Cap being removed from Gulf well

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government said engineers will start work Monday to remove the temporary cap that stopped oil from gushing out of BP's blown-out Gulf well so that cr..
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More federal waters in Gulf reopening to fishing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. is reopening more federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico for commercial and recreational fishing that had been closed because of the massive oil spill, a ..
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Taiwanese faces prison in Iran missile part case

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - A Taiwanese businessman is facing U.S. prison time for illegal exports of banned missile, drone and other military parts to Iran. Yi-Lan Chen was set for sentencing Fr..
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Tampa teen accused of planning school shooting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A 17-year-old Tampa student has been arrested for allegedly trying to organize an attack to surpass the country's worst cases of school violence. Austin James Co..
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Florida woman admits stealing $20k for implants

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A 29-year-old South Florida woman says she stole someone's identity and rang up $20,000 because she needed to fix defective breast implants. Shatarka N..
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Coast Guard finds cocaine shipment in hay bales

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Five men from Honduras have been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle 2,500 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a shipment of hay bales. A Coast Guard cutter on patrol ..
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Body found in S. Daytona not missing elderly woman

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SOUTH DAYTONA, Fla. (AP) - Police say a body found in a patch of woods in South Daytona is an unidentified man and not a missing 78-year-old woman. Police are still asking for the ..
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Gambling cruises returning to Jacksonville

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Gambling cruises are returning to the Jacksonville area. A new venture called Jacks or Better Casino will depart starting in October from the same Mayport..
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Restaurant where President Obama visited cited

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The Miami Beach restaurant President Barack Obama visited before the Florida primary election has been cited for 26 violations. A state inspector from the ..
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Palin criticizes Obama, Crist on abortion issues

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is lumping President Barack Obama and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist together while criticizing their positions on abortion. Pa..
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Man gets third life term for double-murder

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - A convicted killer who had previously been on death row has been sentenced to a third life term for a 1986 double-murder in Brevard County. A judge sentenced..
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Panhandle firm sues Gulf oil well fluids company

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - The Panhandle's largest private landowner on Thursday sued a Houston-based company responsible for the drilling fluids including mud that should have control..
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Florida man gets 10 years for hate crime

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Port Orange man who slammed his car into a bicyclist then shouted racial slurs at her has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of..
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Man goes back to prison for animal abuse

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Pasco County man convicted of shooting bulls with a bow and arrow and using a golf club to blind a baby llama and kill its mother is going back to prison. A Hi..
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Goodwill hiring 24 positions

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. will hire approximately 24 part time employees for two new stores that will open in the fall. The agency will host..
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Suspicious fire destroys empty house

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - A house fire is being called suspicious. Flames tearing through an abandoned home along Jackson Avenue in Bonita Springs last night.Neighbors say they heard ..
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Real Estate Matters: Beyond the bad headlines

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The news hasn't looked good this week about the state of the housing market but real estate contributor Denny Grimes says it's not all doom and gloom.  Grim..
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Danielle becomes a major hurricane with Category 4 winds

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Danielle has become a Category 4 storm far out over the Atlantic. Danielle's maximum sustained winds increased Friday to near 135 mph (215 kph) with some add..
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All election signs must come down

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The primary elections are over, now those candidate signs lining Collier County streets must come down, otherwise expect to pay a hefty fine. This does ..
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Survey finds 1 in 5 people admit to drinking and driving

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - One in five Americans admits to drinking and driving within the past year, according to a new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration survey. Those statis..
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