Fort Myers Beach recovers one year after oil spill fears

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - We are just days away from the one-year anniversary of the Gulf oil spill. While tar balls never washed up on Southwest Florida's shores, hotels and other ..
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Thompson out, new temporary Collier superintendent in

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Collier County has a new interim superintendent tonight. The school board voted Dennis Thompson out this morning, several months before his contract was up. ..
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Lee School Board narrows down superintendent finalists to 5

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County School Board Members agreed to move forward with five finalist that include two local educators and a single candidate qualified to run a district the..
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North Fort Myers church A-C units stripped for the third time

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NORTH FORT MYERS- A North Fort Myers pastor is frustrated with thieves stealing his church's air conditioning units- and it's not the first time. It only takes air conditioning rep..
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New Stop Signs Please Some, Bother others in Downtown Ft. Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Drive through downtown Fort Myers, and you will find:  four intersections that suddenly have become four-way stops.  The city conducted a study of traffic in recent month..
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Fla.'s March unemployment rate 11.1, lowest since Nov. 2009

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Gov. Rick Scott announced that Florida's monthly unemployment rate for March 2011 is 11.1 percent. That's the lowest it's been since November 2009. The new numb..
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Golden Apple teachers recognized in black tie event

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools will host the 24th annual Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Dinner on Friday, April 15th at the Harborside..
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Local man is a finalist in Foldgers Coffee jingle contest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

A musician from North Port and his friend may just be selling you your next cup of coffee. Steel Drum player John Patti from North Port and his guitar playing friend John Reno went..
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Fla. House passes courts overhaul legislation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- In a far-reaching exercise of power by one branch of government over another, the Republican-controlled Florida House of Representatives passed a sweeping overha..
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Senate committee OKs elections overhaul bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- A Senate committee has approved an elections law overhaul opposed by county elections supervisors and public-interest groups. The Senate Rules Committee voted up..
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Man arrested in connection with attempted murder shooting incident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Kenel Barthelus, 22, of Port Charlotte, in connection with the Monday attempted murder shooting incident at ..
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Fort Myers man arrested for drug trafficking

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Fort Myers Police Department’s Special Investigations Group with the assistance of SWAT and uniformed officers conducted a search warrant at 3524 South ..
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Detectives arrest eight boys ages 11 to 15 in Port Charlotte

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives arrested eight boys ages 11 to 15 in connection with the March 26 burglary of the Harold Avenue Park baseball fiel..
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Police seize drugs and money from Fort Myers home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Fort Myers Police Department’s Special Investigations Group with the assistance of SWAT and uniformed officers conducted a search warrant at 3109 Edison..
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Collier School Board terminates Dennis Thompson's contract

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The Collier County School Board voted unanimously to terminate Superintendent Dennis Thompson's contract without cause. This comes after Thompson filed a laws..
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Band director found GUILTY of sexual relationship with 15-year-old student

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The verdict is in on the Robert Hamberg case. Guilty on all 8 counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a child. Hamberg is facing up to 15 years in prison fo..
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Music Walk: Screamin and Cryin

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-The monthly Music Walk happens Saturday, April 16th at 7 pm in downtown Ft. Myers.  Musical performers Screamin and Cryin come on the show to give us a previe..
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Florida colleges hire politicians to get influence

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -Former House Speaker Ray Sansom avoided a corruption conviction, but the short-lived job with a state college that forced him out of the Legislature put a sharpe..
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Lee County Law Enforcement Dealing With High Gas Prices

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- With high prices at the pump, local law enforcement is fighting a new fight. Changes were put in place several years ago to help police departments pinch pennie..
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Cape husband defends wife, charged in sister's death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral woman is out of jail after being arrested for killing her sister. Ruth Newman faces Manslaughter charges in a crash that pinned her sister between a..
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