Inspirational messages bill sure to spur lawsuits

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GULF BREEZE, Fla. (AP) - "Pray for Our Schools," many fading yard signs scattered throughout Santa Rosa County say, remnants of a bitter court battle over school prayer between con..
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Officials: 2 injured when Fla. helicopters crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two helicopters have crashed near Titusville in central Florida.    Orlando television station WESH (http://bit.ly/x9WqZ8 ) r..
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Undercover officers arrest crack dealer after 3rd drug buy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics detectives arrested a Crack Cocaine drug dealer for selling three times to undercover agents. Diamond Anthony Davis, 22, ..
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Drug House Odyssey 2012: A Lee County Prevention Event

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

CAPE CORAL, Fla. The potential deadly consequences of drinking, drug use, and driving will soon become graphically demonstrated to residents of Lee County, at the  Drug House ..
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Hurricane Center chief predicts longer forecasts

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - National Hurricane Center Director Bill Read said Monday that science will improve to the point where forecasters can reliably issue forecasts showing where..
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Spring Break influx prompts increased patrols on FMB

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - ??For many Southwest Floridians, Fort Myers Beach and Spring Break go hand-in-hand. And when vacationing college students hit the beach in droves, sheriff's depu..
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Witnesses rush to help victims of head-on collision

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Florida Highway Patrol has identified the two women killed in a head-on collision Monday in North Fort Myers. Troopers said Kathryn Rene Stafford Frizzell,..
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Golden Gate home invasion suspect search

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Victoria Boland

GOLDEN GATE, Fla. - Collier County deputies are searching for suspects in a home invasion in Golden Gate.  Just before 10:00 Monday night, deputies say three masked men enter..
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Deputies: Women forced to have sex in Immokalee

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

IMMOKALEE, Fla. -- Collier County deputies bust an Immokalee woman, they say forced other women to prostitute themselves and threatened them with deportation.  Deputies arrest..
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Ordinance proposes Cape City Council take over CRA board

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The Community Redevelopment Agency board could be on the chopping block. The group that painted the cape and overhauled the Malaga Canal Park might be taken over ..
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Wildlife and water quality improving in Lake Trafford

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

IMMOKALEE, Fla. - A year after a major Collier County restoration project, scientists report there are signs of life in Lake Trafford. The popular Immokalee Lake was devastated by ..
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Cape Coral teen sentenced to 10 years for girlfriend's death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Ashlee Swayze's father tells the court how his family's life has been changed after his 15-year-old daughter was shot and killed by her boyfriend, Dylan Wisniewsk..
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Burglaries on the rise in Englewood and Rotonda

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office has had a significant increase of reported burglaries in the area of East Englewood and Rotonda. CCSO is requesting re..
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Man dies after being stunned with Taser

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a man died after being stunned twice with a Taser at a north Florida mental health facility.    The Alachua County Sheriff's..
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Local man pleads with thieves to return ashes of daughter

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Russell Fennimore is grieving a second time for his daughter Jayme. She passed away from liver disease last March 27th. Now, someone has stolen a box, containing ..
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Hurricane Center chief predicts longer forecasts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The director of the National Hurricane Center expects the agency soon will be able to project storm positions a week ahead of time.    Bill R..
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State surgeon general steps down

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Surgeon General Frank Farmer has resigned effective Friday.    Farmer sent a letter to Gov. Rick Scott on Monday explaining that he ..
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Judge delays Fla. water pollution rules to July 6

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A federal judge has delayed water pollution rules for Florida.    U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle on Monday modified a ruling he made last..
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Fatal crash in North Fort Myers leaves Slater Rd. blocked

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- A vehicle crash with injuries involving two fatalities has left Slater Road blocked at Marna Ln. in North Fort Myers. Slater Rd. is closed from Rich Rd. to ..
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Analysis: Most big questions for session settled

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida lawmakers are working this week to wrap up the 2012 session but many of the biggest questions have already been answered.    Legisla..
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