Teachers Grading Parents? One Lawmaker says it's a Great Idea

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

A bill introduced in the Florida House of Representatives would require some public school teachers to grade parents.    The teachers would send home 'report cards' ..
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After 30 years, Coast Guard volunteer 'retires'

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - A woman who has volunteered to work dispatch for the Coast Guard will be stepping down from her station after 30 years and 170,000 hours. Betty Riddle bega..
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Sheriff Mike Scott's daughter decked; man on trial today

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A 21 year-old man is on trial for punching a woman during a haunted house event at Florida Gulf Coast University. Prosecutors say Jerome Joseph ended up decking L..
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Community comes together to get retiree his sunroom

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - A 92-year-old retiree decides he can't live without his sunroom which was in dire need of repair. When he hired a contractor to fix it up, the project almo..
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Scott denies he's shutting out Fla. media, public

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott has turned aside criticism that his administration is shutting out the news media and the public. The multimillionaire Republican insisted ..
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Couple who fought gay adoption ban adopts 2 boys

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

MIAMI (AP) - A homosexual Miami couple has officially adopted two brothers in a case that overturned Florida's three-decade ban on gay adoptions. Martin Gill and his partner were t..
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Annual report says crime is down 10 percent in Lee County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Despite tough budget cuts, Sheriff Mike Scott is celebrating a decrease in crime in Lee County, for the third straight year in a row. He talked candidly with WINK..
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Cape Coral kitchen fire remains under investigation

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAPE CORAL- A kitchen fire that caused $25,000 damage to a home yesterday afternoon remains under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office. At 1:03 p.m. yesterday, Ca..
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Ban restricts sex offenders from much of Fla. city

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

SAN ANTONIO, Fla. (AP) - Registered sex offenders aren't welcome in this small city north of Tampa. The San Antonio City Commission made that official Tuesday, adopting an ordinanc..
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Jimmy John's founder: Taxes may force Florida move

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - The founder of Jimmy John's sandwich shops says he's considering moving his company's headquarters from Champaign to Florida because of Illinois' new tax inc..
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CCSO arrests 1 of 2 juveniles in armed robbery

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CHARLOTTE COUNTY- Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives Tuesday arrested a 16 year old from Port Charlotte, one of two involved in an armed robbery by knife on two juveniles...
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House to vote on repealing Obama's health care law

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - The new Republican-led House is expected to vote to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law today. Republican Congresswoman Nan Hayworth of New York says ..
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Man found dead at Naples Pier

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

NAPLES- On Wednesday at approximately 7:50 am, units from the Naples Police Department and the Naples Fire and Rescue Department responded to a call of an unresponsive male at the ..
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Bacteria bigger threat to citrus than cold weather

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Florida farmers say the biggest threat to their citrus crop isn't the recent cold weather. They're more worried about greening.  The incurable disease ..
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Scott holds first meeting with Florida Cabinet

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott had a photo opportunity with Smokey Bear and won Cabinet approval for his pick as Florida's top environmental regulator. Those were the hig..
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2 Collier County men arrested in deadly strip club shooting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

Update:  Overnight Fort Myers Police   with the help of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office police have arrested two people in connection with an overnight sho..
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Thifty Mama boutique opens in Ft. Myers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-The new "Thrifty Mama" boutique will celebrate its grand opening weekend on January 28-29 with special giveaways and sales. The thrift boutique is located at 1952 ..
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Frank Abagnale advises crowd how to protect finances from fraud

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NAPLES, Fla.- It's a story of fraud...a savvy teenager making out with millions of dollars by forging checks. The 2002 film, "Catch Me If You Can" stars Leonardo DiCaprio. But on T..
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Deputies identify bank robbery suspect

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Victoria Boland

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County deputies say the man who robbed a Fort Myers Beach bank is 66 year old John Bobby McGee. Around 9:00 Tuesday morning, a man walked into the ..
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Injured Cape Coral soldier Corey Kent talks about his recovery

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WASHINGTON, DC. - A Cape Coral soldier is on the road to recovery.Private First Class Corey Kent is making incredible progress after being injured in an explosion in Afghanistan la..
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