Florida to shut 7 prisons

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Department of Corrections is closing seven prisons and four work camps.    Corrections officials said Thursday no inmates will b..
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CCSO arrest 2 more for 'doctor shopping'

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives arrested two more women involved in separate “doctor shopping” cases. Both women were arrested i..
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Woman killed in collision with semi truck

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - S.R. 31 is now open after a fatal crash shut it down for several hours. A woman was killed after investigators say she veered into the path of an oncoming ..
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Radel meets his supporters

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The latest candidate to throw his name into the race to replace Connie Mack met with supporters. Trey Radel held a rally in Cape Coral this morning. The former TV..
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Cape housing market showing improvements

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The local real estate market has taken its share of the housing heat. Southwest Florida is frequently on the list as one of the hardest hit areas in the country. ..
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Orlando starts domestic partners registry

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Orlando is becoming the first central Florida city to have a domestic partners registry.    The city of Orlando on Thursday joins seven other Fl..
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Miami-Dade cop shoots, kills dog that bit him

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Miami-Dade police say an undercover officer shot and killed a dog while he was conducting a narcotics investigation at a home.    The Miami Herald (http..
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UF student injured when chemistry lab explodes

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A student received minor injuries during a chemistry lab explosion inside the University of Florida's Sisler Hall.    The Orlando Sentinel (..
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Psychiatrist: Casey Anthony pregnant after passing out

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A psychiatrist says Casey Anthony told him she became pregnant with her daughter, Caylee, after passing out at a party when she was 18 years old.   &..
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Principal faces charges stemming from hypnosis

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) - Criminal misdemeanor charges have been filed against a former southwest Florida high school principal accused of using hypnosis on students.   &nb..
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Would-be intruder shot, killed in central Fla.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a central Florida man shot and killed a would-be intruder during an attempted break-in.    Daytona Beach police say someon..
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Fla. economists continue to predict modest growth

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State economists expect modest growth in tax collections in the coming year.    Preliminary estimates unveiled on Thursday show economists ..
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Fla. drops from 5th to 11th in national ed ranking

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Florida has dropped from fifth to 11th in a nationwide ranking that compares education achievement, standards and spending across the states.    Educati..
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Student arrested for bringing a knife to school

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A 17-year-old East Lee County High School student was arrested on Wednesday for bringing a knife to school. During a verbal altercation between two boys in the re..
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Ft. Myers 7-Eleven robbed at knifepoint

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers Police are investigating a morning robbery with a knife at the 7-Eleven located at 5324 Cleveland Ave., according to our partners at thh News-Press. An..
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27 guns removed from Ft. Myers streets in December

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Fort Myers Police Department is cracking down on people who illegally carry firearms. Undercover vice and uniformed patrol removed 27 guns from city streets f..
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Campos found guilty in Lookers shooting trial

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The jury has found Justin Campos guilty of two counts of Second Degree murder in the death of Juan Miguel Sanchez-Perdomo and Carlos Deleon-Ortiz. Our partners at..
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Wanted fugitive found hiding in the dryer

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BRADENTON, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has captured the suspect in a violent home invasion robbery that occurred November 1, 2011, finding him hiding in a dryer at h..
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2 arrested in $200,000 ecstasy bust

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Two people engaged in a major ecstasy producing operation have been arrested. Their operation was brought to an abrupt end during a search warrant conducted by me..
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Gunman arrested in Pt. Charlotte armed robbery

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Christian Luis Fanor was arrested for Armed Robbery with a Firearm in an ongoing investigation of an incident that took place in Port Charlotte on Januar..
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