Experts: US ill-prepared for oil spill off Cuba

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Experts say the U.S. lacks the plans to adequately respond to an oil spill off the Cuban Coast.    Coast Guard officials told a U.S. House subcommittee ..
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Naples' 5th Ave. gets a new look

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.-  A popular destination in downtown Naples is getting a new look in an effort to draw locals and tourists at an already busy business district.It's still the same..
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Gingrich brings 'Crossing the Finish Line' to Ft. Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Republican race to win Florida continues. Newt Gingrich will be in Fort Myers this afternoon. His campaign is calling this a grassroots rally. Newt Gingrich's..
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4 arrested for felony criminal mischief to a car at the mall

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested four teenagers and charged them all with Criminal Mischief following $2,500 in damages to a car in the Town Cente..
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Fla. court: You can't burglarize a mulch bed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - An appellate court has reversed a man's burglary of a dwelling conviction because the bicycle he allegedly tried to take was actually parked on a mulch bed..
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FAMU President discusses another hazing probe

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida A&M University President James Ammons says campus police and the Tallahassee Police Department are investigating another suspected case of hazi..
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2 Fla. Panhandle counties voting on slot machines

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Two Florida Panhandle counties are voting on whether to permit slot machines as part of Tuesday's presidential primary ballot.    But a lega..
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Charlotte Harbor cemetery vandalized

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE HARBOR, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is investigating vandalism to the Charlotte Harbor Cemetery, located at 4410 Church Street in Charlotte Harbor. Office..
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3-vehicle crash preceded fatal mass pileup in Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol says there was a three-vehicle crash just hours before a series of pileups killed 10 people on the same stretch of Interstate 75..
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Romney credits change in tactics for Florida surge

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Mitt Romney said Monday he has overcome his South Carolina setback and returned to the Republican primary forefront by aggressively returning Newt Gingri..
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New poll shows Fla. voters moving toward Romney

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A new poll taken among likely Florida Republican voters shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney heading into Tuesday's presidential preference primary ..
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High speed chase results in crash and car fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, in a joint effort Sunday with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, took into custody a suspect following a stolen car..
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Anonymous tip leads to arrest in the Cape

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- An anonymous tip led to the arrest of John J. Cruz, 36, of Cape Coral for two counts of grand theft. On Friday, Cape Coral Police released surveillance photos fro..
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Forest Service gives look inside a prescribed burn

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Forestry workers say it isn't often the conditions are perfect for a prescribed nighttime burn. But Sunday night, moisture on the ground, humidity, and tem..
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Gingrich plans Fort Myers campaign stop on Monday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Newt Gingrich is planning at least one more campaign stop in Southwest Florida before Tuesday's Republican Presidential primary. Gingrich is scheduled to speak a..
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Gainesville area interstate pileup kills at least 10 people

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A long line of cars and trucks collided one after another early Sunday on a dark Florida highway so shrouded in haze and smoke that drivers were instantly ..
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Romney speaks to overflow crowd in Naples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NAPLES, Fla. - Riding an increasing wave of momentum ahead of Tuesday's Primary, Mitt Romney came out swinging on Sunday. In front of an overflow crowd downtown, the Republican Pre..
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Gumbo fest brings Cajun flair to North Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Shell Factory head chef Mike Marcantonio has been working for days to prepare enough gumbo for the nearly 6,000 people projected to attend this years festiv..
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Students declare food fight against healthier meals

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Students at Roosevelt High School have declared a food fight to win back peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Fed up with new, healthy cafeteria cuisine that..
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Consta Concordia passengers file lawsuits

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

MIAMI (AP) - Six Costa Concordia passengers have filed lawsuits in U.S. federal court in Miami seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. The lawsuit filed Friday see..
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