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Could farmers make money by helping clean up Florida’s water supply?

It’s called “wetlaculture." The marriage between agriculture and wetlands restoration is being pitched by scientists as the middle ground in the tug of war between...
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Avoiding Moving Mistakes: One woman says she negotiated for weeks to get her stuff

Moving can be emotional. But for one woman, the emotion didn't come from leaving behind memories; it came from not knowing if she'd ever...
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Lauren Sweeney investigates gaps in background checks

Gaps in background checks make it easier for those with questionable pasts to work with children. Investigative reporter Lauren Sweeney uncovered how someone with...
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How a man with a substantiated child sex abuse claim was hired as a...

In 2016 a parent pleaded by email the superintendent of the School District of Lee County to look into a teacher working at Varsity...
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Group rates top 10 worst toys for child safety

If you have kids or grandkids you'll likely spend a lot of money on toys this holiday season. The annual Worst Toy List put out...
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Unforeseen costs can add up if you have trouble getting pregnant

Most people save for a wedding, a house, and for retirement, but are you saving in case you can't get pregnant? With more people waiting...
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At least 20 trespass incidents documented on SWFL school campuses in 2018

Schools across Florida have beefed up security in the past year: including surveillance cameras, new video door locks and the present of additional law...
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The war within: Veterans face a different battle re-adjusting to civilian life

If you're feeling alone, reach out. That’s the message one local retired service member has for other veterans. At 31, Tyler Crane thought he’d still...
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Why was an accused police shooter still on the streets?

The man accused of killing Fort Myers police officer Adam-Jobbers Miller had a lengthy arrest record, and was apparently living in the country illegally. After...
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Robocalls are a nuisance and they’re on the rise, but there’s something you can...

Robocalls are already a major problem and experts say, we can all expect more of them in the future. Adam Diederich works out of his home...

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