Ward's ex-girlfriend says he complained about wife

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The ex-girlfriend of central Florida developer Bob Ward testified Monday that Ward was complaining about his wife shortly before her fatal shooting.  ..
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Gulf Coast Humane Society now open Sunday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla -- For the first time, a local humane society is opening its doors on Sundays. The Gulf Coast Humane Society is now open from noon to four that day.  &nbs..
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Lee's $3 million tax surplus put to good use

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The visitor and convention bureau saw a $3 million jump in tax dollars pour in this year. Taxes from tourism gave Lee County a big boost this year, but it turns o..
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Fla. Senate Republicans pick next Senate president

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Senate Republicans are backing a North Florida legislator as the next Senate president.    Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, was designat..
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Crash on US 41 affecting traffic

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- UPDATE: Roadway is now clear. Northbound 41 is closed at College Parkway due to a multiple-car accident. Injuries appear to be minor, but motorists are advise to ..
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Disabled Collier man beaten outside his home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

GOLDEN GATE, Fla.- The family of a disabled Golden Gate man wants to know who's responsible for beating the 23-year-old while he was defenseless in his wheelchair. They say Francis..
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Miami man sentenced to 35 years for Medicare fraud

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A Miami woman has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for her role in a $205 million Medicare fraud scam involving mental health centers.    Authoritie..
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Rep. Stearns supported energy loans in Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns, a critic of the federal green energy loan program that helped a now bankrupt solar panel manufacturer, supported at least tw..
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Gov. Scott calls budget trimming agenda a success

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott told the Florida Chamber of Commerce in Orlando that his agenda of trimming government costs and regulations is working.    The ..
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Operation leads to credit card trafficking arrest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- On Sunday, September 18, 2011, members of the Lee County Sheriff's Office Highway Interdiction Unit teamed up with ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (H..
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Free hurricane protection for some people in need

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A local company is donating labor and materials to help some needy people in Southwest Florida.   Storm Smart is installing hurricane protection at the ..
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Records: Shooting suspect killed previous wife

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Court records show a Florida man who authorities say shot two ministers after killing his wife had pleaded guilty to killing a previous wife.   &nbs..
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Boy trades in birthday gifts for care packages

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

A Cape Coral boy has changed the rules for his birthday this year: he wants cash, instead of gifts, so that he can send care packages to soldiers. 8 year old Jon Lubick came up wit..
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CCSP catches man in the process of burglary

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies caught a man in the act of burglarizing a home Sunday around 4:45 a.m. at 2448 Crocket St., Port Charlotte. The burglar re..
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Fort Myers Police investigate double homicide

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers Police are investigating a double homicide. On Friday, September 16, 2011 at 8:43 p.m. the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a 911 call to a ho..
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CCSO arrests PC teen for Strong Armed Robbery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested a 15-year-old boy for Strong Armed Robbery after he punched a 13-year-old boy in the face five times and stole ..
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CCSO investigating skeletal remains found in PC

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives report they have collected everything they need and will be releasing the site in Port Charlotte where..
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Florida Senate beginning child protection review

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A special Florida Senate panel on protecting children is beginning its work.    Senate President Mike Haridopolos, a Merritt Island Republic..
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Nudity, alcohol at strip club violate city law

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A strip club manager and several dancers have been arrested after undercover police found violations of a Tampa ordinance that prevents nudity at places that sel..
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Authorities: Man shoots church pastors, kills wife

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - A man who stormed into a central Florida church and shot and wounded two ministers is set to appear in court.    Jeremiah Fogle is charged with..
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