Felon escapes from Polk County Sheriff's cruiser

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) - The Polk County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating an escaped felon. Deputies say 31-year-old Vinzena Wardell managed to open the do..
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Buy a Christmas tree, support a charitable cause

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - Through December 20, the Bonita Springs Rotary Club is selling Christmas trees to raise money for various charitable causes. All proceeds will go to projects..
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Lee County poll workers getting extra cash

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Poll workers in Lee County are getting a little extra holiday pay.    Supervisor of Elections Sharon Harrington says she decided to add $50 t..
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Three BP employees to be arraigned in oil spill probe

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two BP rig supervisors and a former executive are scheduled to be arraigned on criminal charges stemming from the deadly Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and the ..
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Fla. shopper claims she was wrongly arrested

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Cameron Keir

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A Panhandle woman says she was unnecessarily arrested while shopping at a Walmart after Thanksgiving dinner.    An Escambia County sheriff's d..
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State Senate leadership announced

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Cameron Keir

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - New Florida Senate President Don Gaetz has filled several key positions in his leadership team with fellow Republicans.    The appointments ..
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Water main break on Cleveland Ave in Fort Myers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Tuesday morning, Public Works fixed a water main break along Cleveland Avenue, next to Lions Park, just north of Lee Memorial. The water was shut off and crews w..
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Police fatally shoot robbery suspect in Miami

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Cameron Keir

MIAMI (AP) - Authorities are investigating after police officers fatally shot a suspect in a nearby home invasion at a Miami flea market filled with holiday shoppers.   &..
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Gifting plastic surgery

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Cameron Keir

Fort Myers, Fla. - It's that time of year once again to make that holiday gift list.  But, have you thought of gifting a plastic surgery procedure? While it may seem like a th..
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Casey Anthony detectives overlooked Google search

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Florida sheriff's office that investigated Caylee Anthony's death says it overlooked a computer search for suffocation made from the little girl's home on ..
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Openings set in Fla. missing girl murder trial

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

MIAMI (AP) - Opening statements are scheduled in the murder trial of a South Florida woman accused of killing foster child Rilya Wilson, whose body has never been found.  ..
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Protecting yourself online this Cyber Monday

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Cyber Monday—the Monday after Thanksgiving—has officially replaced Black Friday—the day after Thanksgiving—as the most popular day to sho..
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Final Day of the Cole Bros. Circus in SW FL

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Walls

Fort Myers, Fla. --  Weekend Morning Reporter Megan Contreras had the pleasure of experiencing The World's Largest Circus Under The Big Top. Sunday will mark the final da..
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Florida to hold pro-Israel rally

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Cameron Keir

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Sen. Marco Rubio, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Miami Mayor Carlos Gimenez are scheduled to speak at a rally in supp..
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Ranbaxy recalls generic Lipitor doses

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Cameron Keir

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. has recalled dozens of lots of its generic version of cholesterol drug Lipitor because some may contain tiny glass particles, the ..
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Real estate Black Friday

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Cameron Keir

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Many of us think black Friday shopping is all about deals on electronics and toys. While there is not black Friday in real estate, planning your buying experienc..
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Cuba suspends two charter flight companies

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

MIAMI (AP) - The Cuban government is suspending the operating permits for two South Florida-based companies that book charter flights to the communist island. The Cuban govern..
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Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

Black Friday got off to its earliest start yet as the nation's shoppers put the turkey down to take advantage of stores' expanded hours. Stores typically open in the wee hours of t..
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Lee non-profit serves up 1,200 Thanksgiving meals

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Volunteers with Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. started at 5:30 Thanksgiving Day morning to start the prep work for a meal for 1,200. For for the first ti..
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FHP Thanksgiving crackdown

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Cameron Keir

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol has about 1,600 troopers on duty this holiday weekend to crack down on speeders and aggressive drivers.    Sgt. Kim M..
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