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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Florida hit hardest by Sears store closings

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) - Florida will be hit the hardest by the closing of Sears and Kmart stores, losing 11, according to a preliminary list of 79 planned closures released Th..
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Woman finds grenade in backyard

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Authorities say a live grenade was found in the backyard of a South Florida home.    Miami-Dade police say 68-year-old Jean Viollis was raking leaves We..
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Call For Action looks back on 2011 successes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Call for Action fights to right wrongs for people in Southwest Florida. This year we were able to recover $90,000 for viewers. But we solve many other problems yo..
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Marine recovers after online ad prompts shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A U.S. Marine Corps officer who survived tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan without a scratch is recovering after being shot in Florida while trying..
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CCSO Narcs arrest 2 drug dealers on 19 charges

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives arrested two drug dealers Wednesday on a total of 19 charges. Roger Junior Dawkins, 23, of 25161 Paraguay..
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Ring in the new year without breaking the budget

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Southwest Floridians are taking advantage of a number of options to celebrate on New Year's Eve, without busting their budgets. Some places are offering special d..
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Naples man arrested for sexual battery on an infant

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Deputies have arrested a Naples man accused of sexually abusing an infant girl, according to our partners at the News-Press. Mario Hernandez Morin, 24, is cha..
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Baby giraffe born at Tampa's Busch Gardens

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A baby giraffe has been born at Busch Gardens in Tampa.    Tampa Bay's Fox 13 News (http://bit.ly/v4G6Nf) reports the 5-foot-7, 127-pound female w..
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New year, new minimum wage for Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Workers earning minimum wage will ring in the new year with a new pay rate. Florida is one of eight states where the minimum wage is going up on January 1. &..
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Battling rising crime statistics, whose job is it?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Fort Myers City Council member is taking violence in the city into his own hands. Councilman Johnny Streets has added a discussion to next week's agenda. He's h..
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