Tampa police uncover tax fraud scam

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in Tampa say they have busted a federal income tax fraud ring responsible for more than $100 million in losses.    Police Chief Jane C..
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Football brawl players, coaches could face charges

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

SARASOTA Fla.- The home video which has already gone viral, shows players and coaches apparently attacking an official at a football game last weekend in Sarasota. "I think everybo..
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New hurricane iPhone app for Lee County

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lee County Emergency Management’s free LeeEvac app provides residents and visitors to Lee County the ability to find their Hurricane Evacuation Zone o..
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Suspicious box closes parking lot Thursday night

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds


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Missing teacher suffered abuse by ex-husband

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

NAPLES, Fla. -- Despite the abuse, and even after a divorce, missing teacher Amy Patterson returned to her ex-husband Daniel Proctor. Experts say, for many women, that's not uncomm..
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81-year-old robbed, but not without a fight

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ESTERO, FL- An 81-year old woman attacked and robbed in her Estero home. Deputies say she didn't give up without a fight.Martha Caiceda feels her bruises today. Battle wounds from ..
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Hero saved Copeland gator-bite victim

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COPELAND, Fla. - We're learning more about the man who pulled a 90-year-old Copeland woman out of an alligator's deadly grip. Margaret Webb has been upgraded to serious condition a..
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Katia weakens to tropical storm, to strengthen

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Katia has weakened to a tropical storm as it moves across the Atlantic but forecasters say they expect it to strengthen again over the next two days. &n..
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Flower shop trading stuffed animals for stems

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- It's a sweet deal: one Fort Myers florist will trade you a teddy bear, for a dozen roses! But the idea behind the exchange, makes the swap even sweeter.   Fl..
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Anthony will be deposed for civil lawsuit

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Casey Anthony will have to take a videotaped deposition for a civil lawsuit in which she is accused of ruining another woman's reputation.    A ..
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Fla. prescription data base goes into operation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's prescription drug tracking system finally is up and running.    The data base began accepting information Thursday after overcomin..
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CCSO asking public for info in theft of 22 tires

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CLEVELAND, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives are asking the public’s help if they might have any information concerning theft of 22 new truck tires from a Cleveland..
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Vehicle in 'Brotherhood Ride' involved in NC crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- A Naples Fire and Rescue truck taking part in a September 11th tribute ride was involved in a serious wreck in North Carolina. The crash happened as a group of firefi..
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Florida family charged in $40 million psychic scam

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Rose Marks and her family of fortunetellers offered hope. Prosecutors say it came with a steep price.    The Florida family claimed to c..
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Mobile home parks protest solid waste ultimatum

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Some mobile home park residents in Lee County are objecting to a deadline from the solid waste division: Join county recycling now, or be considered a "business" ..
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Allstate: Cape drivers a little safer than average

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The likelihood of being involved in a traffic crash varies by location and a new survey from Allstate Insurance Company shows where one Southwest Florida city sta..
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1 dead, 2 injured from carbon monoxide poisoning

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Police say one person has died and two people are in the hospital after they suffered carbon monoxide poisoning when a man in an apartment building left hi..
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Bears’ appetites soar in fall, so stash your trash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Florida black bears turn into eating machines this time of year, stuffing their stomachs in preparation for winter. For gluttonous bears, raiding a garbage can may be more appealin..
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Bonita man killed in forklift accident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- Christian Flores, 30, of Bonita Springs, was working for J & A Loading of Bonita Springs when he was killed in a forklift accident on Wednesday evening. The compa..
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Police arrest 5 in prostitution sting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Thursday night, August 31, 2011, the Fort Myers Police Department’s Special Investigations Group with the assistance of uniformed officers conducted a prost..
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