Federal judge orders return of stolen painting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A U.S. judge is ordering the return of a nearly 500-year-old Italian painting to the family that owned it before Nazis stole it.    U.S. aut..
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Ave Maria University caught in contraception controversy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

AVE MARIA, Fla.- A national controversy over contraception is hitting home in Southwest Florida."You talk about religious intolerance, this is about as bad as it gets," Ave Maria U..
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Cape approves wall for Everest facility

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral City Council has approved the construction of a wall to cover the Everest water reclamation facility. The wall passed unanimously in a vote of 8-0. It ..
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Lee Co. in talks with Washington Nationals baseball team

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County officials have met with the Washington Nationals baseball team, regarding possible use of City of Palms Park.Commissioners Tammy Hall and Ray Judah met..
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Dead panther found in Southwest Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Officials say dead panther has been found along U.S. 41 in Southwest Florida.    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports th..
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Lawsuit filed against Lee Co. alleging discrimination

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department has filed a discrimination lawsuit against Lee County, saying it discriminated against three Hispanic employees.   &nb..
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Brighter times for storm protection; credit energy savings

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- We have an encouraging note about the local economy. It appears that storm protection companies are selling well, and one of the biggest of those firms credits an..
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Expanding businesses means new jobs in Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla.- From flowers to chocolate, it's no doubt Valentine's Day is one of the busiest times of the year for sweet gifts.  One Fort Myers favorite is gearing up for ..
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FACT CHECK: Gingrich overstates his Fla. results

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - After losing Saturday's Nevada caucus race, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich sought solace in what he called an encouraging statistic: that his sup..
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LCSO searches for burglary suspect

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies were on the scene of a home break-in, in the 5200 block of Greenbriar Drive, just off McGregor Boulevard on Monday afternoon. Office..
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JP Morgan to pay $110M to settle overdraft lawsuit

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - JP Morgan Chase & Co. has agreed to pay $110 million to settle a class-action lawsuit claiming the bank charged excessive checking overdraft fees.   &nbs..
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Biden: Obama tuition plan unlikely to affect Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden says the Obama administration's plans to pressure states into keeping college and university tuition down probably won't apply to ..
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Fla. House Democrats warned about party fundraiser

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida House Democrats are being told that they could break House rules if they show up at a party fundraiser.    The Florida Democratic Pa..
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Meixel pleads guilty in murder-for-hire plot

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Lee County woman accused of putting together a murder-for-hire plot against her husband has plead guilty. Bettina Meixel was arrested in September for attemptin..
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Ga. Supreme Court rules against assisted suicide law

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

New developments are emerging with a suicide assistance group that has a connection to Southwest Florida. Four members of the group, Final Exit, including a Charlotte County man, w..
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Cape City Council vote on police and fire union contracts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral's City Council will have a very important vote Monday on two major contracts. The city's police and fire unions have both ratified their contracts. Now..
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Alleged daycare shooter expected to get rid of 2nd lawyer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Robert Dunn, the man accused of shooting his wife to death in a Cape Coral daycare, is in court. This case has been going on for nearly four years and today, Dunn..
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RNC organizers looking for 7,500 volunteers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Organizers of the Republican National Convention are looking for 7,500 local volunteers to help welcome the thousands of people who will come to the area for the..
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2 suspects still on the loose after Shell robbery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Friday, the Fort Myers Police Department arrested Willie Delaford, 28 of Fort Myers, for robbery with a firearm. The robbery happened at the Shell gas station ..
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Toddler may have ingested pill, parents under investigation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes detectives are investigating a medical call Sunday evening in Port Charlotte of a 22-month old girl who was unresponsi..
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