F-CAT scores plummet, state acts to help students pass

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

LEE COUNTY, FL - Lee County School's Superintendent, Dr. Joseph Burke reacted Tuesday to the State's decision to lower the passing grade on the F-CAT test, writing portion, from 4...
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City of Marco takes on increase in iguana population

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

MARCO ISLAND, Fla -- The City of Marco Island is taking a proactive approach to combat a familiar problem. In the last month or so, residents have been complaining about iguanas on..
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North Port man charged with molesting 4-year-old

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NORTH PORT, Fla. -- A North Port man is behind bars accused of molesting a 4-year-old.Robert Vanderveer, 44, is a real estate agent and a coach with the North Port Little League.Th..
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Brian Casey convicted of murder & arson in Lee County

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- It took a Lee County jury nearly four hours to find Brian Casey guilty of second degree murder and arson in the 2010 death of Ryan Vanderson.The trial took biza..
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Manatee released into wild

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Gailhard

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Breva is an energetic eight -foot-long, 900 lb. manatee. She has been through a lot the last few months. In January, as many as 40 manatees died in Lee ..
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Police Looking for Two Men who Stole Car, Set it on Fire

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Surveillance video captured crooks after they stole a car and set it on fire. Now Fort Myers police need your help to identify them.   Flames poured out of ..
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Decision on ceitus barrier on hold for 6 months

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The debate over the controversial Ceitus barrier is back. Cape Coral removed the barrier but Lee County is demanding it go back in. Boaters use the area, off O..
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WINK investigation looks into safety of teen diet pills

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Teens looking to lose weight try dieting, counting calories, and exercising. But when that fails, one local company hopes to help. However, not everyone is on bo..
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Chainsaws stolen in Golden Gate, deputies say it's a trend

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Deputies say last week's robbery of a Golden Gate lawn care store is just one example of an increasing trend of thieves targeting expensive lawn equipment. A..
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Body found in Bonita is identified

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla -  The Lee County Sheriff's Office Tuesday released the identity of the body found in a wooded area of Bonita Springs last week. The human remains have bee..
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Dredging begins in more Cape Coral canals

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CAPE CORAL, Fla -  Gator Dredging will begin dredging activities in six canals in the southeast Cape this week. The contractor is building holding cells to retain the fill mat..
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Edison State College narrows list of presidential candidates

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Edison State College is a step closer to having a District President. The Presidential Search Advisory Committee unanimously chose five finalists after interviewi..
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Search resumes in Oklahoma for missing Florida girl

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Forensic crews have resumed their search for a missing 4-year-old Florida girl who may be buried at or near a strip mall in Tulsa. Police said the Oklahoma Arch..
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Five dead in Space Coast shootings

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

PORT ST. JOHN, Fla. (AP) - Five people are dead following a shooting in Florida's Space Coast. The bodies were discovered Tuesday morning after a shooting in a Port St. John neighb..
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State board lowers passing grade for FCAT Writing test

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - An emergency rule lowering the passing grade for Florida's standardized writing test will keep the failure rate essentially unchanged from last year. The S..
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Del Prado traffic signal approved two years after tragedy

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- The Lee county commission has given the green light to install a new traffic signal off Del Prado boulevard in Cape Coral.The city has been fighting for the sign..
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Cape Coral bridge now open

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

CAPE CORAL, Fla.  Construction on the Cape Coral bridge finished early.  The bridge was suppose to remain close until 7am but re opened just before 5:30am Tuesday.  ..
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At least one dead in Immokalee accident

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

IMMOKALEE, Fla -- At least one person is dead in a car accident that happened just after 7:00 on Camp Keais Road just off Immokalee Road in Immokalee. Florida Highway Patrol is inv..
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Wrong way driver causes head on collision in Golden Gate

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

GOLDEN GATE, Fla -- Collier County Sheriff's Deputies say a wrong way driver is to blame for a head on collision Monday night in Golden Gate. The accident happened at 10:00 p.m. on..
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Gov. says jobs, not gay marriage, will matter to FL voters

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Republican Governor Rick Scott says he doesn't expect the gay marriage issue will have a major impact on voter's opinions for the Presidential race in Florida. F..
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