Despite homicides, crime down in Ft. Myers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

FORT MYERS, Fla. -Even with a recent uptick in murders within the city limits, overall a new mid-year report shows overall crime has decreased.Crime is down in the City of Fort Mye..
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Miami teen recused from Hawaii surf recovering

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HONOLULU (AP) - A Florida teen rescued when he was swept out to sea in Hawaii says he's lucky to be alive.    It's been about week since a tour guide jumped into dan..
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Teen hopes to avoid life term in parents' deaths

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Port St. Lucie teen accused of bludgeoning his parents with a hammer believes he has "such a strong defense" he'll reach a plea deal to avoid a life ..
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New motion seats enhance Bonita movie theater experience

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- The Frank Theaters in Bonita Springs is unveiling a new movie going experience called "DBOX" seats. These motion seats interact with the film using code built..
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Marco Island meets to discuss health care expansion

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MARCO ISLAND, Fla.- The city of Marco Island is making moves toward expanding health care services on the island. Friday morning, city leaders will meet to discuss a referendu..
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Suspect steals wheelchair lift from elderly woman

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies are searching for the suspect, or suspects, who stole a wheelchair lift and generator motors from a 72-year-old woman. The victim re..
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Plane diverted to Miami due to cabin pressure

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - An American Airlines flight headed to Los Angeles has been diverted to Miami International Airport after reports of problems with pressure in the cabin.   &n..
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More documents released in Trayvon Martin case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Sanford police officers gave conflicting accounts of an ex-neighborhood watch leader's injuries in the minutes after he fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin..
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Mental experts testify in Fla. teen beating trial

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Mental health experts are testifying about the deep impact of trauma on the psyche of a Florida teenager on trial for a brutal attack that nearly kille..
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Man with badge arrested on concealed weapons charges at RSW

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Port Authority was called to investigate a suspicious male carrying a badge as if he was a police officer at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday. Cape Coral res..
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Woman accused of groping TSA agent found guilty of battery

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Carol Price has been found guilty on battery charges, but not guilty on charges of resisting an officer. Price was seen on video groping a TSA supervisor at South..
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Miami-Dade missing child has been located

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

UPDATE: Angeles Gasca has been safely located. A Florida missing child alert has been issued for Angeles Gasca, a white 13-year-old female. She is 5 feet tall, 90 pounds, and has b..
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Deputies kill suspect in fatal stalking

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

EUSTIS, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say central Florida deputies killed a suspected stalker who had earlier shot two workers - one fatally - at an auto-parts store.    T..
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Millionaire allows teen son to marry, avoid school

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

MIAMI (AP) - A South Florida millionaire has been sentenced to 180 days in jail for allowing his 16-year-old son to get married, effectively keeping the teen out of a Utah boarding..
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Man gets life for fatal robbery

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for participating in a fatal robbery.    A Sarasota County judge sentenced 35-year..
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James Jones surprises Fla. foster boy

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

MIAMI (AP) - Miami Heat star James Jones is surprising a Florida foster boy with a personal invitation to attend his summer camp.    Child welfare officials orchestr..
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FHP: Autistic child fatally struck by 3 cars

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 7-year-old autistic child who ran into an Orlando street was fatally struck by three cars.    Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kim ..
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Trio accused of using baby stroller to steal from Kohl's

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested three convicted felons with a combined total of 48 bookings and 105 records, for stealing $545 in shoes from Kohl..
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Man allegedly kept ex's body in trunk for 2 days

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a central Florida man drove around with the body of his ex-girlfriend in the trunk of his car for two days before dumping her body in the woo..
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Off-road vehicles banned in parts of Fla preserve

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - A federal judge says swamp buggies and other off-road vehicles are banned from trails in parts of Big Cypress National Preserve.    U.S. Dist..
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