Turned down for a loan? New fed rule has lenders telling you why

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY - Fla. -- Turned down for a loan? Now you can find out why. The changes today come out of a bill signed into law a year ago - the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. WINK N..
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Small fire caused Fort Myers City Hall to evacuate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.-  The Fort Myers Fire Department and Police Department responded to an alarm at the Fort Myers City Hall located at 2200 Second Street on ..
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3 Miami men arrested in Port Charlotte for trying to cash fake $100 bills

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Economic Unit Crimes detectives arrested three Miami men Wednesday for attempting to cash counterfeit $100 bills in Port Charlotte...
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Parents of ATV crash victim hope others heed warnings

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

GOLDEN GATE, Fla. - The parents of a 5-year old ATV crash victim hope other parents use their son as motivation for safety. Jake Gelormine is recovering nicely after a crash that s..
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Cops: Fla. teen told friend he would kill parents

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida teenager didn't believe his best friend when he said he was going to kill his parents. He had heard the threats before. He wasn't convinced h..
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Monstrous Hurricane Dora trudges away from Mexico

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Dora is getting stronger as it moves away from Mexico, and the government there has discontinued its tropical storm watch. Forecasters say the Category 4 sto..
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Man arrested after letting 11-year-old girl drive

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) - A man was arrested on child neglect charges after his girlfriend's 11-year-old daughter crashed an SUV into a water pipe at a Hillsborough County church. Deput..
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Casey Anthony lawyer receiving threatening calls

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - The wife of one of Casey Anthony's attorneys tells authorities that their family has gotten numerous harassing phone calls and that their home number was poste..
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Putting a positive spin on Lehigh Acres

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A local man is publishing an online website that promises to put a positive spin on what happens in Lehigh Acres, a community ravaged by the housing collapse an..
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13-year-old boy attacks foster sibling by setting him on fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The trouble started when a 13 year old boy was temporarily placed in a foster home in Charlotte County. According to Sheriff's Office reports, the 13 year ol..
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Fire strands hundreds in St. James City

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

ST. JAMES CITY, Fla. - A brush fire tangled traffic Wednesday on Pine Island.  The fire near Stringfellow Road and Turtle Trail Lane had been under control sinc..
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LaBelle family of six loses everything in house fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LABELLE, Fla. -- A family of six in LaBelle is starting over after a fire destroyed nearly everything they owned. The fire happened Sunday night and firefighters believe it was st..
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Sales prices improve for Lee County homes and condos

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A new report from Florida Realtors shows hope on the horizon. Even though the number of sales dipped since last year, prices are on the rise for existing homes ..
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Accused hacker's father is proud of his son

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Gary Arciszewski says his son his a quiet and intelligent college student who only wanted to show his government there was a security problem with a secure websit..
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Super bowl champion starts minor league football team in Charlotte County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

Charlotte County, Fla.--When super bowl champion and Port Charlotte high grad Anthony Hargrove decided to launch a minor league football team, one of the goals was to put his home ..
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Woman helps police catch burglars

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

Cape Coral, FL- A woman's home burglarized but she doesn't sit back and wait for police.The woman checks out pawn shops on her own and helps deputies track down the men respon..
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Rehabilitated manatees released back into Southwest Florida waters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

ESTERO, Fla.- It was a homecoming of massive proportions for two manatees on Wednesday. The mom and calf have spent the past three months at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, rehabilitating ..
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Algae killing fish in Collier not toxic to humans

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The following results were provided by the Collier County Pollution Control & Prevention Department on Wednesday, July 20. Below are the most recent red ..
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Collier deputies taking on more workload

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The Collier County Sheriff's Office is at one of the lowest staffing levels in seven years, and the Sheriff is cutting more than $4 million from next year's ..
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Deputies identify teen killed in N. Fort Myers dirt bike-ATV collision

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Lee County Sheriff's Office has identified the teen killed in a dirt bike-ATV crash Tuesday as Ronald Koger, 13, of Cape Coral.Deputies say Koger was r..
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