Early studies show fewer Fla. fire ants

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - It appears that colonies of biting fire ants may be on the decline in Florida.    The South Florida SunSentinel reports (http://sunsent...
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Alleged 'carhopping' burglars steal from over 100 vehicles

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested two people that may have burglarized 100 unlocked vehicles in Port Charlotte the past two weeks. Ashley Marie D..
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Man injured when debris hits car on I-75 in SW Fla

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol says two people were injured when debris from a vehicle ahead of them on Interstate 75 in southwest Florida crashed through the w..
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Cape Coral man sentenced to 13 years for DUI manslaughter

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Joshua Lee Reynolds of Cape Coral was sentenced on Thursday to 13 years in prison for a DUI Manslaughter conviction. On September 12, 2009 Reynolds was driving a ..
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Fla. consumers beware of tax-lottery scam

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida officials are warning consumers to be wary of a scam involving purported tax payments and lottery winnings. State Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwa..
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Father accused of killing infant daughter

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a six-week old child. The father of the child, 21-year old Steven Cantrell, is under arrest in con..
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Wicked wildfire season expected this spring

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Katie Walls

SANIBEL, Fla. - Lee county has already had two and a half times more wildfires this year than last. In a typical year, Florida will have nearly 5,000 wildfires, but with our drough..
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15-acre brush fire contained in Cape Coral

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A brush fire in Cape Coral is contained after it destroyed 15 acres of land and threatened homes and businesses in the area. According to Florida Forestry Servic..
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Family of Tony Tufano speaks about Rays alleged hit & run

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- The family of a Port Charlotte grandfather talks about the baseball player accused of leaving their loved one for dead.  Anthony Tufano was the victi..
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Nesting hawks attack residents in Lee County neighborhood

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Like a scene from Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds", residents at the Olde Hickory Golf and Country Club are at war with a terror from the sky. Mary Meek doesn't go..
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WINK's Haley Hinds flies with the Black Diamond Jet Team

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Get ready to be amazed from above. The Florida International Air Show is taking over the skies this weekend in Punta Gorda.  Many of you will get a great vi..
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Teen convicted in slaying of officer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - A teen has been convicted of first-degree murder in the slaying of a St. Petersburg police officer last year.    A jury deliberated four hour..
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Neighbors don't want amphitheater at Cape Coral church

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- We're learning of a plan to protest the building of an amphitheater in Cape Coral. We told you earlier this month, Cape Christian Fellowship Church off Chiquita h..
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Sex offender allegedly fails to comply with registration

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A sex offender, worried about his mail, has been delivered to the Lee County Jail. A detective with the Lee County Sheriff's Office Sexual Offender/Predator Unit ..
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Scott signs bill allowing inspirational messages

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A bill that allows school boards to permit student-initiated prayer and other "inspirational messages" at public school assemblies has been signed into law..
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CCSO arrests 2 after drug raid & SWAT situation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives made two arrests this morning following a SWAT raid on their Port Charlotte home. The SWAT team first ent..
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Harry Chapin Food Bank hosts annual 'Weekend of One'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.- One person with $1 can help feed the hungry in Southwest Florida.  The Harry Chapin Food Bank's annual "Weekend of One" is from March 23th through 25th. ..
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FMPD searches for armed robbery suspect

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Fort Myers Police Department is searching for a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred this afternoon on the corner of Veronica S. Shoemaker Boulevard and ..
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GOP mistakenly hails early start to Jewish holiday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Republican Party chairman Lenny Curry and the GOP's chair of its Jewish Leadership Council apparently can't wait for the Passover holiday. &nb..
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Fox's Rivera: Fla. teen's hoodie had role in death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Fox News Channel commentator Geraldo Rivera said Friday that the hoodie an unarmed black teenager wore when he was killed in Florida is as much responsible for his ..
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