Big business expected as spring training approaches

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

FORT MYERS, Fla.- As the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins gear up to start spring training in their respective Fort Myers stadiums.. the businesses that surround them are gearing..
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From polio to chickenpox, vaccines run gamut

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - Most people don't think about polio and diphtheria these days because those diseases have been stamped out in the United States, largely because of vaccines. &n..
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SWFL 'hair stylist to the stars' killed in motorcycle crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - He was called a 'hairstylist to the stars''. He called Clint Eastwood and Johnny Carson his clients. But last weekend, "Little Joe" Micale was killed in a motorc..
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Missing woman's ex-boyfriend is prime suspect

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Orlando's police chief says the former fiance of a woman who went missing after appearing on "The People's Court" is the primary focus of the agency's investig..
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Wheelchair-bound Lehigh Acres man robbed at gunpoint

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County Deputies are searching for two thieves accused of robbing a man in a wheelchair at gunpoint. Robert Moore, of Lehigh Acres, was making a trip to the b..
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1 Man dies after his kayak overturns

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

EAST NAPLES, Fla -- Neighbors are remembering an East Naples man who died Monday afternoon. Walter Coutu, 65, was kayaking in Kings Lake near Berkeley Drive when his kayak turned o..
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Chad Moreland wants to withdraw plea deal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

Fort Myers, Fla - A Fort Myers man, who confessed to murder now wants to take it back. Just two weeks ago, Chad Moreland stood in court and admitted to shooting Gerry Rabon in 2007..
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Work to begin in 1 week to renovate McCollum Hall

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Work is set to begin on Monday, Dec. 5th, to renovate historic McCollum Hall in Fort Myers. It used to be a dance hall that served African-Americans from over the..
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Lawmakers announce new Everglades caucus

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A bipartisan group of five state lawmakers announced the formation Monday of a new legislative caucus devoted to Everglades restoration efforts. &nb..
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FMPD arrest Llewellyn Dr. burglary suspect

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Monday at 1:00 p.m., the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a burglary in progress at 1639 Llewellyn Drive. A neighbor heard the homeowner’s secur..
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LCSO seeks assistance identifying Publix robber

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Saturday, at approximately 6:47 pm, the Lee County Sheriff Office received a call of a robbery. Deputies responded to 11600 Gladiolus Drive (Publix), in Fort M..
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Sarasota man sentenced in Ponzi scheme

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Sarasota man convicted for his role in a Ponzi-scheme that cost investors millions of dollars was sentenced to 10 years and one month in prison.   &n..
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Fla. Hispanic congressional district proposed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The state Senate's reapportionment proposals include a potential Hispanic district in central Florida.    The Senate on Monday released prop..
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CCSO investigates home invasion robbery in Pt. Charlotte

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives are investigation a Port Charlotte home invasion robbery that was reported at 8:40 a.m. this morning. ..
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Money raised at Sandsculpting Competition helps troops

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- The sand sculptures are gone, but the money raised at the American Sandsculpting Competition is going to last just a little longer than the works of ar..
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4 Men Survive 23 Hours in the Water After Boat Capsizes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MARCO ISLAND, Fla.- Four men, whose boat capsized Sunday morning off the coast of Marco Island, are finally going home.Yadir Padron, Alexis Delgado, Fabian Rodriguez, and his son F..
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Kickin' it with Kyle, Palm Cottage prepares for the holidays

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

NAPLES, Fla.- Kyle Jordan gives us a sneak peek of the Palm Cottage in Naples as it gets ready for the holiday season.
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CCSO arrests homeless man for having sex with a 12-year-old

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives arrested a homeless man for having sex with a 12-year-old girl in his Port Charlotte camp. Michael Jos..
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Kern back in court over violation of probation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Garrett Kern was back in front of a Lee County judge Monday morning. Kern wore a suicide protection suit and said nothing as he stood in front of Judge Edward Vol..
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Fire damages Fort Myers duplex

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Firefighters swarmed the scene of a duplex fire Monday morning. It happened on the 1900 block of South Pine Drive, just off of U.S. 41 in South Fort Myers. South ..
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