Visiting nurses giving some personal care to SWFL

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla -- You'll expect to see a nurse when you visit the hospital or a doctor's office. But some nurses are traveling straight to your front door. The Visiting Nurses As..
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Lee Tran adding more hybrid buses to fleet

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee Tran is saying hello to 24 new hybrids and good-bye to their outdated diesel counterparts."Some of them had over a million miles on them, which increases the ..
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Fla. lawmaker draws fire over Hispanic comments

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A state senator is drawing fire over his comments about a proposal to draw a heavily Hispanic congressional district in the Orlando area.    ..
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Local vet gets Bronze Star in mail

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A local WW II veteran has received a Bronze Star in the mail. The medal is awarded for bravery in combat. Vern Medaugh, 87, got his first Bronze Star in 1949. He ..
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Inmate's attorney argues against execution

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - An attorney for a condemned inmate is arguing that a jury should again be given the chance to decide if the man should live or die.    Oba Ch..
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Number of Fla. crimes down in first half of 2011

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Crime is continuing to decline in Florida.    State law enforcement officials on Friday said the number of crimes dropped by 2 percent in th..
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Feds assess threats to Fla. Keys marine sanctuary

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Federal scientists say the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary remains vulnerable to climate change and the actions of people.    National Oceanic an..
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Police seize guns & drugs in bust

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- This week the Fort Myers Police Department’s Special Investigations Group with the assistance of SWAT and uniformed officers conducted two search warrants. ..
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New Cape medical director brings new technology

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A new medical director has taken charge at the Cape Coral fire department and he's raising the bar on what's expected of his medics when they're faced with an eme..
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Ft. Myers 'Occupiers' cited, but staying put

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- It's been about 16 hours since Fort Myers police asked a group of protestors to pack up and leave Centennial Park. Many were even issued citations, but so far, on..
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CCSO arrests man for sex charges on 14-year-old

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives report the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested a North Port man this morning that was wan..
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Beach advisory at 6 Charlotte County beaches

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Florida Department of Health (DOH) Charlotte County Health Department is issuing a beach advisory at six of the eight Charlotte County beaches. The beache..
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BP step closer to drilling new Gulf wells

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BP is a step closer to being allowed to drill new deepwater wells in the Gulf of Mexico.    The agency that regulates offshore drilling said Friday it has approved a..
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Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested in Tampa

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The brewing tension between Tampa police and Occupy Wall Street protesters has led to at least six arrests.    Tampa police began making arrests F..
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LCSO call off search for sex offender on the run

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

ESTERO, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office has called off the search for a man in the area of Belle Lago on Estero Pkwy., in the San Carlos Park area. Deputies were looking for ..
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Fla. unemployment inches down to 10.6 in September

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's unemployment rate in September improved slightly, but the state still has nearly a million workers looking for jobs.    State labo..
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Suspected serial rapist denied bond in Ocala

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Ocala, Fla. (AP) - Court officials in Marion County say a suspected serial rapist will be held without bond.    Officials say 37-year-old Michael Alan Frye made his ..
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Fla. labor officials report September unemployment

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's unemployment rate in September improved slightly.    State labor officials announced Friday that Florida's rate dropped to 10.6 pe..
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Sen. Rubio denies claims he embellished history

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Florida's freshman U.S. senator and rising GOP star Marco Rubio is fighting back against allegations he embellished his family's history by claiming his parents were C..
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Caged cats drowned, FL

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT ORANGE, Fla. (AP) - Humane Society officials are asking for the public's help as they try to figure out who put two cats in a crate and drowned them.    The cat..
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