4 more charged in Fla. in $1.2B Ponzi scheme

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Four more people were charged Friday for their alleged roles in a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme orchestrated by disbarred attorney Scott Rothstein, and inv..
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Florida's Siesta Beach is nation's top beach

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - After years as a head-turning bridesmaid in the best-beach rankings, Sarasota's Siesta Beach is finally the bride. The wide slice of brilliant white sand and ..
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CCSO arrests man who brought baby to drug deal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives arrested two men for Trafficking in Oxycodone pills Thursday; one of the men brought his 18-month-old son..
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Surgeon killed in shooting at Orlando hospital

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Police in Orlando have identified the gunman who killed a surgeon in a parking garage at Florida Hospital and then fatally shot himself. Authorities said Frida..
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Port Charlotte man arrested for stealing four air conditioning units from homes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested a Port Charlotte man for stealing four air conditioning units from homes. The suspect may be responsible for a ..
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Lee Co. deputy fired after allegedly using mace on a man without proper cause

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Lee County deputy has been fired for improper conduct. Investigators say, the deputy was caught on camera using mace on a man in custody without proper cause. I..
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Students sign contracts in exchange for college tuition

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

36 Lee County students signed contracts today promising to maintain good grades, stay drug free and exhibit good behavior all in exchange for a free ride to college. It's all part ..
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Jorge Barahona's attorney steps down from case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

  MIAMI (AP) - The attorney representing a Miami man charged with killing his 10-year-old adoptive daughter has stepped down from the case citing a conflict of interest. Edi..
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Gov. Scott signs bill that paves way for new fire station on Alligator Alley

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County Board of County Commissioners Vice Chairman Jim Coletta expressed appreciation today at Governor Rick Scott’s decision to sign Senate Bil..
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Donation drive for tornado victims continues in Cape Coral Friday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Southwest Florida is continuing to pitch in to help send aid to the tornado slammed areas. Thursday night a donation drive continued in Cape Coral. Donations w..
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Firefighter hurt, fire in Cape Coral causes $80,000 in damage to home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A fire at a home on Palm Tree Boulevard in Cape Coral Thursday night appears to be electrical. The homeowner was not there when the flames broke out in the livi..
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State buget cuts could leave hundreds in DeSoto without jobs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

DESOTO COUNTY Fla.- By two o'clock Thursday, the word had already spread to most of the employees at the Department of Juvenile Justice in DeSoto County that they could lose their ..
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Scott signs new Florida budget but vetoes millions

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott signed a new Florida budget but vetoed a record $615 million after lawmakers previously chopped nearly $4 billion. The Republican governor ..
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LCEC giving refunds and helps customers save money on bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla. Fritz Andress knows a thing or two about keeping costs down. Andresss owns several Little Caesars in Fort Myers and for the last several months he's been taking pa..
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A/C theft statistics show increase this year

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, FL- Business owners desperate and ready to take action.That's after one shopping center is hit by burglars for the 4th time in 1 month!Thieves keep taking the a/c units..
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Southwest Florida donation drives under way to aid tornado relief efforts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Southwest Florida is coming together to help those devastated by this week's tornadoes, leveling communities in Missouri and Oklahoma. A donation drive is underwa..
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Terrorism expert shares experiences with future officers and investigators

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A former FBI agent, who worked on several terrorism cases, spoke to criminal justice students at Rasmussen College today in Fort Myers. "On February 26, 1993, the..
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Cape man thinks he's meeting teen girl in Naples, instead gets cuffed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Cape Man Charged With Traveling To Meet Undercover CCSO Deputy For Sex Collier County Sheriff's Office: A Cape Coral man faces felony charges after he tried ..
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Department of Defense talks military paycuts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers city councilman Tom Leonardo is the proud father of 24 year-old Marine. But like any parent, he's worried for his son Tim as he starts his tour of..
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Local nonprofit provides local Afghanistan war veteran with addition on family's home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla -  Hometown hero Pfc. Corey Kent is expected to return to Southwest Florida before the end of the year. The Southwest Florida-based nonprofit organization, US ..
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