Naples businesses benefit from Fourth of July crowds

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NAPLES, Fla. -- Several businesses stayed open late in Naples on the Fourth of July, taking advantage of the crowds. Along 5th Avenue in downtown Naples, business owners said they ..
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East Naples Fire District begins mandatory furloughs for all employees

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

EAST NAPLES, Fla. -- The East Naples Fire District is making some changes. Effective as of July 1, mandatory furloughs were put into effect. According to Greg Speers with the East..
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Hundreds celebrate the Fourth of July at Freedom Fest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Many people celebrated the Fourth of July at Freedom Fest in Fort Myers today. For the first time, the event took place on the streets of downtown, instead of Cen..
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Fourth of July festivities in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Wondering what to do this holiday weekend? Here is a list of events taking place throughout Southwest Florida beginning Friday, July 1st, and culminating with the main event on Mon..
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New flights make traveling from Naples to Miami a breeze

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NAPLES, Fla. - Starting today, new regularly scheduled flights from Naples to Miami are available at the Naples airport. An empty space inside the airport terminal is the new ticke..
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7-year-old boy drowns off South Florida beach

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. (AP) - A 7-year-old boy has drowned while swimming in the Atlantic Ocean off a South Florida beach. Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Dani Moschella ..
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Access to Anthonys' neighborhood will be limited

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Central Florida authorities will restrict access to the Orlando neighborhood where Casey Anthony lived with her parents and daughter Caylee once the jury reach..
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State Fire Marshal offers tips for firework safety

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The State Fire Marshal urges Floridians to celebrate the Fourth of July safely. Last year alone, there were more than 350 firework-related fires, resulting in $1...
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Charlotte County mosquito control having a busy year

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- When darkness falls the men with Charlotte County Mosquito Control get to work. Carl Smith has been battling mosquitoes from the air for almost thirty year..
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Casey Anthony's fate in the hands of jury

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Jurors began deliberating Monday in the Casey Anthony murder trial after hearing prosecutors argue the woman killed her 2-year-old daughter Caylee because the ..
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One dead, another injured following shooting at Sunterra Apartments in Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Police have identified the victims of an early Morning shooting as Prentis Boston, 22,  and Dejarvis Harris, 19. Harris died from his injuries. The moti..
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Fla. girl injured in backyard fireworks mishap

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say an 8-year-old girl was injured during a backyard fireworks display when she was hit in the head with a piece of concrete. According to the Br..
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Ft. Myers Fourth Organizers Plan a Family-oriented Event

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

The fourth of July in Ft. Myers will feature family-oriented amusements and attractions, plus fireworks that were missing from the celebration a year ago. "I am really excited, we ..
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Worker dies after fall from thrill ride in Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An amusement park worker has died after falling from a thrill ride at a small central Florida amusement park. Orange County Fire Rescue says 30-year-old Justin..
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Police, prosecutor investigate officer's ATV crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Miami Beach police and the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office are investigating what led to an officer crashing his all-terrain vehicle into three people o..
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Fla. deputy killed in 4-county chase remembered

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay-area law enforcement officers are mourning the death of a deputy who crashed while pursuing a reckless driver. Hernando County Sheriff's Deputy J..
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Fla.'s Space Coast feels pain of shuttle's end

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Workers at the Kennedy Space Center always knew the end of the shuttle program would bring hard times to Florida's Space Coast. They just couldn't predi..
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Shrimpers may face stricter regulations to save sea turtles

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

Captain Scott Cowles is one of hundreds of shrimpers in southwest Florida who could soon face tighter restrictions for equipment that allows sea turtles to escape. All sea turtles ..
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Car jacking suspect taken down in Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Just before 6:30 Sunday night, Fort Myers Police got a 911 hangup call. By the time police arrived at the apartment complex on Central Avenue, Michael Troy C..
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NY motorcyclist dies protesting helmet laws

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

ONONDAGA, N.Y. (AP) - Police say a motorcyclist who was participating in a protest ride against helmet laws in upstate New York has died after he went over the handlebars and hit h..
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