Woman takes employers' deposits for personal use

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Deborah Gaetano was sentenced Monday on a second degree grand theft charge. She will be spending six months in the Lee County jail followed by two years community..
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Tire-slash charges dropped against Fla. cop

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Prosecutors are dropping criminal charges against a South Florida police officer who had been accused of slashing tires at a gas station.   &..
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Redistricting rewrite before Florida Senate panel

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Senate Reapportionment Committee is taking another stab at redistricting the chamber.    The panel is set Tuesday to vote out a ..
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Woman killed in cabana crash won trip to Fla.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Officials say a pregnant woman who died when a car plowed into a hotel pool cabana won an essay contest to attend a South Florida marriage seminar.&nbs..
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Missing Fla. dog ends up in Maryland shelter

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PONTE VERDE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - If Brody could talk, he'd tell one heck of a tale about how he ended up in a Maryland shelter after escaping his north Florida home.   &nbs..
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Fla. man: Police threat tweet a misunderstanding

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - A Florida man who tweeted during a New York City Occupy protest about killing police officers says it was all a misunderstanding.    Rusty Braxton te..
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Man arrested for having child pornography on his cell phone

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested a homeless Port Charlotte man Monday for possessing eight child pornography photos and a child porno video on h..
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Crash involving stolen motorcycle leaves 1 dead

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Saturday at 11:22 p.m. the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a traffic crash involving a stolen motorcycle. The motorcyclist, 31-year-old Jade Michael ..
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Suspects burglarize 15 stores in Fleamasters

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Saturday, the Fort Myers Police Department responded to Fleamasters Fleamarket located at 4132 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in reference to several past oc..
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Homicide victim identified, investigation continues

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Monday at 2:45 a.m., the Fort Myers Police Department received a call in reference to a deceased male, later identified as 46-year-old Jamie Jonathan Oben..
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Fire in Fort Myers ruled arson

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The state fire marshal's office is investigating a suspicious fire in Fort Myers. It started on the roof of the Family Food Mart on MLK Boulevard just before 5:00..
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Feds to investigate fatal shooting of Fla. teen

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - The growing national attention - and outcry - over the case of an unarmed black teen in Florida who was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch captain has culmin..
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Cape Coral family says they are living a K2 nightmare

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

LEE COUNTY, FL - A Cape Coral family says they want to get the word out about what they call a dangerous set of drugs. All are legal. The woman who wanted to be identified as Shann..
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Naples Fire-Rescue asking for 12 new firefighters

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- While other agencies are cutting back and going without, one local fire department is asking for more money to hire more firefighters. The Naples Fire-Rescue Departm..
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Princeton University students tour Cape Coral foreclosures

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A group of Princeton University students is spending spring break learning about the foreclosure crisis by touring hard hit Cape Coral neighborhoods. The un..
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Truck clips Fort Myers gas pump, causes explosion

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Fort Myers gas station is partially shut down, after a morning accident. Fort Myers Police Department responded to the Hess Station at the intersection of U.S. ..
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Fla. could spend additional $155 million for medicaid bills

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Florida counties could spend an additional $155 million taking care of medicaid patients in hospitals under newly approved legislation. Lee County stands to see i..
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LCSO searches for man who robbed Circle K in Ft. Myers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Robbery detectives with the Lee County Sheriff's Office are searching for the man that robbed a Circle K convenience store. On Sunday at approximately 9:50 p.m., ..
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Iberiabank agrees to buy Florida Gulf Bancorp

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Regional banker Iberiabank Corp., which has been rapidly expanding across southeastern Louisiana, agreed Monday to acquire Florida Gulf Bancorp Inc. in a deal..
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CCSO arrests 4 on home burglary, theft, drug charges

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested two adults and two juveniles, all from Port Charlotte, in connection with a home burglary last Friday morning i..
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