Local groups help feed needy families in Southwest Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Several organizations got together today to package and collect food for needy families in Southwest Florida. "We are packaging one million meals," said Don Thomas..
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Punta Gorda Police looking for vehicle possible involved in shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - The Punta Gorda Police Department is looking for a black Mitsubishi Galant, or similar vehicle, that may have been involved in a shooting early Sunday morning i..
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Fatal accident on I-75 in Lee County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A Fort Myers woman is dead following a car accident Sunday morning on Interstate 75. According to Florida Highway Patrol, the left rear tire of a Chevy Tracker s..
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Homicide investigation in Lehigh Acres

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. -  On Saturday, May 14, 2011, at 10:20 P.M., the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a call about a shooting. Deputies responded to 2304 Leda Avenue South,..
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Newlywed Florida woman guilty in murder for hire case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida woman has been convicted of trying to hire someone to kill her husband of just six months. A Palm Beach County jury found 29-year-..
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Fla. imam, 2 sons charged with supporting Taliban

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

MIAMI (AP) - A Miami imam and two of his sons were arrested Saturday on charges they provided some $50,000 to the Pakistani Taliban, designated by the State Department as a terrori..
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Miami-Dade officer fatally shoots mentally ill man

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Miami-Dade police officer fatally shot a mentally ill man during an altercation. Police say the officer, who has not been named, was patro..
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Inmate gets another 43 years for killing cellmate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

TAVARES, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida prison inmate has been sentenced to another 43 years for killing his cellmate for whining too much. A Lake County judge sentenced 23-yea..
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Desoto Juvenile Correctional workers plead to Gov. Scott

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Thirty employees from the DeSoto Juvenile Correctional Facility and the Dual Diagnosed Correctional Facility are asking Governor Rick Scott to save their jobs.&..
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Fire victim in Labelle offering $50,000 reward for arson information

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LABELLE, Fla. -- A man in Labelle lost everything he loves in a fire and he's now offering a big cash reward from his own pocket to find who set it. The man is offering $50,000 of..
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Former football standout busted for sending racy texts to students

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The texts that Roderic Gadson sent two female students are racy and suggestive. Parents are reacting after the athletic director resigned his position at Fo..
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Final interviews for Lee school's top job

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - On their final day of interviews, the finalists were grilled on issues facing the district right including how to make up for  $34 million shortfall in the ..
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Final Community Meeting on Lehigh Plan on Saturday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Lee county will hold the final meeting on the land development codes in the new Lehigh Acres Community plan on Saturday.   Planners say it mandates new standards for arch..
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Fort Myers High athletic director accused of sending inappropriate text messages resigns

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The athletic director at Fort Myers High School is expected to resign on Monday after allegedly sending sexually-suggestive text messages from his personal cell p..
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First responders hailed as heroes in senior living facility fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Residents at a senior living complex are calling Collier deputies and firefighters heroes. Last night, one of the floors inside Goodlette Arms caught fire an..
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50-acre brush fire burns near Alico Road and Devore Lane

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A 50-acre brush fire broke out Friday afternoon in Lehigh Acres near Alico Road and Devore Lane, according to Division of Forestry. The fire is 70 percent contain..
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Three men arrested for selling fake ID's to illegal immigrants

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

LEE COUNTY, Fla -  A multi-agency investigation has culminated in the arrest of three people for manufacturing counterfeit immigration documents. On May 12, 2011 search warran..
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Three students arrested at East Lee County High School

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Three students were arrested at East Lee County High School, 715 Thomas Sherwin Avenue, Lehigh Acres, for their participation in a fight that created a huge distu..
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Police seek armed robbery suspects

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Fort Myers Police Department responded to an attempted robbery in the 4300 block of Armeda Street Friday at 10:16 a.m. Upon arrival, police learned that a His..
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Lehigh man allegedly responsible for 11 business burglaries

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Detectives assigned to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Bravo District Criminal Investigations Division have linked a Lehigh Acres man to eleven area burglar..
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