Polk Co. deputy dies after being hit by car

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - A Polk County sheriff's deputy has died after getting hit by a car while on the job.      Authorities say Sgt. Wes Whitmore had j..
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Wind Chill Advisory in effect for overnight, Monday morning

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

RUSKIN, Fla. - The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for Monday morning that includes much of Southwest Florida. Strong arctic high pressure will build into..
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Body found in Naples canal

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NAPLES, Fla. - Police do not suspect foul play in the death of man whose body was found floating in a canal.Naples police say a passerby noticed the man's body floating face-down i..
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Fundraiser held to help murdered South Fort Myers man's family

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- It's been almost two months since South Fort Myers salesman Ryan Vanderson was brutally killed inside his home. His accused killer, Brian Casey, is now behind bar..
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Will Muschamp to be Florida's new football coach

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp is leaving the Longhorns to be the head coach at Florida.      Muschamp succeeds Urban Meyer..
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Suspects named in violent carjacking

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County deputies have identified the suspects in a violent carjacking Thursday night. Investigators say Thomas Smith and Bryan Smith carjacked a good samarita..
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Veterans honored with wreath-laying ceremony at sea

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

GULF OF MEXICO - A nationwide event honoring veterans took to the high seas off Southwest Florida Saturday. The 'Wreaths Across America' event was one of just two across the countr..
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Owner of former Blackwater aviation leaving NC

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) - The owners of the former aviation division once run by security contractor Blackwater plan to move operations from North Carolina to Florida. The Daily ..
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Lee County's first-ever marathon Sunday

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Sunday morning is the Mangrove Marathon in Cape Coral, the first-ever marathon organized in Lee County.  And Friday night, racers lined up to pick up  ..
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Collier teen accused of murdering parents in Court

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

COLLIER COUNTY, FL - 14 year old Alex Crain, the teen accused of shooting both of his parents to death on Thursday faced a Collier County judge Friday morning. Crain stood flanked ..
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Teen murder suspect could face adult charges

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

NAPLES, Fla. - The Golden Gate Estates 14-year-old accused of killing his parents in their bedroom Thursday morning made his first appearance in a Collier County courtroom today. A..
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New ordinance looks to end Cape Coral towing troubles

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

CAPE CORAL, Fla - The City of Cape Coral is putting the brakes on so-called predatory towing. The issue reached a fever pitch this summer when people say they were being towed..
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Man carjacked helping stranded motorists

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

FORT MYERS- A Fort Myers man's car is stolen after deputies say he stopped to help two men with truck problems along the road. Dylan Zaccagnini says, "They immediately started yell..
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Fort Myers couple gets early Christmas wish

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - 4 days of work for years of relief. A Fort Myers couple got an early Christmas wish, thanks to some generous builders. For most people, a shower takes just a few..
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Dozens of abandoned cats left in Lehigh home will soon be up for adoption

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Animal Control rescued 127 cats living inside and around a Lehigh Acres home. Despite living on little to no food and in deplorable conditions, Animal Services ..
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State Confirms Record Number of Manatee Deaths

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

The extended and extreme winter of 2010 proved to be a killer.   The cold weather claimed the lives of a record number of manatees. "It  is devastating, and I am sad..
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Court rules against donors seeking Crist refund

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - A state appeals court has ruled against Republican donors who were trying to get party-switching Gov. Charlie Crist to return their campaign donations. The Se..
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Mother Nature to put on a show

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Stay tuned for nature's coming attraction.Early next week, the Geminid meteor shower will make its annual appearance, just in time for Christmas. Astron..
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University of Florida moves toward block tuition plan

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - The University of Florida took steps Friday to change the way students pay for their education. UF is moving to block tuition, charging students by the semester..
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Police arrest two in drug bust

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - On Thursday, December 9, 2010, the Fort Myers Police Department’s Special Investigations Group with the assistance of SWAT and uniformed officers conducted ..
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