Department of Defense talks military paycuts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers city councilman Tom Leonardo is the proud father of 24 year-old Marine. But like any parent, he's worried for his son Tim as he starts his tour of..
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Local nonprofit provides local Afghanistan war veteran with addition on family's home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla -  Hometown hero Pfc. Corey Kent is expected to return to Southwest Florida before the end of the year. The Southwest Florida-based nonprofit organization, US ..
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Cookie Coleman Leaves Post as Director of Local DCF Office

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Cookie Coleman is leaving her job as director of the local office of the department of Children and Families.   She is losing her post because of budget..
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Four arrested and one hospitalized following Fort Myers middle school fight

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Students were involved in an altercation yesterday at ALC Central that resulted in one student being injured, said Joe Donzelli, a spokesman with the Lee County P..
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Name released of victim in North Myers homicide

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- UPDATE: Judy Dawson Kibblin, 60, of North Fort Myers was killed following a shooting on Thursday.  The Lee County Sheriff's Office received a call from ..
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New poll shows Obama with big bump in Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A new poll gives President Barack Obama a big bump in Florida after the killing of al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden. The Quinnipiac University poll released ..
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Average 3rd grade FCAT scores unchanged from 2010

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Statewide third-grade reading and math results on Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test this year are unchanged from 2010. The statewide figures show 72 pe..
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Fire breaks out near SR 82 and Forum Blvd

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-The Fort Myers Fire Department is responding to a fire at SR 82 and Forum Boulevard. The fire department is trying to access the fire at this time, which has prove..
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Homeowners celebrate at mortgage burning ceremony

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - It was a dream come true for 13 Habitat for Humanity homeowners. In a special ceremony, they celebrated paying off their mortgages in full. "I was excited ..
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Bright idea could save Punta Gorda thousands of dollars

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PUNTA GORDA Fla.-Most drivers probably don't even notice them, they are the little white lights that hang under stop lights. They are called confirmation lights. They are used by ..
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Collecting Bottled Water for Missouri/Oklahoma Tornado Victims

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-  The "Friends of the Cape" organization are accepting donations of bottled water  Thursday  to aid the victims of the devastating tornadoes in Miss..
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Thalheimer's armed robbery suspects could be part of South American Theft Group

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NAPLES, Fla. -- An armed robbery at a Naples jeweler in February is making international headlines. Naples Police believe at least two people connected to the armed robbery at Tha..
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Preparing your trees for hurricane season

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Hurricane season is now seven days away. The Division of Forestry showed us how a quick survey of your yard could save your home from costly damage should a stor..
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Making fire starters pay the price for battling brush fires

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - The number of brush fires in Southwest Florida has nearly doubled from last year, and the busy season isn't over yet.Budget cuts left many fire districts e..
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Special golf ball may help improve your game

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Golfing is more than just a hobby in Southwest Florida. For thousands, it's a way of life. But across the country, the number of new and returning golfers has de..
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Cyberbullying on Facebook?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Students across Southwest Florida are joining hotlist groups on Facebook. The group poses the question of who's hot and who's not with pictures and comments from ..
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Sea turtle nest numbers make a dramatic jump

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Good news for sea turtles, their numbers are up...way up! Collier County has seen over a 600 percent jump in nests. According to environmentalist, this time ..
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SWFL says goodbye to Oprah

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NAPLES, Fla.-With 44 million viewers a week, there's no doubt Oprah touched many lives. Naples mom Jill Wheeler was one of them. Wheeler made it on the Oprah Winfrey Show last year..
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Veterans facing different enemy: burn pits

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.-  After two tours in Iraq, Cape Coral resident Ryan Hernandez has to stay on top of his health. He already has partial loss of hearing after his job as a gunn..
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House calls are becoming popular again

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.-More and more Americans are choosing to pay doctors to come to their homes. Charles and Phyllis Anderson hired Dr. Andy Oakes-Lottridge to be their personal ph..
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