2 sentenced to prison for selling jaguar skins

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Two people from Texas have been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty in Florida federal court to illegal sales of endangered jaguar skins.    Prose..
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House Speaker Cannon thanks Bush, slams Crist

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The formal portrait of Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon is now hanging in the House chamber.    Gov. Rick Scott attended the brief ceremony..
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House opens up online learning options

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A bill that expands online learning opportunities to elementary school-age children has been passed by the Florida House.    The bill (HB 70..
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Fla. Gov. Scott's top lawyer resigning on Friday

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott's top lawyer is joining a growing list of top officials departing from his administration.    General Counsel Charle..
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Senate passes Citizens depopulation measure

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Senate has passed a bill that would allow pricey and largely unregulated out-of-state companies to remove homeowners' insurance policies from Florida's..
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Sarasota police helped reluctant witness move

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Police helped a key witness move out of the high-crime public housing project in exchange for her testimony against a teen charged in the slayings of two Brit..
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Fla. polo mogul set for trial on DUI manslaughter

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A wealthy Palm Beach polo mogul is set to go on trial in the drunken-driving death of a 23-year-old man on his way to visit his family.   &nb..
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Wounded Fla. police officer shoots, kills suspect

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a police officer shot and killed a suspect who had shot him in the shoulder at a West Palm Beach apartment complex.    T..
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Driver dead after car plunges from I-4 overpass

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol is searching for a driver who they say may have caused a fatal crash on Interstate 4 in Orlando.    Highway Patrol sp..
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Beached whale euthanized near Daytona Beach

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORMOND-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. (AP) - A veterinarian euthanized a beached pygmy sperm whale after an hours-long rescue attempt by volunteers near Daytona Beach.    Official..
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Inspirational messages bill sure to spur lawsuits

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GULF BREEZE, Fla. (AP) - "Pray for Our Schools," many fading yard signs scattered throughout Santa Rosa County say, remnants of a bitter court battle over school prayer between con..
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Officials: 2 injured when Fla. helicopters crash

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two helicopters have crashed near Titusville in central Florida.    Orlando television station WESH (http://bit.ly/x9WqZ8 ) r..
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Undercover officers arrest crack dealer after 3rd drug buy

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics detectives arrested a Crack Cocaine drug dealer for selling three times to undercover agents. Diamond Anthony Davis, 22, ..
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Drug House Odyssey 2012: A Lee County Prevention Event

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

CAPE CORAL, Fla. The potential deadly consequences of drinking, drug use, and driving will soon become graphically demonstrated to residents of Lee County, at the  Drug House ..
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Hurricane Center chief predicts longer forecasts

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - National Hurricane Center Director Bill Read said Monday that science will improve to the point where forecasters can reliably issue forecasts showing where..
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Spring Break influx prompts increased patrols on FMB

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - ??For many Southwest Floridians, Fort Myers Beach and Spring Break go hand-in-hand. And when vacationing college students hit the beach in droves, sheriff's depu..
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Witnesses rush to help victims of head-on collision

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Florida Highway Patrol has identified the two women killed in a head-on collision Monday in North Fort Myers. Troopers said Kathryn Rene Stafford Frizzell,..
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Golden Gate home invasion suspect search

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Victoria Boland

GOLDEN GATE, Fla. - Collier County deputies are searching for suspects in a home invasion in Golden Gate.  Just before 10:00 Monday night, deputies say three masked men enter..
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Deputies: Women forced to have sex in Immokalee

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

IMMOKALEE, Fla. -- Collier County deputies bust an Immokalee woman, they say forced other women to prostitute themselves and threatened them with deportation.  Deputies arrest..
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Ordinance proposes Cape City Council take over CRA board

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The Community Redevelopment Agency board could be on the chopping block. The group that painted the cape and overhauled the Malaga Canal Park might be taken over ..
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