Car chase began with shooting at apartment complex

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Fort Myers Police say a 911 call for "shots fired" turned into a chase by car, and then foot. When Javier Starling opened fire on police, officers returned fire,..
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Family speaks after teen's body returns from China

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- After weeks of fundraising, phone calls, and negotiating, family and friends of Tylar Dobbins finally have his body back. The 19-year-old died in China last mon..
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PETA urging action against the 'Gatorman

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NAPLES, Fla. - A new roadblock is in the way of Mike Sturgill's plans to open his Hug and Hold an Alligator Exhibit in Tin City in Naples. This time it's from PETA, People for the ..
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FMPD is searching for missing woman

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Thursday, September 29, 2011 the Fort Myers Police Department received a report of a missing person. Dorothy Foreman, 50, walked away from her home located on ..
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What's the science behind the baby boom in SWFL?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Babies, babies everywhere. It seems like everyone knows someone who is about to give birth, or someone who just gave birth. So we did some research, looked back n..
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8-Year old bitten by dog, helps friend to safety

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

FORT MYERS, Fla.- An eight-year-old Lee County girl is recovering tonight after being attacked by a dog. "It start running and barking and barking at her and starting biting her." ..
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FGCU receives $3 million donation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ESTERO, Fla.- A three million dollars gift was donated to Florida Gulf Coast University. The money will be used to support programs, getting students involved in the community, and..
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Cape reports say it's safe to swim

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The beach was pretty bare Thursday afternoon, even before the rains. Yellow signs were scattered along the sand putting beach goers on alert to stay away from the..
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3 Miami bike officers injured in collision

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Officials say three Miami police officers riding bicycles were injured when an SUV hit them.    Police say the collision occurred Thursday morning while..
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Convicted cop killer Manuel Valle executed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

RAIFIELD, Fla. - The man convicted of killing a Coral Gables police officer was executed Wednesday at Florida State Prison in Raiford. Manuel Valle is the 70th person to be ex..
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Judge hearing Fla. prison privatization challenge

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A judge is hearing a challenge to the Legislature's plan to privatize 29 prison facilities in 18 South Florida counties.    Circuit Judge Ja..
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Local scout raises money for kids at PPEC

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A little boy with a big heart wants to help our community, but he's told he's too young to volunteer at the local hospital. He doesn't let that stop him, though. ..
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Tuberculosis being treated in Lee County jails

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Fort Myers, Fla.- The Lee County Health Department, in cooperation with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Corizon Health Care, is overseeing treatment of a Lee County Jail ..
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Estero road project is hindering business

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ESTERO, Fla.- Business owners along U.S, 41 in Estero are nervous about this upcoming snowbird season. In that area, they are widening U.S. 41 from four lanes to six, but they say ..
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State court system faces $108M budget shortfall

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Florida's court system is again facing a huge budget shortfall.    Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady has written Gov. Rick Scot..
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Lehigh Acres group wants tax dollars for studies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Some people in Lehigh Acres are lobbying to get about $100,000 from Lee County government, to conduct two studies. The Lehigh Economic Development Board says it..
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UCF students vote for medical amnesty policy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Students at the University of Central Florida are overwhelmingly in favor of the school creating a policy to encourage them to report alcohol-related emergenci..
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New Fla. gun law has local officials scrambling

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Local officials across Florida are scrambling to repeal gun control ordinances, including bans on firearms in parks, buildings and other public places, bef..
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Fla. teen in trouble for bringing toy gun on bus

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a middle school student faces discipline after bringing a toy gun onto an Escambia County school bus.    School district offic..
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Brothers get life for wedding reception shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Two central Florida brothers have been sentenced to life in prison for a fatal shooting during a 1998 wedding reception.    Jurors took just thr..
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