Surging travel trend across SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

NAPLES, Fla. -- Local leisure, and travel. If you're strapped for cash - those are usually the first to go on your list. But AAA says, this October, something is different. Pe..
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Report: Fort Myers police discriminated

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers Police Chief Doug Baker is under fire as a group of activists calls for him to step down, following a new report out that shows his force discriminated..
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Perry lays out economic plan ahead of SWFL visit

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

GRAY COURT, S.C. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry proposed dramatic tax and spending changes Tuesday, saying he would let Americans choose between a 20 percent f..
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Collier Co. Commission votes on soliciting issue

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- Two veteran charities will now face closer scrutiny from the state. The Collier County Commission voted to crack down on who is allowed to solicit money on county roa..
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Fla. lawmakers haven't set up leadership funds

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's top legislators aren't in any hurry to set up so-called leadership funds.    State lawmakers last spring promised that the public ..
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60 people involved in campus brawl, no injuries

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in Daytona Beach are looking into a campus brawl that involved 60 people.    Police told the Orlando Sentinel Tuesday  th..
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Lee delays decison on Bonita taking medical calls

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

Lee county commissioners put off a decision on whether to allow the city of Bonita Springs to split off from the county's emergency medical services. A special magistrate will cons..
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Giant Lego man found on beach

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SIESTA KEY, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has taken into protective custody a giant Lego® man who appeared on Siesta Key Public Beach today. A beachgoer found the ..
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Edison president fires another top administrator

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Edison State College President Dr. Kenneth Walker has fired another top administrator. The college district Vice President and Dean of Instruction in Arts and Sci..
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Fatal accident in Lehigh takes life of CSA

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A member of the Fort Myers Police Department was killed in an accident today in Lehigh Acres. The two-car crash tied up traffic for hours and is still under inv..
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'Occupiers' demonstrate in Charlotte County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County is the latest part of Southwest Florida to feel the rippling effects of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Dozens of protesters gathered Tuesday o..
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Man pleads not guilty in unruly passenger case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - A Florida man has pleaded not guilty to a charge of interfering with a flight crew after his allegedly hysterical behavior on a Southwest Airlines plane led ..
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2 women charged with helping 2 Fla. inmates flee

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Two women have been charged with helping two maximum security inmates escape from a Florida jail.    Authorities tell the Vero Beach Press-Jo..
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Former aide to Fla. LG arrested over taping

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A former top aide to Florida Lieutenant Gov. Jennifer Carroll is facing felony charges that she illegally taped a conversation in Carroll's office. &n..
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Stabbing suspect arrested in Sarasota

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested Tonette Smith, for Aggravated Battery. Detectives determined that the victim was intentionally stabb..
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Man sets up drug deal hours after jail release

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives Monday arrested a man for selling marijuana to them just 2½ hours after he was released from jail ..
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Library holds amnesty program in Charlotte County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Penalties for overdue Library materials can add up fast. Lori White says it was her kids who racked up quite a bill for her family. She came into the Librar..
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Cape police arrest 3 suspects on burglary charges

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- On October 5th Cape Coral Police Officers Jeffrey Taylor and John Kane responded to a report of a burglary to a business, A-1 Seawall located in the industrial pa..
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Cape burglary suspect sentenced to 5 years

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Christopher Civitarese was sentenced to 5 years in prison followed by 5 years of probation as well as a designation of a Habitual Felony Offender and Prison Re-Re..
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WINK signal outage scheduled for Wednesday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- If you receive our television signal using an antenna, satellite provider, or from Marco Island cable or Nu-view cable, you will experience a temporary loss of ou..
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