Dolphins fire Tony Sparano as coach

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Tony Sparano has been fired as coach of the Miami Dolphins, the third dismissal of an NFL coach in the past two weeks.    The move came Monday, one day ..
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Fla. tourism industry sees modest growth in 2011

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A flood of new visitors from Brazil and a stunning post-oil-spill rebound by Panhandle beaches were bright spots in 2011 for a Florida tourism industry ..
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Valencia named nation's top community college

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Valencia Community College has won the prestigious Aspen Prize for its achievements in retaining and graduating students into successful careers.   &..
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$2 Million on noise walls benefits 2 communities

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The state is spending about $2 million to install noise walls on two stretches of I-75 in Lee County.   Some question the wisdom of that spending, but t..
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NORAD prepares is track Santa on Christmas Eve

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.- The North American Aerospace Defense Command is ready to track Santa. “NORAD stands the watch protecting the skies of North America 365 days a..
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Woman awakes to find stranger sleeping in guest bedroom

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A 61-year-old Fort Myers woman awoke Sunday morning to find a strange man sleeping in her grandson's bedroom. She described the suspect as being a white male with..
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Local shipping business is ready for the holiday rush

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The holiday hustle is on to make sure all your presents and packages make it to their destinations in time. Shipping companies will be working around the clock fo..
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Neighbors describe accused NFM murderer as an 'angry' person

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Suncoast residents are revealing disturbing characteristics about their neighbor, Znap Vmon.. accused of stabbing 41 year-old Deane Wood to death on Saturda..
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Cape Coral prepares for scheduled water service shutdown

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The City of Cape Coral Utilities Department is reminding the public about the scheduled shutdown of the water supply to 228 homes on Tuesday, December 13. As a re..
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Fla.'s graduation rate rises to 80 percent

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's high school graduation rate continues to rise.    Figures released Monday by the Florida Department of Education show the graduati..
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LCSO searches for suspect who robbed Radio Shack and fled

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Sunday, an armed robbery took place at Radio Shack on Palm Beach Blvd. The assistant manager on duty stated that an unknown male, standing 5'5, wearing a gray ..
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Tampa newspaper lays off 165

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Tribune is laying off 165 more employees as its parent company tries to further cut costs.    The newspaper reported on its website Mond..
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Fla. PSC begins Gulf Power rate increase hearings

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Public Service Commission is holding hearings on Gulf Power Co.'s request to raise its base rates by nearly 21 percent.    The h..
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Boy, 5, dies when car slips off jack, lands on him

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GENEVA, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida boy died from injuries received when a vehicle his father was working on slipped off a jack and fell on him.    The Seminole Co..
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Fla. man leaves million dollar home to Uncle Sam

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

A South Florida man willed his historic house worth $1 million to the U.S. government to help eliminate the country's growing debt.    The Miami Herald (http://bit.l..
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Woman arrested 2 decades later on drug charges

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - A Florida woman who vanished two decades ago while facing prison time walked into a county office to request a state ID - in her own name.    ..
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Dr. Kim talks skin cancer statistics and prevention

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.- One in five Americans will develop skin cancer over their lifetime. One person dies of melanoma every hour.  Dr. Michael Kim talks about the startling statis..
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Go Kart crash sends 2 to the hospital

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

LEE COUNTY, Fla.    This morning, one person is in critical condition after falling off a speeding go kart in Olga.    Florida Highway Patrol is investigat..
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Red Bones Steakhouse & Saloon collects food for Harry Chapin

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Red Bones Steakhouse & Saloon served up food and fun today for a great cause on Sunday.The Palm Beach Boulevard restaurant collected non-perishable foods and ..
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Southwest Florida mail carriers help Santa answer letters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Tis the season when thousands of "Dear Santa" letters flood post offices nationwide. Some carefully-selected mail carriers are helping Santa out by answering each..
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