BBB reports scammers targeting unemployed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Job seekers are being warned to be extra cautious when applying for work online. Experts say scammers are now prowling for a new victim: the unemployed. "You're v..
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Early school year affects summer camp owners

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County students will return to school next week, two weeks earlier than last year. School officials say this took summer vacation down from 10 to 8 weeks. St..
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Suspect sought in Whiskey Creek burglary

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla.- An attempted burglary ended with shots fired at the home of an off-duty Sanibel police officer, located on Robalo Drive in Fort Myers. On August 5, 2011, at ..
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Marco man has $13,000 in antique jewelry stolen

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. - "It's hard to think about it, it really is." Melvin Tuner's been a Marco Island resident for over 15 years.  He used to be the type that didn't lock his d..
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Fla. Gov. Scott wants larger presidential field

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott wants the field of Republican presidential candidates to get bigger and is praising Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who considering a run for the White Ho..
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Van driver charged in South Florida daycare death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - The driver for a South Florida daycare has been charged in the death of a toddler who was left in a van.    Miami-Dade police say 23-year-old ..
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Police training eyed after mentally ill man dies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) - Police should have been familiar with Kelly Thomas and his history of mental illness.    Thomas had a 16-year string of arrests around a Sou..
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A look inside Zoomers amusement park

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- An amusement park, which sat empty as a sign of the ill-fated real estate boom, will soon get rolling! Zoomers went up for auction earlier this year and today wor..
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4 deputies fatally shoot armed man

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say four central Florida deputies fatally shot a man who pointed a gun at them.    The Brevard County Sheriff's Office report..
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Hazmat is on scene at the Miromar Design Center

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

ESTERO, Fla.- Hazmat crews were on the scene at the Miromar Design Center in Estero, located near Corkscrew and I-75, across from the Miromar Outlet Shopping Center on Friday. A su..
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Holton soldier killed in Afghanistan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Pentagon has announced the death of a Holton soldier who was killed Wednesday along with another soldier during an attack in Afghanistan.    ..
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Police Need Help Identifying Thieves

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On August 3, 2011 the Fort Myers Police Department was called to investigate multiple car burglaries at the Pointe Royal Condominiums located at 1910 Virginia Ave..
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Panhandle jet to get new home after 34 years

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - An Air Force F-101 Voodoo jet that's been a landmark outside Gulf Coast Community College for 34 years is moving to a new home in central Florida. &nb..
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Mom urges fugitive siblings surrender

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The mother of three Florida siblings being sought by the FBI is urging them to surrender after authorities say they fired shots at a Florida police car and the..
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Tax-free shopping too late this year

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- School starts Monday in Lee and Charlotte Counties, so you can expect parents to pack the school supply aisles of local stores this weekend. For many the main cri..
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Drop in oil prices may make it cheaper to fill up

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The world's economic turmoil is causing crude oil prices to drop. Friday, oil was trading at $86 a barrel, down $10 from last week. With lower oil prices, will th..
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Trial delayed over ex-Venezuelan president burial

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Trial has been delayed while negotiations continue in Miami in a bitter family feud over the final burial site for former Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez.&nbs..
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2 former telecom executives found guilty of bribes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A federal jury in Miami has convicted two former telecommunications executives for bribing Haitian government officials.    The jury deliberated for fiv..
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2 women, 2 children found dead after house fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Two women and two children have been found dead after a north Florida house fire.    The Marion County Sheriff's Office says the victims had other..
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Fingerprints Lead Law Enforcement Taskforce to Thi

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Thursday, August 04, 2011 Officers from the Fort Myers and Cape Coral Police Departments as well as Deputies from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office assigne..
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