Sheriff's Lt. suspended for failing to file for OT

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - A veteran Manatee County Sheriff's lieutenant has been suspended without pay for three weeks for failing to put in for overtime.    The recent..
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CCSO release details in 5-hour standoff

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

MURDOCK, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit detectives released details of the SWAT 5-hour standoff in Murdock that ended peacefully after four rounds of gas ..
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BofA shares soar after Buffett invests $5 billion

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is investing $5 billion in Bank of America, sending its shares soaring by 24 percent.    Buffett said Thur..
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Code enforcement called on charity groups commode.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PORT CHARLOTTE Fla.- The "Nightmare" Relay For Life team in Charlotte County thought it found a creative way to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.  The idea sprung f..
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Off The Hook: Pauly Shore

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Actor and Comedian Pauly Shore will be at Capt. Brien's Off The Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island August 25 - 28.  He stopped by the WINK Studio to keep us lau..
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Rough surf, battering waves likely in Florida

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

MIAMI (AP) - The head of the National Hurricane Center says rough surf may be Hurricane Irene's most noticeable impact in Florida. Bill Read says though forecasts have Irene s..
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Miami woman fakes her own kidnapping

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

MIAMI (AP) - Police say a Miami woman faked her own kidnapping to get attention from her boyfriend. On Wednesday, 21-year-old Rashell Leeann Barfield was charged with false re..
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Casey Anthony reports to Florida probation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida authorities say Casey Anthony has reported to begin her one-year probation for 2010 check-fraud convictions. The Florida Department of Correct..
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Port Charlotte man arrested after 5-hour standoff

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - After a five-hour standoff, members of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s SWAT team arrested an armed Port Charlotte man who barricaded himself i..
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Gainesville residents react to Jones leaving town

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- People in Gainesville say not everyone wants Pastor Terry Jones to leave town and come to Fort Myers but some are happy to see him go.It's no question the Dove..
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Some consider cutbacks, others ask for raise

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Employees of Lee County's largest employer could feel the brunt of state reimbursement reductions. Thursday, the Lee Memorial Health System Board of Directors wi..
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Marco Island Police Dept. recognizing volunteer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

MARCO ISLAND - Fla. -- The Marco Island Police department is recognizing a ‘hero” who has gone above and beyond the call of duty. He’s not an official police offi..
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Low income housing near school causes controversy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- A low income housing complex just feet away from where children attend school has parents on alert. They fear the complex will jeopardize the safety of students ..
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Shelter dog is surrogate mom for zoo coyote pups

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NAPLES, Fla.- Four abandoned coyote pups, rescued by the Naples Zoo, are finding motherly love from an unexpected source.Meet Millie, a long-time shelter dog turned surrogate mom f..
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Breeder-surrendered puppies up for adoption

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NAPLES, Fla.- Three of the dozens of puppies surrendered by a Golden Gate Estates breeder last month will soon be up for adoption. The Naples Humane Society will take adoption appl..
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Report finds no racial discrimination at Edison

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Edison State College has been cleared of any wrongdoing after an independent investigation into claims of racial discrimination. The report by Fort Myers Law Fir..
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Cape Coral business giving away 9-11 pins

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A Cape Coral trophy store is supplying hundreds of free lapel pins, to honor the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks. It's a tiny pin carrying a heavy..
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Ex-Gov. Bush sent lessons to Scott

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Newly released documents reveal that Jeb Bush offered incoming Gov. Rick Scott a long list of "lessons learned through trial and error" that touched on eve..
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New website helps prevent scams

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A new online tool being used by the Lee County Sheriff's office is helping people to avoid becoming scam victims. A new website allows investigators to track area..
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Lightning protection hits home for some

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- We often hear that the west coast of Florida is the lightning capitol of the U.S. Already this year, lightning strikes have injured 19 people in our state, an..
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