Lawsuits over 2011 Florida legislation unresolved

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

BILL KACZOR/Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Several high-profile measures passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature last year are still being challenged in the cour..
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Disabled sailors take over Charlotte Harbor for championship

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

100 competitors from 12 countries have converged on Charlotte Harbor ready to take home the championship and have their shot at the paralympics in London. Competition runs Tuesday-..
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92nd donated wedding could be one of organization's last

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Under a Southwest Florida sun, Tara Woodring and Jeremy Crosby started their lives together as a married couple. The two active-duty service members tied the kno..
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Third panther death reported in first week of 2012

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is reporting the third panther death already in the first week of the new year. FWC said the remains of an uncollare..
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In his own words: Officer describes near fatal shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral Police Officer, shot in the line of duty, detailed the shooting days later to investigators. Newly released documents show Officer David Wagoner's i..
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Food truck trend growing in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The food truck trend started a couple years ago and continues to grow here in southwest Florida.They're popping up at farmer's markets and holding "food truck con..
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100 families become homeowners in Lee County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Edith Boireau and her four children had gotten used to living in close quarters... moving from apartment to apartment without a place to call home.But now thank..
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Fla. lawmaker revamps casino legislation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida voters would get a say on casinos or slot machines at dog tracks under a new gambling proposal. The Senate sponsor of a bill to bring mega-casinos ..
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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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