Expect lane closures due to Burnt Store Widening Project

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Due to on-going construction activity associated with the Burnt Store Road Phase 1 Widening Project, lane closures will be in place beginning on Monday, March 19..
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LCSO is trying to identify suspect based on his SUV

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- On Tuesday at approximately noon, an occupied residential burglary occurred on Plantation Manor Loop off Plantation Road, near Daniels Parkway. A white male in hi..
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Brush fire burns 25 acres in S. Gulf Cove

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ROTONDA, Fla.- A 25-acre brush fire burning on Gasparilla Rd. near Waldrep St. in South Gulf Cove is 90 percent contained as of Thursday evening. Several homes were threatened, but..
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Small plane crash in western NC kills all 4 aboard

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FRANKLIN, N.C. (AP) - A small private plane that took off in Florida has crashed at an airport in western North Carolina, killing all four people aboard.    Lt. Ken ..
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Power restored on the FGCU campus

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ESTERO, Fla.- Some Florida Gulf Coast students were temporarily displaced, after a power outage shut off electricity to one of the university's dorm complexes. Students met at Flor..
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Edison's nursing program could get accreditation in July

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission has recommended full accreditation for Edison State College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program...
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Cape police want to return stolen property to owners

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral Police Detectives are hoping to match recovered stolen property to its rightful owners. On February 18th, Detectives arrested four juveniles who were r..
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Orlando Police apologizes for broken teeth

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Orlando Police Department is apologizing to a woman whose teeth were broken when an officer pushed her down during a fight.    Police releas..
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Unlicensed contractor allegedly scams elderly customer

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested 45-year-old Robert Grannan, of Englewood, for taking money for contracting work he never performed. Grannan..
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Beach replenishment a tough issue in Florida

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT ST. JOE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida lawmaker is trying to persuade Congress to remove the St. Joseph's Peninsula from a 30-year-old environmental designation.    If ..
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Judge hearing another Fla. election law challenge

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A state circuit judge is hearing another challenge to a provision in Florida's new election law.    The hearing is Thursday in Tallahassee.&..
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Fla. citrus growers upset over change in tax

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Florida citrus growers are upset about a trade commission's vote to end a tax on the import of Brazilian juice into the United States.    Flori..
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Man who worked on movie sentenced for murder

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A former Daytona Beach man who worked on the film about a female serial killer has been sentenced to 22 years in prison after pleading no contest to seco..
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1 killed, child injured when car slams into house

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Central Florida authorities are investigating how a driver lost control of his speeding car, slamming into an occupied house.    A passenger was..
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Fla. justices will hear university tuition dispute

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court will decide who can set tuition and fees at state universities.    The justices unanimously agreed Thursday to tak..
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Naples La Quinta re-opens after 48 hours without power

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- Power is back on at a Naples hotel.The La Quinta Inn and Suites in Naples lost power Monday night after an apparent drunk driver crashed into a transformer outside th..
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Direct Air cancellations disappoint many in SWFL

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Many are stranded after Direct Air unexpectedly cancelled flights. WINK News went to the Punta Gorda airport, where passengers found out cancelled flights are ca..
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Man killed after complaining about barking dog

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Flagler Beach Police say a man was killed after complaining about a barking dog.    Police chief Dan Cody told the Daytona Beach News Jour..
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Rescued turtle released in Cocoa Beach

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COCOA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A sea turtle rescued after being found with a fish hook in its throat will be released back into the wild in Cocoa Beach.    The 100-poung l..
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2 firefighters who put poison in canteen resign

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Two Titusville firefighters accused of putting a poisonous substance into another employee's canteen have resigned.    Police say the victim ..
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