CCSO arrests 2 teens for 'carhopping' burglaries

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested two teen boys early this morning after “carhopping” three vehicles and may have burglarized over 20..
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Fort Myers most wanted

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Fort Myers Police Department is looking for the following people: Patrick Moore, 41, Grand Theft Auto  Jose Solis, 21, Sexual Battery Matthew Lesher..
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CFO wants sinkhole insurance rates hiked slowly

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's chief financial officer wants state insurance regulators to consider an affordable "glide" path for homeowners seeking to buy sinkhole insurance ..
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UBS banker charged with conspiracy to defraud US

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Another former banker at UBS AG has been charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States.    According to an indictment filed Tuesday, Martin Lack ..
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FMPD remove guns from city streets

Updated 3 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 28-guns from city streets f..
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Train hits pedestrian in Fort Lauderdale

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Officials are investigating after a train hit a pedestrian in Fort Lauderdale.    The incident happened Tuesday afternoon.   &..
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Fort Myers an accidentally shoots himself

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Monday, Gregory Holton was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital after accidentally shooting himself during target practice. Holton and his neighbor, John Crews, were..
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DCF investigates cases of children left in cars

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Florida Department of Children and Families in Southwest Florida is investigating two cases of children left unattended in a hot car over the past two days. T..
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CCSO wins awards for DUI & Click It Or Ticket

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron announced that the agency won two first place awards in the Florida Law Enforcement Challenge held in Orlando July 22. Sher..
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Fla. rocker battling Lou Gehrig's disease

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dan Toler says he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, otherwise known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.    ..
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Court put off for Fla. suspect in family killings

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A Florida woman accused of arranging the 2009 killings of her husband and mother-in-law is still waiting to hear whether New York prosecutors will seek th..
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Marco PD and Fire donate backpacks to kids in need

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MARCO ISLAND, Fla.- Members of the Marco Island Police and Fire Rescue Departments donated 34 backpacks (all fully stocked with school supplies), extra school supplies and gift car..
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US releases more classified Bay of Pigs documents

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The U.S. has released more of its classified history of the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba.    The release Monday comes in response to a lawsuit file..
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Fla. Retail Federation defends sales tax 'holiday'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Retail Federation is defending the state's sales tax "holiday" on back-to-school purchases against criticism from a conservative think tank.&nb..
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Doctor: new Fla. Execution drug risky to inmate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A doctor testifying for a Death Row inmate says Florida's planned use of a new lethal injection drug could cause extreme pain in executions.    Dr. Davi..
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Yankeetown challenging new Florida planning law

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Add tiny Yankeetown to the growing list of challengers suing over new state laws.    The north Florida town with a population of 502 sued Tu..
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CCSO reminds motorists school starts Monday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron reminds motorists that school starts next Monday in Charlotte County. Sheriff Cameron said, “I ask motorists to ..
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Love that dress

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Love That Dress! is a huge dress party offering thousands of new and gently worn dresses at nominal prices.  The event also features an accessory room and sil..
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Ft Myers men rescued off coast of Florida Keys

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A local man and his friend end up drifting off the Florida Keys over the weekend. They floated for hours on end until the Coast Guard and a good samaritan on a..
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Tropical Storm Emily forms in Caribbean

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

ROUSEAU, Dominica (AP) - Tropical Storm Emily formed Monday in the eastern Caribbean and lashed islands with heavy rain and winds, as the system moved northwest on a track that cou..
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