CCSO makes 9th arrest in 'doctor shopping' crackdown

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives continue their “Doctor Shopping” investigations and made their ninth arrest in two weeks. D..
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Dead infant found in Punta Gorda woman's freezer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Punta Gorda police continue to investigate the death of an infant Tuesday afternoon. The baby was found dead in the freezer at a home on Boca Grande Blvd. Monday..
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Polls open for the Republican primary

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - All eyes are on Florida as the primary gets under way. It could very well be the deciding vote in this race. The front runners each made a series of appearances ..
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Victim identified in Bokeelia murder

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

BOKEELIA, Fla.- The victim in the death investigation has been identified as 87-year-old Robert Lemon. On January 30, 2012, at 2:53 a.m., the Lee County Sheriff's Office recei..
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Collier Commissioners approve $4 million to replace bridges

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -- Collier County commissioner approved a contract to spend $4 million to replace two bridge in Golden Gate Estates. A recent bi-annual inspection revealed both..
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Hendry County man released under Stand Your Ground law

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla.- It's been two years since Lestina Rumph hugged her son Timothy. Today a judge signed paperwork to release him, saying the murder he committed was justified. Ou..
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Buyers stand in line for property

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla.- New construction had potential home buyers camping out to secure lots in the Riverstone subdivision. The GL Homes development will have 850 new single family homes up..
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Pet ambulance delivers speedy care to man's best friend

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- Getting your pet the critical care it needs just got easier. Some may call it a splurge, but a Bonita Springs veterinary clinic is now offering a full-service..
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GOP race's approaching lull will test Gingrich

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The caffeinated, rapid-fire GOP presidential primary is about to ease into a slower pace and a more spread-out map, creating new challenges for Newt Gingrich.&nbs..
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Woman charged with murder, found with blood on her hands

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Correnia Bice was arrested and charged with second degree murder after being found with blood on her hands, standing over a deceased elderly man. On Monday, at 2:..
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Race is on for the next mayor of Bonita Springs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- Incumbent Ben Nelson grew up in Bonita Springs, and before he was mayor, served for years on the city council. His challenger Dave Grothaus says it's time for..
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Fla. AG urged to get tough on foreclosure deal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Religious community groups are urging Attorney General Pam Bondi to take a tougher stance on a proposed settlement with the nation's five largest mortgage ..
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Committee kills change to Fla. election law

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Senate committee failed to pass a change to state elections law that would have prohibited electronic terminals that some voting officials use to swipe d..
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Economy weighs heavily on Florida working class

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Florida has wealthy beach resorts along its coasts, expensive Disney vacations and swank upscale hotels in Miami.    But much of the st..
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Fla. releases ranking of schools by FCAT scores

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Department of Education has released a ranking of all Florida public schools based on scores on the state's standardized test.    The da..
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Pythons apparently wiping out Everglades mammals

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A new study finds that massive pythons in the Everglades appear to be wiping out large numbers of raccoons, opossums, bobcats and other mammals. &..
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Early voting numbers are in

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Early voting numbers are in and here's how they breakdown by county: LEE COUNTYA grand total of 18,368 people went out to cast their votes early, representing four percent of regis..
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Experts: US ill-prepared for oil spill off Cuba

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Experts say the U.S. lacks the plans to adequately respond to an oil spill off the Cuban Coast.    Coast Guard officials told a U.S. House subcommittee ..
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Naples' 5th Ave. gets a new look

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.-  A popular destination in downtown Naples is getting a new look in an effort to draw locals and tourists at an already busy business district.It's still the same..
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Gingrich brings 'Crossing the Finish Line' to Ft. Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Republican race to win Florida continues. Newt Gingrich will be in Fort Myers this afternoon. His campaign is calling this a grassroots rally. Newt Gingrich's..
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