3-vehicle crash preceded fatal mass pileup in Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol says there was a three-vehicle crash just hours before a series of pileups killed 10 people on the same stretch of Interstate 75..
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Romney credits change in tactics for Florida surge

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Mitt Romney said Monday he has overcome his South Carolina setback and returned to the Republican primary forefront by aggressively returning Newt Gingri..
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New poll shows Fla. voters moving toward Romney

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A new poll taken among likely Florida Republican voters shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney heading into Tuesday's presidential preference primary ..
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High speed chase results in crash and car fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, in a joint effort Sunday with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, took into custody a suspect following a stolen car..
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Anonymous tip leads to arrest in the Cape

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- An anonymous tip led to the arrest of John J. Cruz, 36, of Cape Coral for two counts of grand theft. On Friday, Cape Coral Police released surveillance photos fro..
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Forest Service gives look inside a prescribed burn

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Forestry workers say it isn't often the conditions are perfect for a prescribed nighttime burn. But Sunday night, moisture on the ground, humidity, and tem..
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Gingrich plans Fort Myers campaign stop on Monday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Newt Gingrich is planning at least one more campaign stop in Southwest Florida before Tuesday's Republican Presidential primary. Gingrich is scheduled to speak a..
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Gainesville area interstate pileup kills at least 10 people

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A long line of cars and trucks collided one after another early Sunday on a dark Florida highway so shrouded in haze and smoke that drivers were instantly ..
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Romney speaks to overflow crowd in Naples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NAPLES, Fla. - Riding an increasing wave of momentum ahead of Tuesday's Primary, Mitt Romney came out swinging on Sunday. In front of an overflow crowd downtown, the Republican Pre..
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Gumbo fest brings Cajun flair to North Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Shell Factory head chef Mike Marcantonio has been working for days to prepare enough gumbo for the nearly 6,000 people projected to attend this years festiv..
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Students declare food fight against healthier meals

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Students at Roosevelt High School have declared a food fight to win back peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Fed up with new, healthy cafeteria cuisine that..
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Consta Concordia passengers file lawsuits

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

MIAMI (AP) - Six Costa Concordia passengers have filed lawsuits in U.S. federal court in Miami seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. The lawsuit filed Friday see..
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Prisons close; population stayed static

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - When Florida's prison system announced it was closing 11 facilities, it flew in the face of conventional wisdom that the state's prison population was high..
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Herman Cain throws support behind Newt Gingrich

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Former presidential hopeful Herman Cain threw his support behind Newt Gingrich Saturday night, providing the former House speaker with a late boost jus..
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Rick Santorum cancels events for Sunday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is canceling his Sunday morning campaign events and is spending time with his hospitalized daughter. ..
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Two small planes make crash landings in Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Florida authorities say two small planes were forced to land in unusual locations. No injuries were reported in either of the forced landings Saturday...
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Several species of grouper off limits

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

TALLHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Several species of grouper will be off-limits in state waters in the Gulf of Mexico, while snook fishing is set to reopen on Florida's Atlantic coast. ..
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Remembering Challenger: 26 Years Later

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachid Haoues

FORT MYERS, FL - On January 28, 1986  space shuttle Challenger burst into flames after just 73 seconds into flight. All seven crew members in the shuttle died. 26 years later,..
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Tire fire damages two Bonita businesses

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - A fire at a Bonita Springs tire store destroyed thousands of dollars worth of tires and caused moderate damage to a nearby business. Bonita Springs firefight..
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Santorum cancels morning events to be with child

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is canceling his Sunday morning campaign events and is spending time with his hospitalized daughter. Sant..
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