New agriculture commissioner facing tough challenges

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - Florida’s new Commissioner of Agriculture is inheriting hundreds of millions of dollars in crop damage. December’s cold weather caused more than 200-..
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Dollar General plans to hire 6,000 new employees this year

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Here's some good jobs news for the new year: Dollar General is creating  six-thousand new jobs this year.  The discount retailer said it plans to open ..
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Widening of U.S. 41 about to begin in South Lee County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ESTERO, Fla - The final widening of U.S. 41 is about to begin in South Lee County .The project will widen the 4 lane section of the highway to 6 lanes between Corkscrew Road and Sa..
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Driver in critical condition after accident on Pine Ridge Road in Naples

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - The Florida Highway patrol reports a driver is in critical condition after a single car accident that blocked traffic for hours in Collier County on Monday ..
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New oatmeal raising money for Ronald McDonald House Charities

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - McDonald’s kicked off the new year with the national introduction of its new Fruit & Maple Oatmeal. Fruit & Maple Oatmeal is McDonald’s first ..
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Teens playing with laser injure helicopter pilots

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Two teenagers face felony charges after pointing a laser light at a police helicopter. Authorities say the teens were shining the laser pen into the air about 2..
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Car fire in Naples

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

NAPLES-- WINK Crews were at the scene of a single vehicle fire at Naples Blvd and Hollywood Dr. this morning. North Naples Fire Department said the engine overheated and caught fir..
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Record numbers on visitors to Naples Zoo

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

NAPLES- Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is celebrating the new year with the announcement that the Zoo welcomed 301,163 guests in 2010 -- more than any other year in its long histo..
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Florida confirms hiring Weis, adds Verducci, Wynn

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida has confirmed that former Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis will be Will Muschamp's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. The Gators also have ..
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Rick Scott's inauguration festivities begin

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Two days of events celebrating the inauguration of Republican Rick Scott as Florida's 45th governor began with a breakfast honoring two women who will also..
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Anthony wants sex questions prohibited at trial

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Attorneys for Casey Anthony want a judge to prohibit testimony about her sex life with a witness during her murder trial. Anthony's attorneys will make their r..
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Fort Myers 'drops the ball' during New Year's Eve

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ola Alak

Everyone had their eyes on the ball, waiting to ring in 2011... but some technical difficulties made the countdown somewhat anticlimactic. Watch to see how organizers "dropped the ..
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Shooting sends Lehigh man to hospital

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.-The search is on for suspects involved in a violent home invasion. Robbery detectives were on the scene searching for more information Monday morning. The Lee Co..
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New grocery store for community after 3 years without one

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Three years after a Publix store closed on U.S. 41,  leaving many without close access to a grocery store, a new one is finally here. Tuesday morning, Save-..
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Saturday shooting in Labelle marks second death investigation in one week

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LABELLE, Fla.- A Labelle man is found shot and left to die in a ditch, prompting Hendry County Sheriff deputies to start their second death investigation in just a week. 23-year ol..
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Remains found in storage unit identified as girl's

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Escambia County deputies say human remains found in a Pensacola-area storage unit have been identified as belonging to a missing 11-year-old girl. Tia McShan..
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2011 starts with a glitch for some iPhone users

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - Many iPhone customers had some explaining to do after they overslept to start the new year, due to a glitch in the gadget's alarm clock feature. Users who ..
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Crash kills 3 in Miami, police search for driver

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

MIAMI (AP) - Police are searching for a driver who reportedly limped away from a crash that killed three people in Miami. Miami Fire Rescue spokesman Lt. Ignatius Carroll says a bl..
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Fla. woman chasing hat struck by boat propeller

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

INDIAN SHORES, Fla. (AP) - A Florida woman was seriously injured by a boat propeller after she jumped overboard to retrieve her hat. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says 27-ye..
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Scott raises $2.8 million for inaugural events

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Gov.-elect Rick Scott has collected $2.8 million private contributions for his inauguration festivities. The contributions are paying for a seven-city ..
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