Smallwood rally a small success

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Protestors supporting the historic Smallwood store and museum in Chokoloskee have won a small victory. A judge just decided the fate of Mamie street, the road..
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Chancellor presents ideas for higher ed reform

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The chancellor of Florida's state university system wants education leaders to consider reforms aimed at increasing the number of students who finish their degree and ..
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CCSO investigates death of man found Sept. 14th

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives continued their investigation Thursday into the death of a man whose badly decomposed body was found Wedn..
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Panther found dead in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida panther has been found dead on private land in southwest Florida.    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports t..
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Teen accused of killing parents indicted

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida teenager accused of killing his parents with a hammer has been formally charged with two counts of first-degree murder.    ..
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Fla. has worst invasive reptile, amphibian problem

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A new report says Florida has the worst invasive reptile and amphibian problem in the world.    It was released Thursday, when state officia..
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'Clean Your Own Canal' comes to SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The state and federal governments are bowing out of enforcing any water quality standards for man-made canals, and will no longer order clean-ups of dirty canals...
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Fla. forgave $109 million in taxes and fines

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is forgiving tens of millions in taxes and fines and other money owed to the state from businesses, polluters and even retailers selling Lottery ti..
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Judge: Anthony must pay almost $100,000

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Florida judge says that Casey Anthony must pay almost $100,000 in law enforcement costs for investigating the death of her 2-year-old daughter.   &..
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Edison & Ford Estates creates young scientists

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- The next generation of scientists is getting a head-start in Southwest Florida. The Edison & Ford Winter Estates newest education series is aimed at toddlers..
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Marine receives Medal of Honor

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Ignoring direct orders would normally get a soldier or a Marine in big trouble, but for Sergeant Dakota Meyer, following his gut instinct has earned him the Medal of Honor. &n..
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Crystal Meth seized in traffic stop

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- On Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at approximately 5:20 p.m., a detective with the Lee County Sheriff's Office Highway Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic s..
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Fla. woman charged with spiking husband's coffee

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DELAND, Fla. (AP) - A Florida woman is charged with spiking her husband's coffee with the anti-anxiety drug, Xanax (zan-aks).    Melissa Goetz was charged Wednesday ..
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Jealous homeless man burns pregnant woman's face

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Orlando police say a homeless man burned the face of his pregnant girlfriend with a cigarette because she spoke to another man.    Authorities s..
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At least 1 injured after rollover Thursday AM

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- There was a two-vehicle collision, resulting in a rollover, on U.S. 41 at Hanson Street, Thursday morning. The driver of the vehicle that rolled over was trapped ..
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Caretakers force man to stand barefoot in ant hill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) - Hillsborough County Sheriff's officials say caretakers at a Plant City group home forced a mentally disabled man to stand barefoot on fire ant hills as puni..
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Former Medicare fraud fugitive to be sentenced

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A man who was on the lam for several months is scheduled to be sentenced in Miami federal court for a scam involving Medicare Part D.    Luis Perez More..
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Criminals posing as 'Microsoft Security Team'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is urging residents to "beware" of an emerging form of Internet scam that cyber criminals are using to trick Microsoft users..
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Harry Chapin Food Bank loses a truck to theft

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A 24-foot, refrigerated truck was stolen overnight from the Harry Chapin food bank. The license plate number is X2358B and the truck number on the fender reads 41..
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Reduce risks by opting for 'Awake Surgery'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

Imagine getting a facelift  or going under the knife and being awake for it! It's a new trend that reduces the risk of actually going under. Here today to tell us more about a..
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