Florida's Hardest Hit Program going statewide

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

FORT MYERS, Fla- Florida's Hardest Hit Program to help those facing foreclosure is about to go statewide. More than a billion dollars of federal funding is available to cover m..
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CDC: No link between deaths and Chinese drywall

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it has not found a link between tainted Chinese drywall and the deaths of 11 people living in homes with the ..
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Man arrested for impersonating a cop and trying to hit on a woman

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CHARLOTTE COUNTY- Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives arrested John Martin McDonald, 58, 23380 Freeport Ave., Port Charlotte, for Impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer.&n..
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Mom accused in Tampa shooting 'impaired' in crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Police say the Tampa woman accused of killing her two teenagers showed signs of drug impairment following a November car crash. Julie Powers Schenecker struck a ..
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Hundreds show to mourn FGCU student

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

ESTERO, Fla. - Hundreds of students showed for a candlelight vigil to mourn the loss of a junior killed during a car crash near Tampa. Carisa Herald, 20, died in a car accident out..
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Cape police locate missing woman

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -  Cape Coral Police have located a missing woman with Alzheimer's disease. Officers say Betty Jean Beardslee was found safe at park near her home, hours afte..
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Community gathers to remember Dylan Nuno

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

NAPLES, Fla.-Friends and family of Dylan Nuno,16, remember him at an emotional funeral service in East Naples. "Dylan was a beautiful kid and everybody loved him," said Tony Pinero..
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Fort Myers high rise fire quickly extinguished

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Fort Myers Fire Department responded to a high rise fire Sunday morning.Crews were on the scene on the 7th floor at the First Harbor Towers.  Smoke was ..
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Deputies locate woman following Lehigh Acres home invasion

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - Lee County deputies have located a woman initially believed to be missing after a home invasion robbery in Lehigh Acres late Saturday night.The Lee County Sher..
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More than 300 arrested at Tampa pirate festival

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities arrested more than 300 revelers at the annual Gasparilla pirate parade in Tampa. The Tampa Police Department said on Sunday it had arrested 349 peopl..
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State Farm wants 28 percent rate increase in Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The state's largest private property insurer wants to hike rates by an average of 28 percent. State Farm Florida Insurance says premiums need to go up ..
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Historic hotel sold, but some worry about its fate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The sale of a historic Fort Lauderdale hotel has some preservationists worried about its fate. The long-shuttered Escape Hotel opened on New Year's Eve..
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Man plans 7,500-mile bike trek for hospice

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - A Sarasota man is preparing for a 7,500-mile bike trip to raise awareness about hospice. Twenty-seven-year-old J.W. Frye plans to leave Key West on Feb. 23, a..
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Candlelight vigil held for Palmetto Ridge High School student

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NAPLES, Fla.- Hundreds of people joined at Max Hasse Jr. Community Park in Naples, to remember the life of Dylan Nuno. Nuno, who would have celebrated his 17th birthday this week, ..
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Drivers warned to watch for low visibility overnight along I-75

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

SARASOTA, Fla. - Florida Highway Patrol is warning drivers of potentially limited visibility on I-75 in Sarasota County.The area is between mile marker 182 (Sumter Blvd.) and mile ..
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Two hospitalized after car crashes into Cape Coral home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A mother and daughter were taken to the hospital after their car crashed into a home in southeast Cape Coral on Saturday afternoon.No one was inside home on SE 1..
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FGCU students mourn classmate killed in crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

ESTERO, Fla. - Florida Gulf Coast University students are mourning the death of a classmate, killed in a car accident.Carisa Herald, 20, died in a car accident outside her hometown..
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Target in Bonita Springs closing its doors for good

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

BONITA SPRING, Fla.-A major Bonita Springs retailer is closing it's doors for good. "it was pretty much empty," said shopper Claudia Arevalo. The Target off South Tamiami Trail in ..
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Man killed after getting caught in cement crusher

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

CLERMONT, Fla. (AP) - One central Florida man is dead and another is seriously injured after getting caught in a machine used to crush cement. The accident happened Friday at DeWit..
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Survey shows almost 5,000 manatees in Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Florida's manatee population appears to be higher than usual this year. A recent survey showed almost 5,000 manatees in the state. Biologists with the Florida ..
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