Three arrested in Port Charlotte drug bust

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives obtained a search warrant for an ongoing drug investigation at a Port Charlotte home earlier this week. H..
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Edison State turmoil earns college 12 months probation

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- An accrediting group is putting Edison State College on probation for 12 months. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) finds Edison deficient in..
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LCSO positively identify homicide victim

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.-UPDATE: Positive identification of the woman found murdered in North Fort Myers has been completed. She is identified as 61-year-old Phyllis Stein of 150 S.E..
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Sanibel black bear safely captured

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANIBEL, Fla.- The famed Sanibel bear has been safely captured by FWC. The Florida black bear has been spotted several times on the island over the past year, but efforts to captur..
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Police search for suspects who robbed area business

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Police are searching for two men who robbed a business on Arc Way Wednesday morning. According to police reports, the suspects gained access to the business by c..
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LCSO search for man who stabbed and shot victim

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who stabbed and shot another man on Wednesday morning. The victim was traveling on SR 29 when he was flagge..
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Panel recommends Fla. university tuition increases

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Board of Governors committee is recommending approval of tuition increases of up to 15 percent at Florida's public universities.    The full b..
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Romney faces Latino group amid immigration debate

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Mitt Romney is looking to woo Hispanics with promises of a stronger economy, facing a large gathering of the influential voting bloc for the first tim..
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Doctors cut peach-sized tumor from baby in utero

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Doctors in Miami say they believe a surgery they performed to remove a tumor from an unborn baby's mouth was the first of its kind.    Tammy Gonzalez wa..
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Worker accused of forging checks on elderly client's account

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Deep Creek woman working as a home nursing care employee for forging four of her 78-year-old client’s checks..
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2 arrested for 'carhopping' in Pt. Charlotte

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives early this morning arrested two men for “carhopping” vehicles in Port Charlotte. Jonathan Marshal Walker, 19..
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Federal report shows little progress in Everglades

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A congressionally mandated report says there's been little progress in restoring the Florida Everglades since a multi-billion-dollar plan was hatched i..
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System has 50% chance of becoming tropical cyclone

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

A broad area of low pressure centered near the northern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula is producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms extending from the peninsula northeast..
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Chris becomes first Atlantic hurricane of season

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Chris has become the Atlantic Ocean's first hurricane of the season far from land.    Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami say Chr..
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SCSO reminds pet owners to keep dogs safe this summer

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office wants to remind pet owners to keep their dogs safe during the heat of summer. Public Service Aides have recently responded to several complaint..
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FMPD investigates possible drive-by shooting on Polk St.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Gun fire once again rang out in Fort Myers overnight and police are looking for a shooter. Officials say this is a possible drive-by shooting. It happened around ..
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Funeral set for Fla state trooper slain in Haiti

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Funeral arrangements have been made for a Florida Highway Patrol trooper slain in Haiti.    Trooper Jean Barthelus was shot and killed June 8 in Haiti's..
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North Fla. teen drowns in Lake Weir

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OCKLAWAHA, Fla. (AP) - A north Florida teenager drowned while helping his cousins push a pontoon boat into Lake Weir.    Officials say 19-year-old Toddrick E. Erving..
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Driver smashes head, spits blood at deputies

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DELTONA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a central Florida man suspected of drunk driving smashed his own face and spit blood at deputies after they used a stun gun on him.  ..
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Obama regains small lead over Romney in Florida

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Supported by the coalition of voters that catapulted him to the presidency four years ago, Barack Obama has regained a small lead over challenger Mitt Romn..
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