Two Crack Cocaine dealers arrested in Port Charlotte

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives arrested two Crack Cocaine dealers Wednesday in Port Charlotte following an ongoing undercover investigat..
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Two teens arrested, charged in brutal beating of casino employee

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. -- Two teenagers are behind bars accused in the brutal beating of a Luxxor Casino employee. Lee County deputies said they attacked an employee at the Casino on ..
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Port Charlotte priest on leave after sex arrest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. - A Port Charlotte church leader is accused of inappropriate conduct with an undercover detective.Father Berhard Chojnacki was arrested Tuesday as part of an ..
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Old tree gets new life in downtown Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Curious bystanders in downtown Fort Myers took time out of their day Wednesday to see what all the buzzing about. At first glance, it may have looked l..
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Broward ruling could soon impact Collier County red light citations

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A new twist in the controversy over red light cameras. Last week, a Broward County judge ruled it unconstitutional for law enforcement officers to write ticke..
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Toxic Algae Spreads in Caloosahatchee; Could Flow Downstream to Gulf Later

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Blue-green algae is spreading in the Caloosahatchee River, and some experts fear, it could move downstream in coming weeks, killing more fish and other marine life. "This is heart-..
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Caregiver arrested for performing sex act on patient

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

EAST LEE COUNTY, FL- A caregiver is behind bars accused of engaging in a sex act with a mentally disabled man. Neighbors say they're sickened but not surprised. Gilbert Goodwin say..
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Bear captured after roaming around Naples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A bear was captured after roaming around in the city of Naples Wednesday morning. The bear had wandered around a neighborhood and came dangerously close to an..
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Bar raises funds for carbon monoxide detectors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

The San Carlos Park fire department gives out hundreds of free carbon monoxide detectors every year. They're to protect residents from dangerous generator emissions during or after..
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Pet parakeets killed with bug spray

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-There's an empty birdcage on Adrian Torres's front porch where his two pet parakeets used to live. Tuesday afternoon, the second-grader and his mother returned to ..
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ONLY ON WINK: Cameras catch thief stealing magnetic signs from car

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Surveillance cameras catch a thief stealing magnetic signs off a woman's car. Barbara McCann got the signs made to display her displeasure with the work of a loc..
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Car fit program stops in Lee County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - You could call it a refresher course for drivers. The Lee County Sheriff's Office helped sponsor Car Fit for Seniors. The free event was held Wednesday morning a..
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250-acre brush fire in Charlotte Co. causes poor visibility on US 41

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY,  Fla. - Firefighters are working to determine the cause of a 250-acre brush fire that forced evacuations and closed U.S. 41 on Tuesday evening. U.S. 41 is no..
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Two teens charged in violent robbery at Lehigh Acres casino

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Robbery detectives with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office have charged two teenagers for committing a robbery last Friday night at Luxxor Casino in Lehigh Acr..
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In Canada Scott announces 100 jobs moving to Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott has announced plans by a Canadian security firm to move its U.S. headquarters and 100 jobs to Boca Raton from Pasadena, Calif. Scot..
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Charlotte deputies warn anglers to keep an eye on their tackle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

CHARLOTTE COUNTY Fla.- June means tarpon season in the Boca Grande pass and the fishing tournaments reel in competitors from all over the world. Serious competitors vying for big ..
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Six Immokalee firefighters get jobs back temporarily

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

IMMOKALEE, Fla. -- Six Immokalee firefighters learn they will get their jobs back. The move was decided during a special board meeting Tuesday. But the move is not indefinite. The ..
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Use caution near portions of Caloosahatchee River

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS, Fla.-The Lee County Health Department recommends the public use caution before exposing themselves, pets or livestock to the Caloosahatchee River water area between the..
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Construction crane flips while working near I-75

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A large boom truck upended, flipping the 10-wheeler skyward in North Fort Myers on Tuesday.  UPDATE 7:34 PM: The crane truck is now back on the ground, crews..
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Eyesore apartments get makeover to push out crime

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NAPLES, Fla. - Two well-known apartment complexes in the City of Naples are about to get major makeovers. The purpose is twofold, relieve the community of what some call eyesores, ..
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