Florida CFO warns of unclaimed property scam

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida consumers are being warned to beware of an emerging unclaimed property scam.    State Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater on Tuesda..
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Mom: Suspect in deputy slaying 'not a monster'

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - The mother of a 19-year-old suspect in the fatal shooting of a central Florida sheriff's deputy says she's devastated by the slaying.    Pamel..
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Ft. Lauderdale agency offering tourists free gas

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - With gas prices on the rise, officials with Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau are offering tourists a little financial help. ..
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127-year-old Fla. house will be destroyed

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TERRA CEIA, Fla. (AP) - They couldn't give it away, so the owners of a 127-year-old house plan to demolish it.    The Bradenton Herald (http://bit.ly/zw08th ) report..
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Fired Fla. teacher kills headmistress, self

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Jacksonville school will remain closed through next week's spring break after its headmistress was gunned down in her office by a former teacher. &..
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Man headed to prison for dropping cruise anchor

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A California businessman has been sentenced to four months incarceration and three years of probation for a drunken prank while aboard a Holland America cruise s..
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Officer relieved of duty for hauling mattresses

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A Miami-Dade police officer caught using her patrol car to haul mattresses has been relieved of duty with pay.    Police say an investigation is underwa..
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DCF sued over 2010 murder-suicide in Riviera Beach

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The father of three children killed in 2010 is suing child welfare officials he says were negligent.    Michael Barnett has filed the la..
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Collier Blvd. re-opened after morning motorcycle crash

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A motorcycle crash left Collier Blvd. closed briefly on Wednesday morning. Michael Crabtree was transported to Lee Memorial with serious injuries. The 59-year..
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iPads helping visually impaired read

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla - It seems iPads can do just about everything. That includes helping the visually impaired read! This may sound unusual since the iPad is a visually driven to..
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Spirit of the Gulf Chorus Concert

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. Spirit of the Gulf is an award-winning women's a cappella chorus of over 150 members, dedicated to musical excellence, education and the promotion of harmony singi..
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Florida House to vote on Video Voyeurism

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Bibey

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida House could vote this week on a bill that increases the charges related to the crime known as "video voyeurism." The House on Tuesday roll..
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Deputy remains person of interest in Collier disappearances

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Two Collier County men have been missing for close to a decade. The detective in charge of their cases pinpoints his former colleague, calling him a person of..
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Homeowners on high alert after brush fire in Lehigh Acres

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. -- On the fire watch, scary moments for homeowners in a Lehigh Acres neighborhood.  Whipping winds helped fuel a brush fire that quickly charred nine acres ..
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Cape courting mystery clients, bringing potential for growth

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A big-name company could make its move to Cape Coral, bringing with it more than 200 jobs. But that big name is a big mystery. The name of this company is being k..
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Bonita Springs considering homeless shelter restrictions

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - The city of Bonita Springs is looking at new restrictions on where shelters can build. This comes after backlash against St. Matthew's House, which was rumor..
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Sarasota man arrested for murder and attempted robbery

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested 18-year-old Luis Guillermo Brignoni, of Sarasota, in connection with the incident on Debbie Street late Saturday n..
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Crimestoppers in Collier schools proving to be a success

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla. - Students in Collier County are helping law enforcement fight crime on school campuses by doing the right thing, with some incentive. The idea is for students to rema..
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Army purchases land in Cape Coral

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The U.S. Army bought 15 acres in north Cape Coral on Tuesday for a reserves training center, according to our partners at the News-Press. The center is expected t..
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Lehigh Acres semi-truck driver involved in San Antonio crash

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A man is dead following an accident involving two semi-trucks and a pickup truck in San Antonio, Texas. According to CBS affiliate KENS out of San Antonio, one ..
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