Lee school district considers health clinics to cut costs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Even with the governor looking to spend more on education, local school districts are doing their best to keep costs down. Lee County is looking to cut spending o..
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Witnesses say Saavedra was bullied

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- There has been a major development in the case of a Collier County teen charged with killing a fellow classmate. Defense attorneys for Jorge Saavedra say the teen..
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Calif. man charged in Fla. in UBS tax probe

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A California man is facing federal tax charges in Florida in the latest indictment in a long-running investigation of tax evasion at Swiss bank UBS AG...
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Artist pleads guilty to wildlife smuggling

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Miami Beach artist faces five years in prison after pleading guilty to trafficking protected wildlife.    Federal prosecutors say 48-year-..
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IDB and Miami-Dade sponsor Haiti forum

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Businesses looking to help Haiti rebuild can get advice from big-time backers this week in Miami.    The 2011 Haiti Reconstruction Forum will encourage ..
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Study: Fla. Medicaid premiums too high

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A new report says high premium and co-pay proposals for Florida Medicaid beneficiaries are among the highest in the country and could cause hundreds of thousands to dr..
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Cape school bus involved in minor accident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A school bus was involved in an accident with another vehicle Wednesday morning, but no one was injured and traffic was not affected. The bus was carrying childre..
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Trailer full of gifts for needy families stolen

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Hundreds of presents have been stolen from a central Florida charity for needy families.    Teddy bears, dolls, diapers and cribs were stolen wh..
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Number of students attending charter schools soars

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The number of students attending charter schools has soared to more than 2 million as states pass laws lifting caps and encouraging their expansion, according to figur..
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Fla. man gets 5 yrs for stealing military laptops

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Miami man has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison after authorities say he led a group of thieves who stole $7.4 million in military laptop computers..
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Governor Scott wants a billion dollar boost for schools

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who was criticized for pushing school funding cuts a few months ago, is asking for a billion dollars more for education to come du..
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National Anthem try-outs December 7th and 8th

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.   Have you always wanted to sing the the national anthem in front of a large crowd? Now is your chance to try out. The Boston Red Sox are looking fo..
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Naples woman killed in shopping plaza parking lot

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -- A Collier County woman is dead after being run over in a parking lot. Florida Highway Patrol says Lucy Przybyloski was killed at the Pebblebrooke Center Plaz..
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Animal rights group reveals cruel conditions for greyhounds

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -- A national rights group has renewed its efforts to eliminate greyhound racing in Florida. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals relea..
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Witnesses describe how grandfather murder suspect was caught

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - An arrest report said accused murder suspect Clinton Drake admitted to killing his grandfather after a fight in Clewiston on Monday; but the first time anyone sa..
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Alva homeowner testifies at Senate drywall hearing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WASHINGTON, DC - Members of Congress are hearing what it's like to live with defective drywall, as a Southwest Florida woman represented thousands of affected homeowners across the..
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New details in murder of Clewiston grandfather

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

  CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Passersby frantically called for help as John Drake's truck sat in the middle of the Veterans and Del Prado intersection with his lifeless body inside. Hal..
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Operation Open Arms funds wedding for local soldier

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A welcome home celebration for a southwest Florida soldier, and his soon to be bride. They're getting married on Friday at no cost to their families. It's all th..
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Lee Health Department warns red tide impacting shellfish

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-The Lee County Department of Health is issuing a warning against harvesting and eating local shellfish. "If you were to go out on your boat and try and harvest she..
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Fatal accident in Naples parking lot leave 1 pedestrian dead

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- A woman has died Tuesday afternoon, after being hit by a vehicle in a Naples shopping center parking lot.  The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed that the fatal ac..
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