Another Immokalee firefighter takes severance package, 7th one to leave department

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

IMMOKALEE, Fla. -- A seventh Immokalee firefighter is leaving the department. He took a severance package on Tuesday evening during a special board meeting. The firefighter is lea..
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Collier County Sheriff blogs for children's museum website

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NAPLES, Fla. -- Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk is taking his safety tips into the 21st century. The sheriff is Blogging on the Golisano Children's Museum of Naples C'mon webs..
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Only on WINK: Bike rider speaks out after surviving hit & run in Naples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NAPLES, Fla. -- A Naples man says he was a target of road rage. He is speaking out after surviving a hit and run, while riding his bike. Deputies arrested the driver and charged ..
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Fort Myers mother arrested for backing over child with car

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- 5-year-old Gabe Ferguson looks well one month after what family says was a terrible accident. Gabe's great-grandmother Shirley Moore says she fears the worst sc..
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Hydro technology helps keep firefighters cool in Charlotte County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

CHARLOTTE COUNTY Fla.- Fighting brush fires in the Florida heat can be downright brutal. "First of all they are putting on very heavy gear they are going into the fire they are he..
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Southwest Florida communities struggling to find funding for holiday fireworks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

CHARLOTTE COUNTY Fla.- The Englewood Rotary Club boasts of having the biggest fireworks display in the area. "We know for a fact that ours will be the largest show on the west coas..
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Fort Myers may start testing Caloosahatchee waters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The city of Fort Myers could soon start testing the water in the Caloosahatchee and its not going to cost taxpayers a thing. Its a proposed plan that will tie riv..
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30-acre brush fire burns in Lehigh Acres

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A 30-acre brush fire is burning about one mile south of SR 82 in Lehigh Acres, according to Division of Forestry. There is a lot of smoke in the area. At this t..
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Pets being poisoned in Contra Costa Co subdivision

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott, who campaigned on a job-creation platform, has signed a new law designed to help former felons get to work. The 46 bills Scott signed into..
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Naples taxi driver arrested for DUI in company car

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A Naples taxi driver is under arrest for driving under the influence. Collier County Sheriff's deputies say the Crown Taxi driver blew almost three times over..
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Lee will Proceed with Contract Talks to Build an Aquatic Center

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Lee county will proceed with contract talks to build an aquatic center at City of Palms Park in Ft. Myers.    The county will negotiate with the National Swim Center..
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Swim center proposal survives another hurdle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.--The Board of Lee County Commissioners will proceed into contract negotiations with National Swimming Center Corporation, the group hoping to convert City of Palms..
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Lee teachers take on weight loss challenge

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Its an 8 week challenge that includes a number of Lee County educators. Two teachers from Heights Elementary and a nutritional and health instructor with the sch..
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Fire destroys Lehigh Acres home; kills family pets

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla -  A Lehigh Acres couple is recovering Tuesday after they were injured in a house fire. The home went up in flames late Monday night in the nineteen hundred ..
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Thieves Steal Heavy Equipment in Broad Daylight; Latest Crime in or near a Plaza in Cape Coral

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Thieves stole a piece of construction equipment from the Auto Zone site on Pine Island Rd. in Cape Coral.   Security cameras indicate the theft occured between 8 AM and 8..
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Lehigh Acres home destroyed by fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A Lehigh Acres couple is homeless after a fire ripped through their home. The fire ignited late Monday night after a latern tipped over. It happened at hom..
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Police ask for help with identifying two burglary suspects

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Fort Myers Police Department is looking for two burglary suspects who broke into a restaurant last week. The crime happened on June 15th at the El Patio resta..
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Body of missing woman identified

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office is positively identifying the body inside a submerged car Friday as Jennifer Lehman. Lehman was last seen in August of 2010, two ..
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2 firefighters killed, fighting Florida wildfire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

JASPER, Fla. (AP) - Officials say two Division of Forestry firefighters died and two others were injured while fighting the Blue Ribbon Fire in north Florida. The deaths occurred M..
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$5 fee for boarding passes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) - The only U.S. airline that charges for carry-on luggage is creating a new fee. Beginning Nov. 1, Spirit Airlines says it will charge five dollars if a gat..
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