Fla.'s Space Coast feels pain of shuttle's end

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Workers at the Kennedy Space Center always knew the end of the shuttle program would bring hard times to Florida's Space Coast. They just couldn't predi..
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Shrimpers may face stricter regulations to save sea turtles

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

Captain Scott Cowles is one of hundreds of shrimpers in southwest Florida who could soon face tighter restrictions for equipment that allows sea turtles to escape. All sea turtles ..
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Car jacking suspect taken down in Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Just before 6:30 Sunday night, Fort Myers Police got a 911 hangup call. By the time police arrived at the apartment complex on Central Avenue, Michael Troy C..
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NY motorcyclist dies protesting helmet laws

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

ONONDAGA, N.Y. (AP) - Police say a motorcyclist who was participating in a protest ride against helmet laws in upstate New York has died after he went over the handlebars and hit h..
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Teams gauge Exxon oil spill damage to Mont. river

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

 LAUREL, Mont. (AP) - Teams of federal and state workers are fanning out along Montana's Yellowstone River to gauge the environmental damage from a ruptured ExxonMobil pipelin..
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Miami police search for family of abandoned boy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

 MIAMI (AP) - Miami police are searching for the parents of an abandoned toddler. Detective William Moreno says officers received an anonymous tip Saturday about a child ..
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Georgia Tech teacher killed while bicycling in FL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Georgia Tech professor has been killed while bicycling in the Florida Panhandle. Florida Highway Patrol says 33-year-old Kurt Lang Frankel of A..
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Casey Anthony weeps as prosecutor calls her a liar

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Casey Anthony briefly wept Sunday as prosecutors told jurors during closing arguments that she murdered her 2-year-old daughter Caylee to reclaim the carefree ..
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Serviceperson of the Week: Spc. Michael Araujo

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Spc. Michael Araujo is the Serviceperson of the Week.  The Mariner High School graduate made his first trip to Afghanistan just after graduating high school...
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Closing arguments under way in Casey Anthony murder trial

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

ORLANDO, Fla- The judge gave both sides four hours each to persuade jurors for one last time.  Casey Anthony's attorney told jurors his client is innocent. He maintains two ye..
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Car slams into pole, driver flees

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Police are still looking for the person who drove a truck into a pole on the corner of Palm Beach Boulevard and Polk Street.  It happened after 2 this mornin..
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DOF is going back to its roots

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

FORT MYERS, Fla.- After 42 years, the Florida Division of Forestry is going back to its original name: the Florida Forrest Service. "The rebranding is nice because of the history a..
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A trip to the skies for kids

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Pint sized pilot Doug Short has been in the air more times than he can count. Short is part of the Young Eagles, a program sponsored by the local chapter of the ..
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Open house party penalties strengthened

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - It was nearly 4 years ago when 18 year old Florida Gulf Coast University student Mary Taaffe was killed after she drank at an underage house party and got behind..
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Jurors see scant evidence in Casey Anthony trial

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - After more than 33 days of testimony, 400 pieces of evidence and sweeping promises from attorneys to prove how 2-year-old Caylee Anthony died, neither prosecut..
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Teen charged in fatal graduation party shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida teen has been formally charged with fatally shooting a man during an Osceola High School graduation party last month. Prosecutors say ..
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Naples police search for suspect in Saturday bank robbery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NAPLES, Fla. - Naples police are searching for a man who robbed a Wachovia Bank on Saturday morning.The robbery happened around 11am at the Wachovia on 820 Parkshore Drive.  O..
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Cape Coral officer dragged by vehicle during warrant stop

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral officer is recovering from minor injuries after being dragged by a car during a warrant stop. Cape police say an officer responded to the Petro Ame..
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Southwest plane returns to gate because of suspicious note

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Southwest Airlines plane headed for Alabama returned to its gate at Tampa International Airport before takeoff after a suspicious note was found.   &..
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Green market workshop teaches amateur gardeners

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

Local farmers rolled out everything from peppers to parsley at the Alliance of the Arts Saturday morning offering fresh, organic products to green market-goers. Grower Bob Donnelly..
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