Report: Fees may motivate Fla. adult ed students

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A legislative report says charging nominal fees may motivate Florida's adult education students to make better learning gains and help cut costs for the ca..
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Unemployment falls to 9 pct., nearly 2-year low

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - The unemployment rate is sinking at the fastest pace in half a century because a surprisingly large number of people say they're finding work.  The decline c..
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US to oil spill claims czar: loosen purse strings

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

ATLANTA (AP) - The Justice Department is telling the administrator of the $20 billion fund for Gulf oil spill victims that his job is not to preserve money or return it to BP, and ..
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Sheriff's Office warning public about out of country phone scam

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CHARLOTTE COUNTY- Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives warn residents of a telephone scam from three Caribbean area codes, and exchanges in Canada, that can result in substa..
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Lee County names Teacher of the Year

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.-- Barbara Esno, a 4th and 5th grade teacher at Lehigh Elementary School, is the 2011 Lee County Public School Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made Frid..
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Pump prices likely to rise with Egypt unrest

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

Retail gasoline prices are likely to creep higher as anti-government protests continue in Egypt and concerns remain about the stability of the Middle East. The national average for..
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Woman found guilty on child pornography charges

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - A 35-year-old woman faces up to life in prison after being found guilty of making child pornography for her boyfriend. Jurors returned the verdict Thursday. J..
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Ga. killer on trial for Fla. Panhandle slaying

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A drifter who killed a woman in Georgia is on trial for the similar decapitation slaying of a nurse in the Florida Panhandle. A prosecutor said in her open..
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Scott plans more budget announcements

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott will discuss his budget proposals at a business conference in Hollywood, a day after promising he won't take money from schools to pay for a prop..
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NASA: Giffords' astronaut husband going to fly

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA has confirmed that the astronaut husband of wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will fly to space in April. NASA said late Friday morning that shuttle ..
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"Big Momma" star brings comedy to Marco

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Brandon T. Jackson has starred in several movies including Tropic Thunder, Lottery Ticket and most recently in Big Momma's: Like Father, Like Son with Martin Lawe..
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Turnpike begins cashless toll collection Feb. 19

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

MIAMI (AP) - The Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike is going cashless. Starting Feb. 19, drivers who don't have a SunPass will receive a monthly bill with a service charge t..
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Police investigating attempted abduction

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FRIDAY UPDATE: Police are currently at the school working closely with the staff. Detectives and officers are doing a neighborhood canvas. Police have also issued a regional be on ..
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Fishermen rescued in boat fire near Ga.-Fla. line

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say three fishermen were rescued after their boat caught fire in the St. Marys River near the Georgia-Florida state line. U.S. Coast Guard off..
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Senator Rubio in town today

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

  Florida's new senator makes his first visit with his Southwest Florida constituents today.     Senator Marco Rubio is meeting with the people in Naples t..
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Lee County School District speaks out after students arrested for posting death threats on Facebook

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Four middle school students accused of posting death threats against another student on Facebook, were reprimanded by a judge on Thursday. "Do you think this is f..
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FMPD searching for man in attempted abduction

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

FT. MYERS - Thursday, February 03, 2011 the Fort Myers Police Department received information about an attempted abduction. It happened at Allen Park Elementary School located at 3..
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One dead after shooting in Palmetto Court Housing Complex

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

FT. MYERS - A Fort Myers man is dead after becoming the target of shooting.  It happened at the Palmetto Court Housing Complex on Starnes Avenue. We've learned the man shot is..
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Fla. man pleads guilty to running call-girl ring

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

DETROIT (AP) - A Florida man accused of running a decade-long international prostitution ring pleaded guilty to conspiracy Thursday in federal court in Detroit, one of the cities w..
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Giffords' astronaut hubby decision due Friday

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The astronaut husband of wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will announce Friday whether he'll fly on space shuttle Endeavour's final voyage - and all sign..
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