Boaters cautioned to watch for manatees

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Boaters are being cautioned to look out for manatees that may be congregating near power plants during the state's chilly weather. The Florida Fish and..
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7 central FL teens arrested for allegedly beating classmate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Seven central Florida teenagers have been arrested after authorities say they beat a 13-year-old girl until she was unconscious while on a school bus. Marion Cou..
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Veterans event set for January

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

Chris Winninger talks about the event he's organizing for local veterans.
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Coast Guard rescues sinking fishing boat

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - A fishing boat 50 miles from shore called for help Friday morning after water began flooding in. Coast Guard crews worked 14 hours to rescue the boat and t..
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Protesters show up at Germain Arena for circus performance

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

ESTERO, Fla. -- They call it the Greatest Show on Earth.  The Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus rolled into southwest Florida Friday night but not everyone is happy t..
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Hundreds of athletes to compete in HITS Triathlon Series

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- A new tradition is underway in Naples. This weekend, the city's first ever full Ironman competition will take place. But, the event is nto just for the elite athlete..
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Fire leaves Immokalee family homeless

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

IMMOKALEE, Fla -- A Collier County woman and her three children are thankful to be alive after a fire ripped through their Immokalee home Thursday night. The family, now homeless, ..
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Manatees on the move, boaters beware

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla -- Recent cold fronts have prompted dozens of manatees to search for warmer waters in the Orange River. As the weather heats up they'll start heading out into ..
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Claws are out in fight over stone crabs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

EVERGLADES CITY, Fla.-  Crabbers in Everglades City say they're overworked and underpaid.  They returned to work this week after a nine day strike in an attempt to raise ..
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Fla. Legislature may change date of 2012 primary

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida lawmakers are considering whether to change the date of the August primary election again.    A Senate panel next week will take up ..
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Lehigh Acres car lot inventory shot with BB guns

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Plattner's Used Car Superstore is under siege."Somebody either drove by or walked by and shot out 10 windshields," manager James Masso said Friday.Mangers at th..
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Fla. traffic deaths up dramatically over holidays

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Preliminary figures show 111 people died on Florida's roads during an 18-day holiday period through Jan. 2.    That was almost double the 60..
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CCSO arrest suspect in 2009 armed robbery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested a man Friday who they believe is responsible for an armed robbery in North Naples in 2009. A tip led detec..
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Crash involving a motorcycle leaves traffic backed up

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- A collision involving a vehicle and a motorcycle is disrupting traffic on the northbound Caloosahatchee Bridge Friday afternoon. There is no word on injurie..
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Lee to gather public input on improving busy intersection

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County is holding a public input meeting next Tuesday to hear about plans for the Santa Barbara-Veterans Parkway intersection in Cape Coral. Four options woul..
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Man who ran illegal radio station faces up to 5 years

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Albert Knighten was officially charged Friday, after being arrested in December for illegal transmission, interference with radio. It was discovered that Knighten..
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EPA administrator fires back against GOP attacks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

STUART, Fla. (AP) - The nation's top environmental official fired back Friday against Republican presidential candidates' relentless criticism of the Environmental Protection Agenc..
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Sinking fishermen near Sanibel rescued by Coast Guard

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen, on Friday, who were taking on water 50 miles west of Sanibel Island. The Coast Guard Sector in St. Petersburg recei..
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Ft. Myers man arrested, sexual battery on a child under 12

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A 38-year-old Fort Myers man was arrested on Thursday for Capital Sexual Battery on a child under the age of 12. A woman and her daughter reported to the Lee Coun..
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Proposed rock mine upsetting Lee-Collier residents

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A passionate crowd of opponents is taking their message against a proposed rock mine to the Collier County Planning Commission. The home of Shirley Morris is ..
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