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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Fla. dental hygienists may soon give shots

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A measure that would allow dental hygienists to give injections of local anesthesia to patients has passed the Florida Legislature.    The H..
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14-year-old arrested for burglary and vandalizing classroom

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a juvenile Port Charlotte boy for breaking into and vandalizing a portable classroom at The Academy School, locat..
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House passes comprehensive energy policy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida House has passed this year's version of a comprehensive state energy policy.    House members passed the bill (HB 7117) by 113-1..
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Judge to issue Fla. retirement ruling Tuesday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A judge plans to rule Tuesday on the legality of a new state law requiring public employees to contribute 3 percent of their pay to the Florida Retirement ..
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Suspects run over victim's dog while fleeing burglary

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- A burglary in North Fort Myers over the weekend led to the death of the victim's small dog. On Sunday, deputies responded to a burglary that had taken place..
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Wisniewski sentenced in 2010 shooting death of girlfriend

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Dylan Wisniewski has been sentenced to 10 and a half years in prison and five years of probation after being found guilty of manslaughter with a firearm in the sh..
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Outback re-opens 1 year after fire destroyed the restaurant

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Nearly a year after a fire destroyed the Outback Steakhouse on Cleveland Avenue, the restaurant is officially re-opened. For the last year, crews worked to make M..
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Bill would modify harsh zero tolerance policies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A bill that would modify state school districts' "zero tolerance" policies is ready for a vote in the Florida Senate.    Sen. Stephen Wise o..
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Publix HQ protested to highlight CIW Fair Food Program

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Local religious leaders are on their way to Lakeland to protest at Publix's corporate headquarters. They're taking extreme measures to send a message to the groce..
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16 people rescued from boat that ran aground

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say strong storms forced a 30-foot boat to run aground in Naples, stranding 16 campers.    Naples Fire Chief Steve McInerny told the ..
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BP settlement includes new health claims process

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BOOTHEVILLE, La. (AP) - A settlement that BP is hammering out with victims of the massive Gulf oil spill finally provides a system for monitoring health concerns and compensating p..
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