Mich. teacher: I was fired over Trayvon fundraiser

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DETROIT (AP) - A teacher fired from a Michigan middle school after encouraging students to raise money for the family of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin said Tuesday she is confuse..
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Hug your dog day: harmful or harmless?

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Actor Eric Stonestreet is promoting Beneful's Hug Your Dog Day on Facebook, with a few punch lines. But local dog trainer Kelly Legarreta isn't laughing. &nb..
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Mack brings petition for Keystone Pipeline to Fort Myers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Congressman Connie Mack pointed to the electronic reading of the price of gas at the Sunoco off McGregor Blvd. "$4.01," he said to one of his supporters after he..
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SR 82 re-opens after car vs. semi accident

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Tuesday at 4:28 p.m., the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a traffic crash near the intersection of S.R. 82 and I-75. The crash involved a Ford Crown ..
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Zimmerman's lawyers withdraw from shooting case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Attorneys for a Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen have withdrawn as his counsel, saying they have lost contact with h..
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Ky. governor wants national painkiller tracking

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Ky. Gov. Steve Beshear told a drug summit Tuesday that the 50 states need to link their prescription drug monitoring programs if the nation is going crack down..
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Crash on Fowler expected to leave road closed for hours

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A single-vehicle crash on Fowler Street between Willard and Dora is expected to leave the road closed to all traffic for several hours as repairs are made. The dr..
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Gas leak temporarily closes North Naples restaurant

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The North Naples Fire Department and TECO are on the scene of a gas leak at Sophia's Italian Restaurant near Perkins on Pine Ridge Rd. A gas line was hit with..
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Police cruiser shot near site of Trayvon Martin shooting

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANFORD, Fla.- Authorities say an empty police cruiser was shot up on Tuesday morning, in the same area where Trayvon Martin was killed.Police say the car, parked at an elementary ..
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Engineer tests Chiquita boat lock to ease congestion

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A Cape Coral engineer is testing the Chiquita boat lock. The city wants to know if it can keep the lock completely open during certain hours of the day. It's all ..
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School uses flash mob & NFL star to prepare for FCAT

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Lee County school is using song and dance, and an NFL star, to get their students ready for next week's FCAT. Fort Myers Middle Academy held a "prep rally" Tues..
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Allegiant announces new flights from Punta Gorda

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA Fla.- It's a plan that's literally taking off. Today, Allegiant Air announced more choices for passengers. Starting June 27th the carrier will start offering service fr..
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2nd Man arrested in Feb. home invasion robbery

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives arrested the second of three gunmen involved in a Feb. 23 armed home invasion robbery in the 21300 block ..
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LCSO investigates a double homicide in Lehigh

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Police are investigating a double homicide at 3501 49th St. W. and Sara Ave. N. in Lehigh Acres. On Monday evening, deputies were dispatched in reference t..
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Marlins' Guillen suspended 5 games for Castro flap

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Chastened Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen sat alone at a podium and began in Spanish, then halted in the middle of a sentence when his voice wavered. He took a sip..
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Fla. court rejects $79.2M smoker death verdict

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida appellate court has rejected a $79.2 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for a smoker's cancer death.    Monday's ru..
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Fla. justices hearing county term limits cases

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments over the constitutionality of term limits for county commissioners in charter counties.   &nb..
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Details to emerge in 2001 Fla. businessman killing

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - New details are likely to emerge in the 2001 slaying of a prominent South Florida businessman when an admitted member of the conspiracy takes the witne..
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Fla. access to prekindergarten high, ranks low on quality

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

MIAMI (AP) - Florida now has the highest percentage of 4-year-old children nationwide enrolled in a state prekindergarten program. But a new report is warning that funding and qual..
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Lee County Domestic Animal Services rolls out the red carpet

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kyle Jordan

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - It's a star-studded lineup as Hollywood comes to Lee County Domestic Animal Services. You can adopt a celebrity canine or famous feline at a special rate through..
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