Marco PD and Fire donate backpacks to kids in need

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MARCO ISLAND, Fla.- Members of the Marco Island Police and Fire Rescue Departments donated 34 backpacks (all fully stocked with school supplies), extra school supplies and gift car..
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US releases more classified Bay of Pigs documents

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The U.S. has released more of its classified history of the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba.    The release Monday comes in response to a lawsuit file..
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Fla. Retail Federation defends sales tax 'holiday'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Retail Federation is defending the state's sales tax "holiday" on back-to-school purchases against criticism from a conservative think tank.&nb..
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Doctor: new Fla. Execution drug risky to inmate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A doctor testifying for a Death Row inmate says Florida's planned use of a new lethal injection drug could cause extreme pain in executions.    Dr. Davi..
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Yankeetown challenging new Florida planning law

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Add tiny Yankeetown to the growing list of challengers suing over new state laws.    The north Florida town with a population of 502 sued Tu..
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CCSO reminds motorists school starts Monday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron reminds motorists that school starts next Monday in Charlotte County. Sheriff Cameron said, “I ask motorists to ..
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Love that dress

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Love That Dress! is a huge dress party offering thousands of new and gently worn dresses at nominal prices.  The event also features an accessory room and sil..
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Ft Myers men rescued off coast of Florida Keys

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A local man and his friend end up drifting off the Florida Keys over the weekend. They floated for hours on end until the Coast Guard and a good samaritan on a..
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Tropical Storm Emily forms in Caribbean

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

ROUSEAU, Dominica (AP) - Tropical Storm Emily formed Monday in the eastern Caribbean and lashed islands with heavy rain and winds, as the system moved northwest on a track that cou..
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Bonita Springs considers new pain clinic rules

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - The city of Bonita Springs is considering a proposed ordinance making it mandatory for pain pill providers to have an alarm system directly wired to the Lee ..
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Rep. Mack votes no on debt compromise

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The debt deal in Washington isn't winning universal support.Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fort Myers) voted against the measure on Monday night, saying the compromise didn..
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Peeping tom arrested in Naples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

The Demonico family was watching a movie at their east Naples home when 11 year old Taylor spotted a shadow lurking outside the glass door. "He looked at me but I couldn't really s..
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More problems with county run program in Collier

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - New details about a Collier program run with tax dollars, now being investigated for possible misuse of your money. Friday, we told you about the Neighborhoo..
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Cape Coral Nile Monitor trapping numbers decrease

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fl. - They can grow up to seven feet long, can run almost 20 miles an hour, and if you live in Cape Coral, they might be in your backyard. Nile monitor lizards were fir..
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Debt deal legislation passes the House

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ann Peay

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Emergency legislation to avoid an economy-rattling government default sped through the House Monday night, a scant day before the deadline for action - the drama..
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Cape Coral real estate brings in foreign investors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral homes sales are on the rise, but it's who's doing the buying that has realtors talking. Cape Coral is the third most popular city in the nation for for..
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Lee budget planners recommend tax rate hike

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee county budget planners are recommending a hike in the general fund property tax rate for the coming fiscal year that starts Oct. 1. At least one commissioner ..
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Teen gets 20½ years in father's death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A Panhandle teen has been sentenced to 20½ years in prison for fatally shooting his father in 2009.    An Escambia County judge sentenc..
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City of Miami Beach settles over wrongful arrest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The ACLU of Florida says it's reached a settlement with the city of Miami Beach over the wrongful arrest of a man who called 911 to report two police officers beating ..
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Man gets life for drug-related killings

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A north Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing two people during a botched drug deal.    An Alachua County judge sente..
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