Boy accused of hitting his grandmother with a glass lamp

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 15-year-old boy in Port Charlotte for Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon on a Person 65 or Older, after he..
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Lehigh man sentenced in child pornography case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A 41-year-old Lehigh Acres man was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison for possessing child pornography. The Court also ordered Eugene Robert Otting to serve..
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Police agency in Martin case gets re-accredited

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - The police department that initially investigated the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin is getting re-accredited.    The Sanford Police Departmen..
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New group pushing Fla. criminal justice overhaul

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A diverse group of organizations is pushing for changes in Florida's criminal justice system.    They announced the formation of the Florida..
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Fla. school board upholds cheer coach's firing

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The Board County School Board heard hours of testimony from parents but in the end decided not to intervene in the firing of the Marjory Stoneman Dougl..
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Woman arrested after calling 911 to report deputy

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DELAND, Fla. (AP) - When a woman wasn't happy with the way a central Florida sheriff's deputy was handling an incident she'd reported, she called 911 to ask for another deputy.&nbs..
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Tenn. man dies while walking on Fla. beach

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Deputies say a Tennessee man collapsed while walking in rough surf along Panama City Beach and later died at a hospital.    The Bay Co..
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1 dead in crash involving Tri-Rail train

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say one person is dead after a Tri-Rail train crashed into a car in Delray Beach.    The crash happened Wednesday morning in Pa..
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Fla. Gov. meets with oyster harvesters

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is meeting with workers in the hard-hit oyster industry.    Scott is scheduled to sit down on Tuesday with Franklin ..
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Scott turns voting purge into fundraising effort

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott is turning his effort to remove non-citizens from voting lists into a political fundraising appeal.    The Republican Party ..
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Man threatens officers with a machete in the FMPD lobby

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers Police arrested 18-year-old Dejuan Anderson Wednesday morning after he allegedly walked into the police department waving a machete at officers. He tol..
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Suspect allegedly threatens ex-girlfriend and son

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD EAST, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested 40-year-old Eric John Lacko, of Sarasota, for stalking his ex-girlfriend and felony Battery on her son. Tuesday a..
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President Obama to campaign in Miami

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

CHICAGO- Obama for America announced today that President Obama will travel to Miami for campaign events on Thursday, October 11th.  Details on the President’s campaign ..
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LCSO investigates a death in South Fort Myers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office is conducting a death investigation near the Renaissance subdivision off Daniels Parkway. At 8:20 a.m., while responding to a resi..
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Voters stripped from rolls, WILL be able to vote

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

LEE COUNTY, FL - Nearly 50 Southwest Florida voters were stripped from voter rolls after a statewide sweep back in May. The move was designed to weed out voters who were allegedly ..
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Historic Sanibel house reaches its destination

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANIBEL, Fla.- The historical Shorehaven home completed its trip to the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village around 10:00 a.m. Dunlop Road has been reopened to traffic and all det..
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Lee Commissioners Weigh Private Medical Flights

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Today, Lee County Commissioners will meet with public safety management to discuss shifting employees from the medical helicopter program. They also plan to look ..
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Citizens' Insurance Increases for Homeowners

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's insurance regulators are approving double-digit rate increases for customers of the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. The Offic..
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Attention Drivers! It's International Walk to School Day

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kyle Jordan

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Drivers should always be aware of kids walking to school and waiting at bus stops, but today the foot traffic could be even greater than usual.  More than 2..
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SWFL a popular stop for candidates in 2012

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NAPLES, Fla. - Republican House Speaker John Boehner visited Mitt Romney's campaign office in Naples Monday, as the latest big name to stop in Southwest Florida during this year's ..
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