NTSB recommends full ban on cell phone use while driving

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - In a sweeping recommendation Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board is recommending all states adopt laws banning texting and calling, even hands-free..
Read More

Commissioner on Immokalee Master Plan: 'It's over'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -- After more than a decade of planning, Collier County Commissioners shoot down a plan to build up Immokalee. The county has spent more than $500,000 on the Im..
Read More

Certain medications hard to find in southwest Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- New proof that Florida's law on monitoring pain pills may be doing more harm than good.  Doctors and patients are frustrated because the medicine they need..
Read More

Traffic increases at Punta Gorda Airport

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - The number of passengers flying through the Punta Gorda Airport is increasing by the month, and is up nearly 70 percent from last year. From January to November..
Read More

Edison board member: Walker's pay cut was a publicity stunt

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Edison trustee Pam Seay has many questions about a newly revealed memo written in June* by Dr. Kenneth Walker. "What is the impact of this memo? Where did it come..
Read More

Vegas casino developer pens letter to FL Attorney General

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

LEE CO., Fla. - The war of words over gaming expansion in Florida intensified last week when Attorney General Pam Bondi suggested casinos would be a magnet for money laundering. &l..
Read More

Reputed Colombian drug lord extradited to US

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A reputed Colombian drug lord described as a former top lieutenant in the North Valley Cartel has been extradited to the U.S. to face cocaine trafficking charges. ..
Read More

Fla. abuse survivor seeking to change federal laws

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Sexual abuse survivor Lauren Book is seeking to do in Washington what she's done successfully in Florida: change laws so children are better protected.&nbs..
Read More

Business groups want Fla. to halt tax hike

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida business leaders are calling on Gov. Rick Scott and state legislators to block a massive tax hike that will hit businesses next year.   &..
Read More

Injured dog highlights need for community donations

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

CHARLOTTE COUNTY Fla.- Three-year-old Casey is a Chihuahua-mix dog that is a little worse for wear these days. About a month ago, Casey was struck by a car. Her former owners took ..
Read More

LMHS launches alternative to open heart surgery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Certain people in need of open heart surgery now have an alternative, and it's putting Southwest Florida on the map. Health Park is the only hospital in our area..
Read More

ONLY ON WINK: Closure for Cape Coral parental abduction case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Today offers closure for the family of a Cape Coral child who was abducted by his own father in October 2010.Neil Little was sentenced to two years in prison for ..
Read More

Fallen power line causes road closure on Palm Beach Blvd.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Palm Beach Blvd. is reopened, but power trucks may return later today or tomorrow. This is after the road was closed in both directions due to a fallen power line..
Read More

LCSO: Can you identify this purse thief?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County deputies are searching for the man who stole an elderly woman's purse and went on a shopping spree with her credit card. On November 10th, the 87..
Read More

Appeals court refuses to halt Fla. barrel racing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Betting on barrel racing can continue at a quarter horse track in the Florida Panhandle at least until the next step in a legal challenge to the new form o..
Read More

Dominican Republic detains Miami sex offender

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Dominican Republic authorities have detained an American sex offender who failed to show up for a Miami court hearing.    The U.S. Marshals' service in ..
Read More

CCSO investigate a deputy-involved crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The third in a series of three traffic crashes on a remote section of U.S. 41 East early Monday morning involved a Collier County Sheriff’s deputy in a ..
Read More

2 new businesses to bring jobs to Charlotte County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- The Charlotte County Commission voted today to dip into their rainy day fund to try to lure two businesses to the county. Just over half a million dollars will b..
Read More

Drivers should prepare for downtown Ft. Myers road closure

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- There will be a temporary road closure on Broadway in the Fort Myers River District Downtown.Broadway from Main Street to Second Street in the Fort Myers River Di..
Read More

Brush fire burned in Lehigh Acres, no homes in danger

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A 55-acre brush fire was burning in Lehigh Acres near Balfour Terrace and Greenmeadow Road, Tuesday afternoon. No homes were in danger. The fire is now containe..
Read More

Log In
Already a member?
Register
Sign up to contribute your own photos, videos and articles or comment on articles
First name is required and must be letters only.
Last name is required and must letters only.
An email address is required.
A password is required.
A password confirmation is required.
×