North Fla. teen hit in head by baseball dies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Jacksonville school officials say a Ribault High School player has died from injuries suffered during the team's batting practice.    The o..
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Flooding washes out road, strands residents

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) - Officials in central Florida say heavy rain has caused portions of a road to wash out, stranding about 150 people in Westgate River Ranch Resort.  ..
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Sarasota man arrested for doctor shopping

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested Michael Wayne Arnold, 44, 2040 Palm Terrace in Sarasota, and charged him with eight counts of Withholding Informat..
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2011 banner year for 2 sea turtle species

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - The Florida sea turtle nesting season has come to an end, and there is good news for two of Florida’s federally endangered sea turtle species. The Florida ..
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2 pitbulls shot by police after they attack K-9

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Daytona Beach police officer shot and killed two pitbulls that attacked a K-9.    Officials say the officer and his dog ..
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Salvation Army starts spreading 'Christmas Cheer'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

IMMOKALEE, Fla.-- Every year, parents line up to get their hands on the hottest holiday toys. But Monday in Collier County, dozens stood in line just to make sure their kids would ..
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CCSO 'Operation Medicine Cabinet' collects 234 lbs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron reported Monday that “Operation Medicine Cabinet has been a huge success. Since June 15, our agency has collected 234..
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Flood warning issued for Desoto County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DESOTO COUNTY, Fla.- The National Weather Service has issued a river flood warning for Desoto County.The Peace River is near seven feet in height with a flood stage of 11 feet. The..
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'Occupy Lehigh Acres' joins the action

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Occupy Lehigh Acres announced its local protest. They're asking the people in Lehigh Acres to gather at the Wooden Nickel at the corner of Homestead Road and Le..
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Collier pedestrian dead after hit and run

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- A hit and run accident has left one pedestrian in Collier County dead Monday afternoon. The accident occurred on the corner of Pine Ridge Road and Shirley Road, where..
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4 arrested after attempting to rob Capital Bank

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Four Fort Myers men are behind bars, accused of robbing a bank and trying to steal authorities arrested the men over the weekend and now they are in federal custo..
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Co. finds ship full of silver in Atlantic

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A sea exploration company said Monday it has discovered a ship filled with silver 8,000 feet beneath the surface of the North Atlantic Ocean.    O..
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CCSO releases more information on attempted murder

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit detectives released more details concerning the late Saturday night stabbing that resulted in the arrest Sunda..
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Hot light bulb causes small fire on Disney ride

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Officials say the Astro Orbiter ride at the Magic Kingdom has been shut down because of a small fire.    The fire started Sunday morning shortly..
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Ex Fla. US Sen. Mel Martinez backs Mitt Romney

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Former Republican National Committee Chair and ex-Florida U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez is throwing his weight behind GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.   &nbs..
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SWAT situation ends with attempted murder arrest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Sunday afternoon, Charlotte County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit detectives charged 35 year-old Roy Lee Poore of 6200 Rumford Street, Punta G..
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Missing 80 year-old Lehigh man found safely

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

UPDATE:Enrique Ramirez is safe and was located with relatives in Naples. ORIGINAL RELEASE: LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The Lee County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in loc..
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Pirate Fest invades Fort Myers Beach

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. With guns and gold hundreds of pirates converged on Fort Myers Beach for the sixth annual Pirate Festival this weekend."There's no other event like this on t..
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'Occupy' supporters show despite downpour

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Hundreds of supporters showed for the first Occupy Fort Myers meeting, despite torrential rain for hours. The group took to social media to relay their message a..
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Feds arrest four in SWFL bank robberies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Federal prosecutors have arrested four men on robbery charges, including two suspects in a violent armed robbery in Fort Myers in August.The U.S. Attorney's offi..
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