Man gets life for participating in teen's murder

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - A north Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for participating in a teen's slaying.    A Marion County judge sentenced 21-year-old Jus..
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Man gets 35 years for fatal robbery

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa Bay area man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for fatally shooting a man during a robbery.    A Hillsborough County judge sentence..
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Man gets life in prison for fatal shooting, arson

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison killing a man and setting fire to his home.    A Lee County judge sentenced 39-y..
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Man arrested in slaying of Tampa college student

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Police say they've made an arrest in the 2009 slaying of a University of Tampa student.    Tampa police announced Wednesday that they've charged 2..
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SWAT raids Pt. Charlotte home, 2 arrested

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives, aided by the SWAT team, raided a Port Charlotte home Wednesday morning at 2226 Hayworth Road and made two drug arrests...
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LSCO investigates job ad scam

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A woman answered an ad in the Lee County Shopper for a position as a personal assistant only to find that the ad was a scam, and her bank account was wiped c..
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Man faces DUI charges after causing motorcycle crash

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Jonathon Moore, 27, was arrested and is facing DUI charges after causing a motorcycle to crash on Tuesday evening.  According to a witness, Moore t..
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Tampa woman allegedly steals identities of 55 victims

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- Michelle Dennison, 27, of Tampa, Fla. was arrested Tuesday afternoon and is facing charges of fraud and drug possesion.  The suspect was pulled..
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Suspect charged in 7-11 robbery

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers Police arrested 44-year-old Elvin Thomas for allegedly robbing the 7-Eleven on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. at 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday. According to the..
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Suspected cocaine dealer arrested in Rotonda West

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ROTONDA WEST, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives Tuesday arrested a Rotonda West Cocaine drug dealer after two previous undercover purchases. Joseph Karl Ayala, 41, of 220..
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Another suspect arrested in school check fraud investigation

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- William Lopez-Torres is the latest suspect to be arrested in the Lee County School District check cashing scheme. The 23-year-old was arrested on May 24 and faces..
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Robbery suspect tells victim he was 'only joking'

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers Police arrested 29-year-old Taren Adams for robbery with a firearm Monday, after allegedly attempting to rob a taxi cab driver at gunpoint. The Checker..
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Man arrested after fight in North Sarasota

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OSPREY, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested 31-year-old Troy Hugan, of 2923 Pershing Avenue, in connection with an altercation that took place on North Washingt..
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Frustrated man allegedly cuts cord on vending machine

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Port Authority Police arrested 54-year-old Jerry Lee Soots after he was allegedly seen on surveillance video, cutting the cord of a vending machine at ..
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TSA finds loaded handgun in suspect's bag at RSW

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Port Authority detained a 59-year-old man at the Southwest Florida International Airport on Sunday after TSA officers found a firearm in his bag. M..
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Woman arrested after $1 billion scheme unravels

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Fort Myers woman who allegedly convinced acquaintances she was about to inherit more than $1 billion is under arrest after her scheme collapsed. Morgan Johnson,..
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Weapons and marijuana seized from Charlotte standoff home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested 52-year-old Maria Helen Burns, of 17492 Foremost Lane, and charged her with Cultivation of Marijuana. On May 22..
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1 Suspect in custody after shooting in Osprey

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OSPREY, Fla.- Deputies are investigating a shooting that left one person dead on Saturday in Osprey. On Saturday at approximately 2:30 p.m., deputies responded to the Bentley Resor..
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Miracle baseball team falls victim to insurance scam

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Fort Myers Miracle baseball team and its employees fell victim to an insurance scam and are now looking to press charges. Miracle employees discovered th..
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Shots fired in neighborhood enter woman's home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- A woman was lying in bed on Friday evening when she heard multiple gunshots fired near her home in Suncoast Estates. The woman told deputies that she remai..
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