Garrett Kern moved

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Garrett Kern was released from the Cook County Jail in Illinois at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday. He is now in the custody of the LaSalle County Sheriff's Office, roughly ..
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CCSO arrests 2 firefighters for 'pain management' signs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- A Charlotte County Sheriff's Captain observed two men putting up pain management advertising signs on Jones Loop Rod at I-75/Exit 161 east of Punta Gorda this mo..
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Florida slot machine decision being appealed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - An appellate court decision saying the Legislature can approve slot machines anywhere is being appealed to the Florida Supreme Court.    Tha..
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LCSO conducts Operation 'SMACK' Down

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- UPDATE- As the result of a CrimeStoppers tip, Ismael Reyes of Fort Myers was located and taken into custody this afternoon. He is charged in connection with the i..
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Value Self Storage owner arrested for drug trafficking

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE HARBOR, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit undercover detectives arrested a Charlotte Harbor businessman this morning for trafficking and selling drugs out o..
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Reaccreditation team visits Edison State this week

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A lot is on the line as the school that's dealt with a series of scandals recently meets with a reaccreditation team. A committee from the Southern Association of..
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Fort Myers Police Chief to be voted in instead of appointed?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- One of the hot-button issues in Fort Myers concerns an amendment to give voters a chance elect a police chief. Police chiefs are currently appointed, but today, v..
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Cape voters hit the polls

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Today is Election Day in Cape Coral and it promises to be one of the most emotionally driven elections in the city's history. Many in the city's police and fire u..
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Donate a turkey, get free flowers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Harry Chapin food bank is still far below the number of turkeys needed to help families this Thanksgiving. The organization is short 5,000 turkeys and Thanksg..
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Pine Ridge re-opened after fatal crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- It was a deadly day on a busy road in Naples. Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash that killed a Naples man, in fifties, on Pine Ridge Road near the..
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SeaWorld Orlando announces new attractions

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - SeaWorld Orlando is announcing plans for the largest expansion in the theme park's history.    Park president Terry Prather introduced details o..
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Auction to raise funds for arts school in Miami

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A boutique hotel in Miami Beach is hosting an art auction to help raise funds for the New World School of the Arts.    The silent auction will be held T..
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Smoke causes alarm for some

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A controlled burn at Babcock Ranch is causing smokey conditions for Southwest Florida drivers Tuesday morning. It is believed that the northeast wind is blowing t..
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CCSO investigating theft of 8 pool pumps in Englewood

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives are investigating the theft of eight pool pumps from two resorts and one condominium in the Englewood area that were reported..
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Former prison guard sentenced on porn charges

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - A former federal corrections officer charged with child pornography has been sentenced to five years in prison after agreeing to a plea deal with prosecutors. Ci..
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Oil-spill workers sought for study

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHAUVIN, La. (AP) - Federal researchers will be in Terrebonne Parish on Wednesday, looking for cleanup workers willing to participate in a $17.8 million study of long-term health e..
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Police investigate Tampa shooting that injures 5

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say five people were injured following a shooting outside a nightclub in Tampa's Ybor City district.    Tampa police say a gunman star..
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Voters head to polls Tuesday in Cape city council races

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Voters hit the polls Tuesday in a contentious Cape Coral city council election, which features half of the council seats on the ballot.Incumbents Peter Brandt (D..
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Black Friday fever hitting SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The clock is ticking if you're a Black Friday shopper.  Only 18 days stand between you and one of the biggest shopping days of the year.  Stores are d..
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East Naples firefighter accused of soliciting a minor

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

NAPLES, Fla.- East Naples firefighter Eric Lentovich was arrested Thursday on charges of soliciting a minor and traveling to meet a minor. Investigators with the Hardee county sher..
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