Fort Myers school gets a makeover

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- School starts next week in Lee County and most kids like to get a makeover before heading back to class.But this year a local school is the one getting the new lo..
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Car crashes into Fort Myers home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Wednesday afternoon, the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a traffic crash at 816 Van Buren Street. The driver of a 1996 Jeep sport utility vehicle cr..
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'Safe Kids' educates and offers free tool

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- In the wake of this latest tragedy, Lee Memorial Health System is reminding parents to get educated in order to keep their kids safe.    Nearly 4,000,00..
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Punta Gorda man charged with soliciting minor

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A 53-year-old man was arrested Tuesday in Charlotte County after he solicited sex from a Collier County Sheriff's Office detective pretending to be a young gi..
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Man convicted of killing romantic rival

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

VIERA, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida man has been convicted of killing a man who had been dating his ex-girlfriend.    A Brevard County jury found 23-year-old Keith ..
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Anthony won't have to return to Florida on Thurs.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Casey Anthony won't have to return to Orlando on Thursday to start serving probation for check fraud charges.    An assistant in Judge Belvin Pe..
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Precautionary boil water notice for FM Beach

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- There is a precautionary boil water notice for Fort Myers Beach. This effects customers located off Estero Blvd from 6500 Estero to 5700 Estero. Side Street..
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Teen dies at juvenile correction center

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Officials say a central Florida teen died at the Indian River County Correctional Institute.    The Florida Department of Corrections reports..
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Brush fire burning on W. Broadway in Estero

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ESTERO, Fla.- The brush fire that was burning on a preserve in Estero on West Broadway, on Wednesday has been contained.The fire was approximately four acres.  A chopper was b..
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Fla. restarting effort to regulate water pollution

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is restarting development of tougher water pollution regulations to avoid an impending federal takeover of that responsibility.    T..
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Spacewalking astronauts nix release of satellite

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Flight controllers halted the release of a ham radio satellite outside the International Space Station by a pair of spacewalking astronauts Wednesday be..
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Salvation Army prepares for Tropical Storm Emily

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla.- The Salvation Army of Florida is preparing should Tropical Storm Emily make landfall on Florida. With 42 mobile canteens (kitchen on wheels), two field kitchens, a f..
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Turtle's improbable survival is cheered in Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JUNO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Hundreds gathered in Florida to watch the release of a green sea turtle that overcame massive injuries and underwent innovative treatments.   &nbs..
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Cuban-born judge nominated to fed appeals court

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - President Barack Obama has nominated a Cuban-born judge to the federal appeals court in Atlanta.    In making the nomination Tuesday, Obama said Adalber..
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Gov. Scott logs a 'workday' in Tampa doughnut shop

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott donned plastic gloves and packed glazed, sprinkled and chocolate doughnuts into bags early Wednesday morning during his first of many planned "wo..
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Fla. theme park worker arrested for stealing parts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay-area detectives arrested a man on grand theft charges after he allegedly stole brass rollercoaster parts from Busch Gardens and resold them as scrap me..
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2 pit bulls shot after attacking Florida officer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay-area sheriff's deputies say they shot two pit bulls, killing one, after one officer was attacked.    A resident called authorit..
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RNC tests out its convention host city

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The head of the Republican National Committee says next year's convention is going to be a bigger event than a Super Bowl.    The RNC is holding i..
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Small plane skids off Florida runway, 1 injured

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay-area authorities say one person was injured when a small plane skidded off the runway during takeoff from the Albert Whitted Airport. &nb..
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CCSO arrests business beer keg burglar

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested a Port Charlotte man for stealing 15 empty beer kegs from three Port Charlotte businesses. Road deputies report..
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