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Police sources: New evidence suggests Jussie Smollett orchestrated attack

17 Feb 2019 00:54

Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN that Chicago Police believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault.

'March Against Mosaic' held against company strip-mining in Florida

17 Feb 2019 00:18

After both blue-green algae and red tide plagued Southwest Florida for much of last summer, conditions have improved, but the protests for clean water continue.

Immokalee man dies in crash, teenage driver in critical condition

16 Feb 2019 23:58

A 22-year-old Immokalee is dead and a teenager is in critical condition after a crash in Highlands County on Saturday.

81st Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade kicks off downtown

16 Feb 2019 23:40

More than 120 decorated floats made the two-mile journey from Fort Myers High School through downtown on Saturday night, all apart of the largest nighttime parade in the southeastern United States.

Couple charged after toddler's body found in bucket of acid

16 Feb 2019 22:26

A South Texas couple has been arrested after the remains of their 2-year-old daughter were found in a bucket apparently containing acid.

Florida inmates help rescue baby locked in car

16 Feb 2019 21:43

"A lot of them, like these individuals, they know they made bad mistakes, bad choices, but they want to do the right thing in life."

Two women robbed within 2 miles of each other in Fort Myers

16 Feb 2019 21:01

Two women had their purses stolen in back-to-back robberies in Fort Myers on Saturday afternoon.

Salmonella outbreak tied to raw turkey expands with 63 more illnesses

16 Feb 2019 18:06

Sixty-three more people have been infected with salmonella linked to raw turkey products in an outbreak that began in November 2017, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday.

These are the victims of the mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois

16 Feb 2019 18:03

Five people were killed when a man who was being let go from his job opened fire at the Henry Pratt Co. in the Chicago suburb.

'GAME OVER:' Police claim victory over reckless driver in North Port

16 Feb 2019 16:31

North Port Police have claimed victory over a reckless motorcyclist who led officers on a weeks-long, high-stakes game of cat and mouse.

Race leads to crash in Lee County, one injured

16 Feb 2019 16:02

A crash on Saturday morning sent one person to the hospital with serious injuries in Estero.

Car catches on fire on Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers

16 Feb 2019 15:50

A car with two people inside caught on fire on Daniels Parkway in Lee County on Saturday morning.

Shooter in deadly Illinois rampage was not supposed to own a gun, police say

16 Feb 2019 13:04

The gunman at the Illinois manufacturing business where five employees were killed and five police officers were wounded was being let go by the company.

Officer's gun fires during sweep after school threat

16 Feb 2019 12:59

Authorities say a Florida police officer's gun accidentally fired outside a school.

Police employee charged with selling department-owned guns

16 Feb 2019 12:57

Authorities say a Florida police employee sold department-owned guns and other equipment to a pawn shop.

Fort Myers outlasts Lehigh 59-56 in OT thriller to win district title

16 Feb 2019 04:39

The win had been a long time coming for the Green Wave against their Lee County rival, who has had their number of late.

Device will let you check for skimmers before swiping your card

16 Feb 2019 04:34

A team of people at the University of Florida are trying to stop skimmers dead in their tracks by using a device called the skim reaper.

Academy reverses course, announces all Oscars will be presented live

16 Feb 2019 03:36

The change in plans came after days of growing protest in Hollywood.

Brothers charged with over a dozen burglaries in North Port

16 Feb 2019 03:08

Police found a stolen gun from one of the burglaries while searching the brothers' home on Elyton Drive.

Bonita Springs greyhound track being replaced with poker room

15 Feb 2019 23:49

The Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track in Bonita Springs is closing after voters chose to ban greyhound racing in November.

Risks looming as lawmakers mull decision on smokable marijuana

15 Feb 2019 23:45

The clock is ticking for Florida lawmakers to legalize smokeable medical marijuana.

Naples Fire responds to multi-car crash

15 Feb 2019 23:29

Greater Naples Fire said eastbound traffic on Vanderbilt Beach Road is significantly affected. Drivers are asked to avoid the area and seek alternate routes if possible.

Punta Gorda council looking into stopping pickleball noise

15 Feb 2019 23:05

People in Punta Gorda are getting a better taste at what fixing the pickleball sound problem at Gilchrist Park will cost them.

Highways in Immokalee to be renovated, expanded

15 Feb 2019 23:05

SR 29 and SR 82 will be expanded to have more lanes.

