Dine to donate benefits United Way

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. -  Starting Monday, September 20th through Friday Perkins Restaurants in Lee and Charlotte Counties will help support the United Way through "Dine to Donate"...
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Officials tout new production studio in Sarasota

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - A new film and TV production studio project in Sarasota hopes to lure a bit more of Hollywood to southwest Florida. Officials on Monday announced the creation..
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Economic panel says recession ended in June 2009

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - The longest recession the country has endured since World War II ended in June 2009, according to a group that dates the beginning and end of recessions. The Nati..
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Newspaper questions Florida investment claims

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida newspaper says public records dispute a state agency's claims of being misled into buying risky securities by Wall Street investment firms. The S..
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2 women killed in Pensacola

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities are investigating a double homicide in Pensacola. Two women were killed early Monday morning. Escambia County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Ted..
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3 rescued from sinking boat near St. Petersburg

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The owner of the boat that sank in the waters off St. Petersburg hopes to salvage the vessel. The Coast Guard rescued three people who were clinging to ..
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Inmates' health bills in spotlight for hospital

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Why are taxpayers footing the bill for inmate health care at Miami's struggling hospital system? As Miami-Dade County commissioners consider the Jackson Health System ..
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2 teens killed in Alligator Alley crash in Naples

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a driver lost control on Alligator Alley in Naples when a rear tire blew out, crashing into a guardrail and killing two passengers. According to..
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Man goes on trial for 7th time in 2001 killing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida man will go on trial for the seventh time in the 2001 killing of his ex-girlfriend. Jury selection begins Monday in the case against Al..
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Man drowns in Palm Beach County lake accident

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities have recovered the body of man who fell off a personal watercraft and drowned in a Palm Beach County lake. The man and another person fell ..
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Fla. man gets electrocuted helping accident victim

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Jacksonville good Samaritan was electrocuted when he touched a power line downed in a traffic accident. David Katterhenry had stopped to help a 19-year-..
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Fla. family seeks answers in woman's train death

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The family of a Florida woman who somehow fell or was pushed off an Amtrak train in Georgia is asking for witnesses to come forward. Barbara Arteta of..
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Fla. police chief suspended for racist e-mails

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WILTON MANORS, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida police chief has been suspended for sending racist e-mails on his work account. Wilton Manors Police Chief Richard Perez was suspended fo..
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Burglar steals priceless records from SWFL church

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida church is asking a burglar to return its priceless possessions - a registry of marriages, funerals and baptisms. The records were stolen..
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Design a library card contest in Charlotte County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - The Charlotte County Library System is giving the public an opportunity to design its new library cards. The winning designs will be available for patrons ..
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Shots fired in Fort Myers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Authorities are looking for a man they said fired a pair of shots into the air Sunday night. Fort Myers Police said the shots were fired to break up two fighting..
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Food drive hopes to beat record

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The first of thirty buses rolls into Harry Chapin Food Bank filled to the top with something volunteers say is running scarce. "Last year we had a period that was..
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Deputies bust three drug houses in three days

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Sheriff's deputies busted three drug house in Collier in the past week.  One was the biggest grow house take down in the county's history. The latest bu..
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Scott makes campaign push in Naples

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

NAPLES, Fla. - GOP candidate Rick Scott made a stop in southwest Florida to continue as he tries to gain ground in a governors race that has 44 days left. In the latest CNN poll, S..
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Paper: Thousands of dead, felons still on voter rolls

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A newspaper investigation shows that thousands of dead people and convicted felons remain on Florida's voter registration rolls.The South Florida Sun-S..
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