Teen sexting in Florida illegal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Starting October 1st, teenagers in Florida need to think a little more before they text. Sexting among minors will be against the law. Under this new law, which ..
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Immokalee men attacked for being gay

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Two men in Immokalee are still in shock after what they call a personal attack, fueled by hate. 21-year-old Cirildo Soliz and his friend Manuel, who asked to..
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Working from home? You could be breaking the law

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

NAPLES, Fla. - Work from home in the Naples city limits?  There's a good chance you could be breaking the law and not even know it.  An out-of date-ordinance on the books..
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Harry Chapin, others, benefit from federal dollars

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The government is giving United Way more than $350,000 to help organizations that need it the most. Every year, millions of pounds of food are shuffled through ..
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Historic Sanibel home gets much-needed face lift

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla.- A historic home on Sanibel Island is getting a much-needed face lift. The "Morning Glories" house was first built back in 1926. Eighty-five years later, Sanib..
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FDLE investigating Ft Myers deadly shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Thursday's shooting is the Fort Myers Police Department's first deadly shooting in Lee County in more than a year.  Two officers are on paid administrative..
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Lee May Focus on Metal Theft by Tracking Sales

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

The Lee County Sheriff's office is promoting an ordinance, to help crack down on metal thefts.   It would do so by tracking sales. "The traditional investigative techniqu..
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Man accused of molesting 11-year-old boy

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Lois Thome

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla - Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives arrested a Venice man Thursday for molesting a Gulf Cove boy while babysitting a couple’s chil..
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Three soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

MIAMI (AP) - Officials say three soldiers were killed in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. The Department of Defense reports that 1st Lt. Ivan D. Lechowich, 27, of..
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Investigation begins in officer involved shooting

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

UPDATE:  Florida Department of Law Enforcement begins its investigation into the officer involved shooting.  Two Fort Myers Police Officers remain on paid administrative ..
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Judge deals blow to prison privatization

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Legislature violated the state constitution by putting a plan to privatize South Florida prisons in the state budget instead of passing it as a separat..
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Local job fair draws hundreds

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- The Shell Point Retirement Community is looking to hire more than 60 people to staff its new assisted living facility, "The Springs". The old Country Inn and Sui..
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Francona may be out as Red Sox manager

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

BOSTON (AP) - Terry Francona met with Boston Red Sox management on Friday to discuss his future as manager. Shortly after the meeting, Francona, owner John Henry, and chairman..
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Late Governor honored at old capitol

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Former Gov. Claude Kirk will be making a final visit to the place where he made Florida political history nearly a half century ago. Kirk's casket wil..
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Florida sets presidential primary for January 31st

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida decided Friday to hold its Republican presidential primary on Jan. 31, snubbing a party rule against fast-track delegate-selection for 2012 and tri..
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Ave Maria to install new leader

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

AVE MARIA, Fla - Ave Maria University will officially install its second president, H. James Towey, during a special ceremony on October 7, 2011. The day will begin at 10 a.m. with..
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Fire at a Fort Myers auto body shop

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Janet Wilson

FORT MYERS, Fla. - There was a reported explosion at a vehicle body shop in Fort Myers.  Firefighters, police, and rescue crews raced to the scene near the intersection of&nbs..
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Shooting near downtown Ft. Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 1:41 p.m. the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a shots fired call at 3811 Metro Parkway. The caller gave a detailed de..
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Car chase began with shooting at apartment complex

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Fort Myers Police say a 911 call for "shots fired" turned into a chase by car, and then foot. When Javier Starling opened fire on police, officers returned fire,..
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Family speaks after teen's body returns from China

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- After weeks of fundraising, phone calls, and negotiating, family and friends of Tylar Dobbins finally have his body back. The 19-year-old died in China last mon..
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