Loophole means FL sex offenders can give out candy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - In a couple of nights, local children will be dressed up in costumes, running from house to house collecting candy."I'm always with them when we trick or treat,"..
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Loophole means FL sex offenders can give out candy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - In a couple of nights, local children will be dressed up in costumes, running from house to house collecting candy."I'm always with them when we trick or treat,"..
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Boil water notice in effect for Boca Grande

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GASPARILLA ISLAND, Fla.- A precautionary boil water notice is in effect for Boca Grande. It will remain in effect for two days while testing is being conducted. Further information..
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Hug an alligator exhibit opens in Tin City

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- Gator Man Mike and his alligator Baby Bobby are officially full time residents of Tin City in Naples. Gator Man Mike moved his "Hug & Hold an Alligator" exhibit ..
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Naples man helps to rebuild Haiti

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla.- A Naples roofing contractor is heading to Haiti Saturday, donating his time and supplies to help those still without a home. Haiti lost more than 300,000 people in a ..
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Local doctor arrested for illegal distribution

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Debra Roggow, a physician practicing in Lee County, Florida, with illegally distributing or causing the distribution of Oxycodone. According to the complaint, on ..
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Another audit blasts Lee Co. land-buying

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- An audit of the Conservation 2020 program is highly critical of Lee County for over-paying for parcels of land.   The report by the clerk of courts offi..
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Chihuahuas in need of new homes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- Nearly a dozen chihuahuas in Naples are in need of a new home. The dogs were surrendered a few weeks ago by an East Naples woman and have been staying at Collier..
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Monofilament Madness to clean up Cape canals

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - We all know southwest Florida is a premiere place to go fishing. Canals in Cape Coral are popular place to reel in a catch. Often times, fishing lines get snagge..
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Mayor says Occupy Pensacola tents can stay for now

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Pensacola has delayed plans to push Occupy Wall Street protesters to pack up their tents.    Mayor Ashton Hayward says the city will delay enf..
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Black bear spotted in North Naples neighborhood

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH NAPLES, Fla.- A black bear has been spotted in the Willoughby Acres and Turnbury neighborhood in North Naples. The bear was seen at about 2:00 today. Residents are advised to..
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Child's death after dental sedation ruled accident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Officials have ruled the death of a 5-year-old boy after being sedated for dental work as an accident.    The Gainesville Sun reports that t..
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Coast Guard offloads 7 tons of cocaine

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

St. PETERSBURG, Fla.- Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Cypress offloaded seven tons of cocaine, valued at nearly $180 million. The cocaine was seized from a self-propelled s..
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Holder wants crack-down on drugs in Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is in Florida to bring attention to the rampant problem of illegal prescription drugs.    The federal prosecutor..
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Wounded warriors relax in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Twenty wounded warriors made it to Southwest Florida around 11:30 Friday morning to a warm welcome from local vets and supporters. The men will be trading in thei..
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Cape police are searching for missing man

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Police are asking for help in locating a missing and possibly endangered person, James Arthur, 80.He was supposed to be with his grandson, Garrett Kern, 24.K..
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Federal prosecutors and former astronaut to settle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Federal prosecutors and former astronaut Edgar Mitchell have reached an agreement over a camera Mitchell brought home from his 1971 Apollo 14 moon mission.  ..
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Cox Media to combine jobs at AJC, other newspapers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - Cox Media Group says it will restructure operations throughout its newspaper division.    The company, which operates The Atlanta Journal-Constitution..
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Police arrest 3 Occupy Tampa protestors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Police say three Occupy Tampa protestors have been arrested after an officer was pushed at Curtis Hixon Park.    The incident happened early Frida..
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Downtown costume contest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lindsay dresses up as a skeleton "mummy" and Andy Howl of Howl Galleries dresses up as Zorro to promote this year's Downtown Costume Contest, happening Saturday, ..
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