Lawmakers considering federal bill in honor of fallen officer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lawmakers are considering naming a bill after an officer killed on duty by an illegal criminal immigrant - allowing ICE to keep them in prison longer in order to..
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No Goldilocks or Porridge - Only a Lone Bear Wandering Downtown Ft. Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Forget the goldilocks and porridge, but people did spot a small black bear wandering a parking lot on the edge of downtown Ft. Myers Monday morning.  An offi..
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Hoarding Task Force trains Lee County law enforcement officers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Experts say it's not new, but a number of extreme cases of hoarding in Lee County calls for some new strategy from first responders. "Officers very routinely run ..
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Local man died after being ejected from motorcycle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Lehigh Acres man was killed after he was ejected from his motorcycle on Sunday. Fort Myers Police officers responded to a 911 call of a motorcycle accident..
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Fla. begins annual hurricane exercise

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida began its sometimes annual hurricane exercise Monday after skipping the practice storm last year because officials were busy with a real emergency ..
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Fla. Gov. Scott says he won 't run for president

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott has added his name to the list of prominent Republicans who say they are not running for president. There hasn't been much speculat..
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Man accused of shooting Cape police officer pleads not guilty

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Yousil Lopez-Rivera, the man accused of shooting Cape Coral Officer David Wagoner, made an appearance in a Lee County courtroom Monday morning. Lopez-Rivera plead..
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Free Foreclosure Mediation Services Coming to SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Homeowners in Southwest Florida can soon get free financial counseling and mediation before the foreclosure process begins. The Collins Center for Public Policy an..
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Click It or Ticket campaign kicks off Monday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- Law enforcement from all over Florida will be looking for unrestrained motorists as part of the latest wave of the Click It or Ticket campaign. The Florida Highw..
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Report: Fort Myers Officer fired after lying about whereabouts while on duty

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Fort Myers Police Officer has been fired after allegedly lying about his whereabouts while on the clock 37 times. Officer Mark Edwards was let go earlier this m..
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President Obama issues statement on tornadoes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

  DUBLIN  -  Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to the families of all those who  lost their lives in the tornadoes and severe weather that struck Jopl..
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Operator in critical condition following off-road motorcycle accident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

NORTH PORT, Fla. -  An accident involving an off-road motorcycle Sunday left the driver in critical condition. It happened around 12:30 p.m. near Langlais Drive and Capers Cir..
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Fla. boaters found clinging to water cooler

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Three boaters are recovering after a Coast Guard crew from Miami found them clinging to a water cooler. The Coast Guard says Bruce Mandigo, Dave M..
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South Fla. hospitals offer ER reservations for fee

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Nine South Florida hospitals are offering emergency room patients the opportunity to reserve an appointment online for a fee. For $9.99 patients with n..
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Fla. nursing home watchdogs see turmoil in agency

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Florida, long one of America's most revered retirement spots, has launched what critics call an unprecedented assault on watchdogs for its oldest and s..
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Miami-Dade Police: Resident shoots would-be thief

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

MIAMI (AP) - Authorities in Miami-Dade say a would-be thief was fatally shot by one of the residents he was trying to rob. The police department says the man unlawfully entere..
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Space Mountain ride reopens after rider found unconscious

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Space Mountain attraction has reopened at Walt Disney World, a day after a rider was found unconscious. The roller coaster was up and running Sunday m..
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Restaurant Week brings customers savings

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

FORT MYERS, Fla. - 10 restaurants are offering multiple course meals to customers for $18.87 to try and steal business from other shopping centers. The Bell Tower Shops have begun ..
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Volunteers needed at Harry Chapin Food Bank

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

FORT MYERS, Fla -  Harry Chapin Food Bank collected nearly 250,000 pounds of food during last week's "Stamp Out" Hunger food drive. The food will be sorted and delivered to 17..
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Caller Impersonates Law Enforcement Officer in Scam Attempt

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A recent scam has The Lee County Sheriff’s Office asking citizens to protect themselves from being potential victims. On Friday, May 20, 2011 deputies resp..
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