Alleged Ponzi schemer charged in bank fraud

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Fort Lauderdale man already accused of running a $40 million Ponzi scheme is facing new charges involving a $12 million bank fraud operation. Federal..
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Fla. foster adoptions dropped in past year

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State officials say adoptions of Florida foster children dropped in 2009-10 after two record years. The fiscal year ending June 30 saw 3,368 foster childre..
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Father charged in son's accidental shooting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - A Tarpon Springs man has been charged with culpable negligence, five months after his 6-year-old old son shot his 3-year-old brother. Police arrested 35-yea..
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Woman pleads guilty to DUI manslaughter

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Hillsborough County woman has pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter for a 2008 crash that left a woman dead and her young daughter seriously injured. Cheryl Maria..
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Reduced Everglades plan would secure 27,000 acres

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - A historic plan to restore the dying Florida Everglades is getting even smaller. A modified contract between the state and U.S. Sugar Corp. was posted Wednesday. It ca..
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Collier County FEMA map meeting schedule

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A series of public informational meetings has been scheduled  that will allow residents to view the new maps, understand how their properties may be aff..
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New flood maps mean more homeowners will have to buy flood insurance

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - It's your money and more homeowners will be required to buy flood insurance because more people now live in flood zones. FEMA just released the flood insuran..
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BP ready to pump cement into blown out well

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP planned to start pumping cement into its blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, following up on a key development in the effort to kill the wel..
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Scott and McCollum set for second debate

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Republican candidates for governor Bill McCollum and Rick Scott are meeting for what likely will be their last face-to-face debate before the Aug. 24 primary. Th..
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Naples Park garage fire

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Sharp

NAPLES PARK, Fla.- Something goes terribly wrong inside a Naples Park home. The owner's car exploded inside the garage. It happened around 6:30 Wednesday evening on 107th Avenue no..
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Good Samaritan rescues an injured woman on the side of the road

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. - Meredith Douthwright and her 8 year old neighbor Grayce were taking Meredith's dog Tater Tot for a walk one July night when he spotted his favorite long-eared, bu..
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Sheriff witnesses two girls exposing breasts to him and other motorists; man arrested for taking pictures

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron was out making appearances at the various locations for National Night Out and was a witness to two 15 year old girls..
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Starving horses still in dire need

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Dozens of starving horses may have been rescued from a Golden Gate Estates farm, but they're not out of the woods yet. The two rescue groups that adopted the..
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New details in Lehigh Acres baby murder

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - New details have emerged in the brutal murder in Lehigh Acres. In May, three-month-old Josue and his mother Karminda Rosales Salazar had their throats slit. Th..
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North Nicholas High school loses principal over allegations of cheating

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - North Nicholas High School lost its principal due to trying to start his own charter school and allowing his students to cheat on exams.  He was fired for "..
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American flags stolen from Southwest Florida neighborhood

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

GATEWAY, Fla. - American flags are stolen from a Southwest Florida community.Residents are outraged about the lack of patriotism. Kathleen Mitchell says, "To think that anybody cou..
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Robin Hood has struck; 40 wealthy families are giving half their money away

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

SEATTLE (AP) - Forty wealthy families and individuals have joined Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates and billionaireinvestor Warren Buffett in a pledge to give at least half the..
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Overcrowding at local animal shelter

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Thousands of animals flood to the Lee County Animal Services shelter every year. Adoptions are going up, but not fast enough. Now the shelter is offering adult p..
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Army searches Fort Myers country club for WW2 bullets

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - A South Fort Myers Golf and Country Club is now the source of an Army investigation. The Cross Creek community is allowing an Army inspection of the develo..
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Priest involved in sex and money scandal

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - Sex and money are the primary concerns around a former priest in Bonita Springs. Ftr. Stan Strycharz is accused of breaking his vow of chastity and mismanagi..
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