Fla. lawmaker: Carson comments 'reprehensible'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Florida Republican Allen West says he is considering quitting the Congressional Black Caucus over remarks by Indiana Rep. Andre Carson, who says the tea party w..
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LCSO and Cape PD investigate Sunset Towers death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Our partners at the News-Press are reporting that the Lee County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from the Cape Coral Police, are investigating a death at Sunset..
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Bank robbery at Preferred Community Bank in Lehigh

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- On Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at approximately 10:26 am, deputies with the Lee County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the Preferred Community Bank, 2511 Lee..
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Sheriff wants more deputies to fight drug abuse

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) - The Pasco County Sheriff says he wants more deputies to help fight prescription drug abuse.    Sheriff Chris Nocco told Pasco County commissio..
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'Out of control' man bites officer outside shelter

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a police officer was knocked down and bitten by a man who had been asked to leave a homeless shelter.    Officials at the Pa..
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Police investigate Fort Myers shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 10:33 a.m. the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a shooting. It happened inside an apartment at 3935 Washington Avenue. U..
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Fla. health officials report swine flu death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAVARES, Fla. (AP) - Florida health officials say an 80-year-old woman has died after contracting the swine flu.    Lake County Health Department spokeswoman Sheri H..
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Cape Coral burglar sentenced to 30 years in prison

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- In an update to a news release from March of this year, a burglar arrested by Cape Coral Police Detectives, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role ..
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LCSO faces union negotiations for deputies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell


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North Fla. father sentenced in fatal boat crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man pleaded no contest to reckless boating charges stemming from a fatal crash that killed his teenage son and another teen.    A j..
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Search for missing middle school teacher continues

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The search continues for a missing middle school teacher.  Amy Patterson hasn't been seen since July and now deputies say her ex-husband is a person of int..
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Number of Hispanics in college hits all-time high

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - New research from the Pew Hispanic Center found the number of young Hispanics attending college in the U.S. hit an all-time high. According to the center, the to..
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BP claims facility in Naples to close

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

Its been nearly a year since McCabes Irish Pub owner Phil McCabe filed his claim with BP.Not until four weeks ago did he see any money."We had to re-file, update it because they ch..
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Teacher's disappearance considered suspicious

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, FL-The search is on for answers in the disappearance of a missing Cape Coral Middle School teacher. The Lee County sheriff's office says Amy Patterson was last seen in ..
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'Suncoast Neighborhood Task Force' lends a hand

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- One of the poorest communities in our region is getting some much needed help. The "Suncoast Neighborhood Task Force" is feeding people in need of food whil..
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Teen trying to get manslaughter charges dropped

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A teen accused of stabbing a classmate to death at a Golden Gate Estates bus stop is using the "Stand Your Ground" law to try and get the charges dropped.&nb..
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Tropical Storm Katia gathers momentum in Atlantic

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Katia continues to gain strength as it moves west-northwest across the Atlantic.    Katia (KAH'-tee-yah) has maximum sustained winds late..
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3 Fla. universities to lead oil spill research

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Three Florida universities are receiving grants to lead research groups studying last year's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.    The..
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Miami airport resumes operations after evacuation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Officials say the area around a security checkpoint at Miami International Airport was temporarily evacuated after a suspicious note was found on a suitcase. &nbs..
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First golf cart fleet in the U.S. to run on solar

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.– Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club in Central Florida has proved golf carts can run on solar power without being plugged into electrical outlets every..
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