Bear found in Fort Myers tree

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - Florida Fish and Wildlife officers are trying to trap a bear in a neighborhood near the Edison Mall in Fort Myers. The bear was spotted in the area of Winkler Av..
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Anibal Mayor found guilty of murder

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

A Lee County jury found ex-convict  Anibal Mayor guilty in the murder of Dean Blietz Friday afternoon. Mayor is charged with killing community activist Blietz in 2008. &..
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Governor Crist vetoes abortion bill

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Charlie Crist has vetoed a billthat would have required women seeking an abortion during the firsttrimester to undergo an ultrasound exam and pay for ..
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Lee to begin aggressive campaign to advertise clean beaches

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- Lee County will begin an aggressive TV campaign in key northern markets, to advertise that beaches here are clear of oil.  The campaign will cost $750,000. ..
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Commercial fishing license renewal period extended

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FLORIDA - Goveronor. Charlie Crist is giving Florida’s commercial fishermen and seafood dealers an extra three months to renew their licenses this year.  The governor an..
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Back to school carnival being planned in Charlotte County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla - The Cultural Center of Charlotte County together with Charlotte County Public Schools will offer their second Back to School Carnival from  9 a.m. to N..
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Lowe's evacuated because of truck fire

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - Just before 11 a.m. on Friday Fort Myers firefighters responded to a call of a vehicle fire behind Lowes on Six Mile Cypress Parkway.Firefighters say a semi truck..
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Harry Potter park set to open at Universal Orlando

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Until now, Harry Potter fans could merelyimagine the sensation of quaffing a butterbeer, finding a magicwand at Ollivander's or escaping the steam from a snarl..
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U.S. Senator Bill Nelson in Fort Myers today

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson will be in Fort Myers today for a meeting with local leaders to discuss the latest on the oil spill.Senator Nelson has been a central figur..
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NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg defends BP

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the worldshould not rush to judge BP over its huge oil spill in the Gulf ofMexico. The billionaire mayor is a former CEO and i..
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Teenager recovering from shark bite on Florida beach

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) - An 18-year-old from Gwinnett County isrecovering from a shark bite she received while body-boarding offJacksonville Beach.      Fami..
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Travel Advisory: State Road 82 lanes to shift starting Sunday

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - Beginning Sunday, June 13th the westbound travel lanes on S.R. 82 will shift to the south from approximately Teter Road to Ortiz Avenue.  Starting at 7 a.m. ..
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Give Dad the gift of flight for Father's Day

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The perfect father's day gift could be waiting on the ground to take dad 1,000 feet into the air. Paragon Flight Training is offering a $99 introductory flight ..
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Fort Myers police face tough vote today on pay cuts

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

FORT MYERS, Fla- Fort Myers police officers face a difficult choice today. Either vote to cut their pay or face the possibility of layoffs.   This has been ongoing issu..
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An 8-year-old boy saves lives after jumping in driver seat

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - An 8-year-old boy saved his mother from driving into a Port Charlotte pond Thursday afternoon. She was having a seizure at the wheel. Deputies said if it was..
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Estate residents fight for money for new park

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. - Thursday is the last day of school for students in Collier County, and kids in the Golden Gate Estates area say they have no where to play. Thursday nig..
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Mayor claims he felt sexually pressured by Blietz and admits stabbing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Anibal Mayor told a courtroom Thursday, he felt Dean Blietz was sexually pressuring him.   He admitted on the witness stand that he stabbed Blietz and ..
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Cape woman wants apology from sheriff's office

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

Cape Cora, Fla -  A Cape Coral woman wants an apology. She says Lee County Sheriff's Deputies went inside her house looking for a wanted man. Turns out the suspect hasn't live..
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Firefighters, volunteers trained to clean up oil.

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Max Turnier

PINE ISLAND, Fla. - With oil still gushing into the gulf of Mexico, local firefighters and volunteers are training for a worst case scenario - oil in mangroves and protected areas...
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$1.2 million snack shack?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Papageorge

NORTH NAPLES, Fla. - Vanderbilt Beach boasts pristine sand and water, but many residents say the bathrooms aren't up to par. "You could fall it's a hazard," says resident Michael M..
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