Occupy Orlando protester cited for jaywalking

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a police officer pulled a jaywalking Occupy Orlando protester to the ground after he failed to obey orders.    The incident happ..
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FAMU band members plan to fight hazing charges

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Two Florida A&M University students are planning to fight charges that they beat a fellow member of the famed Marching 100 band so hard during a hazing..
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Judge doesn't buy man's plan to repay victims

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LARGO, Fla. (AP) - A businessman accused of bilking clients out of $750,000 asked a judge to give him probation so he could start a business to repay his victims.    ..
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Fla. group in Lowe's flap has history of protests

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The conservative group that got Lowe's to pull its ads from a reality TV show about American Muslims has been fighting for more than two decades against gay righ..
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Gift will help disadvantaged students attend Nova

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Marti and Wayne Huizenga and AutoNation are donating more than $1 million to fund a program for disadvantaged students who want to attend Nova Southeas..
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Salvation Army in 'desperate need of toys'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

Fort Myers, Fla - The Salvation Army is making a desperate plea for help. The agency has already started distributing toys for its Christmas Cheer program, however they a..
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First fans line up for Red Sox spring training tickets

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The calendar may say December, but baseball fans are already starting to think spring. Fans have started lining up to be the first to pick up spring training tic..
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State attorney charges Garrett Kern with murder

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CAPE CORAL, Fla. (AP) - A Cape Coral man accused of killing his grandfather has been charged with second degree murder.    The state attorney's office filed the char..
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Changes coming to voters in Collier County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -- Voters in Collier County may notice some changes when they head to the polls to vote next month. The county is consolidating it's 94 precincts in an effort t..
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Christmas shopping on the cheap by going to dollar stores

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With Christmas less than two weeks away, bargain shoppers are out in full force and looking for savings.  Some shoppers are getting gifts at a fraction of ..
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Community remembers Charlotte teen killed in ATV accident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Loved ones of a Port Charlotte girl, killed Sunday in an ATV accident, are struggling to cope with her death. According to Florida Highway Patrol, 13-year-..
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Arrest made in Kmart security guard assault

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla- Several tips have led to the arrest of a man who reportedly assaulted a Naples security guard. According to police documents, Kenneth Wilkinson fought off a security g..
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Commissioners to vote on Immokalee master plan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla- Collier County Commissioners are expected to vote on the Immokalee Master Plan Tuesday. Close to 700 in Immokalee have signed a petition in support of the plan..
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Think tank: Fla. Medicaid providing poor service

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A report by a liberal-leaning think tank says claims data shows Florida's experimental Medicaid managed care program is providing poor service.  ..
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Deputies arrest man posing as a soldier selling magazines

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - If you've purchased magazines from a man named Michael Moorefield, chances are, you've been scammed. He was seen going door-to-door in a Fort Myers neighborhood,..
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Naples man gets billed for thief's shopping spree

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla.- A Naples man says he is the victim of identity theft.  He says he was billed for thousands of dollars worth of purchases he didn't make. George Koch filed a swor..
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Dolphins fire Tony Sparano as coach

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Tony Sparano has been fired as coach of the Miami Dolphins, the third dismissal of an NFL coach in the past two weeks.    The move came Monday, one day ..
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Fla. tourism industry sees modest growth in 2011

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A flood of new visitors from Brazil and a stunning post-oil-spill rebound by Panhandle beaches were bright spots in 2011 for a Florida tourism industry ..
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Valencia named nation's top community college

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Valencia Community College has won the prestigious Aspen Prize for its achievements in retaining and graduating students into successful careers.   &..
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$2 Million on noise walls benefits 2 communities

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The state is spending about $2 million to install noise walls on two stretches of I-75 in Lee County.   Some question the wisdom of that spending, but t..
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