Medicare patients may pay more at Lee Memorial Hospital

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee Memorial Hospital is ending a contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida that will affect certain medicare patients. The insurance company sent a letter ..
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Proposed changes would make FCAT harder, increase cut off

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- There's new controversy surrounding the state-wide FCAT exam. Changes are on the way that could make the test harder and also increase the cut off for students to..
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Ronald Brise elected next chairman of Fla. PSC

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Public Service Commissioner Ronald Brise will chair the five-member panel in 2012 and 2013.    The commission, which regulates utili..
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Classmates of injured marine organize event in Naples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla.- Friends and family of Lance Corporal Jonathan Carnes say they have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. The Gulf Coast High School grad stepped on an IED last ..
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Local woman boxer works to make the Olympics

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

Tiara Brown of Lehigh Acres has a dream: standing in the middle of the podium at the summer Olympics in London next year, and receiving a gold medal in boxing. She's the #2 ranked ..
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Naples Chamber requests change of administration at Edison

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

NAPLES, Fla.- At first, faculty and students were the only ones calling for new leadership at Edison State College. Now others in the Southwest Florida community are joining in. Tu..
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CCSO announces first arrest in Pt. Charlotte drive-by

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH PORT, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron reported this afternoon that one of two men involved in Sunday mornings drive-by car shooting in Port Charlotte, has been ar..
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Disabled vet cheers on Martinez in DWTS finale

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A severely wounded Tampa veteran is among the fans rooting for "Dancing With the Stars" finalist J.R. Martinez.    Martinez is an Iraq war veteran..
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Man breaks into Tin City shop, leaves bloody handprints

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- A man is behind bars, accused of breaking into a Tin City store and trying to sell the stolen items. Naples police say Donald Cristiano used a boat anchor to smash th..
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More patients allege fake Fla. doc injected them

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - State health officials say several possible victims have come forward alleging a woman posing as a doctor pumped their buttocks with cement, mineral oil and flat-tire ..
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FAMU band shut down while death investigated

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida A&M University President James Ammons is suspending all practices and performances of the school's famed Marching 100 band until investigators ..
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1 of CrimeStoppers most wanted arrested, 1 added to list

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Early this morning, one of Crime Stoppers 10 Most Wanted felons was apprehended by members of the Lee County Sheriff's Office’s Fugitive Warrants Unit, as a..
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Cape Coral bridge construction frustrating many

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Road construction represents progress, although it may not feel that way sometimes, especially when Southwest Florida streets get packed with seasonal visitors. T..
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Detectives seek public's help in double homicide

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County sheriff's detectives are releasing photos of the victims of a recent double homicide and the vehicle they drove in the hope someone from the public may..
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Lee School Choice Program could change

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A meeting Tuesday could mean changes to the Lee County school choice program. School board members will vote to ammend how they give preference to students when i..
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County prohibits feral feline feeding, shelter

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) - Polk County officials are telling a feral cat organization to stop feeding and sheltering cat colony at a local park.    The Ledger (http://bit.l..
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PSC deciding Progress Energy Fla. nuclear costs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Progress Energy Florida wants customers to pay $140 million next year to pay for electricity the company expects to purchase while a nuclear plant is shut ..
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Cops: South Fla. officer strikes, kills bicyclist

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say an on-duty Pembroke Pines detective in an unmarked car struck and killed a bicyclist in South Florida.    Davie police spokesman D..
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Car drives through fence at Miami International

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A man was taken into custody after police say he drove his Honda Accord through a perimeter fence surrounding Miami International Airport.    Miami-Dade..
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Police, family searching for missing Orlando woman

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Volunteers are searching for an Orlando woman who went missing after appearing with an ex-boyfriend on an episode of "The People's Court."    Fa..
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