Judge considers trying Barahonas separately

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A judge is set to decide whether a South Florida couple accused of killing their adoptive daughter will be tried together or separately.    A courts spo..
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Miami book fair reflects on Caribbean independence

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Almost fifty years ago, a loose confederation of Caribbean islands broke apart as two members established their independence after centuries of colonization. &nbs..
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3 hurt when fire breaks out at Miami senior center

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Officials say some 50 senior citizens were forced to evacuate when fire broke out in a Miami assisted living facility.    Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officia..
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Ex-boyfriend questioned in missing Fla. mom case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Authorities are questioning a Florida dad days after the disappearance of his 27-year-old ex-girlfriend.    Steven Louis was arrested after driving into..
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Sean could become a hurricane by Thursday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Sean could become a hurricane by tomorrow. At 4:00 p.m., the center of Tropical Storm Sean was located near Latitude 28.7 North, Longitude 70.5 West. Sean is moving toward the nort..
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Lee County election results are in

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Click here to view the results of the 2011 Lee County elections.
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Coast Guard OKs winding down BP spill cleanup

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard is ready to reduce BP's responsibility for cleaning up oil that may still wash ashore on the U.S. Gulf Coast after last year's spill, a move offi..
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Two incumbents defeated in Cape Coral city council election

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The Cape Coral city council will have a new look after two incumbents were voted out in Tuesday's council elections. Council members Bill Deile and Pete Bra..
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Lee County Sheriff's deputy shoots NFM family's dog

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- A North Fort Myers family is mourning the loss of a loved one: their Labrador-mix, Shadow. Lee County Sheriff's Office says a deputy had no choice but to op..
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Burned worker tries to forget TECO gas explosion

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

FORT MYERS, Fla.- "I don't want to remember that day. But I can't get it out of my head," says Mario Santos of the massive explosion and fire last November 11th in Lee County. Sant..
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Isles of Capri residents rally behind dismissed chief

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

  ISLES OF CAPRI, Fla.- Residents of the Isles of Capri are rallying behind chief Emilio Rodriguez. Rodriguez was terminated from his post at the fire district Friday. The cou..
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Fort Myers police chief will remain appointed position

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The decision was made in Tuesday's election to keep the job of police chief an appointed position.  About 40 percent of voters were hoping to make it an el..
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Group Rallies Behind 9 Laid Off Naples Firefighters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

East Naples firefighters say they're willing to give up money and benfits to bring back their co-workers. Fire union members laid out their case for commissioners Tuesday night. Th..
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Isles of Capri residents demand fire chief be reinstated

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ISLES OF CAPRI, Fla -- Hundreds of people in Collier County are rallying in support of the Isle of Capri Fire Chief. Chief Emilio Rodriguez was unexpectedly fired last week. Collie..
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Study of FBS schools shows lack of diversity

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A new study says that the racial and gender composition of people in key leadership positions at schools that compete in the NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision r..
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Garrett Kern moved

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Garrett Kern was released from the Cook County Jail in Illinois at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday. He is now in the custody of the LaSalle County Sheriff's Office, roughly ..
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CCSO arrests 2 firefighters for 'pain management' signs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- A Charlotte County Sheriff's Captain observed two men putting up pain management advertising signs on Jones Loop Rod at I-75/Exit 161 east of Punta Gorda this mo..
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Florida slot machine decision being appealed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - An appellate court decision saying the Legislature can approve slot machines anywhere is being appealed to the Florida Supreme Court.    Tha..
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LCSO conducts Operation 'SMACK' Down

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- UPDATE- As the result of a CrimeStoppers tip, Ismael Reyes of Fort Myers was located and taken into custody this afternoon. He is charged in connection with the i..
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Value Self Storage owner arrested for drug trafficking

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE HARBOR, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit undercover detectives arrested a Charlotte Harbor businessman this morning for trafficking and selling drugs out o..
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