Man gets life sentence for fatal beating

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Jacksonville man who had been serving 45 years for beating his girlfriend to death has been sentenced to life in prison following his retrial. A Duval C..
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Space skipper: Brother choosing soon on flight

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The commander of the International Space Station said Wednesday his twin brother will announce soon whether he'll blast off aboard shuttle Endeavour in ..
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Tampa man charged with injuring 16-month old

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Police have arrested a 23-year-old man and charged him with aggravated child abuse after he allegedly injured a 16-month old boy. Officials say Dwayne Pool..
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Fla. suspect, correction officer die in gun battle

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

BONIFAY, Fla. (AP) - A corrections officer and an ex-convict wanted for killing his parents died in a gun battle Wednesday, state officials said. The shootout happened after a home..
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Mother sentenced for Facebook baby death

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A north Florida woman has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for shaking her baby to death after the boy's crying interrupted her game on Facebook.A Duv..
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Gas leak forces evacuation of space center

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Hundreds of people were evacuated from several buildings at Kennedy Space Center because of a natural gas leak.NASA spokesman Allard Beutel (byoo-TEHL) ..
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Poll: Florida voters optimistic about new governor

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A majority of Florida voters say they're optimistic about the next four years with Republican Rick Scott as governor, a poll released Wednesday shows. The ..
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Leaders ask for meeting with President Obama on Gulf oil drilling

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Political leaders in south Louisiana are asking President Barack Obama to meet with them to discuss how local economies have been hurt by the slowdown in offshor..
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Snow stalls travel to and from RSW

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- By midday Wednesday, more than 5,300 hundred flights had been grounded across the country, according to tracking service Flight Aware. At Southwest Florida Inter..
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Panel wants longer term for Florida chief justice

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's chief justice should serve a four-year term instead of the present two years and be selected based on administrative and leadership skills rather..
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Gov. Scott gives $200k check for wounded veterans

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott is donating $200,000 raised during his inauguration events to the Wounded Warriors Project. Scott said during a ceremony Wednesday at the g..
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Pro-Mubarak demonstrators call for stability

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAIRO (AP) - Thousands of Egyptians gathered in an upscale Cairo boulevard Wednesday to cheer on President Hosni Mubarak in their first mass counter-demonstration after more than a..
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Police: Tampa mom covered children's dead bodies

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A suburban Tampa mother covered the bodies of her two teenage children with blankets after shooting them in the head, then went to the back porch where police fo..
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Mom arrested after leaving baby in hot car for 40-minutes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CHARLOTTE COUNTY- Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a North Port mother for child abuse this afternoon after she left her 10 month old baby boy unattended inside h..
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It will be an early spring, Punxsutawney Phil does not see his shadow

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

     Punxsutawney, PA   Punxatawny Phil did not see his shadow, that means an early spring! Good news  for most of the country dealing with a maj..
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Army chooses Reserve Center site in Cape Coral

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The Army is making plans to move into Cape Coral.On Tuesday, the city announced the Army has chosen a 15-acre site near Corbett Road and Diplomat Parkway for a n..
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Fort Myers couple charged with stealing thousands from neighbors storage units

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Flavia Coehn couldn't believe her eyes. "We came home on Saturday night and the neighbors below us had a box of what appeared to be our things outside their front..
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Naples man born in Egypt hopes President Mubarak's decision to step down will bring peace

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

NAPLES, Fla. - Khaled Mahgoub currently lives in Naples, but he was born in Cairo, Egypt. He grew up two blocks from Tahrir Square where all recent protests have been taking place...
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North Fort Myers burglary suspect caught on tape

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

FORT MYERS, Fla.-A burglar was caught on tape breaking into a pawn shop in North Fort Myers. He caused thousands of dollars in damage to steal an empty safe and  a BB gun..
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Landmark Restaurant Could Close after Lease is not Renewed

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

A landmark restaurant in southwest Florida could close, or change its character, after the Bonita Bay Group decided not to renew the lease for the place.   Flora and Ella..
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