Department of Health recognizes November as Diabetes awareness month

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla— The Florida Department of Health (DOH) has partnered with the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) during November, which is National Diabetes Awarene..
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Wounded soldier suffers setback

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON DC - A major health setback for Cape Coral soldier Corey Kent. Currently, Kent is in I-C-U after getting an infection in his colon. The private first class has been stab..
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Student arrested for Facebook threat mentioning Columbine

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - A Lynn University student has been arrested after allegedly posting threats on Facebook indicating he was going to recreate a "Columbine High School inciden..
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Officials searching for wreckage of small plane

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Officials are searching the wreckage of a small, civilian plane that crashed while assisting with a military training exercise in rural central Florida. No milit..
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FPL wins customer service award

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

JUNO BEACH, Fla. – For the seventh year in a row, Florida Power & Light Company has received the ServiceOne Award for exceptional customer service. The company also r..
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Florida Supreme Court approves state's purchase of Everglades land

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court has approved financing for the state's purchase of 73,000 acres from U.S. Sugar Corp. for Everglades restoration.The justices Thu..
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Woman sues debt collector over Facebook messages

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A Florida woman is suing a debt collection company, saying the company harassed her by sending messages on Facebook to both her and her friends.In court..
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Jailers find pot, pills and tobacco in inmate's rectum

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) - Jail officials have found pot, pills and tobacco in an inmate's rectum.A Charlotte County Sheriff's corrections officer became suspicious when he saw 22-ye..
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90% of homes now have gas service restored

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - TECO Peoples Gas crews and additional personnel continued making good progress, working late into the night to restore gas service to nearly all commercial custom..
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Boost your brain fitness at Edison Mall Thursday

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. Currently, 5.3 million people have the disease. But experts say you can fight the onset of the memory d..
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Common Cents: Groupon

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-How does maid service for half price sound? What about a massage? Finally, Groupon is available here in Southwest Florida. It's a group coupon website that offers ..
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New plan to reduce deficit could have you paying double in sales tax

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

FLORIDA - Imagine making a big purchase, like a car, and having to pay nearly double the sales tax on it. That's part of a plan by the Bipartisan Policy Center to pay down the $13...
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Missing your tax refund?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -   The Internal Revenue Service is looking for people who never received their 2009 refund. Check out this list to see if your name is on it. If it is, head..
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Police investigate shooting in Fort Myers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Around 9 p.m. Wednesday, Fort Myers Police Department received a call in reference to gunshots heard in the area of 2081 Fountain Street, near Martin L..
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Lee County Sheriff's Office searches for robbery suspects

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ann Peay

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - The Lee County Sheriff’s Office releases sketches of a man and woman responsible for a robbery and false imprisonment that happened ..
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River District's First Street Village moving forward

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Kyla Filkowski

FORT MYERS, Fla. - We're getting a new look at plans to re-launch First Street Village in the River District. It's the latest sign of renewed interest in high-end real estate. 200 ..
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North Port couple arrested on child neglect charges

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla - A Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputy arrested two North Port residents found passed out in a car and  a 2 year old boy playing with a Methadone bott..
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Case of cholera confirmed in Collier County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Papageorge

Naples, Fla- Florida's Health Department is confirming a case of cholera in Collier County. Officials say the woman contracted the disease while visiting family  in Haiti..
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OSHA Fines Could be Huge for Gas Main Break; TECO Likely Won't pay Customer Losses

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

It's been six days since the gas main rupture, explosion and fire in Lee County, and Posen Construction  -- blamed by TECO gas for causing the incident -- still is making no c..
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Accused serial shoplifters behind bars

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

FORT MYERS, FL-Three accused serial shoplifters behind bars after deputies catch them with thousands of dollars of stolen merchandise. Lee County Sheriff's Office Spokesman Tony Sc..
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