Determining arson in suspicious fires

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- As of June, there have been 10 fires in the Iona/McGregor Fire District that firefighters have had to call the State Fire Marshal and law enforcement in on.&nbs..
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North Fort Myers house a total loss after fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - A North Fort Myers home is in ruins tonight after a fire ripped through Thursday afternoon. It happened at 8180 Cleaves Road. Investigators are calling it ..
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Metal Theft Task Force working with scrap yards

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Southwest Florida scrap yards are teaming up with local law enforcement to curb the growing problem of precious metal thefts. "It's pitiful and sad, but it's what..
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Burned Charlotte County boy is recovering

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- The 9-year-old Ridge Harbor boy who was burned last month is making progress in his recovery. Logan Nelson's family sent WINK new pictures of Logan taken at..
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Sanibel starts road, bike path improvements

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

SANIBEL, Fla. - Traffic on Sanibel Island could be sticky over the next couple months. The city is working on several road projects across the island before the peak tourism season..
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Large shopping plaza could come to GG Estates

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Shopping could come to the Golden Gate Estates. A proposed shopping center would be the first of it's kind, located on the northwest corner of Golden Gate an..
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Substitute teaching another way to earn more cash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Substitute teaching is becoming a way for people to earn extra cash in these tough economic times. On Thursday several hundred people met for Lee County's Annual ..
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Lee County Red Cross seeks Disaster volunteers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- What was once Tropical Strom Emily turned out to be no threat at all to Southwest Florida. But dodging a storm doesn't mean you should become complacent. The loca..
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Charlotte campus closed Friday due to water leak

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA – The Charlotte campus of Edison State College will be closed Friday, Aug. 5 to address an underground water leak affecting the campus’ air conditioning sys..
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Citrus canker suit nets $19M in Palm Beach

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Thousands of Palm Beach County residents have been awarded more than $19 million to compensate them for fruit trees the state destroyed in an attempt t..
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Changes coming to Lee public schools bus stops

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Changes could be coming to a bus stop near you, in the Lee County Public Schools system. The goal is to eliminate hundreds of stops that are not used by a lot of ..
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Deputies reel in 'gator' during pursuit

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- Domingo Morales Jr. didn’t give it much thought when a man in a Florida Gators T-shirt sat in Morales’ chair at the bar while he played pool at an East Na..
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Man pleads guilty in Tampa Bay area rapes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A third man accused in the rapes of two Tampa Bay area waitresses in 2008 has pleaded guilty.    In a deal with Hillsborough County prosecutors, 2..
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Deferred retirement up for Fla. public employees

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Public employees are flocking to Florida's Deferred Retirement Option Program to beat a benefit cut.    State officials on Thursday said the..
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Fla. court rejects defamation case against FSU

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Tallahassee appellate court has rejected a defamation suit against Florida State University that stemmed from academic cheating by athletes.   ..
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Firearm parts found at Tampa airport

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities are investigating firearm parts found in the main terminal of Tampa International Airport.    Airport spokeswoman Brenda Geoghagan say..
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HGTV shines real estate spotlight on Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Real estate is always a hot topic, especially when it comes to prices. Local realtors say many out-of-state buyers still think Southwest Florida is as depressed a..
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US forecasters upgrades 2011 hurricane outlook

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - U.S. government forecasters say they're even more confident that this Atlantic hurricane season will be above-average.    National Oceanic and Atmospher..
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Top Florida citrus executive resigns from job

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HAINES CITY, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Citrus Commission has accepted the resignation of Ken Keck as the top executive at the Florida Department of Citrus.    Ken Keck..
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Fort Myers man attempts to rob woman and gets away

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Thursday morning, Lee County Sheriff's Office received a call in reference to a robbery at the 7-Eleven store located at 1700 S. Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers. A..
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