Pain at the pump, as gas prices continue to soar

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Southwest Floridians are paying an average of $3.70 for a gallon of regular. That's about 14 cents higher than the national average. In the last month, prices her..
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Senior senator opposes proposed lawmaker immunity

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The incoming Senate president is opposing a proposal that would allow state lawmakers to wrap themselves in absolute immunity from having to testify in law..
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Obama to raise cash, pitch economic agenda in Fla.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama plans to raise money in Florida this week, including a $30,000 a person event at the Windermere, Fla., home of Dallas Mavericks guard Vince..
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What you missed: Edison Festival of Lights Parade in photos

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Miss the Edison Festival of Lights Parade over the weekend? Our partners at the News-Press have you covered. Check out their amazing picture gallery by clicking h..
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Golden Gate man gets 25 yrs in prison on child porn charges

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- UPDATE: Julio Marin-Rios was sentenced to 25 years in prison at a hearing in Collier County Circuit Court on Monday morning. Marin-Rios took a plea deal inste..
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Suspect in Port St. Lucie slaying found dead

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A suspect in the slaying of a Port St. Lucie man has been found dead alongside a busy Broward County road.    Coral Springs police told th..
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Naples doctor accused of domestic violence

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- A Naples physician, is under arrest, accused of domestic violence. Collier County Sheriff's Office lists Andrew Guidry, as a doctor at Physican's Regional Hospital. A..
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More than 50 arrests made in Fla. drug sweep

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida sheriff's office says it has arrested more than 50 drug dealers in a crackdown on street-level drug sales.    St. Lucie Co..
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UF and FSU could get wide power over tuition

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Two Florida universities could soon have wide power to decide how much to charge students.    Florida lawmakers are pushing ahead with a pla..
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Job fair offers paid internship opportunities

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ESTERO, Fla.- Southwest Florida Job Works is trying a new approach to attacking unemployment. They held a job fair for paid internships. The goal is for those who attend to walk aw..
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Tampa Bay Rays check in for spring training

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Camp is now open for all three of our spring training teams in Southwest Florida. Pitchers and catchers for the Tampa Bay Rays are checking in Monday at the C..
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Cape Coral teen shoots mother with a crossbow

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A 17-year-old Cape Coral boy was arrested and transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center after shooting his mother with a crossbow during an argument Sunday ni..
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LeMieux tries to distinguish himself from Mack

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux tried to distinguish himself from U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV, the frontrunner in the GOP Senate contest, by pointing out diff..
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New artificial reef planned off Panhandle beach

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAVARRE, Fla. (AP) - A new artificial reef will be sunk off a Florida Panhandle beach.    Santa Rosa County engineer Roger Blaylock says the reef will be sunk in the..
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30 central Fla homes evacuated near brush fire

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say residents in a central Florida community have been returning to their homes after fleeing an intense brush fire.    About 30 hom..
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Orlando domestic partners registry may be expanded

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida county mayor says she supports expanding a domestic partners registry already on the books in Orlando.    Orange County Mayor ..
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John Glenn to mark 50 years since orbit of Earth

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - John Glenn plans to mark the 50th anniversary of his historic spaceflight with a series of events Monday at Ohio State University, including a celebratory din..
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Kite surfer collides with lakeside building in Fla.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a kite surfer is recovering after colliding with a building.    Authorities tell The Palm Beach Post (http://bit.ly/xEv3Xr ) ..
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Naples police officer rescues choking baby

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- A quick-thinking Naples police officer rescued a choking baby Sunday afternoon. On Sunday at around 2:00 p.m., officers responded to the Old Naples Pub at 255 13th Av..
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The Red Sox give back to SWFL

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.– The Boston Red Sox announced that they are planning a weeklong series of events and activities that will give back to communities throughout Southwest Flori..
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