Citizens Bank in $137.5M deal on overdraft fees

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Citizens Bank has reached a $137.5 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit claiming customers were charged excessive overdraft fees through debit card and ATM tra..
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Florida crime victim advocates receive awards

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi have presented awards to victim advocates and law enforcement officers for aiding crime victims and their fa..
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CCSO conducts search for cold case disappearance victims

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The Collier County Sheriff's Office conducted a search in North Naples, due to a tip they received in the cold case disappearance of Terrance Williams and Fel..
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Sea turtle nesting season heating up early

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

BONITA BEACH, Fla.- Sea turtles are getting a head start on nesting season on Southwest Florida's shorelines. Normally, the crawling creatures begin nesting on May 1st.Warmer water..
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LCSO seeks identity of Lehigh robbery suspect

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance in identifying a person of interest in Lehigh Acres robbery. On Wednesday April 18, the Lee County S..
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Crash involving a golf cart leaves 1 dead

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- On Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m, the Lee County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a crash with serious injuries between a golf cart and a pickup truck. The inci..
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More than $260,000 worth of pot discovered in grow house

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A 57-year-old man was in custody Tuesday after detectives busted a marijuana grow house in Golden Gate Estates and uncovered more than $260,000 worth of pot. ..
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Crime victims gather to comfort one another, and remember

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Victims of crime gathered at Lakes Park in Lee County on Wednesday to comfort each other and to remember their loved ones. They released butterflies to symbolize ..
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Rabies vaccines encouraged after local horse dies

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Health Department is encouraging animal owners to be certain that their pets and livestock are vaccinated against rabies following the death of a h..
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Zimmerman website disabled

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The website that George Zimmerman set up to help raise money for his legal defense has been disabled.    The website www.therealgeorgezimmerman ..
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Drinking on the beach still an issue for FMB

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- The issue of booze on the beach is back. A special task force will meet at Fort Myers Beach Town Hall Wednesday afternoon to discuss the topic. The meeting ..
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Adults may be responsible for whooping cough outbreak

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Health officials in Tampa say adults are likely unknowingly responsible for an outbreak of whooping cough. A spike in the disease is being seen nationwide. One local pediatrician b..
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Local business offers on-the-spot interviews at job fair

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Southwest Floridians struggling to find a job, have an opportunity Wednesday. A local business is holding an open house that guarantees applicants an interview. D..
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Victim takes the stand against accused child molester

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, FL - Trial began Wednesday in the case against accused child molester Mark Douglas. Investigators say Douglas offered the child Justin Beiber tickets to keep the incide..
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Capitol Police investigating threat against Rubio

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The U.S. Capitol Police force is investigating a reported threat against U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who is often mentioned as a possible vice presidential pick ..
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Murder suspect found guilty of 2009 homicide

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Thursday, a jury found Keith Tanofsky, 38, guilty of Second Degree Murder, Attempted Murder and Home Invasion Robbery. On October 19, 2009 the Fort Myers Polic..
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Father and son arrested for garage grow house operation

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives executed a search warrant Tuesday and found a small grow house operation in a garage and arrested a fathe..
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Cape burglars sentenced to nine years in prison

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A pair of Cape Coral burglary suspects who Detectives arrested last summer for a string of break-ins, has been sentenced to nine years each in state prison. Both ..
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Imaginarium hosts fundraising gala

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Imaginarium's signature fundraising event is returning to the museum and science center Saturday, April 28th at 7 pm.  The "Cherish Gala" is your chance..
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Tolls set to rise by on central Florida expressway

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - If you're traveling to the Orlando area this summer, you may want to pack a little more cash. Transportation officials say cash tolls on the BeachLine Exp..
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