Florida Panther found dead in Southwest Florida

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - A young Florida panther has been found dead in Southwest Florida.    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that the body ..
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3 arrested for vandalizing graves in Ocala

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Three men are accused of vandalizing dozens of graves at Highland Memorial Park in Ocala.    They were arrested Tuesday.    Ocala p..
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Daytona Speedway to make grandstands smoke-free

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

DAYTONA, Fla. (AP) - The grandstands at Daytona International Speedway will soon be smoke-free.    NASCAR driver Jeffrey Earnhardt held a press conference Tuesday al..
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Lawsuit calls Fla. voter purge discrimination

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

MIAMI (AP) - Several groups of Floridians will rally outside a Miami courthouse asking Gov. Rick Scott to halt a contentious push to remove potentially ineligible voters from the r..
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Miami county commission may ban bath salts

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

MIAMI (AP) - Miami-Dade commissioners are tentatively approving a move to outlaw the sale of the synthetic drug bath salts.    The drug can make users aggressive and..
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Poll: Majority of Florida voters support purge

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Three out of five Florida voters say they favor Gov. Rick Scott's effort to purge potential non-citizens from the state's voter rolls, a poll released Wedn..
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Theatre workshop cuts 'Footloose' this weekend in Fort Myers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Creative Theatre Workshop is bringing "Footloose the Musical" to the stage at the Alliance for the Arts.  The cast will perform four shows between Frida..
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Police chief encourages public's help to stem violence

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Fort Myers Police Chief Doug Baker insists the public needs to be part of the effort to solve-- and prevent-- violent crimes; especially now, after 12 homicides ..
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Church rallies in response to latest Fort Myers shootings

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS, Fla. -With 3 people murdered in Fort Myers in less than a week, family members, police, and community members are concerned. Cornerstone Ministries in the Dunbar neighb..
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Victims of early morning Fort Myers shooting identified

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Tuesday at 3:57 a.m., the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a shots fired call at 5237 Red Cedar Drive. Upon arrival officers located two people in a T..
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Clerks hoping for relief as frustration from delays set in

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - The effects of the state budget are starting to be felt across the state. The Collier County Clerk of Courts says they're struggling to do the same amount of ..
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Community reacts to recent wave of violence

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Church communities are coming together to take a stand against recent violence in Fort Myers. It has plagued the Dunbar community, where many of this year's 12 ho..
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Thieves steal from local high school

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Gailhard

FORT MYERS, Fla.- "I think it is really scary because I go to this school, " said Teya Leonard. The teen and her mom, Robin Leonard, are alarmed thieves would hit Gateway..
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Romney says Rubio being 'thoroughly vetted'

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) - Mitt Romney says Florida. Sen. Marco Rubio is being "thoroughly vetted" for vice president.    The comments came Tuesday amid reports by ABC Ne..
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Fla. teen guilty of aggravated battery in burning

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida jury has convicted a teenager of aggravated battery in an attack on a middle school classmate who was drenched in alcohol and set on fire.&nb..
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RSW leaders react to TSA investigation

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Robarge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Leaders with Southwest Florida International Airport react to a TSA investigation that terminated and suspended 42 TSA employees at RSW earlier th..
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Newspaper delivery woman alerts Cape neighbors to house fire

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- An early morning fire ripped through a Cape Coral home, destroying the building. It happened at 814 El Dorado Parkway East. Neighbors credit the quick thinki..
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Tropical Storm Chris swirls far from land

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say Tropical Storm Chris has formed off the coast of Newfoundland in the Atlantic Ocean but is no threat to land.    The National Hurricane ..
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Volunteer pilots save death-row pound pets through charity

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NAPLES, Fla.- Some pet-loving pilots are helping save the lives of pound pups by giving them a lift to no-kill shelters. More than 2,700 volunteers fly for the charity Pilots N Paw..
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Vehicle crashes into building on Cleveland Ave.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A woman drove her vehicle into The Little Red Schoolhouse building, located at 12000 S. Cleveland Ave. on Tuesday afternoon. The driver, a woman in her 90's,..
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