FMPD overtime wages dispute continues

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Overtime controversy developed in Fort Myers Thursday night. Some police officers claim the department didn't pay them for overtime hours they worked during this ..
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San Carlos Park couple battered and robbed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SAN CARLOS PARK, Fla.- A San Carlos Park couple was forced to look on as two men stole thousands of dollars worth of their belongings, including eight guns. It was in their home, i..
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Bachmann: social conservatives shouldn't settle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann says social conservatives don't have to settle for a GOP nominee who doesn't share their values.  ..
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PG boy a hero after helping save grandpa's life

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- A Punta Gorda boy is being hailed as a hero after he helped save his grandfather's life. The child was honored Thursday for his role in making sure paramedics ha..
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Public to get 'second bite' at Fla. redistricting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A state Senate leader is promising the public will get at "second bite" at Florida's redistricting apple after proposed maps are drawn.    R..
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Immokalee woman gets prison for cocaine sales

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

IMMOKALEE, Fla.- A 35-year-old woman was sentenced to more than six years in prison Wednesday after a judge found her guilty of selling crack cocaine to undercover Collier County S..
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Protesters rally against Iranian leader outside UN

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - A former U.S. envoy to the United Nations says the Obama administration is doing "almost nothing" to protect Iranians from the violence of their own regime. &n..
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Boyfriend charged with murdering woman, 2 kids

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The man police have long called their lone suspect in the deaths of two children found stuffed in luggage in a South Florida canal and the slaying of t..
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A move to take foreclosure out of the courts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Some top state officials are suggesting that Florida might follow 30 other states, and take foreclosure cases, out of the court system. Governor Rick Scott and so..
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Library kicks off smart card campaign

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Lee County Library is hoping you'll visit your local library to obtain your free card. In tough economic times, y..
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Library ebooks now available for Kindle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - The Lee County Library System (LCLS) is excited to announce that its eBook collection is now compatible with the world’s bestselling eBook reader, the Amazo..
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Court: Fla. must pay for defending poor suspects

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court says the state, not counties, must pay for new legal offices that help represent indigent defendants.    The justi..
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Farmworkers sue Burger King, Subway for back pay

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - More than two dozen farmworkers are suing Burger King and Subway over wages they say the companies owe them under a deal with a farmworker advocacy group.   ..
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Trailer stolen from local teen ministry group

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SAN CARLOS PARK, Fla.-UPDATE: Police have recovered the Mystery Players' trailer as of Saturday night. Three young people, who wish to remain anonymous, found it and called into po..
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Defense rests in millionaire's murder trial

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The defense has rested in the trial of a central Florida developer who is accused of fatally shooting his wife.    The Orlando Sentinel reports ..
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Rare American crocodile found in St. Petersburg

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Residents of a St. Petersburg gated community have a new and unusual neighbor: an American crocodile.    Shondra Farner in the Caya Costa..
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Trainers were told to use caution with whale

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - A SeaWorld animal trainer says the whale that pulled a trainer into a pool and drowned her last year was possessive of objects and that tr..
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Miami-Dade officials confirm 1st case of West Nile

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Health officials are asking Miami-Dade County residents to be on the alert for mosquitos after a 27-year-old man was diagnosed with West Nile virus.    ..
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Perry present favorite among Florida Republicans

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Republicans currently prefer Texas Gov. Rick Perry by a slight margin over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in their party's battle to find a ..
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Census: Floridians are poorer than 3 years ago

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Floridians had the biggest drop in income among residents in any state other than Nevada during the past three years of a recession and anemic economic recover..
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