Look for Slow Start to Rainy Season and possible Drought into June

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Hot and dry.  That's the prediction for the next few weeks for southwest Florida.   The National Weather Service in Miami is warning:   the rainy season ma..
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Southwest Florida animal shelters busting at the seams, offering big discounts on pets

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NAPLES, Fla.- The Naples Humane Society is used to a crowd, but they've never been this packed full of paws. "We have about 300 or more animals under our care right now. That's the..
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Teen accused of killing father released from jail

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.-  Eighteen year old Brandon Davis by all accounts lead a normal life in a Fort Myers neighborhood with his mother and father. But his lawyer and family friend..
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Bonita Springs YMCA to close its doors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.-- The soccer field at the Bonita Springs YMCA sat empty Wednesday afternoon. And soon it will be empty for good. "You don't just come to a YMCA to join a fitne..
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High school vandalized second time in a month

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

BUCKINGHAM- Thousands of dollars in damage to Riverdale High School in Lee County.The school has been hit twice in the past month but the crooks didn't take a thing!Sophmore Cody W..
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House puts health care measure on Fla. ballot

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature has put an amendment on next year's ballot aimed at thwarting the federal health care overhaul. Republicans d..
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Fla. House passes fighting dogs protection bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A bill designed to make animals trained or used for dog fighting more adoptable is going to Gov. Rick Scott. The House voted 99-17 for the measure (SB 722)..
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NASA: Blown circuit found in shuttle fuse box

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA says a switch box removed from space shuttle Endeavour has a blown circuit. The repair work is taking longer than expected. That means Endeavour's ..
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Senate passes watered-down immigration measure

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A watered-down immigration measure that would require one-stop career work centers to verify the employment eligibility of workers has passed in the Florid..
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5 charged with first-degree murder in teen's death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Five of the six people accused of participating in the killing of a north Florida teen have been formally charged with first-degree murder. A Marion County grand..
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Two nabbed for illegally possessing Viagra

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Two men are under arrest after their plan to send Viagra to Cuba was thwarted in Lee County. Members of the Lee County Sheriff's Office Highway Interdiction Unit ..
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Sexting bill heads to governor's desk

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Teens who "sext" won't be facing harsh penalties anymore.  As the law stands right now, teens have to register as a sex offender if convicted of sending nake..
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Cape Police make arrest in stabbing investigation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral Police responded to a report of a stabbing at 2218 NE 6th Street on May 2nd at 1:30 a.m. As officers arrived, they contacted the 24-year-old male ..
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Photos of 17,000-acre Big Cypress brush fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

OCHOPEE, Fla.- A 17,000-acre brush fire that started a week ago continues to burn in Big Cypress National Preserve. Here are some photographs taken of the brush fire, including one..
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Cape Police ask for assistance with hit-and-run crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral Police located an injured adult male sitting in the parking lot of the Fuccillo KIA dealership at 404 NE Pine Island Road Wednesday at 3:00 a.m. T..
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Lee & Collier Co. students 2011 FCAT results up from last year

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE, COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Writing results of the 2011 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) were released Wednesday by the Florida Department of Education. Essay scores for..
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Vandals break into Riverdale High School twice in one month

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help with tracking down a group of vandals who have broken into Riverdale High School twice in the last month. Dete..
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Fla. lawmakers limit lawsuits against auto makers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - In a win for Big Business, the Florida House approved a bill on Wednesday that makes it more difficult for injured plaintiffs to win product liability dama..
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Fla. lawmakers facing late-night budget vote Fri.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida lawmakers are looking at a late-night end to their annual 60-day legislative session on Friday. House Speaker Dean Cannon had predicted a "photo fi..
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5-year-old grabs wheel after dad passes out

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 5-year-old girl took the steering wheel and did her best to drive the car off the road after her father passed out. The 2010 Camaro jump..
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