Evacuation zone signs could be coming to your neighborhood

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County emergency managers want nearly a quarter of a million dollars for evacuation zone signs. They'd be attached to stop sign poles to remind people of thei..
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Family pets lost in Ft. Myers fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Firefighters were on the scene of a house fire on the 1800 block of Collier Ave. at Kelly St. in Fort Myers Thursday afternoon. Though no one was home at the time..
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6 arrested after thieves target Bible study group

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Police say two gunmen burst into a Gainesville apartment and robbed a 14 Korean students participating in a Bible study.    The Gainesville ..
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Fla. 'inspirational message' bill goes to Scott

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A bill allowing school boards to permit student-initiated prayer and other "inspirational messages" at public school assemblies is on its way to Gov. Rick ..
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Counterfeit items seized at NBA All-Star

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities confiscated more than 2,500 counterfeit merchandise items during last weekend's NBA All-Star festivities in Orlando.    Federal auth..
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Florida House passes 'parental trigger' bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Parents could "trigger" plans to turn around failing schools under a bill that has passed in the Florida House.    Those plans could include..
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Man arrested for abduction, rape of teen girl

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Police in St. Petersburg say they have arrested a man who they believe abducted a 16-year-old girl at gunpoint and raped her.    Police r..
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Naples teen accused of depositing $12k in fraudulent checks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- A Naples teen is behind bars, accused of depositing more than $12,000 in fraudulent checks. Collier County Deputies say 18-year-old Hudson Redning broke into at least..
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FGCU men's basketball team hopes to advance in Atlantic Sun

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

The FGCU men's basketball team finally makes its debut in the Atlantic Sun Conference Thursday night. The Eagles face off against the number three seed, USC-Upstate at 8:30 on the ..
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Bill allowing ads on school buses one step closer to reality

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- They carry precious cargo, so should school buses be moving billboards? Legislation in Tallahassee would allow districts to advertise on school buses, but not eve..
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Lehigh neighborhood still in shock over dramatic stand-off

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- The teenager charged with shooting and killing a man in Lehigh Acres went before a judge Thursday morning. Neighbors say they're still in shock. The crime scene..
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3 LBHS students arrested for business burglary

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies and detectives caught and arrested three Lemon Bay High School boys for burglarizing RJR Convenience Store, located at 3725 Sou..
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Unlocked homes and cars in Naples targeted by thieves

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Police are investigating the thefts of an unlocked car and cash, jewelry, credit cards and a computer from unlocked homes in a Naples gated community, accordi..
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Dillon claims bill heading to Gov. Scott's desk

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A bill to compensate William Dillon $1.35 million for spending 27 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit is on its way to Gov. Rick Scott. &nbs..
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Fla. House votes to ban so-called Internet cafes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida House wants to ban storefront operations known as Internet cafes.    The House on Thursday voted 72-43 to ban the cafes, which o..
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Suspect and victim identified in Lehigh Acres homicide

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- An armed shooting that happened Wednesday in Lehigh Acres has turned into a homicide investigation. The victim has been identified as 18-year-old Abraham Caball..
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Dozens in Fla. caught poaching wildlife

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Undercover wildlife investigators have arrested dozens of people in northeast Florida and charged them with poaching and selling wildlife illegally.  ..
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Man struck by train while fishing off bridge

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

AVENTURA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a man fishing off a railroad bridge was struck and killed by a passing train during rush hour in South Florida.    The Miami He..
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Fla. teen arrested after gun found at school

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - A student was arrested at a central Florida high school after he was found with a gun at school.    A Polk County Sheriff's deputy received a t..
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N. Fla. man arrested in dog fighting ring

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A north Florida man faces 17 counts of possessing dogs used to fight after an investigation by Jacksonville police and the Humane Society of the United St..
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