Scott approves 71 Fla. transportation contracts

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott has approved 71 transportation contracts worth nearly $90 million. The governor's office announced the action Thursday, a day after..
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Fla. House panel to probe spill claim complaints

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Speaker Dean Cannon has ordered a Florida House panel to investigate complaints about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill claims process. The Winter Park Republic..
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Jackson Labs looking beyond Collier County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) - Maine-based Jackson Laboratory and the University of South Florida are looking beyond Collier County for aproposed research center.Last week, Jackson Lab w..
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Kira Minor's cold temps forecast

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

Another chilly night ahead in Southwest Florida as a cold dome of high pressure continues to settle into the southeast. Lows tonight will dip into the 30's across our inland commun..
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Cross-dressers charged in Florida robbery

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Two men who police said dressed as women are jailed on robbery charges following an incident at a Florida Home Depot store in which employees and custome..
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Republicans reach out to Latinos

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

MIAMI (AP) - A Republican group that includes former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will use a conference Thursday to kick off its efforts to improve the party's outreach to Hispanic voters..
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Florida panther killed on I-75 in Collier County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - A Florida panther was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer along Interstate 75 in Collier County. Authorities say the accident happened Wednesday in the eastb..
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NASA names back up for Giffords husband on shuttle

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA has named a backup commander, if necessary, to take the place of the astronaut husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot last week.The space agency em..
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Oil drilling chief wants higher fines for offenses

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's top offshore drilling regulator says his agency is considering ways to increase civil penalties for companies that violate drilling rules.Current rul..
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Nursing your damaged plants back to health

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- The cold weather may have taken a toll on your plants and palms, but that doesn't mean they are a total loss. Mayor Berg from the Riverland Nursery on State Road..
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Soldier deemed unfit for trial in attack

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A soldier who was home on leave from Iraq when he stabbed a neighbor half a dozen times in the head and neck is mentally unfit to stand trial. The state..
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2 judges apologize for Fla. 'Taj Mahal courthouse'

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Two judges made qualified apologies for their roles in the construction of an opulent $48.8 million courthouse that critics called a "Taj Mahal" during a t..
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How the LCSO's Code Red alert system works

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Tuesday, many people in Lee County received recorded phone messages alerting them of a violent suspect on the loose near Edisto Lakes Apartments. And sever..
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Snow up there means more visitors here

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - It's no surprise the cold weather up north is making people think warm thoughts of Florida. The colder it gets, the more people call to plan their escapes ..
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Chef in Naples explosion tells story

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

NAPLES, Fla. - The chef who was hospitalized for 3 days after a restaurant gas explosion tells what happened that day. "I turned around and the kitchen was filling up with gas and ..
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Stranded passengers boosting local economy

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

FORT MYERS, Fla-The massive snow storm in the Northeast has stranded hundreds of passengers in Southwest Florida. And with nowhere to go, travelers are staying extra days in our ar..
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Cape Coral War Memorial to get much needed makeover

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

CAPE CORAL, FL- Several Cape Coral city leaders gathered at the Iwo Jima statue on Veterans Memorial Parkway today. They were joined by a consultant from Miami who spent more than ..
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State senator says Governor Scott's new policy a job killer

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Senate's Democratic leader says Gov. Rick Scott's 90-day freeze on state contracts is delaying job-creation.Sen. Nan Rich of Weston on Wednesda..
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Orange growers brace for frigid temperatures

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

DESOTO CO., Fla -  Ahead of Wednesday night's forecasted freeze workers across Arcadia spent the day filling up trucks with one last load of oranges. Much of their attention t..
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Fatal accident on Pine Island Rd

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ann Peay

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - One person is dead after a car and motorcycle crashed Wednesday at the intersection of Pine Island Road and Skyline Drive in Cape Coral.   The dri..
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