Helping Japan's youngest quake victims

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-You can help the children of Japan recover in the aftermath of the deadly tsunami and earthquake. Tara Moser of Delta Family Counseling is collecting toys to send ..
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I-75 is open after truck fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A truck fire on I-75 near mile marker 134 that shutdown the northbound lanes Friday morning is now open.   April 1, 2011 at about 6:20 am Vehicle 1 was trave..
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Wicked Weather Spreads Chaos Across Central Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

LAKELAND, FL - After strong storms swept through the Tampa area, clouds began rolling in to Lakeland. The Sun n Fun Aviation expo was in full swing, then the wind started to blow. ..
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Teen expected in court today accused of making false bomb threats

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

   A Fort Myers teen accused of calling in two fake bomb threats to Lee County schools is expected to make his first appearance in court  today.   &nb..
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Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers this weekend

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 Fort Myers Fla.     One of the most celebrated oratorios of all time will be performed in its entirety this weekend.     Our Kyle Jord..
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Spring storms move through Charlotte County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CHARLOTTE HARBOR, Fla. -- Heavy rains and gusty winds moved through parts of southwest Florida on Thursday afternoon and evening. Some local people say the rain is needed while oth..
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Second Street revival?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - If you've driven down Second Street in Fort Myers recently, you probably noticed some changes. New businesses and renovations are breathing new life into a once ..
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Collier County Sheriffs Office on scene of a crash involving a deputy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

COLLIER COUNTY -  Investigators swarm the scene of a traffic accident involving a Collier County Sheriff's deputy. It happened around 9:45 p.m.  at the intersec..
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Storms cause major damage at aviation expo

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

LAKELAND, Fla. - A Southwest Florida video producer returned from the heart of the violent storms just a short time ago. He's sharing his video with us exclusively and saying ..
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Florida House passes Medicaid privatization plan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Private companies and networks of hospitals and other providers would deliver Medicaid health care services in Florida under legislation passed in the state Hou..
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Deputies say senior citizen takes wild ride on golf cart, hits mailboxes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

NORTH FORT MYERS, FL-Deputies say, a senior citizen takes a drunken wild ride, through his community on a golf cart.It came to an abrupt halt, they say, after the man hit two mailb..
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Judge denies astronaut's request to seal records

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ORLANDO, Fla. - An Orlando judge has denied a request from former astronaut Lisa Nowak to have her criminal record sealed. Judge Marc Lubet on Thursday dismissed Nowak's argument t..
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New marine species discovered off Gulf of Mexico

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla.-  A new marine species has been discovered in the Gulf of Mexico. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced Thursday the discovery o..
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Interim Lee County superintendent takes vacation leave

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Interim Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Lawrence Tihen, is utilizing vacation leave to address a family issue, said Joe Donzelli, a representative of Lee County Pu..
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Bonita Bench Battle: Cafe of Life has Dispute with City over Removal of Tables

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Call it the Bonita battle of the benches.    A group that gives food to needy people in a community park, is upset that the city of Bonita Springs removed tables and..
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Tornado Watch for SWFL extended until 8 p.m.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

A Tornado Watch is in effect for all of Southwest Florida until 8:00 p.m. Thursday. The line of storms that brought severe weather to central Florida is weakening as it moves into..
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Court: Ex-spouses get share of property increase

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Florida's Supreme Court says that an ex-spouse is entitled to a fair share of the increase in value of the couple's home if the other spouse bought the house bef..
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Tent collapse in Lakeland injures 7 during rough weather

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LAKELAND, Fla. - Central Florida authorities say seven people were injured when a tent collapsed during severe weather at the Lakeland Linder Airport. Polk County Sheriff Grady Jud..
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Housekeeper accused of cleaning more than dust bunnies from clients' homes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

NAPLES, Fla.- Authorities say a housekeeper took as much as $100,000 in jewelry from her elderly clients and sold it at southwest Florida pawn shops. Collier County Sheriff's deput..
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Severe weather hits Tampa Bay region

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.- High winds, severe thunderstorms and small tornadoes are sweeping across Tampa Bay and central Florida. St. Petersburg Fire Rescue says Thursday that a tracto..
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