Former deputy says Sheriff has quotas.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PORT CHARLOTTE Fla.- Former Charlotte County Deputy Tim Hamula does not deny that he made mistakes.“I'm not looking for anyone to say we forgive you for what you have done, I..
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Business owner tells Collier County to pay up

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

COLLIER CO., Fla.- A Southwest Florida mover says Collier County owes him thousands of dollars for work done in July 2010. Frank Dethlefsen owns Suncoast Moving and Storage. His co..
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LCSO needs help identifying a tanning salon robber

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ESTERO, Fla.- Lee County deputies are looking for the man that robbed a tanning salon in Estero.  Deputies were called to Extreme Tan, located 20321 Grande Oaks Shoppes, at ap..
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A huge candy bar with an even larger message

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

LABELLE, Fla. - Chocolate is always a secret trick to get young school kids to concentrate. And the kids at Country Oaks Elementary in LaBelle were paying very close attention on F..
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Woman, 70, spends night pinned under vehicle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Officials say a 70-year-old woman spend a cold night pinned on the ground after her SUV rolled onto her legs as she opened her front gate.    ..
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State officials halt funding for school projects

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State officials say they are halting payments for school construction projects.    Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson and State Universi..
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9 charged in drug trafficking ring

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say an employee of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami and eight others have been arrested for participating in a South Florida cocaine and oxyco..
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House fire leads to grow house discovery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A small house fire on Dania Street in Lehigh Acres, led deputies to a grow house discovery. Investigators found close to 115 marijuana plants inside. Firefighte..
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The value of the vote: local students show it on video

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County high school students are submitting video messages, promoting the value of registering and voting. The videos are part of a contest, sponsored by the L..
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Fire Chief says the Pine Island fire was arson

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PINE ISLAND, Fla.- Arson investigators are on the scene of a suspicious fire at Pine Island's Chamber of Commerce. The building went up in flames overnight and is now deemed a tota..
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2 arrested in Punta Gorda narcotics raid

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Christopher Maurice Roberts, 36, and 27-year-old Anthony Goodson were arrested during a raid early Friday morning. The Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit,..
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Teen arrested, found waiting in girl's closet with a knife

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- An 18-year-old has been charged with burglary, kidnapping and stalking after being found in a 15-year-old girl's bedroom, waiting with a knife. Phi Tang, a twelfth-gr..
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Man arrested for cloned credit cards during traffic stop

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Alfonso Maragoto Silva, 49, of 6804 W. Hanna Avenue in Tampa was arrested and charged with four counts of possession of a cloned credit card, after a routin..
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Fla. lawmakers meeting with UF, FSU presidents

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Lawmakers are beginning a review of Florida's higher education system by meeting with the presidents of two of the state's most prestigious public universi..
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Woman dies when car hits Miami bus bench

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol says a woman was killed when the driver lost control of his vehicle and hit the bench she was sitting on at a Miami bus stop.   &n..
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Bed bug infestation closes Salvation Army shelter

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A bed bug infestation has forced a Salvation Army shelter in Orlando to temporarily close.    The Salvation Army announced Thursday that the men..
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Fla. dentist takes cigar shop to court over smoke

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

VALRICO, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa Bay area dentist is sick of his office smelling like the cigar shop next door.    So Edmund Rahal went to Hillsborough County Circuit Co..
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Gingrich to meet with voters in Miami, Orlando

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will be stopping in Florida to meet with voters and open an Orlando campaign office.    The former House..
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18-year-old found dead in Gardens of Gulf Cove home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GULF COVE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an 18-year-old Lemon Bay High School student found deceased in his Gardens of Gulf Cove r..
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FMPD arrests 3 and seize crack cocaine in drug bust

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Police seized 7.7 grams of crack cocaine, miscellaneous drug paraphernalia and arrested three in a drug bust on Thursday. The Fort Myers Police Department conduct..
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