Hit and run crash in Punta Gorda blocks part of NB I-75

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- A hit and run crash with injuries on northbound I-75, just south of Exit 164, has left the highway partially blocked, due to emergency vehicles. Seek an alt..
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Convicted schemer David Mobley won't go back to prison

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Naples man convicted of bilking investors out of millions of dollars won't be going back to prison, though he's barely made a dent in his restitution payments. ..
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New technology helping curb teen driving deaths

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Nearly 3,000 teenagers die every year in car crashes, making it the leading cause of death among children and young adults. It's a stastic painfully close to Rene..
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Regulators approve more takeout for Citizens

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida insurance regulators have announced the approval of another 60,000 policies for removal from the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp.&nbs..
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Suspect charged in connection with missing UF student

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla.- A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with the missing University of Florida student, according to our CBS affiliate in Miami. Eighteen-year-old ..
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LCSO invstigates construction site gasoline theft

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a gasoline theft of over $1,600 from an industrial construction site at the Alico Bridge. Deputies met with the c..
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What your car knows about you

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Big Brother is calling shotgun. Every time you start your car it's tracking your every move.It's all because of a tiny computer you've probably never noticed. Th..
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Cape EOC could receive $1.2 million expansion

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- It's your money and we're learning more than a million dollars of it could go to expanding Cape Coral Fire Department office space. This comes days after we first..
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Overall Fla. scores stagnant on SAT college exam

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Florida's college-bound seniors posted mostly stagnant scores on the latest SAT.    Scores on the college entrance exam were one point lower in critical..
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Federal judge refuses to halt early voting changes

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A federal judge is refusing to halt Florida's plan to cut the number of early voting days from 14 days to eight days.    Judge Timothy Corri..
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Former Fla. GOP chair's trial pushed back to 2013

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The trial of a former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida is being pushed back to next year as his defense attorney haggles with GOP attorneys over par..
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Fla. Gov. asked to halt execution, examine inmate

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Lawyers for a Florida man say the state should halt his pending execution because he is likely insane.    An attorney for John Errol Ferguso..
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Peanut butter recall expands beyond Trader Joe's

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - A California company is recalling 76 types of peanut butter and almond butter after one of its products was linked to a salmonella outbreak at Trader Joe's grocer..
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Thieves steal equipment from business owner twice in 1 week

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A landscape business owner is out thousands of dollars in equipment. Someone broke into the storage unit for Advanced Turf and Landscape off Andrea Lane in Fort M..
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Deputies search for missing Pt. Charlotte woman

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is asking the public if they have seen a 58-year-old Port Charlotte woman who has been reported as a missing and endange..
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Naples woman faces charges in DUI hit and run

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County Sheriff's deputies arrested 36-year-old Crystal Hamilton on Sunday after she was allegedly involved in a crash and fled the scene. Witnesses sa..
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Tipster called in attempted purse snatcher

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested a Port Charlotte man who knocked down 81-year-old woman outside the Cultural Center Friday at 1:30 p.m.and atte..
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Domestic assault call leads to grow house arrests

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies responded this morning to a domestic complaint where a boyfriend threatened to kill his girlfriend with a knife. She got a..
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Lawmaker drops out after name is linked to arrest

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - A state lawmaker from central Florida is dropping out of his re-election race after his name was linked to a prostitution arrest.    The speak..
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Skevington faces additional charges in Desoto Co. drowning

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DESOTO COUNTY, Fla.- A suspect in the Arcadia drowning death of a 17-year-old Tampa girl has been re-arrested. Andrew Skevington was charged with Tampering with Evidence, in additi..
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