5-acre fire burns in Punta Gorda

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Fire EMS workers were on the scene of a five-acre fire burning on Prairie Creek Blvd. Punta Gorda Monday afternoon. A Firefighter worked quickly..
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3 arrested after raid in a Pt. Charlotte home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives served a search warrant Friday on a home at 21275 Midway Blvd. in Port Charlotte; three arrests were made..
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N. Ft. Myers woman and child involved in rollover accident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- At approximately 11:45 a.m. on Monday, a woman and her small child were involved in a rollover vehicle accident, according to our partners at the News-Press..
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Panel to let Fla. bar committee write snitch rules

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A state panel on wrongful convictions agreed to let a Florida Bar committee resolve differences over a proposed court rule on jailhouse snitches. &nbs..
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Miccosukee tribe says members owe $26M to IRS

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The Miccosukee Indian tribe in South Florida says its members could owe nearly $26 million to the Internal Revenue Service because of bad legal advice.   &nb..
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Car crashes into Burger King in Naples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NAPLES, Fla.- A vehicle crashed into a Burger King in Naples on Monday afternoon. It happened around 2:15pm at the franchise's location at 6565 Dudley Drive, just off Pine Rid..
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Sarasota family murdered by a relative, neighbors shocked

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- A Sarasota neighborhood is still in shock after one of its residents allegedly murdered his elderly parents and sister. Neighbors tell our news partners there, they..
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Teens arrested for robbery, battery on deputy and marijuana

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Three teens were arrested after an incident stemming from a robbery in Port Charlotte. Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies responded a robbery call Sunday in ..
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Man arrested for alleged abuse on a 7-week-old infant

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers police arrested 23-year-old Jonathan Rendon for aggravated child abuse after doctors confirmed an infant had suffered abusive head trauma while in his ..
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Homeless man attacks another with a machete

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested a homeless man in Port Charlotte after he attacked another man at a homeless camp area with a machete. Ernesto ..
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Man believes debit card digits were copied at a Naples cafe

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- Police are investigating a case of identity theft in which a Naples resident claims his debit card numbers were copied at a local cafe. On Friday at 11 a.m., Naples p..
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Pastor's daughter accidentally shot at Fla. church

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say the daughter of a pastor was accidentally shot in the head at a church in St. Petersburg.    The Pinellas County Sheriff'..
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Sheriff: Off-duty officer shoots, kills man

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Jacksonville man who brandished a gun is dead after being shot by an off-duty police officer.    The shooting happened ea..
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FHP to crack down on aggressive driving

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DAYTONA, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol is starting a campaign to crack down on aggressive driving.    Troopers will be on the lookout for drivers who are fo..
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New strain of ficus whitefly identified in S. Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Horticulture experts say a new strain of whiteflies is turning ficus leaves sticky and staining them.    The South Florida Sun Sentinel ..
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Aggressive Driving Campaign

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

DAYTONA, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol is starting a campaign to crack down on aggressive driving. Troopers will be on the lookout for drivers who are following too closel..
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Raising money for children with cancer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. Get ready to hit the courts and watch some tennis pros in Southwest Florida in one of the largest tennis charity events in the country.  This morning, mem..
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Junior Parade celebrates 65th year in Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Fort Myers tradition continued Sunday, as hundreds lined the streets of downtown to watch the Edison Festival of Light Junior Parade. The largest youth parade ..
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Charlotte County cold weather shelters open tonight

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Janet Wilson

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - In preparation of cold weather on Sunday night, Charlotte County's Office of Emergency Management has announced the opening of three Cold Weather shelters...
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Tomato workers return focus to Publix

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NAPLES, Fla. - Fresh off its victory with Trader Joe's the Coalition of Immokalee Workers is turning its focus back to Publix. Dozens of tomato workers and other activists proteste..
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