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DeSantis not returning cash to donor who called Obama N-word

21 Sep 2018 01:24

Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis' campaign for Florida governor says he will no longer accept money from a donor who used the N-word in a tweet about former President Barack Obama.

California bans plastic straws in full-service restaurants -- unless customers request one

21 Sep 2018 01:16

By Ralph Ellis and Sarah Moon, CNN

Amazon unveils Alexa-controlled microwave, wall clock and new Echo devices

21 Sep 2018 01:14

Heather Kelly

Teen girl stabbed in the back during school bus stop fight

21 Sep 2018 01:10

By Veronica Beltran, Sarah Hollenbeck

10-month-old hospitalized after getting bit by dog

20 Sep 2018 23:19

The child was stabilized and airlifted to Broward Health North with non-life threatening injuries.

Estero council approves purchase of green space for $24.5 million

20 Sep 2018 22:54

The Village of Estero has officially approved the formal purchase of a much wanted green space in the village, one that's as important to some local businesses as it is to taxpayers.

911 location accuracy updates in Collier County, coming to Lee and Charlotte

20 Sep 2018 22:41

Technology that could help save your life has been available, but not used in Southwest Florida. 

Algae cleanup once again underway in Cape Coral

20 Sep 2018 22:38

The cleanup of algae in Cape Coral returned to several canals Thursday afternoon.

Two fights in 2 days involving middle school girls at Punta Gorda bus stop

20 Sep 2018 22:35

Bus stop chaos started an investigation by both the Charlotte County School District and the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.

Red tide levels rise in Collier County

20 Sep 2018 22:35

Red tide reports are showing an increase off the coast of Collier County.

Crews still cleaning out Hurricane Irma debris from Collier County canals

20 Sep 2018 22:22

A Southwest Florida county is cleaning up debris from Hurricane Irma, the storm that swept through parts of Florida over a year ago. 

A new study has people thinking twice about mail-in ballots

20 Sep 2018 22:15

The report commissioned by the ACLU is raising some eyebrows.

Florida man accused of shooting, injuring a pit bull

20 Sep 2018 21:43

Authorities say a Florida man who shot a pit bull multiple times has been arrested.

Cape Coral Seahawks football perfect in season's first 4 weeks

20 Sep 2018 21:34

“I think they are believing. That is the one thing that is the hardest about coaching is getting your team to buy in, and these guys have bought in."

Satellite captures space junk for the first time

20 Sep 2018 20:48

Jackie Wattles

Pizza shop owner pleads guilty to sexually harassing female employees

20 Sep 2018 18:07

A Cape Coral pizza shop owner pleaded guilty to sexually harassing two teen girls workings for him as their summer job.

Fort Myers rapper arrested after TSA finds gun in luggage at TIA

20 Sep 2018 18:07

A well-known Florida rapper is out on bond after being arrested at Tampa International Airport Wednesday.

How a one-eyed Florida panther became an ambassador for the species

20 Sep 2018 18:00

The death of a Florida panther at the Naples Zoo on Sunday brought with it the conclusion to an inspiring story of resilience.

Couples are already blaming 'Fortnite' for their divorces

20 Sep 2018 17:38

You've probably heard of "football widows" — well now it seems there are "Fortnite" divorcees. 

SUV crashes into Fort Myers home after fleeing from police

20 Sep 2018 17:27

Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a call of a suspicious car on Romeo Lane Thursday afternoon.

Construction fire burns in Fort Myers

20 Sep 2018 17:14

A construction fire is burning in Fort Myers at a site located at 4150 Ambrosia Dr., according to witnesses.

80-year-old Fort Myers woman reported missing

20 Sep 2018 16:45

Deputies are searching for a missing 80-year-old woman.

Sanibel toll lifted this weekend in time for songwriter festival

20 Sep 2018 14:30

Drivers won't have to pay a toll to visit Sanibel Island this weekend.

3 killed in shooting at Rite Aid distribution center in Maryland

20 Sep 2018 14:21

A gunman killed three people and wounded two others Thursday at a drugstore distribution center in Harford County, Maryland, officials said Thursday.

Police: 2 officers wounded in Maryland shooting

20 Sep 2018 14:04

Two Maryland police officers were shot while serving a drug-related search warrant at an apartment building late Wednesday.

Terrifying gas station shootout caught on camera

20 Sep 2018 14:01

Two suspects fired multiple rounds as glass windows shattered and bystanders dove for cover.

