Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released - but only when kids get their grades on a Friday, a study in Florida suggests. The curious finding startled researchers, who had figured abuse might go up regardless...
Here’s a quick quiz: What’s the biggest energy expense in your house? If you guessed heating and cooling, you’re right. Here’s good news about the second biggest expense—heating water for laundry, washing dishes, and bathing. It can be brought...
The U.S. is in the middle of an opioid epidemic, but it might surprise you to learn that older Americans are most at-risk of dependence. A recent study found the number of seniors who misuse pain pills will have...
President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order before the end of the year creating a U.S. Space Command as a major military command. Vice President Mike Pence will make the announcement Tuesday at the Kennedy Space Center, in...
Two men have been accused of impersonating law enforcement in the Port Charlotte area. The two suspects have been sighted driving two separate white vehicles with light bars in the windows. The men which are described as being tall and...
Extra friends and family at home are what make the holidays, well the holidays. But sometimes those guests can also leave your house feeling cramped, especially when it comes to sleeping arrangements. That’s where air mattresses come in! Consumer Reports...
A car crashed into the front of St. Matthew's House Thrift Store in Fort Myers Monday morning. The store at 3954 Broadway is across the street from the Edison Mall. According to the Fort Myers Police Department, there are no...
If you’re a parent you’ve heard it before — when one of your kids gets something from you — money or a present, even a Slurpee from 7-Eleven, your other child immediately wants to know “where’s mine?” As parents, of course,...
The holiday season is a time for shopping, giving and family festivities. It’s also a time for heightened vigilance about cyber-crime and fraud. Vice President of UBS Bonita Springs, Stefan Contorno identifies these threats.
Google is spending more than $1 billion to expand operations in New York City. Ruth Porat, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Google and Alphabet, said in a blog post Monday that Google is creating a more than...
Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use. It was the largest single-year increase in the survey's...
The United States military's Africa Command says that it has carried out six airstrikes in the Gandarshe area of Somalia which killed a total of 62 extremists from the al-Shabab rebel group. In a statement issued Monday, the U.S. military...
Catriona Gray of the Philippines was named winner of the Miss Universe 2018 competition in the Thai capital Bangkok, besting contestants from 93 other countries to claim the prize. The 24-year-old Gray edged out first runner-up Tamaryn Green of South...
After raising five kids and retiring at age 77 from her secretarial job, Janet Fein couldn’t be blamed for finally relaxing, but that’s not her. Fein, now 84, went to back to school and will accomplish a long-held goal this...
More than 40 people were injured in an explosion Sunday night at a Japanese restaurant in northern Japan, authorities said. The explosion occurred in Sapporo, the capital city of Japan's northern main island of Hokkaido, and caused nearby apartment...
A man was arrested in Cape Coral on Sunday, after a dispute with his neighbor turned violent. According to Cape Coral Police Department, Luis Santiago, 29, was arrested after his anger over a damaged mailbox led to him firing shots...
It was more than a game, as one basketball bout between Estero High School and Cypress Lake High School, this week, brought ESE students onto the court who play the game their way. "They have intellectual disabilities, but they have...
The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Southwest Florida. A Fort Myers nature center set up a bunch of twinkling lights, and Santa made an appearance. The Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium celebrated the last day of its Holiday...
After months of delays, the U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile. But some of their most highly touted features will not be...
With a number of probes moving closer to the Oval Office, President Donald Trump and his attorney unleashed a fresh series of attacks Sunday on the investigators, questioning their integrity while categorically ruling out the possibility of a presidential...

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