Man who shot teacher claims civil rights violated

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A 24-year-old man serving time for the fatal shooting of his middle school teacher says his civil rights have been violated.  Beach Post reports t..
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Man uses circular saw to remove son's cast

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Fort Lauderdale man was charged with aggravated child abuse after using a 10-inch circular saw to try to remove a cast from his son's h..
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Florida man accused of being nude, armed in forest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Authorities say a Florida man faces federal misdemeanor charges after witnesses reported seeing him wandering around a national forest campground naked and ar..
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Board grants waivers for 8 low performing schools

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The Florida Board of Education has approved waivers for eight schools that were in danger of being closed or converted into charters because of low academic performanc..
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Court reverses Fla. school trespass conviction

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - An appeal court has reversed a juvenile's conviction because the arresting officer lacked a principal's authorization to enforce Florida's school trespassi..
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Bonita Springs planning "natural" playground downtown

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. -- The city of Bonita Springs is making plans for a new playground downtown, and it's promising the park will be unlike any other in the area. The Depot Park ..
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Fish kill discovered on Collier County beaches

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

NAPLES, Fla.- An investigation is under way regarding a large-fish kill on Vanderbilt Beach that was discovered Monday morning. Sea turtle monitors revealed the fish kill and repor..
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Judge rules in favor of FGCU professor, says Dr. Lounsbury should get job back & pay

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla -- A judge in Lee County has ruled a fired FGCU professor should be rehired and given back pay. Dr. David Lounsbury was let go after an investigation found that he ..
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Bonita Springs pastor accused of misspending nearly $1 million

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- A Bonita Springs church, whose pastor is accused of misspending nearly $1 million, is wrapping up its investigation. The financial review surrounding Father S..
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Lehigh Acres teens arrested for arson and grand theft

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Two young suspects were arrested for arson and grand theft after being accused of stealing two ATV's and then setting the victims' shed on fire to cover up..
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Teen hosts a party with bodies of his murdered parents still in house

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PORT SAINT LUCIE, Fla.- Tyler Hadley is charged with two counts of first degree murder for the deaths of his own parents. Investigators say they found the bodies of Blake and Mary-..
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Oasis charter schools expansion right on track

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A charter school system in Cape Coral is getting ready for the new school year, one desk at a time. In December crews, started building an addition at Oasis Eleme..
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Robbery suspects knew their target well

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The two suspects in the violent robbery at Love Boat Ice Cream in Fort Myers Friday night know the store well. One of the suspects is a former employee. The othe..
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Moment of silence begins 3rd Anniversary of Officer's death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Monday, July 18th, marks the three year anniversary of the death of Fort Myers police officer Andrew Widman. Since the 2008 tragedy, the department has taken acti..
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Internet helps Cape Coral police nab a thief

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral police say they nabbed a thief using good detective work and a little help from the Internet. Law enforcement has been setting up stings for as long as..
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Man killed by train in Tampa Bay area

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a man was killed when he was hit by a train in the Tampa Bay area. Witnesses told Dade City police that a southbound train was stopped Monday..
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Elderly woman dies after driving into canal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say an elderly South Florida woman died after driving her car into a canal. Dolores Martinez had been visiting friends at the Sunrise Lake communit..
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Man charged with child's shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida man has been charged in the shooting of a young boy. North Port police say the 6-year-old boy was shot Saturday and taken to a St. Peter..
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Traffic stop leads to felon’s arrest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Gaspar Ramirez was arrested in Fort Myers on Sunday for providing a false name and false identification and for the execution of the warrant after a routine traff..
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Man pleads not guilty on flight stowaway charges

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Nigerian-American man has pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles to charges he breached airport security in New York and got a free ride on an LA-bound flight. Twen..
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