Abused dog's new owners push for suspect's punishment

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A Lehigh Acres man is facing felony charges of animal abuse, after investigators say he starved two dogs and locked them up inside an empty room. Now, the Naple..
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2 issues cause water outages in Pt. Charlotte

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Two events caused water outages in Port Charlotte on Wednesday. A contractor hit a transmission water line in the area of Gasparilla Rd., north of Marathon..
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Collier Co. adds AED location mapping system

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County EMS and Fire Rescue and the Collier County Sheriff's Office have added a new information system to assist 911 dispatchers in helping callers lo..
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Florida A&M president resigns in wake of scandal

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida A&M University President James Ammons is resigning. His decision to step down October 11 comes on the same day the Tallahassee school was sued ..
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Officers search for suspects who robbed Team Power Group

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Officers are searching for suspects who robbed a local business on Tuesday. The owner of Team Power Group returned to his business to find that a portion o..
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LCSO: Suspect burglarized home while the victim slept

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Officers are looking for a suspect who burglarized a home on Countrydale Court Monday night.   According to police reports, an unknown suspect gained access..
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Fla. man confesses to killing dad in Conn. in '08

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) - Police in Connecticut have filed a murder charge against a 38-year-old Florida man who they say confessed to killing his father in 2008 by pushing him down..
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Ex Carroll aide alleges misconduct

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A criminal case against a former top aide to Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll now includes new allegations about improper relationships and widespread ill..
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Maritime shipments from Miami to Cuba resume

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Direct maritime shipments to Cuba are set to resume from Miami for the first time in half a century.    The humanitarian shipments will leave from a Mia..
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Jailed reggae star Buju Banton wants new trial

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Jailed reggae star Buju Banton wants a new trial in U.S. federal court.    Last month, the federal appeals court in Atlanta upheld the Jamaican si..
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New flashing light aims to prevent crashes at Lee Blvd.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Starting today, if you're traveling through the Lee Boulevard at Alvin Avenue intersection in Lehigh Acres you'll have a new option on the traffic light when ma..
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LCSO seeks suspect who opened fire into a residence

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County Sherriff's deputies responded to the 5600 block of 8th Ave. on Tuesday in reference to a shooting of an occupied dwelling. When officers arrived, they ..
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Parents infuriated over teacher's Facebook comment

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Parents are infuriated over a Florida school district's decision to only issue a verbal warning to a teacher who described a student as an "evolutionary link..
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Prescribed burn planned for state park

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HOBE SOUND, Fla. (AP) - Some 180 acres in a state park in Hobe Sound will be burned to help decrease the potential for wildfire.    The Florida Department of Environ..
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Defense set to begin in Fla. teen beating case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The defense is set to begin its case in the attempted murder trial of a Florida teenager in a savage kicking and stomping attack on a 15-year-old girl...
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Sheriff's office: $21K stolen from Haiti charity

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a man stole $21,000 from a central Florida charity offering medical care in Haiti.    The Indian River County Sheriff's Offic..
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67 boating deaths reported in Florida in 2011

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State wildlife officials say 67 people died and 431 people were injured in boating accidents last year.    According to the Florida Fish and..
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Gulfport reviewing policy on police chases

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GULFPORT, Fla. (AP) - Gulfport police are reviewing a policy on chases after a pursuit ended with a stolen car crashing into a bus in St. Petersburg.    Police Chief..
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Turbulence injures several on Miami-bound flight

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Authorities say two flight attendants and several passengers have suffered minor injuries during turbulence on an American Airlines flight from Aruba to Miami. &n..
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Ex-Haitian telecom official gets 1-year jail term

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The former head of Haiti's state-owned telecommunications company has been sentenced to one year in prison for accepting bribes from Miami-based businesses.  ..
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