3 charged with killing gopher tortoises

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Three young men face charges of torturing and killing endangered gopher tortoises in central Florida.    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservat..
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2 former state employees sentenced on racketeering

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Two former Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission employees have been sentenced to 10 years in prison for racketeering.    All..
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Teens arrested for open house party

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Austin Vanetta, 19, and Josiah Franklin, 19, were arrested early Monday morning after hosting an open house party at their home on Bartow Blvd. According to rep..
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Puerto Rico Police: US tourists in murder-suicide

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A Puerto Rico police official says a brother and sister from Florida have died in an apparent murder-suicide at a tourist hotel on the island. &nb..
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Private island up for grabs through online auction

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS SHORES, Fla.- It's an oasis, just off the shores of Southwest Florida...a private island, surrounded by nothing but sparkling water. It's a sight that's now up for sale...
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CCSO warns of possible calendar scam

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- The Sheriff’s Office Economic Crimes Unit wants to warn the citizens of Charlotte County of a possible scam being worked by a female selling advertisi..
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Some in Lehigh want taxpayers to spring for the Springs

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Some people in Lehigh Acres are mounting an effort to get Conservation 2020 to buy a lake and surrounding woods in their community. They argue that the lake, kn..
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Another suspect revealed in school district check fraud case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Marcus Hood is the latest to be added to an investigation regarding Lee County School District check fraud. Fort Myers Police arrested the 24-year-old on Sunday. ..
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CCSO arrests man for the 29th time on multiple charges

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- On Friday afternoon, Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Gardens of Gulf Cove man on multiple charges after he allegedly tried to fraudulently retur..
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City and county disagree on division of Cape toll revenues

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A heated debate is brewing between the city of Cape Coral and Lee County. One city councilman says the city is getting jilted out hundreds of thousands of dollars..
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Biden to deliver commencement speech in Miami

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden will deliver a high school commencement speech at the Miami Marlins stadium.    Biden will speak to the graduating class of Cyp..
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Cape PD looking to identify witnesses in burglary

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The Cape Coral Police Department is looking to identify potential witnesses in several burglary cases. Recently, Cape Police received reports of a suspect stealin..
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Qualifying for Florida elections beginning Monday

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Now is the time for Florida political candidates to get serious about where they're running.    They have from noon Monday until noon Friday..
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Zimmerman back in jail, attorney seeks new hearing

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - George Zimmerman's attorney says he expects to file a motion Monday seeking a new bond hearing for Trayvon Martin's shooter, who surrendered to authorities in central ..
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4-year-old Pasco County boy drowns in pool

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HOLIDAY, Fla. (AP) - A 4-year-old boy has died after deputies pulled him from the bottom of a swimming pool near his home.    The Pasco County Sheriff's Office says ..
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SW Fla. driver reaching for cell phone hits truck

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol says a 26-year-old driver crashed into a parked fire truck while reaching down to grab his cell phone.    Firefighters..
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Elderly Fla. man dies after falling from boat

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Public safety officials say a 79-year-old man died after falling from a boat that was docking at the downtown Bradenton marina.    The man fel..
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2 die in separate diving incidents in Fla. Keys

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAVERNIER, Fla. (AP) - Deputies say a 64-year-old Tennessee woman and a 66-year-old southwest Florida man died in separate diving incidents in the Florida Keys over the weekend.&nb..
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3 migrant workers killed in van crash identified

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Florida Highway Patrol has identified three Haitian migrant farm workers killed when their van flipped over in central Florida.    Sgt. Kim..
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Dinosaurs return to the Imaginarium

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kyle Jordan

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Dinosaurs are back from extinction through a virtual exhibit at the Imaginarium Science Center in Fort Myers.  You can roam the prehistoric world through th..
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