1-800 number phone scam dialing into SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

 LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- Southwest Florida is being hit with yet another phone scam. This time it's an automated message coming from a 1-800 number. The voice tells you something a..
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Thinking outside the box with Collier advertising

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - When it comes to advertising you better be on top of your game with the next big idea.  Collier County is trying to find new, innovative ways that will ..
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LCSO on the lookout for 7-Eleven robber

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Tuesday, September 6, 2011, at 3:18 am, the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a call about an armed robbery. The incident occurred at the 7-Eleven, 16450 So..
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Suspicious fire rips through Iona-McGregor house

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Iona McGregor Fire District's responded to more than a dozen fires, deemed either suspicious or arson over the past year. A fire at a vacant home on Kapok C..
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Ohio State students find body in off-campus apt.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police say some Ohio State University seniors found the body of a suspected burglar and a lot of blood when they returned to their off-campus apartment from a..
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FL Gov. Scott open to Glades drilling

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott is joining with presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and says he could support drilling in Florida's Everglades.    Scott..
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LCSO: missing adult has been found

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- UPDATE: Joyce Renz has been safely located at her home in Clearwater.  EARLIER REPORT: The Lee County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in loc..
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What's old is new again; apartments return

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla- A real estate company is proving the adage: what's old is new again. The company, Larkspur, now owns the Riverwalk apartments in Fort Myers, and is renovating the ..
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2 dead, 4 injured when car hits ambulance

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MARIANNA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two people died when their car crossed into the path of an oncoming ambulance in the Florida Panhandle.    The Monday evening c..
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Doctor arrested for prescription fraud

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NOKOMIS, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Dr. Boyd A. Robinson, 44, 515 Dona Drive, Nokomis, on six counts of Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud..
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Space station crew not prepping for shutdown...yet

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The astronauts aboard the International Space Station said Monday that ground controllers are figuring out how best to leave the vast complex running - ..
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Eliminations ahead for the U.S. post office

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

It's been a decade of decline for the U.S. post office and Tuesday, lawmakers are holding a hearing on the agency's growing deficit. On the table, eliminating Saturday delivery, la..
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Proctor makes his first appearance in Lee County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- He was the subject of a nationwide search and Tuesday, Daniel Proctor was in the Lee County jail. Proctor made his first appearance in front of a Lee County judge..
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FL board wants politicians to pay off fines

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida elections panel says that politicians should be barred from campaigning if they owe money to the state.    The Florida Elections C..
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Miami police chief suspended, could be fired

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The Miami police chief has been suspended from his job and could eventually be removed in a long-running dispute with top city officials.    The city ma..
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Scott names GOP operative to Fla. Education Board

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott has named Republican operative Sally Bradshaw to the State Board of Education.    The Republican governor announced ..
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CCSO investigating driver shot by passing car

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SOUTH PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives are investigating a shooting incident reported at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday morning. The driver stopped his..
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Katia weakens to Category 2 hurricane

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Katia is continuing to weaken over the Atlantic Ocean and is now a Category 2 storm.    The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Katia..
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29-year-old dies on Melbourne Beach

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police are investigating the death of a 29-year-old Orlando man who stopped breathing during a Labor Day beach outing with friends.    M..
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Child collapses while playing football with dad

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - Officials say a 7-year-old boy collapsed while playing football with his father on Labor Day.    Hollywood police say the boy was taken to Mem..
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