Project leaves beach visitors with steep step to water

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla--The four million dollar restoration project at Fort Myers Beach expanded the width of the beach to attract visitors. However, it has now left some struggling..
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Killer whale Tilikum gets medical treatment

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The killer whale responsible for a trainer's death last year is undergoing medical treatment. SeaWorld Orlando officials said Thursday that Tilikum has been mo..
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Court blocks Fla. inmates from having pen pal ads

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - The federal appeals court in Atlanta has upheld a Florida rule that blocks inmates from using online pen-pal sites. A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Cour..
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Florida yoga teacher named 'world's oldest'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) - The yoga teacher in the front of the room lay on the floor, her hands resting on her upper thighs. She lifted her right leg high in the air, foot flexed...
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Researchers: video games won't make you smarter

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Those action-packed video games under many Christmas trees on Sunday morning may be loads of fun, but don't expect them to improve kids' grades, concentrat..
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Post Office locations open for business on Dec. 24th

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Lee and Collier County Post Offices that will be open on Saturday, December 24th, include the following: Page Field Post Office in Fort Myers will be open from 9 a.m. until noon C..
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State Dept. of Environmental Protection urges: buy green

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is urging last minute holiday shoppers to buy green. DEP says that people can find an amazing array of sustainable and recyclable..
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Arrest made in south Fort Myers laptop snatching

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Fort Myers man, who stole a laptop computer directly off of a restaurant patron's lap and fled, has been arrested. On December 16, 2011 just after 5:00 p.m., th..
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Third gold coin discovered in red kettle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- An anonymous donor has dropped another 1983 South African Krugerrand gold coin in one of the Salvation Army’s red kettles, bringing the total of gold coins ..
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Fuccillo gives Salvation Army a 'huge' boost

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign is getting a 'huge" boost from one Southwest Florida business. Thursday morning, Fuccillo Kia announced it will match don..
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Special Christmas gift for a Cape Coral soldier

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A wounded Cape Coral soldier gets a big Christmas present. Private First Class Corey Kent was officially given the keys to his own apartment. The apartment is an ..
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Fla. foster children visit family for holidays

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - For several years, Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins and his wife "adopted" two foster girls just for the holiday season. If the Wilkins went..
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Suspects pistol-whip homeowner and steal his birds

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Luis Gonzalez was in his garage on 27th St. SW, in Lehigh Acres, when two males wearing dark clothing and masks entered the open door. One of the suspects point..
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Head-on crash in Punta Gorda leaves 1 injured, closes road

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- The cause of Thursday morning's head-on collision, on Burnt Store Road, has been determined to be texting while driving. The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office ar..
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Fuccillo Kia helps the Salvation Army in a 'huge' way

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Red Kettle campaign is under way, but with only three days left to raise money, the Salvation Army is short by more than $100,000 of their goal.Major Tom Loud..
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Fuccillo Kia teams up with Salvation Army to meet its goal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Red Kettle campaign is under way, but with only three days left to raise money, the Salvation Army is short by more than $100,000 of their goal.Major Tom Loud..
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27 school children receive college scholarships

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

IMMOKALEE, Fla.- Christmas came early for 27 school children in Immokalee who were awarded college scholarships Wednesday. It was ear to ear smiles as the students meticulously ope..
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Orlando man credits shooting for saving his life

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A man who was recently shot at an Orlando motel says the event likely saved his life.    Forty-five-year-old Dan D'Amato told the Orlando Sentin..
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Lawmakers watching what they say on redistricting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Many lawmakers and other key players in Florida's process for drawing new congressional and legislative districts have adopted their own don't ask, don't t..
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Pedestrian on cell phone hit, killed by van

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DELTONA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a woman was struck and killed by a mini-van as she walked across a busy central Florida intersection while talking on her cell phone. &nbs..
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