Child found wandering the streets in Punta Gorda

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- On Tuesday, a small child was found in the intersection of Shreve Street and West Charlotte Avenue in Punta Gorda. Two witnesses flagged down a police car after ..
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Coast Guard seizes more than 2 tons of cocaine

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard has seized a shipment of more than two tons of cocaine off the coast of Honduras.    Authorities in Miami said Thursday that a Coas..
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New underwater attraction at Miami Seaquarium

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A new attraction at the Miami Seaquarium lets visitors interact with sea creatures underwater.    The Miami Herald (http://bit.ly/uo84ML) reports the Se..
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Md. bill would make parents report missing kids

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland General Assembly will consider a bill that would require parents or guardians to promptly notify police about dead or missing children. &nbs..
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Fight over spilled rum leads to stabbing, shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAUDERHILL, Fla. (AP) - An argument between long-time friend over spilled rum ended with one being stabbed, the other shot.    Lauderhill police spokesman Rick Rocco..
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Brother arrested after man found dead in trash bin

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A man faces charges of failing to report a death to the medical examiner after deputies say he wrapped his brother's body in black trash bags and left h..
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Injured man steals ambulance, ends up in jail

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - While rescue workers were attending to a patient, someone drove away in their ambulance parked outside a Tampa home.    Police say it drove away w..
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Cape Fire Department says if you must use fireworks, be safe

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The City of Cape Coral Fire Department is advising residents to forego the use of fireworks at home celebrations on New Year’s Eve and encourages citizens t..
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Florida was weird as only it can be in 2011

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Did you hear about the giant Lego man that washed up on Siesta Key beach? What about the man who walked into a bar, ordered a beer and disappeared for 30 m..
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Cops: Officer shot man who refused to put down gun

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Miami Beach police officer fatally shot a man who authorities say refused to put down his gun in a dispute early Friday.    Police spokesw..
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Alligator Alley re-opened after RV fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- All lanes of I-75, on Alligator Alley, have been re-opened after this morning's R.V. fire. There were no injuries in the incident.   
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Man arrested for Pt. Charlotte Christmas stabbing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives report the man wanted for stabbing a North Port man early Christmas morning at 12:50 a.m. in Port Charlotte, turned himself..
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Punta Gorda PD warns: 'distraction burglaries' on the rise

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- The Punta Gorda Police Department is investigating another "distraction burglary," which took place around 4:15 p.m. Thursday, on Caicos Drive. This is the fifth..
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US 27 closed at SR 29 in Glades Co. due to fatal crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GLADES COUNTY, Fla.- A fatal traffic crash shut down U.S. 27 at S.R. 29 in Glades County Friday morning. The southbound lanes of U.S. 27 have opened for both northbound and southbo..
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Collier man arrested for sexually abusing girl in diapers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -- A Collier County man is behind bars accused of sexually abusing a young girl in diapers. Mario Marin, 24, was caught inappropriately touching a young girl ea..
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Burglaries on Marco Island nearly double from last year

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

MARCO ISLAND, Fla -- For years, the small community of Marco Island has been immune to any large increases in crime, but new statistics show burglaries nearly doubled within the pa..
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Free Tow to Go program offered through January 2

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- 2011 will officially end at midnight on Saturday and there will, no doubt, be celebrations to go along with it.  With the celebrations may mean drinking a ..
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Clinton Drake charged with Second Degree Murder

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Clinton Drake has been charged Thursday with Second Degree Murder for the death of his grandfather, John Drake. Clinton Drake admitted to killing the 84-year-old ..
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Elderly Fort Myers woman's engagement ring set stolen

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- An elderly woman's engagement ring set was stolen by someone she thought she could trust.  The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, is now warning ot..
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Naples man charged in flipping scheme, owes millions

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

NAPLES, Fla.- A Naples man is behind bars on charges he illegally flipped more than 200 homes in Ohio. Investigators say Blaine Murphy forged the deeds under the name Bry..
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