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FBI helping people fight against COVID-19 scams, potential internet crimes against children

COVID-19 has many of us on edge. How can we stay safe, healthy and avoid spreading the virus? The FBI and Justice Department have new...
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Traveling doctor worries Florida travel restrictions could cost him his job

Traveling to Florida from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut is officially restricted. Monday night, the governor signed the executive order stating anyone flying in...
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Directive for day cares in Southwest Florida, statewide remains up in the air

It's a big question among parents: Will day cares be the next to shut down because of coronavirus in Southwest Florida? Is it safe...
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Concerns over getting a doctor’s order for coronavirus testing

Providers now have the discretion to order a test to patients who they feel should be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19), but some say they...
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Fort Myers attorney denies lawsuit claims of ex-employees’ rape, other sex crimes

Accusations of rape and asking to trade sex for payment: That's what's at the center of a federal lawsuit filed against a Fort Myers...
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US Attorneys subpoenaed 4 FMPD officers as part of drug, murder, public corruption case

Four Fort Myers Police Department officers who were put on paid administrative leave in 2017 were subpoenaed by the Offices of the United States...
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How are kids who make school threats getting the help they need?

Most school threats are not credible, but every one of them is disruptive. This week, the Florida Department of Education published its discipline data for...
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Fort Myers councilman says he’d love to see full report on alleged police misconduct

City Councilman Kevin Anderson said a cloud will hang over the Fort Myers police department until the full details of a three-year-old misconduct investigation...

Is a 3-year police misconduct investigation connected to the murder of a federal drug...

A cloud of secrecy has surrounded an investigation that led to four Fort Myers Police Department officers to be placed on administrative leave three...
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Police union sues city to release redacted audit pages

The Florida Police Benevolent Association filed suit against the City of Fort Myers demanding the release of documents associated with a 2017 audit into...

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