Scott appoints gubernatorial transition team

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Governor-elect Rick Scott won his campaign marketing himself as an outsider. But he's named to his transition team some decidedly inside names. Scott a..
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FL candidate skipped election to care for with dog

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - While many people anxiously waited for the results on Election Day, a city council candidate in the Florida Panhandle decided to spend some time with her ail..
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Fla. hostage situation began with demand for ring

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Court documents show that a home invasion in the Florida Panhandle where three deputies were shot began when the alleged gunman demanded the return of a ring..
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Feds accuse Puerto Rican teen of drug smuggling

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A teenager from Puerto Rico is accused of trying to smuggle cocaine through a South Florida airport. Federal officials say 18-year-old Jose Manuel Torr..
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FHP: Small steel object crashes through SUV window

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida motorist was cut by glass when a small steel wheel crashed through his vehicle's windshield while he was driving on the Florida Turnpik..
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Feds arrest 11 in Fla. drug smuggling investigation

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Eleven South Florida residents have been arrested in a federal investigation into drug smuggling and money laundering between the U.S. and Mexico. Acco..
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Fla. asks doctors to report possible cholera cases

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Florida's health department is asking doctors statewide to report possible cases of cholera in people who recently traveled to Haiti. In a letter, the ..
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Fla. universities panel considers tuition issues

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Board of Governors may adopt a regulation that would let Florida's universities seek the panel's permission to charge students a flat tuition rate rega..
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Scott holds 1st news conference as governor-elect

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Rick Scott is giving his first press conference as governor-elect. The Republican plans to announce his transition team and take questions from the med..
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Fake 14-year-old ordered to mental health center after lying to pay football

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Hillsborough County judge has ordered a 21-year-old Tampa man to get counseling in a mental health facility after the man pretended to be 14 to play on a youth..
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Inmate found dead from apparent suicide

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. (AP) - An Okeechobee County Jail inmate was found dead from an apparent suicide. The sheriff's office reports that 35-year-old Kerrie Michelle Howard was found han..
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State trooper involved in Volusia County crash

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PORT ORANGE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida Highway Patrol trooper sustained minor injuries when authorities say another driver ran a red light and crashed into his cruiser in Volusia Count..
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Key GOP lawmaker cool to high-speed rail grants

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican lawmaker in line to head the House Transportation Committee says he wants to re-examine one of President Barack Obama's signature programs - $10 bi..
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Lee County Homeless Coalition 6th annual dinner and silent auction

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. - In Lee County there are an estimated 3,400 persons without a place to call home. The Lee County Homeless Coalition, through a union of many diverse community gro..
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Man attacked with a can of refried beans

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - "At first I'm on the stairs, I see across the dance floor he's having an altercation," said victim Carlos Harris. It all started at Neo Lounge in Fort Myers. Wit..
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Progress report on Everglades Blvd./I-75 interchange

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

GOLDEN GATE, Fla. - A proposed interchange at Everglades Blvd and I-75 could be a critical evacuation route for residents in Golden Gate Estates. Moving the project forward is a th..
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Helping Lee County's homeless

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla. - There are an estimated 3,400 homeless people in Lee County.  On November 9, 2010 the Lee County Board of Commissioners will declare November 14-20 as Nation..
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Common Cents: Christmas Carpool

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla. - It's hard enough to pay for all those presents this holiday season but what about the amount of gas you waste, going from store to store. We have some tips! Firs..
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Common Cents: Holiday Shopping Apps

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla. - If you have a smart phone, then you'll have an extra advantage this holiday shopping season. We've got 5 practical holiday shopping apps that you can download to..
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Space Shuttle Discovery delayed again

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Space shuttle Discovery's final launch is off again, this time because of stormy weather. Just before daybreak Thursday, NASA delayed the liftoff until ..
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