Valle executed for killing police officer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

STARKE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man convicted of killing a police officer during a traffic stop 33 years ago has been executed at the Florida State Prison.    The gove..
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'Smart Home' technology used at Tampa VA hospital

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla.- His steps are slow, yet steady. Guided by a walker, Sgt. Anthony Torres is taking strides to heal his body and his mind. "They say I have a memory problem," Sgt. Torre..
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Family of murdered store clerk speaks out

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

FORT MYERS, FL- We are getting a look at surveillance video moments before two masked men shot and killed a convenience store clerk early sunday morning. "It's shocking that someon..
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New federal proposal could mean more airfare fees

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Just when you thought airline fees were at their worst, a new proposal suggests raising ticket prices even more. Taking off could soon weigh down even heavier on ..
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No plea deal for Melissa Harding Jones

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A judge has turned down a plea deal for Melissa Harding Jones. She is the woman accused of having a hand in the disapperance and death of 4-year-old Pilar Rodrigu..
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Clam Bayou mangrove restoration a success

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

SANIBEL, Fla.- An effort to restore habitat on Sanibel Island in under way. In 2005, the ecosystem around the Clam Bayou area was almost destroyed by hurricanes and human destruct..
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SWFL students listen to Obama's speech

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- "If you promise not to tell anybody I will let you in on a secret. I was not always the best student I could be when I was in high school," President Obama said i..
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Govt changes course on pool safety rule

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators are changing course on a law aimed at keeping swimmers, especially children, from getting trapped in pool drains.    The new gui..
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Study gives 3 states "A" in civil rights teaching

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama, New York and Florida are the only states that receive grades of "A'' in a new study that looks at how states teach the civil rights movement to stu..
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How much time do you really spend in traffic?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- How long does your commute take each morning? Now, think how much faster it could go if you didn't have to wait in traffic. The amount of time local drivers spend..
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US stops submarine-like craft in western Caribbean

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says it has caught another submarine-like craft carrying cocaine in the Caribbean Sea.    A statement issued Wednesday said Coast G..
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House speaker says Fla. primary likely Jan. 31

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is poised to hold its presidential primary on Jan. 31, a move that likely would mean an earlier start to the GOP nominating contests than what the ..
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CCSO arrests 2, Oxycodone trafficker & dealer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives in two separate undercover drug buys Tuesday arrested an Oxycodone Trafficker and an Oxycodone Dealer. Da..
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Video released in Back Bay Market robbery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Detectives with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit have released surveillance video from the Sunday morning armed robbery of a convenience st..
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FPL briefly closes SR 80 for maintenance

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- SR 80 will be shutdown briefly, Wednesday afternoon, as FPL conducts schedule maintenance. The road is expected to be closed between 1 and 2 p.m. and is only sche..
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3 arrested in Cape home break-in

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- On September 28, 2011 at 11:15am, Cape Coral Police responded to a report of an occupied home burglary at 214 SE 26th Street. Jorge Sotomayor arrived home and wal..
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PETA taking action against 'gator hugging'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has posted an "action alert" on its website in an effort to urge Naples City Council to reverse its decision to allow an a..
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Bank robbery foiled by quick-thinking employee

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral police were able to chase down, catch and arrest two masked men who attempted to rob the Santa Barbara Boulevard branch of Capital Bank this morning. T..
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NPD needs help identifying a suspected thief

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- Police are asking the public's help in identifying a man who stole two watches from Macy's department store. On September 25, 2011, the suspect stole the watches at M..
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Broward commission rejects airport restroom art

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The Broward County Commission has rejected a plan to install mosaic blades of seagrass in 42 restrooms entrances at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Inter..
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