2 prescription drug rings busted in Pasco County

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) - Pasco County narcotics investigators say they've busted two drug rings responsible for the sale and distribution of thousands of pain pills.  ..
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Fasano bill would end NFL TV blackouts in Florida

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida lawmaker wants to end all television blackouts of NFL games played in the state.    Republican State Sen. Mike Fasano of New Port ..
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Ex agent pleads guilty to impersonating agent

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A former Secret Service agent for the U.S. has pleaded guilty in Miami to impersonating a federal law enforcement officer.    Federal prosecutors say Sa..
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Toddler dies after being run over by lawnmower

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in central Florida are investigating the death of a toddler who was run over by a lawnmower.    Titusville police say the 18-mont..
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Sen. Nelson meets with League of Women Voters in Collier

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla. - Democrat Senator Bill Nelson met with the League of Women Voters of Collier County Friday afternoon. The stop in Southwest in Florida came a day after the senator wr..
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CCSO arrests drug dealer Thursday, again on Friday

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics detectives at 12:15 p.m. Thursday purchased Morphine pills at the home of Andrea M. Sawyer, 35, 4726 Knollwood Drive, Punta ..
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Trial opens for man accused of killing Tampa cop

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa prosecutor says a man pistol-whipped a police officer who tried to stop him and then killed him with a gunshot as he lay motionless on the ground. &..
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Gov. Scott: Citizens board to help solve issues

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott wants the board overseeing Citizens Property Insurance Corp. to help solve some issues plaguing the state-backed insurer.    ..
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CCSO warns residents of ad scam in Charlotte County

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Economic Crimes Unit detectives issued a warning Friday of a new scam to hit the county this week. Anyone who received a blue che..
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Edison College president makes statement about retirement

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

The following statement was read by Dr. Kenneth P. Walker, District President, at the Board of Trustees meeting Friday, November 4, 2011: "During the last board meeting, there was ..
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Sandsculpting Competition under way on Ft. Myers Beach

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- The 25th Annual American Sandsculpting Competition and Beach Festival is under way on Fort Myers Beach.  This year's event features 16 sculptors with o..
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CCSO arrest Oxycodone trafficker and dealers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

EL JOBEAN, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit Detectives arrested a man and a woman in El Jobean Thursday following a sale of Oxycodone to undercover officers. During ..
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Tampa judge scolds jury skippers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa judge got so angry at the number of people who skipped jury duty one day last month that he summoned them back to the courthouse and threatened jail time..
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2 Ft. Lauderdale cops facing multiple charges

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Two Fort Lauderdale police officers are facing multiple felony charges for allegedly stealing cash and pills from pain clinic patrons.   &nbs..
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Fitness Friday: 9 November tips

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Membership Director for Fitness in Motion Mike Drumm gives us nine tips to stay healthy and active in November. 1. Don't skip breakfast.2. Avoid fad diets.3. Swea..
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'Vendetta' mask becomes symbol of Occupy protests

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Look at a photo or news clip from around the world of Occupy protesters and you'll likely spot a handful of people wearing masks of a cartoon-like man with a pointy..
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Wanted: Bell ringers for the Salvation Army

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The Salvation Army of Broward County is hiring, just in time for the holiday season.    Officials with the agency say they'll be looking..
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Angry bank customer urinates in drive-in tube

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) - Deputies say a disgruntled north Florida customer urinated in a drive-through bank tube after a teller told him he couldn't buy a money order.   &..
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Scott spends 'workday' at Port of Miami

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Florida's governor is checking heavy construction equipment waiting to be loaded onto a cargo vessel at the Port of Miami.    Gov. Rick Scott will spend..
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CCSO arrests final 2 of 4 in Halloween vandalism

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives Thursday made the final two arrests of four Charlotte High School students involved in a 10 p.m. Halloween incidents of &ld..
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