NJ man wanted in bank robberies arrested in Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The U.S. Marshals Service says it tracked a man accused of shooting a New Jersey bank teller during a robbery to Florida.    Officials arrested J..
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Philly police: Disabled victimized by theft scheme

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A woman convicted in the starvation death of a man nearly 20 years ago is facing charges of kidnapping and false imprisonment for allegedly preying on four ment..
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Fla. woman shocked by $200,000 cell phone bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A South Florida woman got the shock of her life when she opened a recent cell phone bill: she owed $201,000.    It was no mistake.    Cel..
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Truck with equipment for Obama tour stolen in Va.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HENRICO, Va. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the theft of a truck containing presidential seals, podiums and sound equipment for President Barack Obama's bus tour of Virginia ..
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Woman slams car into Miami Beach bus bench

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police say a runaway car struck a bus bench in Miami Beach, injuring four people. The driver fled the scene.    The accident happened about ..
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Holy Land Experience offers free-admission day

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - It's free-admission day at the Holy Land Experience theme park in south Orlando.    The park is open Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Officials sa..
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SWFL prepared for this week's rain

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - In flood-prone areas of Fort Myers, so far, it appears to be smooth sailing. For those used to deep puddles with the slightest rain, the drive has been manageabl..
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Friends memorialize Steve Duzick

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

NAPLES, Fla- It was Steve Duzick's weekly tradition to go to services at First Baptist Church in Naples. Now, one week after his death, family and friends gathered at that same chu..
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Bill Smith, Sr. passes away

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ann Peay

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Bill Smith, Sr. passed away Monday.  He was well known for his retail electronic stores throughout our area.  He will also be remembered for his communi..
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Weather puts beach renourishment on hold again

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ann Peay

Fort Myers Beach, Fla -- Mother Nature puts a stop to a Fort Myers beach project that was supposed to be done last month. The storm system is already making its way to Fort Myers b..
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New Strider's Club promotes self-sufficiency

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla -- Some southwest Floridians are struggling with homelessness and addiction. But now a new program is giving some people hope thanks to the power of exercise. It's ..
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Florida minimum wage to go up 36 cents per hour

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's minimum wage is going up by 36 cents to $7.67 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2012.    The state's new Department of Economic Opportuni..
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Dr. Erin Harrel named interim VP Academic Affairs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Dr. Erin Harrel has been named interim Vice President of Academic Affairs at Edison State College. “We are pleased to announce Dr. Harrel’s appointmen..
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Fla. economists predict modest Medicaid growth

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State economists said growth in Florida's once-exploding Medicaid program is slowing and predicted Monday that Medicaid spending will increase by a relativ..
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Dangerous dog dispute costs Collier taxpayers big

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- It's your money, and two confiscated dogs are costing you more than $16,000 and counting. Collier County and the owners are locked in a dispute over whether o..
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Study shows Florida unemployment tax among lowest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's average unemployment tax rate is among the nation's lowest.    So are Florida's benefits.    A study released Monda..
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FMPD investigate a death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Monday, at 5:28 a.m. the Fort Myers Police Department received information in reference to a male who was lying on the ground and appeared to be deceased behin..
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Cops: IDs, papers found after 4 locked in basement

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Dozens of pieces of identification and power of attorney documents have been discovered after a Philadelphia landlord found four mentally disabled adults locked..
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Fewer Florida ex-convicts returning to prison

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Fewer convicts are returning to Florida's prisons after being released.    A state Department of Corrections study released Monday shows 30 ..
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Feds OK Ag. Dept. takeover of Fla. school food

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam has gotten federal approval to take over Florida's school nutrition programs.    Putnam announced the ..
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