Sheriff speaks about former deputy arrested for child porn.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

CHARLOTTE COUNTY Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff is giving us more in sight into the arrest of a former deputy who is now behind bars. Charged with possessing child porn, Ken Ba..
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Local corporate executive trades boardroom for farmland

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A globe-trotting corporate executive has given up his high-powered job to become a farmer. He and a partner are growing and selling produce without the use of che..
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Not clear what, if any, punishment TSA boss will face

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The TSA boss at RSW is still on the job, despite the screening scandal that cost five supervisors their job. TSA spokeswoman Sari Koshetz confirmed Federal Secur..
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Woman says face-chewing attacker was religious

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A South Florida woman says she often read religious texts with a man who chewed off the face of a homeless man.    Yovonka Bryant said Wednesday that sh..
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Tourist's car collides with bear on U.S. 41

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NAPLES, Fla.- A family vacationing in Naples weathered a brush with the wild side. Their SUV crashed head on with a Florida black bear.Kathleen Oakley says her family was heading h..
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Investigation continues in school district check fraud case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Everlena Smith has been added to the growing list of arrests in connection with the Lee County School District check fraud scandal. The 24-year-old was arrested T..
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Former CCSO deputy faces child pornography charges

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Kenneth Sylvester Barton, 62, of Port Charlotte, has been charged with with possession of child pornography. If convicted, Barton faces a maximum penalty of..
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Thief steals $2,500 in auto parts

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Deputies are seeking the identity of the thief who got away with $2,500 in auto parts. On Saturday, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of..
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Cape Coral Police arrest burglary suspect

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral resident Nathan Patrick Dattolico is facing drug possession and burglary charges after allegedly being seen climbing out of the victim's bedroom window..
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Dog bite complaint prompts death investigation in Lehigh

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Officers discovered two bodies while responding to a complaint regarding a dog bite on Park Lane Circle in Lehigh Acres Tuesday afternoon. When an Animal Contro..
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Edison State College housing scheduled to open in August

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Big changes are happening at Edison State College. The school has a newly elected president and its first ever on-campus housing: Lighthouse Commons. Construction..
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Construction on the Metro Parkway extension continues

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Metro Parkway extension, which has been under construction for years, is now getting closer to completion. Within a matter of months, the road will run from H..
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Collier County man arrested for trafficking heroin

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. John Mercurio, 26, was arrested on Tuesday night on charges of trafficking heroin and battery on an officer. Mercurio was pulled over while driving on Pine R..
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McGregor Blvd. reopens after earlier rollover crash

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- McGregor Blvd. was shut down in both directions in front of Whiskey Creek, due to an accident Wednesday morning. The rollover left traffic redirected onto Tanglew..
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Charlotte man arrested for allegedly misusing 911 system

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MURDOCK, Fla.- Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Port Charlotte man Tuesday evening on several charges, including Misuse of the 911 System when he continued to call 911 despite b..
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35-state study: Fla. led in increasing prison time

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida led 35 states in a study issued Wednesday with a whopping 166 percent increase in the estimated average time that released prisoners spent behind b..
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2 groups apply for park permits during RNC

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Two groups have applied for permits to use to use Tampa parks during the Republican National Convention.    Planned Parenthood wants to hold a fou..
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Florida justices hear traffic court argument

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court is considering a proposal requiring judges to warn traffic court defendants they have a right to remain silent.    ..
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2 Sarasota cops save infant from drowning

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two Sarasota police officers helped save an infant from drowning in a backyard swimming pool.    Spokesman Paul Sutton says off..
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LeMieux qualifies for Florida's US Senate race

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux has saved a little postage and gotten some media exposure by personally toting his qualifying papers to Tallahassee. &..
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