Lawn equipment stealing thieves caught on camera

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

FORT MYERS BEACH, FL- Residents of a Fort Myers Beach retirement community are sick and tired of being the victims of theft. Their lawn maintenance equipment has been stolen three ..
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Crooks use familiar phone numbers for scam

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Payday loans are often a last resort for people hit hard by the economy. Stacey Payne with the Lee County Sheriff's Office says those people often fall victim to ..
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GOP candidates make campaign stops in Naples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

NAPLES, Fla. - The race for the White House made a stop in Southwest Florida. Atlanta businessman Herman Cain met with local business owners at a private event on Fifth Avenue Sout..
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Local leaders call for South Florida Water Management to flush Lake Okeechobee water into polluted Caloosahatchee

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Toxic algae growth is plaguing Southwest Florida's scenic Caloosahatchee River, and the only fix is fresh water from Lake Okeechobee. But getting that water relea..
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Mesac Damas found competent to stand trial

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Accused killer Mesac Damas has been found competent to stand trial. Damas has been charged in the 2009 killing of his wife and kids inside their Collier Count..
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FGCU student drowns overnight on campus

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office and FGCU police are investigating an overnight drowning in a pond on campus. The drowing victim is identifed as 21-year-old J..
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Pawlenty raising money through Florida mailer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is targeting Florida Republicans with a mailer that says investing in his presidential campaign will pay off if it preve..
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Scott signs Florida bills on lawsuits, school food

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott has signed bills limiting lawsuits against automakers and giving the state's agriculture commissioner authority over school food programs. ..
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Sarasota teen arrested for multiple burglaries

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Corey Straughn, 19, of Sarasota, in connection with multiple residential burglaries. Detectives arrested Str..
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Civilian plane crashes at Fla. air base, 2 dead

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) - Air Force officials say a civilian pilot and passenger died when their Aero Club Beech plane crashed near a runway at Eglin Air Force Base in Flor..
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Deadly shooting in Naples Manor

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- One person is dead and another hurt after an overnight shooting in Naples Manor. The Collier County Sheriff's Office says the call came in from Holland Stree..
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Police investigating homicide of 60-year-old Fort Myers woman

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Fort Myers Police Department is investigating a homicide at 2252 Wright Street after receiving a call Thursday at 8:16 a.m. Neighbors found Ellerine Williams,..
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3 arrested for allegedly stealing from Salvation Army

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.-  A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy on patrol witnessed three people Wednesday at 10:22 p.m., stealing from a Salvation Army donation bin at 2120 Lovela..
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Traffic stop leads to arrest of man in possession of 10 pounds of marijuana

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- A Charlotte County Sheriff's K9 deputy stopped a man for speeding that resulted in seizure of 10 pounds of marijuana, $3,850 in cash and seizure of his car...
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New on Youtube

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ola Alak

Jennifer Stacy gives us a look at some of the most-viewed Youtube videos of the moment. A motorcycle crash goes from shocking to funny, President Obama comforts a crying baby,..
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Cape cops take pay cut with new contract

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The City of Cape Coral and the Cape Coral Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 33 have reached tentative contract agreements for both the Police Lieutenants unit as w..
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More people turn to social media for disaster information

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- More people are turning to technology and social media for their information, even in disaster situations. A new poll shows one in two people would use social m..
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Locals react to President Obama's speech regarding soldiers coming home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NAPLES, Fla. -- Local veterans and political parties weighed in on President Obama's speech Wednesday night. Some said they're disappointed in the speech, saying it gave us no dir..
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Divided Opinions on Troop Pull-out from Afghanistan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Southwest Floridians who've lost loved ones in the war in Afghanistan are reacting in different ways to the troop pull-out, to be announced by President Obama Weds. evening. "I thi..
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Families touched by the war in Afghanistan wait for withdrawal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-- The family of a Southwest Florida soldier seriously injured while on serving in Afghanistan will be watching President Obama's Address to the Nation Wednesday ni..
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