Big names join search for missing Collier men

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Civil Rights activist Al Sharpton and movie mogul Tyler Perry have made it their missions to warm up two cold cases in Collier County. Perry appearing as a gu..
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Fitness guru celebrates 104th birthday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla.- Many Americans make New Year's resolutions to get in shape, but one man has made it his life mission, and it seems to be working out. You'd never guess Francis Smith ..
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Local United Way falls short of fundraising goal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The United Way is delivering a desperate plea for help after falling short on their annual fundraising goal for the first time in 18 years."If we don't reach the ..
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Tammy Hall won't be running for Congress

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Tammy Hall announced her decision not to run for the U.S. Congress Friday.  "I've spent the last several months meeting with many Southwest Florida residents..
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Cape Coral family takes love of lobster to a new level

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Eat, pray and love lobster! That's one Cape Coral family's motto. Their lives and business revolve around the seafood delicacy starting with the creation of a lo..
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Accident leaves 1 lane blocked on Cypress Lake Dr.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.-UPDATE: Roadways now clear. The eastbound lane of Cypress Lake Dr. has a road block due to a vehicle crash with injuries. Traffic is congested on Cypress Lake Dr. ..
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Pedestrian succumbs to injuries sustained in crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- On Saturday at 11:50 p.m., the Lee County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a traffic crash with serious injuries between a vehicle and a pedestrian at S...
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Man gets life sentence for setting wife on fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

APOLLO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa Bay area man has been sentenced to life in prison for setting his estranged wife on fire, leaving her severely burned.    A Hillsbo..
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Fla. House OKs bill to fight personal injury fraud

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A bill aimed at cracking down on rampant fraud in the state's personal injury protection insurance was passed Friday in the Florida House of Representative..
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Fla. House passes Health Dept. reorganization

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida House has passed a bill that makes changes to the state Department of Health - without a previously contentious provision that would have shift..
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Graduating from Florida college could change

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Going to college in Florida may be changing in a big way.    State lawmakers this year are pushing a plan that could change how long it take..
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Sarasota pain clinic worker arrested for fraud

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested Kelly Braunstein, 42, of 5591 Rosehill Road in Sarasota, and charged her with 14 counts of Obtaining a Controlled ..
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War on wages worries Florida servers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A bill in the legislature would allow employers to cut the hourly minimum wage for "tipped" employees from $4.65 to $2.13. It would mostly affect restaurant serve..
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CCSO closes burglary case with 2nd arrest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ROTONDA WEST, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested a teenager, Friday morning, in connection with the Feb. 6 burglary to a home in Rotonda West. A 17-year-old was a..
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Tattoo convention comes to downtown Ft. Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers is getting inked! The first tattoo convention is making its way into downtown this weekend. This is just one stop on a nationwide tour. The event takes..
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Students protest valedictorian's deportation order

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Students protested Friday in support of a Miami high school valedictorian who has been ordered by a federal immigration lawyer to leave the country.    ..
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Fla. House OKs charter school accountability bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A wide-ranging charter school bill has cleared the Florida House.    The legislation (HB 903) that passed Friday includes provisions that wo..
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49.2 lbs. of marijuana seized from storage unit grow house

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A grow house was discovered at Warehouse City in Fort Myers on Thursday that resulted in one arrest and the seizing of 49.2 lbs. of marijuana. LCSO undercover det..
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Rubio wants Ethics Commission to address complaint

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Sen. Marco Rubio is asking the Florida Ethics commission to take action on a complaint filed against him during his 2010 campaign.    Rubio,..
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$40k motorcycle stolen, fingerprints found on bike

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man after his fingerprints were found on a stolen $40,000 motorcycle taken from a Port Charlotte dealership Feb..
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