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Toxic chemicals showing up in the product firefighters use to do their job

When you see scenes of flames shooting into the sky, threatening homes and lives, it really underscores the extreme dangers firefighters face. But, there are...
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Natural cure to water quality crisis comes with uphill battle

Driving through one of Florida’s man-made wetlands doesn’t feel like a man-made experience at all. It feels like a day in the Everglades, with similar...

Survey: How has the cost of child care impacted you?

We all know kids aren't cheap. The cost of infant care in Florida is more than the annual cost of college tuition at a...
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Study shows taking aspirin daily may be harmful

New recommendations could change the way you or someone you love takes care of their heart. For decades, doctors have recommended to many people...
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Confusion Over Cannabidiol: Is CBD legal? It depends who you ask

The cannabis chemical CBD is for sale all over Southwest Florida in a variety of products. Driving down U.S. 41 in Fort Myers, you...
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City of Fort Myers responds to allegations of compromised police investigations

UPDATE: The city of Fort Myers has responded to accusations of sex and tainted arrests at the Fort Myers Police Department. Two people, once convicted...
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Florida ranks first in the nation for consumer fraud complaints to the FTC

A Federal Trade Commission report finds Florida ranks first in the nation for fraud. It is an achievement residents are not proud about, with...
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At-home DNA kits: What you’re really signing up for

Discovering your past with the help of an at-home DNA kit is gaining in popularity, but sending off your DNA doesn't just provide insight...
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FBI opens new ‘corruption squad’ office in Miami to combat foreign influence

The FBI is stepping up its efforts to stop foreign corruption across the globe, and it's happening out of its Miami office. This type of corruption...
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2 Fort Myers police collected salary on leave since 2017

UPDATE:  Fort Myers city manager Saed Kazemi sent a letter to the US Attorney in Tampa asking for information related to their ongoing investigation...

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