FHP to crack down on 'Move Over' law

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Law enforcement agencies across the Southeast are teaming up for a safety campaign to protect emergency crews working on the side of the road. This month, Florid..
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Art along the river

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. If you ever have those days where you want to leave the hustle and escape on a boat, then you'll probably like John Leben's art. The Michigan artist brought his di..
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Cocaine seized in Collier County traffic stop

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A Tampa man is busted with cocaine after being caught speeding through Collier County. Florida Highway Patrol said Eric Renaldo Williams, 27, was spotted dri..
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Lee Co. K9 unit discovers 90 lbs. of pot in traffic stop

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A Lee County K9 unit seized a large marijuana shipment traveling through Lee County on Friday afternoon. The Lee County Sheriff's Office said the discovery began..
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200 cruise passengers struck by norovirus

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

MIAMI (AP) - More than 200 passengers on two cruise ships headed to South Florida have been stricken with a gastrointestinal illness. Officials with Princess Cruise Lines say two o..
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EBT cards - Should they be used to buy junk food?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Two Florida lawmakers say now is the time to stop people from abusing taxpayer money.  In addition to banning where people can use their electronic benefit..
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No injuries when driver hits Charlotte home.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PORT CHARLOTTE Fla.- Jose Ruiz says he was returning to his home on Gibralter drive from store when he says the unthinkable happened. “The brakes failed. I hit the brakes and..
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Connie Mack meets with supporters at Coconut Point Mall

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

ESTERO, Fla.- Congressman Connie Mack met with supporters at Coconut Point Mall Friday afternoon, wrapping up a statewide campaign kickoff in his bid for U.S. Senate. In front of a..
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City of Cape and firefighters finally reach an agreement

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The Cape Coral Professional Firefighters have released a statement summarizing the concessions made in negotiations between themselves and the City of Cape Coral...
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Gaming bill's demise isn't stopping developers of FM casino

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Plans to turn Florida into an East Coast gambling destination are on hold. A bill aimed at expanding gaming resorts in the state died in the House today.The broad..
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Seafood festival marks 'fresh start' for fisherman

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

EVERGLADES CITY, Fla.- The fisherman who will feed close to 50,000 people at the Everglades City Seafood Festival are calling it their first fresh start since the BP oil spill. Fro..
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Killer's life sentence stands

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-  Chad Moreland asked a judge if he could take back his guilty plea in Jerry Rabon's 2007 murder. A surveillance video shows Moreland and his sister breaking ..
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AL, GA and FL team up to promote 'Move Over' laws

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Concerned with the safety of law enforcement officers who have pulled over to the side of the road, Alabama, Florida and Georgia are teaming up to promote s..
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House passes Fla. legislative, congressional maps

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida legislative and congressional redistricting maps have cleared the state House.    Both plans passed on 80-37 party-line votes Friday..
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Man guilty in case of Fla. girl found in landfill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A man pleaded guilty Friday in abduction and slaying of a 7-year-old Florida girl who was found in a landfill.    Jarred Harrell, 26,..
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Suspicious woman leads police to fugitive

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire man wanted by police on child sex assault charges is in custody after a woman in Florida used an Internet search engine to check up on him.&..
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'No fishing' signs to be posted in the Cape

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The city of Cape Coral is considering posting "no fishing" signs along bridges at Old Burnt Store Road.   The reason is that some of homes are close to ..
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Ex-CEO of Fla. bank pleads guilty in fraud

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - The former chief executive office of a failed southwest Florida bank has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges involving falsification of records and lyin..
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Artists flock to Fort Myers for major art event

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Downtown Fort Myers will become an outdoor art gallery this weekend as dozens of artists show off their work at ArtFest Fort Myers 2012. Organizers are expecting ..
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Man guilty of killing store clerk wants to retract his plea

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The man who plead guilty to killing a convenience store clerk now wants to take his plea back. But a judge said no. Chad Moreland appeared in front of a judge say..
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