Southwest Florida

Landon Peterson peeks out of the voting booth while his mother Meghan votes March 20, 2012 at Christian union Church in Metamora, Illinois. White House hopeful Mitt Romney eyed a big win in President Barack Obama's home state Tuesday as he sought to clinch the Republican nomination and focus on November's general election. Polls across Illinois opened for the state primary at 6:00 am (1100 GMT) with former Massachusetts governor Romney the odds-on favorite to win. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo By: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Dems Hold Voter Edge In Big Counties; GOP Elsewhere

Voter-registration numbers showed Democrats have more registered voters in Florida’s seven most populated counties but Republicans have a huge advantage in some mid-sized counties.

08/12/2014

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Family Dog Attacks Florida Toddler

A Florida toddler is recovering from severe wounds after a family dog attacked him, according to authorities.

08/09/2014

Oil Rigs (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Texas Drilling Company Shuts Down Disputed Well

A disputed southwest Florida oil well is shut down until further notice.

07/15/2014

Kayla Oxenham (Source: Charlotte County Sheriff's Office)

Officials: SW Florida Woman Faces Charges For Branding Children

A woman in southwest Florida now faces charges after officials said she branded her two children using a heated stick.

06/19/2014

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Authorities: Florida Man Struck By Lightning, Dies

A southwest Florida man died after he was apparently struck by lightning, according to authorities.

05/14/2014

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Poll Shows Crist And Scott In Dead Heat

A new poll finds Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist in a dead heat and, with more than 10 percent of voters undecided, sets the stage for an already-brutal campaign expected to get uglier over the next seven months.

04/24/2014

Trey Radel (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Republican Curt Clawson Wins Special GOP Primary

There’s a special election taking place in two southwest Florida counties where voters are choosing a GOP nominee for a congressional seat.

CBS Miami–04/22/2014

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

House And Senate Pass Budgets, Get Ready For Talks

The House and Senate approved plans Thursday to spend about $75 billion in the budget year that begins July 1, setting up negotiations between the two sides over how much to devote to priorities ranging from education to child welfare to the environment.

04/03/2014

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Driver Of Scott’s Security Detail In Minor Wreck

One of the drivers who was part of Gov. Rick Scott’s security detail was involved in a fender bender on Saturday while the governor was at dinner.

03/30/2014

Trey Radel (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Special Election To Be Held For Former Rep. Radel’s Seat

Governor Rick Scott said a special election will be held to fill the seat left vacant by former U.S. Rep. Trey Radel.

01/31/2014

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