Judge hands out creative punishment: Teen must mow lawns with push mower

20 Sep 2018 13:55

Ohio Municipal Court Judge Michael Cicconetti, known for his unusual punishments, handed down another creative sentencing Tuesday morning.

Great-grandmother gets her revenge on gator

20 Sep 2018 13:50

A Texas woman shot and killed a gator she says ate one of her miniature horses three years earlier.

"America's Got Talent" crowns new champion

20 Sep 2018 13:50

"America's Got Talent" has crowned its newest champion.

Ground beef recall: 130,000 pounds possibly contaminated with E. coli

20 Sep 2018 13:01

More than 66 tons of ground beef is being recalled.

Cape Coral man steals 3 guns from family member

20 Sep 2018 12:33

Justin Peddycoart was arrested for armed burglary and grand theft.

Arrest made in 'unprovoked' fatal stabbing of DC jogger

20 Sep 2018 11:41

A 35-year-old woman jogging in the Logan Circle neighborhood of Northwest D.C. was killed in a brutal stabbing Tuesday evening.

Mount Paektu: Moon and Kim visit mythical mountain

20 Sep 2018 11:27

They clutched hands, their wives at their sides, at the top of a sacred peak in what appeared to be a fitting end to a three-day summit.

5 things to know for Sept. 20

20 Sep 2018 11:19

Here are 5 local stories you should know for Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018.

Student pilot arrested for hopping a fence and boarding a plane at an Orlando airport

20 Sep 2018 11:01

A student pilot is in custody after he allegedly hopped a security fence early Thursday at Florida's Orlando Melbourne International Airport and boarded a passenger jet that was undergoing maintenance.

Traffic alerts for Sept. 20

20 Sep 2018 10:41

Here are your traffic alerts for Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018.

Mark Cuban to give $10 million to women's groups after probe faults Dallas Mavericks for workplace misconduct

20 Sep 2018 10:00

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will donate $10 million to women's advocacy groups after an independent investigation found a long history of sexual harassment among team employees.

Giant bong, huggable buds: Marijuana museum opens in Vegas

20 Sep 2018 09:55

A glass bong taller than a giraffe. Huggable faux marijuana buds. A pool full of foam weed nuggets.

The longest week: Carolinas worn out by Florence

20 Sep 2018 09:52

Hurricane Florence is still wearing out the Carolinas.

GOP warns time running out for Kavanaugh’s accuser to talk

20 Sep 2018 09:50

Republicans are warning that time is running out for Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser to tell Congress about her claim he sexually assaulted her when both were teenagers.

Thieves rack up $2.5K in purchases using stolen gift cards in North Naples

20 Sep 2018 03:53

A pair of accused credit card fraudsters got busted by deputies after too many swipes gave them away.

Woman who burned dad's home to the ground has history of mental illness

20 Sep 2018 03:02

A Lee County family said their loved one purposely burned down her father's mobile home because she suffers from numerous mental illnesses.

Ring doorbell helps police identify teens who stole $600 necklace, iPhone

20 Sep 2018 02:44

"Any type of video surveillance is a great tool. The Ring doorbell is fantastic due to the fact it's streaming and saved to the web," Public Affairs Officer and Master Sergeant Allan Kolak said.

Passenger killed in Charlotte County crash

20 Sep 2018 01:55

A passenger was killed in a crash Wednesday night after a box truck slammed into the side of a car in Charlotte County.

Wisconsin shooting leaves 3 victims seriously injured, and the suspect dead

19 Sep 2018 23:39

By Marlena Baldacci, Chuck Johnston and Ray Sanchez, CNN

Police: UCF linebacker arrested on sexual assault charge

19 Sep 2018 23:38

A University of Central Florida football player has been arrested on a sexual battery charge.

Man sentenced to prison for drug shooting

19 Sep 2018 23:36

A judge has sentenced a man to 15 to 17 years in prison in the shooting death of a Massachusetts man during a drug exchange.

Power restored to 4,000 customers in Lee County

19 Sep 2018 23:15

A spokesperson for FPL said the outage was caused by an equipment failure, but the company has since replaced the fuses and fixed the issue.

Small businesses not accepting loan offered to help with red tide losses

19 Sep 2018 22:16

Federal help is being offered to small businesses impacted by the recent water crisis, but many business owners haven't accepted it over fears of high-interest rates and quick payback times.

Stoneman Douglas 'Red Flag' law used 15 times in Southwest Florida

19 Sep 2018 22:10

A new legal maneuver commonly known as the "Red Flag" law allows law enforcement to file a "risk protection" motion in court to take away a person's guns if they have made recent threats of violence or if they have serious mental health issues.