Teen gets 1 year probation for fatal crash

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Jacksonville teen was sentenced to one year probation, 250 hours of community service and ordered to write letters of apology for a 2009 crash that kill..
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One lane shut down on Estero Blvd at Lover's Key in Bonita Springs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

BONITA SPRINGS- One lane is currently shut down for investigation due to a motorcycle and vehicle crash. The person driving the motorcycle has been transporter by helicopter to a h..
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Atheist group upset over donation to churches

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) - An atheist group is upset over the Polk County Sheriff's recent decision to donate jailhouse basketball equipment to eight churches. Atheists of Florida on Tues..
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Cold December adds to 2010 manatee death toll

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

Two periods of unusually cold weather in 2010 contributed to the number of manatee deaths for the year being more than double the yearly average of the past five years. Biologists ..
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Highway interdiction unit arrests identity thieves, seizes counterfeit credit cards

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS-- On January 4, 2011, at approximately 11:30 am, a detective assigned to the Lee County Sheriff's Office Highway Interdiction Unit was patrolling I-75 in Fort Myers near..
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Researchers to study cold weather and citrus

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Federal officials will conduct a special survey to determine how this season's cold weather has affected Florida's citrus crop.  According to a new..
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Mom gets probation for death of child left in car

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

MIAMI (AP) - A woman will serve five years of probation for the death of her 18-month-old son, who was left unattended in a truck while she worked at a pet store. Elizabeth Cuesta ..
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Florida Parole Commission releases dying inmate

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Parole Commission has ordered the release from custody of a 27-year-old woman who was born with AIDS and now is dying of cancer.  The pane..
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Heavy smoke from mulch fire could continue into Wednesday

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Firefighters from several agencies were expected to remain on the scene of a smoldering mulch fire overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday. The fire was first..
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Rick Scott's Inaugural Ball

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Tuesday night Governor Rick Scott partied at the first Inaugural Ball in years.  He took to the dance floor with his wife during the lavish celebratio..
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Tax day delayed 3 days

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

FORT MYERS, Fla. - If you itemize your taxes, and are itching to get a quick return this year from Uncle Sam... you may have to wait longer than you'd like. The IRS is extending th..
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Local unemployed seek spiritual help

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The unemployed are desperately searching for help, and when they can't find it in the classifieds, some look to the church. The longer a person is without job, t..
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Lee County School District needs parents to pay up for school lunches

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

LEE COUNTY, FL - Lee county school district officials started a new program in 2011. One that few believed would ever be necessary. District officials say they will no longer be ab..
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Lawyers ask permission to search car in Steak N' Shake murder case

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The defense wants to take a closer look at the white car four men were driving in when they allegedly robbed a home and ended up in a Steak N Shake parking lot in..
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A look at Rick Scott's rise to Governor

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Florida's new governor has long been a well known businessman.  But until last year, Rick Scott's name wasn't one associated with state politics. Scott came..
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More Problems for Posen Construction in its Home State

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

Posen Construction is facing an investigation after an explosion at one of its work sites in its  home state of Michigan.   A fire chief there says "massive stupidit..
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Two girls playing on beach say man watched them while masturbating

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

NAPLES, Fla. - Two girls on Naples Beach are trying to help police find a man they claim was masturbating while he watched them play with a hula hoop. It happened near the beach ac..
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Scott sworn in as Florida's 45th governor

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Republican Rick Scott is now Florida's 45th governor, telling Floridians how he plans to bring more jobs to the state. Scott said in prepared remarks Tuesd..
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Cape park could be transformed into a new beach

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

CAPE CORAL, Fla -  In Cape Coral there's a plan to build another beach. City leaders want to transform Four Freedoms Park, which is near Cape Coral and Coronado Parkway, into ..
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Man behind bars caught accused of "cloning" debit card

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

CAPE CORAL, FL- A man is behind bars accused of racking up thousands of dollars in purchases on a woman's debit card without ever laying hands on it. When Holly Copeland-Kennedy re..
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