Collier County School District volunteer accused of additional sex crimes against students

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

IMMOKALEE, Fla.- New developments into a Collier County School District volunteer, accused of sexually molesting elementary school students on campus.60-year old Robert Alter was a..
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Collier man arrested again for sexual abuse

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

COLLIER COUNTY - Robert G. Alter was arrested Friday and charged with sexually abusing six more children. The new charges are felonies and range from lewd and lascivious molestatio..
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Police: Wife of Army officer kills her 2 children

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The wife of a military officer serving overseas told detectives she fatally shot her teenage son and daughter inside their upscale home because they were being "..
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Challenger Anniversary Brings Sadness, Anger to Local Author

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

Local author Ben Bova marks the 25th anniversary of the space shuttle disaster, with sadness and anger.    He says the disaster that killed 7 astronauts aboard Chall..
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Man facing drug charges after crashing into Port Charlotte home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla - Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Joshua Hollister Newell of South Gulf Cove, after he shot up cocaine and crashed into a house.CCSO receiv..
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State Senate discusses merit pay for teachers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - Governor Rick Scott says Florida needs a merit pay system. Last year state lawmakers forces an unpopular merit pay bill, known as Senate Bill Six, through both c..
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Florida Pre-paid tuition deadline just days away

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - The clock is ticking to lock in today’s tuition prices for your future college student. At midnight Monday open enrollment in the Florida Prepaid College p..
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Buy roses...help Pace Center for Girls

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - Fort Myers Floral Designs is donating $5.00 to PACE Center for Girls of Lee County with every dozen long-stem rose arrangements it sells or delivers for Valentine..
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Taco Bell stands behind the quality of its beef

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

IRVINE, Calif. -  Taco Bell announced today that it is setting the record straight, launching a nationwide advertising campaign to share the truth about its seasoned beef.&nbs..
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Scientists honored for better mosquito trap

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - Two Army scientists are being honored for inventing a better mosquito trap.The Army's medical research command at Fort Detrick in Frederick announced the awar..
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Police investigate double homocide in Tampa

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Police are investigating a double homicide in Florida's Gulf Coast.Police found two people dead at a Tampa home on Friday. No information was immediately availab..
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Disaster loans available to Florida farmers because of freeze

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ATLANTA, Ga. - The U.S. Small Business Administration announces today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultura..
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Remembering Challenger: Share your memories

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - As NASA marks the 25th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger accident that killed seven astronauts, Southwest Florida is looking back, as well. WI..
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Thousands mourn officers killed by fugitive

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Church funeral services have ended for two St. Petersburg Police officers who were killed in the line of duty.Thousands of law enforcement, firefighters..
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14 foot python captured

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - It took three police officers to trap a 14 1/2-foot African rock python and deliver it to wildlife officials.A man spotted the 150-to-200 pound snake su..
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Person injured in industrial accident

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CLERMONT, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say one person was killed and another injured in an industrial accident in central Florida.The accident occurred at a facility of DeWitt Excavatin..
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Vatican exhibit on display in South Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Art by Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo is on display in South Florida as part of an exhibit about the history of the Vatican.About 170 works ma..
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Governor fires Enterprise Florida president

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott has quietly fired Enterprise Florida president John Adams, saying he wants a new leader to help promote his job-creation and economic devel..
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Expect road closures on Forum Boulevard

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - Beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, January 31st until 5:30 p.m. on Friday, February 4th, Forum Boulevard just south of the S.R. 82 intersection will be closed to thro..
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Judge defends decision regarding Gulf oil spill

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge is defending his decision to appoint Alabama's newly elected attorney general to coordinate all states' interests in the litigation spawned by th..
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