Band director found GUILTY of sexual relationship with 15-year-old student

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The verdict is in on the Robert Hamberg case. Guilty on all 8 counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a child. Hamberg is facing up to 15 years in prison fo..
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Music Walk: Screamin and Cryin

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-The monthly Music Walk happens Saturday, April 16th at 7 pm in downtown Ft. Myers.  Musical performers Screamin and Cryin come on the show to give us a previe..
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Florida colleges hire politicians to get influence

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -Former House Speaker Ray Sansom avoided a corruption conviction, but the short-lived job with a state college that forced him out of the Legislature put a sharpe..
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Lee County Law Enforcement Dealing With High Gas Prices

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- With high prices at the pump, local law enforcement is fighting a new fight. Changes were put in place several years ago to help police departments pinch pennie..
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Cape husband defends wife, charged in sister's death

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral woman is out of jail after being arrested for killing her sister. Ruth Newman faces Manslaughter charges in a crash that pinned her sister between a..
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Governor suspends city commissioner facing charges

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Deerfield Beach City Commissioner Sylvia Poitier has been removed from office, a day after being charged with misconduct. Gov. Rick Scott issued a..
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House debate begins on Fla. courts overhaul plan

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Democratic members of the Florida House branded Speaker Dean Cannon's proposed overhaul of the court system as a politically motivated court-packing scheme..
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Fla. Chamber Radio Ad Sparks Controversy over Public Pensions

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

A radio ad sponsored by the Florida Chamber of Commerce is causing a lot of talk and disagreement about public employee pensions.   The ad is running on stations around t..
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Local agencies practice communication during terror drill

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- Members from 25 state and local law enforcement agencies spanning 10 counties in Florida worked on their communication skills during a mock terror drill at the L..
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Budget cuts could leave SWFL families hungry

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Budget cuts in Washington, DC could result in millions being sliced from public assistance programs like WIC and food stamps. Among the cuts are a $500 million r..
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Keeping students in school may boost SWFL's economy

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The Lee County School District's efforts to keep students in school could have an even greater economic impact for Southwest Florida, at least according to a new..
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Investigators: Brush fire started at homeless camp

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla -  New details are emerging about a brush fire that sent flames shooting into the sky in South Fort Myers Wednesday night. Investigators say fire started at a ..
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Cape PD makes arrests in burglary case

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CAPE CORAL, Fla - Cape Coral Police Detectives from the Property Crimes Unit made two arrests in a burglary investigation on Wednesday. Christopher Civitarese and Michael King were..
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Real estate market showing signs of improvement

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - March 2011 real estate search results are in and Fort Myers-Cape Coral-FL was the #32 most searched market in the country in March 2011, based on data released to..
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Ex-Sen. Graham, others speak out on Fla. courts

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Bob Graham, a former governor and U.S. senator from Florida, said on Thursday that a legislative plan to overhaul Florida's courts is a "solution seeking to find..
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Man finds 10-foot alligator swimming in his pool

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla.- A New Port Richey man got a big surprise when he came home for lunch. Kenneth Donovan says he heard his beagle, Jake, barking Tuesday afternoon and went outs..
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Business groups oppose Florida immigration bills

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Business groups say state legislation designed to curtail illegal immigration would hurt Florida's tourism and agriculture industries while reducing tax revenues..
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Cape Coral Police make arrest in manslaughter case

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral Police responded to a reported traffic crash at 243 SE 45th Street. Upon arrival, Corliss Rhodes was found pinned between a 1984 GMC van and a palm tre..
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Man arrested for trafficking in counterfeit credit cards at local Wal-Mart

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Miami man Wednesday for Trafficking in Counterfeit Credit Cards, and Forgery of Credit Cards. Deputies ..
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81-year-old man hits suspect with frying pan

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- A would-be robber got more than he bargained for when an 81-year-old Jacksonville man hit him "upside the head" with a frying pan. Bobby Smith told officials he..
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