Collier County Sheriff's Office launches Facebook fan page

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY- You'll find all that and more at the Collier County Sheriff's Office fan page on Facebook. The fan page, which can be reached at www.facebook.com/colliersheriff, re..
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Watch Gov. Scott's State of the State speech live

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Gov. Rick Scott will make his first State of the State speech, which will outline his priorities for this year's legislative session. Scott will deliver the spe..
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Fla. inmate dies after choking on hot dog

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

BARTOW, Fla.- A 71-year-old inmate at the Polk County Jail died after choking on a hot dog. Authorities say Lynn Ludlow Pierson died Monday, four days after he choked. Pierson was ..
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Fla. parents arrested after young boy is found in filth

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

HIALEAH, Fla. - A special-needs child is hospitalized after police found him clinging to life in a filthy motel room. Hialeah police say they found the 2 1/2-year-old boy after his..
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BP: More blowout preventer testing needed

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NEW ORLEANS- The company at the center of the Gulf oil spill wants access to a key piece of evidence in the federal investigation so it can do additional testing it says a governme..
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CCSO nabs crack dealer

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY- Charlotte County Sheriff’s Narcotics detectives arrested Neil Gregory Hoyte, aka “Red,” 31, of  Port Charlotte, following three Crack Cocai..
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State of the state address

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Florida lawmakers are getting ready for what could be a heated session. Tuesday, Governor Rick Scott gives his State of the State Address and then lawmakers have s..
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Crimestoppers: A thief gets away but not with much

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Trish Routte with SWFL Crimestoppers asks for tips on the case of a thief that stole a safe from a Pondella Road pawn shop with nothing in it.  If you have an..
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Red Sox tickets just $5 for Tuesday's game

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Red Sox fans can watch the team "play ball" for a bargain Tuesday. A special ticket promotion was available for the Boston Red Sox game on Tuesday, March 8 again..
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Rescued animals ready for adoption today

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 Naples Fla.     Today you can adopt the animals that were rescued from a hoarder's compound in Alabama.     Our Kyle Jordan is live at..
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EXCLUSIVE: Injured fair employee speaks after surgery

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

FORT MYERS, Fla. - An employee severely injured after a ferris wheel seat fell on him is recovering from surgery to repair a broken nose and left arm. 21 year old John Haycook says..
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House speaker wants 2 Florida Supreme Courts

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - House Speaker Dean Cannon on Monday proposed creating a second Florida Supreme Court so that one set of justices could specialize on criminal appeals and t..
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Legislative leaders disagree on Fla. drug tracking

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - GOP legislative leaders disagree over Republican Gov. Rick Scott's proposal to repeal Florida's prescription drug tracking system before it gets started. H..
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Alcohol permitting could get easier in Collier parks

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The process to obtain alcohol permits for some Collier County parks could get a little easier. While some leaders see this as a win-win, allowing them to ser..
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1 worker dead, another seriously injuried at the Lee County Fair

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- An investigation is underway at the Lee County Fair. Last night, one worker died and another suffered serious injuries while tearing down rides. "He (the gu..
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Proposed rule means big bucks for Cape construction companies

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL- Cape Coral City Councilmembers are discussing a plan to give local contractors preference when it comes to construction projects. Mayor John Sullivan drafted the ordina..
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Fake $50 passes the counterfeit pen test, how crooks are passing the funny money

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

NAPLES, Fla. - Crooks are getting creative to pass off bogus bucks to unsuspecting businesses. Even tricking the pens designed to detect counterfeit money. A fake $50 bill popped u..
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Police say father beat Fla. girl to death

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

MIAMI - Police say a 10-year-old Florida girl was beaten to death by her father a few days before her body was found doused with chemicals in the back of a truck. Miami-Dade County..
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Tourism industries feel impact of rising gas prices

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY- These days, just about everybody is feeling the impacts of rising gas prices. But in Charlotte County where so much of the tourism industry relies on fishing, bus..
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GPS device leads to Coast Guard rescue of overturned kayaker

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Fort Myers Beach, Fla. - The Coast Guard rescued a 64 year-old woman after her kayak capsized several miles west of Fort Myers Beach, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St..
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