Fla. investment scammer sent to federal prison

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A South Florida man who admitted to operating a bogus investment scheme has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison.    A judge in Miami i..
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Fla. officials see increase in domestic violence

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - South Florida community leaders are investigating a marked increase in fatal domestic violence cases in Broward County.    Sheriff Al La..
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Deputy walks for families of fallen officers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida sheriff's deputy is headed to Tallahassee on foot to raise money for the families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty..
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Police: Walmart greeter helps customer steal TVs

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) - Police say a Walmart greeter did more than welcome shoppers to a store north of Tampa.    Zephyrhills police say 34-year-old Frederick Leon ..
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Agency mulls water shortage order in north Fla.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - As rivers, lakes and groundwater levels plummet in north Florida, officials are pondering placing more stringent regulations on watering and irrigation.&nb..
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Turtle nesting season begins early in SW Fla.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - Turtle nesting season is starting early in southwest Florida.    The Fort Myers News-Press (http://newspr.es/IpSeV3 ) reports volunteers ..
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Mail carrier robbed at gunpoint in Tampa

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of two people who robbed a mail carrier at gunpoint in Tampa. &nb..
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Man dies after firing gun he thought was unloaded

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies say a 19-year-old man died when he fired a round on a handgun that was being passed around by friends in a house near Tamp..
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Fla. county reviews reverse 911 system

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAVARES, Fla. (AP) - When a 9-year-old girl went missing this week, authorities used a reverse 911 system to alert residents.    But a glitch in the system apparentl..
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Suspect arrested for allegedly following children in his van

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers Police Department arrested 62-year-old Pedro Miguel Martinez-Leon, of Fort Myers, Wednesday for one count of luring and enticing a child. On Monday, at..
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Judge: Fla. worker drug testing unconstitutional

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A federal judge declared Gov. Rick Scott's order requiring drug testing for some 85,000 state workers unconstitutional Thursday, saying the governor showed no evidence..
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Rodeo fundraiser for two girls with Type 1 Diabetes

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kyle Jordan

LABELLE, Fla. - Get ready for some top notch ropin' and ridin' at a rodeo this weekend, raising money to help two southwest Florida girls suffering from Type 1 Diabetes.  Magg..
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Crash Report Out Today

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol is releasing a report on the fog- and smoke-shrouded Interstate 75 crash that killed 11 people in January. The inspector general..
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Collier's three largest fire districts discuss consolidation

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -- Collier County's three largest fire districts are looking for ways to save money while improving emergency services. Wednesday, fire commissioners for East N..
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Lee County EOC creates evacuation smartphone app

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Hurricane season begins June 1, so Lee County Emergency Management is going high tech to keep you safe.  They've created a free evacuation app for your sma..
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Financial aid scam warning from Lee County Sheriff's Office

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A warning from the Lee County Fraud investigators.  Do your homework when you're applying for grants.  A student, 19, says she was scammed out of near..
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Cold case tip leads investigators to N. Naples field

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

NORTH NAPLES, Fla. - An 8-year-old cold case heats back up. Collier investigators spent hours Wednesday searching a North Naples field after getting a tip about the disappearance o..
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Veteran, 86, killed while crossing street driving golf cart

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A deadly crash after a man on a golf cart is killed when he drove into the path of a truck.  John Young, 86, died while driving the cart near the intersect..
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Grieving Cape father to speak at gun safety seminar

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A grieving Cape Coral father is on a mission to prevent tragedy. Dave Swazey is opening up about the day his daughter Ashlee was shot and killed by her..
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Report lists suspect in case of bludgeoned dog

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

ENGLEWOOD Fla.- Earlier this month we told you about the tragic end of Ginger,  a Jack Russell Terrier in Englewood.   The dog was taken from her home on April 6th.&..
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