Kids tablets are put to the test

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Therese O'Shea

FORT MYERS, Fla. (CONSUMER REPORTS) - Electronic tablets for kids are likely to be a hot gift this holiday season. Consumer Reports tested a wide variety, ranging in price from $50..
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Authorities search for suspect in murder of FM 20-year-old

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Police are searching for a suspect in the murder of a 20-year-old. Officials say Daniel Hill, a Dunbar High School graduate, was killed Sunday night outside of a ..
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Goodlette-Frank back open in Naples after accident

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Goodlette-Frank Road is back open after a car knocked down a light pole and blocked traffic Monday afternoon. North Naples firefighters say around 2 p.m. a d..
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Suspect arrested in Charlotte Pharmacy attempted burglary

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Detectives have arrested a man in connection with the attempted burglary of Charlotte Pharmacy that occurred November 13th. 31-year-old Levi Jones was charged..
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8 convicted in phone customer ID theft scam

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

MIAMI (AP) - Eight people have been convicted in South Florida identity theft scheme in which AT&T customer information was stolen by a former call center employee.  ..
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January trial set for Canadian in sex tourist case

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

MIAMI (AP) - A January trial date has been set for a Canadian man accused of traveling to Florida to have sex with someone authorities say he thought was a young boy.   &..
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Inmate escapes from Manatee County jail

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

PALMETTO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say an inmate is on the loose after escaping Sunday from the Manatee Correctional Complex. Investigators say Meren Thompson, 43, was likely involv..
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Police investigate death in Fort Myers

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Police said they responded to a call of shots fired near the intersection of Jeannie Lane and Jarmilla Lane.  Officers got the call around 7 p.m. When they ..
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Information sought in Cape homicide at TJ Maxx

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

CAPE CORAL,Fla. -  Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help identifying and tracking down the man who gunned down the manager Of the TJ Maxx department..
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Ko gets record haul by winning LPGA finale

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Morgan Frances

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - New Zealand teenager Lydia Ko was an instant millionaire even before she went into a three-way playoff Sunday in the CME Group Tour Championship. She finished o..
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Man dies in crash off State Road 82

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

FORT MYERS, Fla. (News-Press) - The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting a fatality on SR-82 near Genoa Avenue. The crash happened around 7:45 p.m. A 49-year-old man from Fort Myers..
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Cape law firm hands out hundreds of free turkeys

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Southwest Florida law firm spent Sunday helping families in need. Pendas Law Firm in Fort Myers handed out hundreds of turkeys Sunday to a large line of people..
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Bicyclist found dead in Cape Coral died of natural causes

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -The Medical Examiner has determined the bicyclist found lying in the road Saturday morning died of natural causes.  Cape Coral Police said a passerby found 5..
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Deputy killed in Tallahassee shooting identified

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Tallahassee Democrat) - A man known to law enforcement for his anti-government views, set a house fire and waited for first responders to arrive with the intend ..
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News-Press 130th Anniversary

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Erin Sheehan

130 years ago, on November 22, our partners at the News-Press printed and published it's first edition newspaper here in Southwest Florida. In that time, the newspaper has never mi..
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13 arrested duing a prostitution sting in Fort Myers

Updated 6 days ago   
By: David Schlager

FORT MYERS, Fla. - 13 people were arrested Friday after officers conducted a prostitution sting.  Nine of the people were arrested on charges of solicitation for the purposes ..
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Sheriff's deputy killed near Tallahassee

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A man set his house on fire and then started shooting at responding police officers and firefighters Saturday, killing a deputy and wounding another one be..
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25 children adopted in Lee County today

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - 25 children were adopted today in one of the Southwest Florida Children's Network's largest adoption days.  Travis Evans was one of dozens of parents, who o..
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Naples Zoo is looking for missing barn owl

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

NAPLES, Fla. - Naples Zoo staff is asking for the public's help in finding a missing barn owl.  On Thursday, the owl flew off before an on-site educational presentation. Staff..
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UPDATE: FHP finds car involved in hit and run Friday

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Troopers have found a car believed to be involved in a hit and run on Vanderbilt Beach Road Friday night.  Florida Highway Patrol troopers said a car wa..
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