Pilot walks away from crash near Venice airport

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

VENICE, Fla. (AP) - A 42-year-old student pilot who crashed near the Venice Airport says he was gaining altitude when the plane "just stopped." Oleg Anatollyevich Bachurin said he ..
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Thousands turn out for Lee County Heart Walk

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

The American Heart Association, invites you to celebrate your heart health and join Subway spokesman Jared Fogle and localresidents touched by heart disease and stroke at the annua..
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Benefit supports son of Bonita firefighter

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- Firefighters across southwest Florida are coming together to help the son of one of their own. Bonita Springs firefighters Steve Edelsberg found out in May, his two ..
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How to spot the signs of sexual abuse

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Investigators say the alleged abuse between a 37 year-old Lehigh Acres father and his young daughter spanned several years of this her life. Sadly, it happens a ..
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Soldier marries bride in Operation Open Arms wedding

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

FT. MYERS BEACH, Fla -- A local soldier and his bride are celebrating their first few moments as husband and wife! They tied the knot outside The Pink Shell on Fort Myers Beach in ..
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Extensive coral bleaching found off Fla. coast

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - Bleaching of Florida's coral reefs has reached a new high.    The Nature Conservancy said on Friday that the most extensive bleaching ..
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Deputy, second person shot in Florida Panhandle

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MILTON, Fla. (AP) - A sheriff's deputy working with the U.S. Marshals Service and a suspect were wounded Friday during a shootout in the Florida Panhandle.    The Ok..
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LCSO searches for man who robbed Metro PCS store

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Metro PCS store on Pondella Rd. and Business 41 was robbed this afternoon. The call came into the Lee County Sheriff's Office at 4:26 p.m. Police are lo..
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FGCU student injured in San Carlos Park shooting

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SAN CARLOS PARK, Fla.- The man injured in a shooting at San Carlos Park this morning has been identified as 19-year-old William Scott Digiovanni of Orange Park. Digiovanni is a stu..
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Fla. economists won't predict casino impact

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida state economists are saying they can't figure out how much money three new casinos could mean for the Sunshine State.    Two lawmake..
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Officer shoots man who rammed patrol cars

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a South Florida police officer shot and wounded a man who rammed two patrol cars.    Hollywood police say they were called to ..
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Another long sentence in $205M Medicare fraud

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A Miami federal judge has imposed another lengthy prison sentence on a former health care executive charged in a $205 million Medicare fraud scam.    U...
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Franklin Templeton brings golf and business to Naples

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla- The Franklin Templeton shootout is gearing up for a busy weekend in Naples. Dozens of golf's best are competing on the fairways, while local businesses have their eyes..
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2 die, 6 injured when vehicle overturns in SW Fla.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Two people died and six were injured when their vehicle veered off the road, hit a traffic sign and turned over into a southwest Florida canal, the highway patr..
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Family gets a new home in time for the holidays

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Southwest Florida family will have a place to hang their stockings this holiday. They're getting a house thanks to Habitat for Humanity. But it wasn't a smooth ..
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Clewiston community says goodbye to John Drake

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CLEWISTON, Fla.- A Clewiston community says goodbye to a man who was brutally murdered. Funeral services for John Drake are under way right now. The 84-year-old was bludgeoned to d..
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Bayshore elementary no longer on lockdown

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Bayshore Elementary was on   as police searched for a suspicious person. A student saw a suspicious person and told their teacher, who agreed. LCSO was..
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Dunbar High back to normal after morning lockdown

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Dunbar High School is back to normal after being put on lockdown this morning because of reports of gunshots outside. Just a day after the incident at Virginia Te..
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Father behind bars accused of repeated sexual abuse

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Fort Myers man is behind bars after his middle school-aged daughter found the courage to speak out against his repeated rape and incest. The 37-year-old man was..
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Cops: Neighborhood Grinch steals lawn decorations

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SWEETWATER, Fla. (AP) - Police say two South Florida women are accused of stealing Christmas decorations from their neighbor's yard.    Miami television station WSVN..
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