Fort Myers man arrested for murder, arson

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Brian Michael Casey of Fort Myers has been charged with the October 15th murder of Ryan Vanderson. On Friday, October 15, 2010, the Lee County Sheriff's Office r..
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Mobile home fire destroys structure, 2 cats killed

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A mobile home fire in central Florida destroyed the structure and killed two cats. Authorities say ammunition exploded inside the mobile home, forcing firef..
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Legoland Florida tickets available online

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - Legoland Florida tickets are now available online. Legoland Florida officials on Thursday said the Winter Haven theme park are now on sale at the company'..
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Dems seek to disqualify Fla. GOP House candidate

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - A major Democratic donor wants to disqualify GOP candidate David Rivera from the race for Florida's 25th congressional seat over questions about his income. Attorney W..
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Career criminal gets prison for threatening security guards with knife in Collier County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A 29-year-old man who stole items from a North Naples retail store and then threatened two store security guards with a knife before leading deputies on a hi..
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Defendants in fatal hammer attack sentenced

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Jacksonville man will spend the rest of his life in prison for the killing of a Sudanese refugee with a hammer during a September 2009 robbery. Merlin W..
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Investigation underway after jail inmate dies

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at a Gulf coast jail. Authorities at the Hillsborough County Jail on Thursday said 37-year-old Kimberly A. H..
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Man and son rescued off Fla.'s Atlantic coast

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida man and his son were rescued off Florida's Atlantic coast after their 25-foot fishing boat capsized. Authorities say the man and tee..
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Ausley says opponent in CFO race afraid of debate

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Loranne Ausley is angry that her opponent for chief financial officer refuses to debate her. A former Democratic state representative, Ausley on Thursday c..
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New Fla. jury instructions limit cell phone use

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - New Florida jury instructions specifically limit jurors' use of cell phones, computers and other electronics. The Florida Supreme Court unanimously approve..
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Pair of missing swans found in central Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities found a pair of missing swans that were stolen from Lake Eola in central Florida. The mating swans were discovered after a someone tipped off autho..
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Edison High earns an A

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Edison Collegiate High School in Punta Gorda got its first report card and earned an A grade. Edison Collegiate High easily met the standard for top honors..
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Mobile mammogram bus stops at Tice post office

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Now you can "Think Pink" at the Post Office. It's all part of an effort to "stamp" out breast cancer. The Tice branch post office celebrated breast can..
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Tropical Storm Richard forms in the Caribbean

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Richard has formed in the Caribbean, becoming the 17th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. Richard's maximum sustained winds Thursday are near..
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4 charged in Medicare scam against mentally ill

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Federal authorities indicted the largest chain of community mental health center in the country. Court documents allege the Miami-based company billed Medicare $200 mi..
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Sen. wants US to investigate high-prescribing docs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - A U.S. senator is asking federal officials to investigate after reviewing data that shows doctors across the country prescribing alarmingly high rates of powerful high..
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Fla. man convicted of strangling wife

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - A Panhandle man has been convicted of murdering his wife and dumping her body in his car trunk. Prosecutors said Michael Parker carefully planned the killi..
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Miami Police arrest 14 from rival gangs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Police have arrested 14 men they say are associated with rival Miami gangs and sold weapons to undercover police. Authorities also confiscated 31 guns during the month..
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Tampa man douses himself in gasoline, lights fire

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A 41-year-old southwest Florida man has been hospitalized after dousing himself with gasoline and lighting himself on fire. Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputie..
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Man stabbed with pen during meeting not seriously injured

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida man was arrested after he reportedly attacked a speaker with a pen at a Hollywood city meeting. The person who was attacked suffered a punctu..
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