Report: Tampa police pilot misused chopper

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A police helicopter pilot has been suspended for five days without pay after an internal police investigation found he used the chopper to deliver a fishing net ..
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Possible explosive device found in Pasco apartment

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) - Authorities want to talk to a man who left behind several improvised explosive devices when he moved out of a Pasco County apartment.  His roommates..
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Cell phone leads Fla. cops to suspected burglar

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

EDGEWATER, Fla. (AP) - Police say a Volusia County man left a calling card at the scene of a burglary -- his cell phone. Edgewater police knocked on Kevin Jaycob Slagter's door Wed..
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Arrests made in Orlando-based telemarketing scam

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Thousands of clients may be victims of a telemarketing business that offered help selling timeshares.  Police made four arrests late Thursday. The Orlando..
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Mom faces manslaughter charge for baby's death

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Jacksonville woman faces manslaughter charges for the 2009 death of her infant daughter. Authorities said Thursday that 31-year-old Charlotte Renee Ches..
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Smoke in Jet Blue cabin- from a cigarette

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS- Jet Blue flight 1203 headed to Southwest Florida International Airport declared an Alert 2 around 9:40 a.m. on Friday- turned out someone was smoking in the lavato..
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Local music fest to raise money for future autism center

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- The 3rd Annual Surf and Song Festival will have Downtown Fort Myers buzzing with bands Saturday. The event will feature more than 90 musical acts, including head..
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Watermain break near 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy and Winkler Ave extension

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WINK Crews are at  the scene of a watermain break at 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy and Winkler Ave in South Fort Myers. It happened around 9 a.m. It is unclear how many homes and busine..
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Overnight fire in Cape forces couple from home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

CAPE CORAL, Fla- A Cape Coral couple escaped the flames and smoke of a fire burning in their attic overnight. The fire was discovered just before 4:00am this morning on SW 23rd Te..
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Locals irate about being dropped by State Farm

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A Bonita Springs man says he was one of the 125,000 that saw State Farm drop their homeowners insurance policy... now, he may take all of his insurance policies ..
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FMPD pass flyers in hopes of breaking homicide case open

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Detectives investigating the first homicide of 2011 hit the streets, passing out flyers and hoping for leads. Fort Myers detective Mali Langton went door to door..
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Deputy shoots dog twice, owner calls it overreaction

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

SAN CARLOS PARK, Fla. - A Lee County deputy goes in a woman's yard, and ends up facing off with a family pet. He shot the dog twice, and now the owner is furious,  demanding a..
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Two teens arrested for aggravated stalking online

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

ESTERO, FL- ESTERO, FL- Two teenage girls facing serious charges after they created a fake Facebook page for another student. The page was created in April but deputies didn't arre..
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Boca Grande Raises 410-thousand Dollars to Help Haiti Quake Victims

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

The community of Boca Grande is forming a friendship with those in need in Haiti.  Boca residents have contributed 410-thousand dollars to help Haitians, and more money will&n..
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Off-duty deputy killed in motorcycle accident

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAPE CORAL- And off-duty Lee County deputy is dead after a crash, yesterday in Cape Coral Scott Wheeler was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators say Wheeler was riding a mot..
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Cape Corl public works director resigns

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAPE CORAL- Cape Coral Public Works Director Chuck Pavlos has submitted his resignation effective immediately. Pavlos has been the director of the department since August 1997. Cit..
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2011 to top 2010 record of 1 million foreclosures

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

NEW YORK (AP) - The bleakest year in the foreclosure crisis has only just begun. Lenders are poised to take back more homes this year than any other since the U.S. housing meltdown..
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New details on victims of Naples gas explosion

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

NAPLES, Fla.- We're learning more tonight about the victims in Monday's gas explosion in Naples. The Mangrove Cafe' chef caught in the middle of the mess is out of the hospital and..
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Cape Detectives arrest 6 subjects; serve 3 search warrants in past 2 days

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAPE CORAL- Detectives with the Narcotics Unit, with the assistance of the SWAT team, Street Crimes Unit and K-9, executed 3 search warrants in the past 2 days resulting in 6 arres..
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League of Cities: Fla. should pay for 'good ideas'

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's cities say the state should "pay for its own good ideas" instead of handing the bill to local taxpayers. That's among several recommendations the..
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