Teachers surprised in their classrooms with Golden Apple Award

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - Six Collier County teachers have been named the best of the best in education.The Education Foundation of Collier County and several members of the communit..
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Blood supplies running low in Collier County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Collier County health officials pleading to the community to come out and donate blood. Right now their supplies are running low. In the last week a handful ..
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Ride Inspector Tries to Ensure All Thrills, No Spills at Fair

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

A ride inspector from the state is spending this week at the Lee Civic Center.   Rob Jacobson is checking and re-checking the 46 rides at the Southwest Florida, Lee Count..
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Shuttle Discovery launches for final mission

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Discovery, the world's most traveled spaceship, thundered into orbit for the final time Thursday, heading toward the International Space Station on a jo..
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5-acre Charlotte County fire is contained

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY- The Florida Division of Forestry confirms that there is a 5-acre fire on Solomon Drive. A Charlotte County brush truck is at the scene. This is the third or fourt..
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Eliminating staged accident fraud

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

Fort Myers, Fla--Florida insurance companies say they would like lawmakers to make changes to Florida law to crack down on staged accidents. Florida is one of just 12 states requir..
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New Fla. AG wants to overhaul pardon proceedings

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE- Florida's new attorney general wants to change the rules on how felons can regain their civil rights. Attorney General Pam Bondi said Thursday she opposes an automatic..
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Undercover prostitution sting sends 7 to jail

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- An undercover sting landed seven people behind bars for participating in prostitution. Deputies set up fake online ads and five men responded and paid money t..
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SWFAS opens new adult residential center

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Southwest Florida Addiction Services held an open house at its new Adult Residential Center Thursday. The two-story home on Dixie Parkway in Fort Myers replaces ..
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Funeral services set for slain Fla. officer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ST. PETERSBURG- Funeral services have been set for an officer who was killed in the line of duty. St. Petersburg Police officer David Crawford died Monday. Officials say he was sho..
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Naples teen will be tried as juvenile in stabbing death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NAPLES- A 15-year-old will be tried as a juvenile in the stabbing death of a fellow student at a school bus stop. The Collier County State Attorney's Office announced Wednesday tha..
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Fla. man arrested after traveling 145mpg on I-75

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY- The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office was notified by FHP of a high speed pursuit that started in Collier County on northbound I-75 Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. F..
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ER wait times in Lee County increase due to seasonal population

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY - If you find yourself heading to the ER anytime soon health officials say you'd better be prepared to wait. The increase in our seasonal population is causing back-ups ..
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"Granny Scam" leaves local man without $3,000

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY- Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies report another “Granny Scam.” This time an 85-year-old Harbour Heights man was called Tuesday by a man he th..
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INVESTIGATION: Staged crashes costing you millions

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The number one reason your insurance premiums keep going up: elaborate crime rings trying to make money off what you think is a car accident. Insurance investiga..
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Lehigh homeowner sets trap to catch bicycle thief

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A Lehigh homeowner took matters into his own hands after thieves targeted his home this week.  He set up a simple trap that caught a pair of bicycle thiev..
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Feds raid Fla. pill mills; arrest docs, owners

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

WESTON, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents and local police swept across South Florida on Wednesday making arrests as part of a lengthy undercover operation in..
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Fla. music teacher accused of pawning instruments

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

ORANGE CITY, Fla. (AP) - A Florida music teacher has been charged with pawning instruments that belonged to students and the school where he worked. The Volusia County Sheriff's Of..
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A fire leaves a Cape Coral family homeless

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A Cape Coral family is homeless after a fire breaks out in their home. The fire happened in the 5000 block of 1st place. Fire crews put the fire out quickly, but ..
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Banks pay out over 2-million to fix up foreclosures in Collier County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County's been flooded with foreclosure filings since 2008. So, they started up the Blight Prevention Program to make sure homes in limbo don't bring d..
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