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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11 hurt as bus, truck collide in West Palm Beach

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- Eleven people received mostly minor injuries after a pickup truck and a municipal bus collided in West Palm Beach.    The Palm Beach Post repo..
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Best Buy burglars caught in act

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies made a major bust in a string of Best Buy burglaries in South Florida.Three different Best Buy locations have been broken into since..
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Voting rules change

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Miller

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Some state legislatures now under Republican control have been tightening voting regimens perceived as beneficial to Democrats - a move that comes as next yea..
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Gamers give back

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

  PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Fans of comic books, video games and anime gave back to the community this weekend. Hundreds of people showed up costumes and canned food at the Comics, ..
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Fill the fleet helps feed thousands

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - When you have 50 tons of food to move you need a lot of help. And that's exactly what the Harry Chapin Food Bank received Sunday afternoon.   Publix and Lee..
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New law could make it easier to travel with guns

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

Retired pilot Pete Rock still travels a lot, sometimes on the ground and sometimes in the air. "I have a small airplane and we fly all over the east and southeast in that," said Ro..
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