Guilty plea in Fla. for Colombian drug lord

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A Colombian cocaine kingpin has pleaded guilty in Miami to U.S. trafficking charges months after rejecting the government's first proposed plea deal.    ..
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Hurricane in Atlantic, tropical storm in Pacific

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A new hurricane has brewed up in the Atlantic while Tropical Storm Irwin formed in the Pacific, but both were far out to sea and not on track to threaten any coasts.&n..
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Court says lawmakers can OK slots anywhere in Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - An appeals court has affirmed a ruling that lawmakers can authorize slot machines anywhere in Florida.    The decision Thursday could open t..
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Court sides with Fla. in driver handbook dispute

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - An appeals court is siding with the state in a dispute over a controversial contract to produce official driver's handbooks.    The fight ar..
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Protect your catalytic converter from thieves

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The Collier County Sheriff's Office is offering security advice to vehicle owners following recent thefts of catalytic converters Deputies are investigating t..
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Collecting shoes for charity

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

ESTERO, Fla.-If you're looking to clear out some closet space and get rid of some of the shoes you never wear, a shoe store in Estero is collecting for two charity programs. Whethe..
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Bus service linking counties starts Thursday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2011) - Beginning Thursday, Oct. 6, passengers can travel cross-county via a highly anticipated new bus route that will connect Lee and Collier counties..
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Gaming resort planned for The Forum in Ft. Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS, Fla. - For some living in the residential communities at The Forum near Interstate 75, a massive new gaming resort is a neighbor they are ready to welcome. Cassie Willi..
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Third teen arrested in attack of two gay men

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

IMMOKALEE, Fla. - A third teenager has just been arrested in a brutal Collier County assault that one the victims believes was fueled by hate. The arrest came after a little detect..
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Apple says company co-founder Steve Jobs has died

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - Apple Inc. said the company's co-founder Steve Jobs died Wednesday. He was 56.    "We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed..
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Pink Heals Tour brings hope to cancer survivors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla -- It's a tour honoring and giving hope to women who are cancer survivors. The Pink Heals Tour, complete with pink fire trucks, rolled into southwest Florida today...
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Volunteers needed to drive patients to treatment

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Twice a week, Bill Cuttriss goes to the Florida Cancer Centers to receive treatment for intestinal cancer. When he was diagnosed in May, Cuttriss recalls the stre..
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GOP candidate Cain signs books in Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain signed copies of his newly released book for hundreds of people at a Tampa Bay area bookstore.  ..
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Romney talks jobs at campaign stop in Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is returning fire over President Barack Obama's claim that he is a warrior for the middle class.    R..
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Baby dies after being dropped on tile floor

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - A 9-month-old Tampa Bay area girl who authorities say was repeatedly dropped by her mother's boyfriend has died.    Clearwater police say Aal..
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Bondi seeks Fla. panel on drugged babies problem

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Attorney General Pam Bondi wants lawmakers to create a task force on babies born addicted to their mothers' prescription drugs.    Bondi sai..
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A week later and still plenty of questions

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Outside the parking lot where police got into a gunfight with Starling Javier, sits a memorial. Friends and family members held candle light vigils at the spot t..
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10,000 turkeys needed at Harry Chapin this year

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Thanksgiving may be more than a month away, but the Harry Chapin food bank doesn't have any turkeys. The food bank is experiencing a near record need for help and..
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Mom testifies in son's defense in child porn case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The mother of a man accused of downloading hundreds of sexually explicit pictures and videos of children took the stand in her son's defense today.  Dan..
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Escaped offender caught in ND cornfield

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TOWER CITY, N.D. (AP) - A convicted sex offender who escaped from a private transport company's van while being moved across the country was nabbed in a North Dakota cornfield Wedn..
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