Fugitive in 1991 Collier rape case arrested in Texas

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - For 14 years he lived the life of a free man, taking a bride, working various jobs, getting a driver's license, and collecting Social Security benefits. But ..
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Englewood teen says thanks to US Vets in a big way

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. - An Englewood teen is making a grand gesture of gratitude to our Armed Forces today. After $4,000 dollars in fundraising and 10 months worth of organizing, Paul Ev..
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Fort Myers Most Wanted murder suspect arrested

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lawrence Rasnick was taken into custody on Wednesday, November 10th by Lee County detectives. Rasnick had been hiding out at his mother's home in Alabama, and ha..
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Cape Coral man charged with DUI manslaughter

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral man is in jail - charged with DUI manslaughter. 52-year old Brian Ross is accused of driving drunk and killing a Waste Management employee collectin..
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Student found with weapon at high school

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say student was found with a weapon at a South Florida school. Pahokee Middle-Senior High was put on lock down on Thursday after a report o..
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Newspaper probe finds lead in reusable bags

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Publix officials will revamp their lineup of reusable grocery bags after a newspaper investigation found elevated levels of lead in the material of some bags. Th..
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Potential suspect questioned in Fla. school threat

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Authorities are questioning a potential suspect involved with threatening to harm South Florida schools and government buildings. Schools were locked down Wednesday af..
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Event raises money to protect children from abduction

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NAPLES, Fla. - An evening of great food and good wine is helping to protect children in Southwest Florida. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children held an gourmet di..
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Ex-Fla. Senate leader's appeal back in court

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A federal appeal court is reconsidering a decision that reversed former Florida Senate President W.D. Childers' bribery conviction. In a rare move, the ful..
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Fla. initiative providing info to veterans

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A new state initiative has connected nearly 30,000 Florida veterans to information about their benefits during its first four months. Chief Financial Offic..
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Boat Show drops anchor in Fort Myers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The 38th annual boat show is dropping it's anchor in Southwest Florida at the Harborside Event Center. It is considered one of the top regional boat shows in the..
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Lee County man arrested for trying to FedEx drugs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Lee County Sheriff's deputies say a 35-year-old man tried to send methamphetamine through Federal Express. Jason A. Vanlaningham was arrested Tuesday on a c..
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Fla.-based Wounded Warrior Project gets grant

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Raytheon Co., a defense contractor whose products include missiles and electronics, has given the Wounded Warrior Project a five-year, $2.5 million grant...
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North Fort Myers ticket hits all Fantasy 5 numbers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Five winners of the "Fantasy 5" game will collect $46,571 each, the Florida Lottery said Thursday. The winning tickets were bought in Port St. Lucie, Okeec..
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2 Fla. teens hit by car crossing busy intersection

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A pickup truck has struck a 12 and 13-year-old at a busy South Florida intersection. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue said the 12-year-old girl was airlifted ..
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Fla. authorities investigate after officer kills 2

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - An officer is under investigation after killing an armed suspect and the caretaker of a north Florida townhome. Clay County Sheriff's Office is investigat..
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Fla. man charged with attack at golf course

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) - A man has been charged with attacking an employee at a central Florida golf course, allegedly stabbing the pro shop worker with scissors and beating him with ..
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Thrasher named to influential rules post in Senate

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Former House Speaker John Thrasher of St. Augustine is moving up in the Senate. Thrasher, who also serves as chairman of the state Republican Party, was na..
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Man gets DUI after deputy puts him in cab

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - An intoxicated St. Petersburg man blew his chance to avoid a DUI after a Collier County deputy called a cab and encouraged him not to drive. The sheriff's offic..
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Mother charged with daughter's death

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

OVIEDO, Fla. (AP) - A 26-year-old mother and her 45-year-old boyfriend have been charged in the death of the woman's 3-year-old daughter. Crystal Aday and Isaac Burt were arrested ..
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