Non-controversial parts of Fla. election law OKed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department has approved 76 largely non-controversial provisions of a new Florida election law.    The decision Tuesday, tho..
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Lee County pays millions for more land

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County's "Conservation 20-20 Program" pays millions, to buy more land. Environmentalists support the program, but some people are questioning the amount of la..
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Huge jump in kids qualifying for free school lunch

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The start of school in Collier County is still more than a week away, but already the district knows lunch rooms will be busier than they've ever been in the..
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Man arrested for Exploitation of Elderly

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested Joseph Cirillo, 69, of 17 Fairway Drive, Englewood, on one felony count of Exploitation of the Elderly. Detective..
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DCF director resigns months after girl's death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The Miami regional director for the Department of Children and families is resigning.    Jacqui Colyer's departure Tuesday comes months after the agency..
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WINK TV and FM help 'Stuff the Bus'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WHO: WINK FM, WINK TV and Lee County Public Schools WHAT: 2011/2012 Stuff the Bus Event WHERE: In front of the Target Super-Store, 13711 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers (corner of US ..
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Connie Mack stops in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Congressman Connie Mack is back in Southwest Florida. The Republican will meet with voters later this month to answer tough questions about what's going on Washin..
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Butterfly found in Fla. Keys listed as endangered

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A butterfly now only found in remote parts of the Florida Keys has been listed as endangered.    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service anno..
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Cape police receive award for nabbing burglar

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The Cape Coral Police Department has named Detective Michael Toleman Officer of the Month and Public Service Aide Mary Schwartz was awarded Employee of the Month ..
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Home invaders beat elderly Orlando couple

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities are searching for three men they say pistol whipped an elderly Orlando man and punched his wife in the head during a daytime home invasion. &n..
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3 people treated for carbon monoxide poisoning

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) - Fire rescue officials say three people were rushed to the hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning after a car was left running inside the garage of a Palm ..
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Sheriff: Sibling fugitives are extremely dangerous

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) - Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco says he hopes three fugitive siblings will make a mistake as they continue to elude authorities after allegedly shooti..
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1 killed, 2 wounded at Florida check-cashing store

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A clerk at a South Florida check-cashing store has died after being shot along with two other people during what was reported as a robbery.    A SWAT te..
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Foot fettish fiend faces felony for fondling.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PORT CHARLOTTE Fla.- Salvatore Pascucci sits in the Charlotte County Jail  He is charged with burglary and battery.Deputies say he admitted to breaking into a female neighbor'..
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Local investors, people, react to Dow dropping

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Should Americans be worried about the downgraded credit rating and Monday's sell off on Wall Street?  Will people start to spend less and save more?  ..
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Congestion relief for two Naples intersections

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

Congestion at two north Naples intersections will soon get some relief.Later this month the intersections at Pine Ridge and Livingston Roads and Vanderbilt Beach and Goodlette-Fran..
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Mother on mission to bring her son's body home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A local mother is on a mission. Her teenage son, Tyler Dobbins, was teaching in China when tragedy struck. A bacterial infection entered his blood stream, killing..
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Sanibel's first sustainable community in planning

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla.- Plans are in the works to create Sanibel Island's first sustainable community. The high-tech, eco-friendly compound is scheduled to break ground in a matter o..
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What does the nation's credit score mean to you?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The latest news of the nation's credit score drop may not have everyone in a full panic, but that may be because they're not sure what it means to them perso..
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Cape firefighters versus City Council

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPR CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral firefighters unanimously voted down a tentative contract agreement with the city. Now, both sides are pointing the finger at who they feel is at fault...
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