Report: Rebates from health care law will top $1B

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 3 million health insurance policyholders and thousands of employers will share $1.3 billion in rebates this year, thanks to President Barack Obama's hea..
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Officials want guns banned from GOP convention

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa City Council is asking Gov. Rick Scott to help them ban concealed weapons outside the Republican National Convention.    The council vot..
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5 'Second Chance' dogs seek forever homes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The Collier County Sheriff's Office announces that five adorable and well-trained puppies currently participating in the Second Chance Cell Dog program are lo..
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Cape PD arrests 5 for disorderly conduct at Stevie Tomato's

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral police arrested five men on charges of disorderly conduct Tuesday after witnesses said it appeared the men went to a Pine Island Road restaurant to pro..
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Alleged child molester admonished by judge in court

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- It is day three of testimony in the molestation trial of a Lee County man. Mark Douglas is accused of promising a young girl Justin Beiber tickets to keep the all..
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Citizens board postpones bid to increase rates

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The governing board for the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. will take at least another month before deciding whether to charge higher rates ..
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Murder suspect accuses prosecutors of forging documents

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Murder suspect Brian Casey was representing himself Thursday when he accused state prosecutors of forging witness statements. Casey is accused of killing Rya..
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Rays pitcher seeks lower bond in alleged hit-and-run case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Tampa Bay Rays minor league pitcher Matt Bush is back in court in Charlotte County. Bush was arrested in March after he allegedly ran over 72-year-old motorcycli..
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Report: Florida troopers erred before Jan. crashes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida Highway Patrol lieutenant didn't have any formal training or know the procedures before he re-opened a fog- and smoke-shrouded highway where a se..
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The 'Beiber Bribe' molestation trial continues in Lee County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

LEE COUNTY, FL - The trial of Mark Douglas continued in a Lee County courtroom. The 10-year-old victim took the stand and told the court what she remembered about April 2, 2010. Sh..
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Bible translator criticized over word substitution

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

One of the largest Bible translators in the world is undergoing an independent review after critics claimed language in some of their translations intended for Muslim countries mis..
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Lee Co. drivers should prepare for road construction

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A traffic shift separating northbound and southbound traffic occurs overnight Sunday/Monday before Monday morning rush hour.  US 41 is being expanded to six ..
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Bonita residents concerned over missing insurance dues

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.-  People at the Tides at Pelican Landing in Bonita Springs paid for their insurance premiums, and now they may have to pay twice. That's because dues tota..
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Fla. investment scammer sent to federal prison

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A South Florida man who admitted to operating a bogus investment scheme has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison.    A judge in Miami i..
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Fla. officials see increase in domestic violence

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - South Florida community leaders are investigating a marked increase in fatal domestic violence cases in Broward County.    Sheriff Al La..
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Deputy walks for families of fallen officers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida sheriff's deputy is headed to Tallahassee on foot to raise money for the families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty..
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Police: Walmart greeter helps customer steal TVs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) - Police say a Walmart greeter did more than welcome shoppers to a store north of Tampa.    Zephyrhills police say 34-year-old Frederick Leon ..
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Agency mulls water shortage order in north Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - As rivers, lakes and groundwater levels plummet in north Florida, officials are pondering placing more stringent regulations on watering and irrigation.&nb..
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Turtle nesting season begins early in SW Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - Turtle nesting season is starting early in southwest Florida.    The Fort Myers News-Press (http://newspr.es/IpSeV3 ) reports volunteers ..
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Mail carrier robbed at gunpoint in Tampa

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of two people who robbed a mail carrier at gunpoint in Tampa. &nb..
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