Edison State College board fires Walker

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS, Fla.- After more than 20 years of leading Edison State College, Dr. Kenneth Walker was ousted from his position as president. Tuesday, the college's board of trustees v..
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Costa Concordia disaster could impact cruise prices

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Cruise industry experts are bracing to see how the Costa Concordia disaster impacts them during January's peak booking season.With the death toll climbing to 16 o..
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Anti-abortion bills get Fla. House panel approval

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Three anti-abortion bills are moving through the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature.    Each received initial committee approval Tues..
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FMPD search for 3 robbery suspects

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Thursday, the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a call in reference to a robbery. According to the victim three unknown male suspects approached her fr..
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State considers tougher rules for assisted living facilities

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- After years of lax oversight, state lawmakers are considering several bills that would place stricter guidelines on assisted living facilities, nursing homes ..
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FGCU receives generous donation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Florida Gulf Coast University received a $5 million leadership gift today from Dr. Elaine Nicpon Marieb, according to our partners at the News-Press. FGCU will na..
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Appeals reduce Florida class size violations

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A report says adjustments for unexpected growth and data errors should reduce the number of school districts in violation of state class-size limits from 3..
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Romney, Gingrich and Santorum make stops in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GOP candidates will be making several stops across Southwest Florida on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday, January 24th: Mitt Romney will be at housing event in Lehigh Acres (2929 17t..
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Prescribed burn at Cecil Webb caused alarm for some

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- A large amount of smoke alarmed Southwest Floridians Tuesday afternoon. An 1,100-acre prescribed burn is taking place at Cecil Webb. This area is between I-75 an..
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Fla. seeks 90-day court delay for Glades talks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The state of Florida is seeking a 90-day delay in any federal court action to allow time for negotiations on cleaning up the Everglades.    The request ..
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Study says citrus greening cost Fla. billions

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A new study says citrus greening has cost Florida more than $3.6 billion over the last five years.    The University of Florida study releas..
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Disney Cruise Line adds port, itineraries

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Disney ships will start sailing out of Miami for the first time next year as the cruise line expands its Caribbean offerings.    Disney Cruise L..
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Sarasota man arrested for armed robbery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested the man who robbed a woman at gunpoint in the parking lot of the Dutch Heritage restaurant on Bahia Vista Street i..
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CCSO warns of fraudulent Salvation Army calls

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office would like residents to be aware of fraudulent phone calls asking for donations to the Salvation Army. Officials say the..
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LCSO sets up roadblocks for Romney's visit

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office has blocked off 17th St. SW in Lehigh Acres in preparation for Romney's visit Tuesday afternoon.  He will be speaking in fr..
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Wife accused of manslaughter goes to trial a second time

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Prosecution against Leatha James for Manslaughter begins this Tuesday. The Lehigh Acres woman is holding onto her innocence in the 2010 death of her husband. She'..
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7-Eleven clerk held up at knife point for $36 and cigarettes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A Cape Coral man was arrested Tuesday for holding up a convenience store clerk at knife point for $36 in cash and cigarettes. At 1:30 a.m., Cape Coral Police resp..
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Charlotte man stabs deputy during domestic disturbance

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy was stabbed during a domestic disturbance Monday evening. His bullte-proof vest stopped the blade from injuring him. CCSO ..
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What to expect out of President Obama's address

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The President will use Tuesday's address to frame the message of his re-election campaign.He will propose tax reforms so that wealthy Americans pay more and the B..
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Teen in critical condition after being struck by van

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Lee County teenager was hit by a passenger van while trying to cross Palm Beach Boulevard. The victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition. Off..
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