'Dragons' stolen from the Shell Factory

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Thieves hit the Shell Factory in North Fort Myers, but what they took has left managers there scratching their heads.  Managers at the Shell Factory sa..
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Teaching Budgeting to those getting help from Lee

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A financial planning expert is teaching about 600 people a month in Lee county, how to manage their money. Dawn Russell is helping people budget wisely. The peopl..
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Florida GOP chair with ALS stepping down

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (AP) - Republican Party of Florida Chairman Dave Bitner is stepping down as he continues to battle Lou Gehrig's disease.    Bitner is expected to fo..
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Fla. court restores convicted MD's medical license

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida court has restored the medical license of an eye doctor convicted in a political corruption case.    A three-judge panel of the 1s..
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CCSO: Sign up for 'Self Defense for Women' class

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is taking registrations now for the next one-day only “Self-Defense for Women” class. The free course ..
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Collier woman attacked by alligator

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COPELAND, Fla.- A 90-year-old woman, who has been identified as Margaret Webb, was bitten by an alligator near the intersection of State Road 29 and County Road 837, about two and ..
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Search continues for missing school teacher

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County deputies continue their search for a missing middle school teacher from Bokeelia. Deputies say Mariner Middle School teacher Amy Patterson has not been..
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Katia strengthening; too early to determine threat

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tropical Storm Katia was gaining strength Wednesday in the Atlantic Ocean and is likely to become a hurricane, but forecasters said it was too soon to ..
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Fla. lawmaker: Carson comments 'reprehensible'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Florida Republican Allen West says he is considering quitting the Congressional Black Caucus over remarks by Indiana Rep. Andre Carson, who says the tea party w..
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LCSO and Cape PD investigate Sunset Towers death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Our partners at the News-Press are reporting that the Lee County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from the Cape Coral Police, are investigating a death at Sunset..
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Bank robbery at Preferred Community Bank in Lehigh

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- On Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at approximately 10:26 am, deputies with the Lee County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the Preferred Community Bank, 2511 Lee..
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Sheriff wants more deputies to fight drug abuse

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) - The Pasco County Sheriff says he wants more deputies to help fight prescription drug abuse.    Sheriff Chris Nocco told Pasco County commissio..
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'Out of control' man bites officer outside shelter

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a police officer was knocked down and bitten by a man who had been asked to leave a homeless shelter.    Officials at the Pa..
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Police investigate Fort Myers shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 10:33 a.m. the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a shooting. It happened inside an apartment at 3935 Washington Avenue. U..
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Fla. health officials report swine flu death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAVARES, Fla. (AP) - Florida health officials say an 80-year-old woman has died after contracting the swine flu.    Lake County Health Department spokeswoman Sheri H..
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Cape Coral burglar sentenced to 30 years in prison

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- In an update to a news release from March of this year, a burglar arrested by Cape Coral Police Detectives, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role ..
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LCSO faces union negotiations for deputies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell


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North Fla. father sentenced in fatal boat crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man pleaded no contest to reckless boating charges stemming from a fatal crash that killed his teenage son and another teen.    A j..
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Search for missing middle school teacher continues

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The search continues for a missing middle school teacher.  Amy Patterson hasn't been seen since July and now deputies say her ex-husband is a person of int..
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Number of Hispanics in college hits all-time high

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - New research from the Pew Hispanic Center found the number of young Hispanics attending college in the U.S. hit an all-time high. According to the center, the to..
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