Florida's June unemployment figures released

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE- Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in June 2011 is 10.6 percent. This represents 982,000 jobless out of a labor force of 9,234,000. The state&rsq..
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DNC launches Spanish language advertisement

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The Democratic National Committee is launching a Spanish language ad which will run in several markets across the country, including Florida. DNC officials say the ad ..
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Christmas in July in Cape Coral will help SWFL children

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-  Celebrate Christmas in July and get a kick start on helping children in need in Southwest Florida. Anthony's on the Boulevard in Cape Coral is encourag..
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Fla. man shot by cops after friend found dead

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two men are dead following a disturbance at a South Florida home. Police say they were asked Thursday night to check on homeowner Jon..
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Mom arrested after leaving baby in hot vehicle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 20-year-old woman left her infant inside a car while she had blood drawn at a Pensacola laboratory. The 5-month-old was treated at a hospit..
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Passenger traffic increased by 72% at Punta Gorda Airport

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Airline ticket sales are taking off at Punta Gorda Airport. A growing number of destinations and discount tickets are drawing more passengers to Charlotte Count..
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Protecting pills and pharmacies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A man is in custody after Lee County deputies said he walked into a CVS in North Fort Myers and demanded medications Thursday afternoon. The man walked into th..
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ONLY ON WINK: Stolen Bentley returned to dealership, expected to be sold soon

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

NAPLES, Fla. - The Bentley stolen by a 22 year old in June was returned to the dealer after a four-state illegal joy ride. The luxury vehicle suffered just minor scratches to the w..
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Shooting in Fort Myers sends one to hospital, suspect in custody

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A shooting occured near Veronica Shoemaker and Palm Beach Boulevard Thursday evening, leaving one man injured.  The Fort Myers Police Department says it appe..
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All lanes of I-75 open following accident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Update - All lanes are now open. CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- The north bound right lane is blocked of SR 93 at MM 172 in Port Charlotte because of a vehicle accident.  A box ..
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Man caught hiding behind bulldozer carrying tools for siphoning gas

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

LEHIGH ACRES, FL- Caught in the act.A Lee County deputy spots a man soaked in diesel fuel, carrying a hose and a gas can, hiding behind a bulldozer at a construction site. A Lee Co..
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Mullet Fritters Make the Menu in Matlacha; Couple opens Restaurant

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

If you have a desire to eat some fresh seafood, Matlacha  might  be your destination.  A couple is opening a restaurant that usually closes in the summer.  Thei..
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School volunteer gets 30 years for molesting children

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Robert Alter, the Collier County school volunteer charged with molesting children changed his plea to guilty Thursday. In court, 61-year-old Alter pleaded gu..
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Sex drug bust keeps deputies on the lookout

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Jose Valladarez Martines is facing drug trafficking charges after deputies found dozens of boxes of Viagra and Cialis hidden in his trunk. They say the drugs..
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Many calling pilot that crashed at Naples Airport a lucky man

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

NAPLES, Fla. - A pilot at the Naples Airport loses control of his plane and crashes into a fence. It happened Wednesday night while he was working on his nighttime take off trainin..
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Suspect responsible for stealing prescription pills from local CVS in custody

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.-UPDATE: A man accused of stealing prescription pills at a CVS in North Fort Myers is in custody. John Drew, 35, has been arrested in connection to the crime...
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Business is booming in the South Cape

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A host of new restaurants, shops and offices have opened their doors this year. On Cape Coral Parkway alone, four businesses have opened up in the month of July. ..
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Fort Myers man gains fame for giving blood

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- John Sheppard has been donating blood for the past 60 years. "I went to the University of Florida where I was a 2nd year student and they were having a blood dr..
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Deputies locate missing North Naples girls

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.-UPDATE: The two North Naples girls who were missing for a period of time have been located and are safe, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office.&nb..
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Solar panel sales soar, as Americans look to curb high electricity bills

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- As the summer heat sizzles, more Floridians are turning to solar energy to offset climbing electricity costs. You may start to notice a spike in solar panels on S..
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