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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Reaccreditation team visits Edison State this week

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A lot is on the line as the school that's dealt with a series of scandals recently meets with a reaccreditation team. A committee from the Southern Association of..
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Fort Myers Police Chief to be voted in instead of appointed?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- One of the hot-button issues in Fort Myers concerns an amendment to give voters a chance elect a police chief. Police chiefs are currently appointed, but today, v..
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Cape voters hit the polls

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Today is Election Day in Cape Coral and it promises to be one of the most emotionally driven elections in the city's history. Many in the city's police and fire u..
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Donate a turkey, get free flowers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Harry Chapin food bank is still far below the number of turkeys needed to help families this Thanksgiving. The organization is short 5,000 turkeys and Thanksg..
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Pine Ridge re-opened after fatal crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- It was a deadly day on a busy road in Naples. Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash that killed a Naples man, in fifties, on Pine Ridge Road near the..
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SeaWorld Orlando announces new attractions

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - SeaWorld Orlando is announcing plans for the largest expansion in the theme park's history.    Park president Terry Prather introduced details o..
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Auction to raise funds for arts school in Miami

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A boutique hotel in Miami Beach is hosting an art auction to help raise funds for the New World School of the Arts.    The silent auction will be held T..
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