Judge declares mistrial in cockfighting trial

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The judge in the trial against 39-year-old Pedro Aguilar Lopez, has declared a mistrial after the jury reported it was deadlocked. Lopez' Fort Myers home was rai..
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Vehicle rollover at MLK and Evans causes delays

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A two-vehicle accident at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Evans Ave. is caused traffic delays Friday afternoon. One person was transported to the h..
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Woman accused of ransacking Naples home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County deputies arrested a 29-year-old Naples woman on Thursday after she allegedly ransacked a home and made off with electronics back in June. The a..
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CCSO arrests North Ft. Myers man for stealing farm vehicles

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Madison Wagner

CHARLOTTE COUNTY Fla.- A Lee County man was arrested on June 1st on a Charlotte County Sherff's Office warrant. Joshua Allan Forman was transported Thursday from the..
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President Obama: This is a day for prayer and reflection

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- President Obama took the stage at the Harborside Event Center at around 10:30 Friday morning. He responded to this morning's tragic shooting in Colorado, where at..
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Text of Obama statement on shootings in Colorado

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Text of President Barack Obama's statement Friday on the shootings in Colorado, as transcribed by Roll Call: Well, let me first of all say - let me first of all - let me first of a..
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Teens will not face charges in the murder of Zhi Wei Huang

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Grand Jury has met and decided that the two juveniles arrested for the June murder of Zhi Wei Huang will no longer face charges, due to lack of evi..
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Fla. ex-lawmaker gets 6 mos. in tax evasion case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Madison Wagner

MIAMI (AP) - Former Florida state Sen. Mandy Dawson was sentenced Friday to six months in federal prison after pleading guilty to tax charges arising from a corruption investigatio..
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CCSO still needs a name for newest service-dog-in-training

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Have you entered a name for this adorable puppy yet? There's still time to submit one and get out the vote in the Name The Service Dog Contest The Collier Cou..
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Florida's June unemployment rate stalls

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The percentage of jobless in Florida stands at 8.6 percent for a second straight month.    The recently reorganized and newly named Departme..
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City provides map to navigate parking during Obama's visit

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- President Obama’s Grassroots Tour will be held at Harborside Event Center this Friday. Although not all of the details have been released by the Secret Serv..
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Major roads affected with Obama's visit

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- UPDATE: All roads have been reopened. ORIGINAL REPORT: Traffic has been affected by President Obama's visit this Friday morning. Though expected to clear up soon ..
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3 allegedly caught cooking meth near Punta Gorda

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office shut down a working methamphetamine lab in a vacant home at 37591 Washington Loop Road east of Punta Gorda and arrested thr..
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Suspect accused of stealing $10,000 family heirloom

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral Police Detectives have arrested Cory Ocean Shade, 24 of Cape Coral on charges of Grand Theft and Dealing in Stolen Property. Detectives were also able ..
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CCSO reaches settlement in 'wrongful death' of Denise Lee

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office reached an an undisclosed settlement with the estate of Denise Amber Lee on Friday. The Sheriff’s Office has no furth..
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Colorado movie theater rampage shakes up campaign

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - The deadly shooting spree in Colorado consumed the presidential campaign Friday, sidetracking a bitter political contest with a tragedy that at least tempor..
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Herd of decorated elephants invades Tampa for RNC

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Dozens of colorful, whimsical elephants will be decorated by local artists and placed around the city of Tampa during the Republican National Convention. &n..
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Feds expediting expansion at 2 Florida seaports

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The federal government is expediting review and permitting for port expansion projects in Miami and Jacksonville.    The White House announc..
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Ex-ICE chief in Fla. to plead guilty in porn case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A former top U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official in South Florida is scheduled to plead guilty to federal child pornography charges. ..
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Number of whooping cough cases on rise in S. Fla.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Health officials in South Florida say they're seeing a rise in the number of whooping cough.    The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/OLOrD4 ) reports 26 cas..
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