Naples resident welcomes golfers with one-of-a-kind voice

15 Feb 2019 22:54

"It’s a lot more than just golf. You don’t see anyone frowning out here. The biggest thing I think is most people, 'Hey, I know that voice!' I guess it’s pretty true because that’s what I get," Brendan Cunningham said.

Aggressive phone scam claims to be from Florida Power and Light

15 Feb 2019 22:50

Callers pretending to be with Florida Power and Light are trying to get your money, and they’re more persistent than usual.

Man rents gun and shoots self at Naples gun range

15 Feb 2019 22:40

Collier County deputies swarmed a Naples gun range after a man rented a gun and proceeded to shoot himself. 

Do you know how quickly you can unintentionally spark a fire?

15 Feb 2019 22:39

You see people do it all the time, and maybe you're even guilty.

Several injured in I-75 crash near Immokalee Road

15 Feb 2019 22:30

Several people have been injured in a crash involving multiple cars on I-75 near exit 111.

Everything you need to know about Saturday's Edison Parade

15 Feb 2019 22:25

2019 marks the 81st year for the largest nighttime event in the southeastern United States. The parade will offer 129 floats this year and bring together as many as 200,000 people to the streets of Fort Myers.

Student smiles in his mugshot after threatening to shoot up Lee County school

15 Feb 2019 22:21

A student at Lexington Middle School was arrested after making several school shooting threats on Snapchat.

Five people killed in shooting at Aurora, Ill. manufacturing plant

15 Feb 2019 21:17

Six police officers were injured in the shooting at the Henry Pratt Co. in the Chicago suburb. The shooter is dead, police said.

North Fort Myers man guilty of lying to FEMA to get disaster assistance

15 Feb 2019 21:15

A 72-year-old North Fort Myers man has been found guilty of lying about his permanent residence to get FEMA disaster support.

Video shows Lee County deputy elbowing handcuffed teen in the head

15 Feb 2019 20:54

A Lee County deputy has been placed on administrative leave, after someone recorded him elbowing a teen boy in handcuffs in the head.

Local drug dealer added to Crime Stoppers 10 Most Wanted list

15 Feb 2019 20:48

Jarquel Jenkins is currently wanted for selling and distributing cocaine in Lee County.

Dolphins sign DE Tank Carradine and CB Jamal Wiltz

15 Feb 2019 20:17

The team made the announcement Friday.

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid settle grievances with NFL

15 Feb 2019 20:13

The former San Francisco 49ers have settled their grievance cases against the NFL.

Traffic Alerts: Feb. 15

15 Feb 2019 19:45

Traffic alerts for Friday, February 15.

Car overturned on US-41

15 Feb 2019 19:43

A two-vehicle crash is being investigated.

Police are searching for a video game thief

15 Feb 2019 18:07

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is looking for a gaming thief.

Man wanted for using fake money in Charlotte County

15 Feb 2019 17:55

Law enforcement is looking for the man pictured in this story for using fake money.

Another building demolished to make room for Margaritaville on Fort Myers Beach

15 Feb 2019 17:36

Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville is one step closer as another building was demolished to make room for the seven-acre resort. 

Florida couple accused of starving newborn

15 Feb 2019 16:48

A Florida couple has been accused of starving their baby. 

Report: Payless to close all 2,300 stores

15 Feb 2019 16:45

Rueters is reporting that Payless ShoeSource plans to close all 2,300 U.S. stores when it files for bankruptcy later this month, people familiar with the matter said. 

Gov. DeSantis proposes scholarship program for lower-income students

15 Feb 2019 16:33

The program would aim to lessen the waitlist for the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship.

White woman threatens black deputy with KKK during arrest

15 Feb 2019 16:30

A white woman stopped on suspicion of drunken driving in Florida told a black deputy she would have the Ku Klux Klan burn crosses on his yard.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court

15 Feb 2019 16:14

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the Supreme Court Friday.

Cape Coral woman finds stalker in her bedroom wishing her a Happy Valentine's Day

15 Feb 2019 15:30

A woman in Cape Coral woke up at 2 a.m. Thursday, to find her stalker at the foot of her bed wishing her a "Happy Valentine's Day."

Boat engine donated to Fort Myers Technical College

15 Feb 2019 15:29

Evinrude donated an engine and funds to train future boat mechanics at FMTC.

Trump to declare national emergency, announce $8 billion for border wall

15 Feb 2019 15:12

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said if Trump declares a national emergency, Democrats could consider legal action to stop him.