freeh Group International Solutions to look...

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