Safety & Security

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How landscaping can assist crime prevention at home and in public

Ever heard of hostile vegetation? Planting it could help keep criminals away. We looked at how landscaping can keep people safe. When a drunk driver...
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Feds take action against Russian hacking group accused of $100 million cybercrime spree

The Treasury Department on Thursday sanctioned a Russian hacking group called Evil Corp, which used malware to infect computers and collect login credentials from...

FBI warns app developers could be spying on you through your smart TV camera

Is your Smart TV watching and listening to you at home? According to the FBI, it could be. The FBI put out a warning...
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Crooks use old sextortion scam along with your own password to threaten money out...

The latest scam circulating online has to do with porn — and your password. Con artists are sending emails to people across the country threatening...
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FMPD believes community policing is the gateway to regaining trust

Police departments nationwide and locally are working to build trust among the people they work to protect. The big question: Is it working? Part of...
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FTC ranks Charlotte County 26th in the nation for fraud cases; here’s how to...

Be on the lookout for scams, especially as we get closer to the holidays! In Charlotte County alone, hundreds of people are victimized every year. Bob...
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As holiday season approaches, here’s tips on keeping safe while shopping

You all know what a good deal looks like, but do you know how to keep yourself safe when looking for that deal? Nobody likes...
Maria Creed is overwhelmed with emotion as she crouches in front of one of the memorial crosses at Pine Trails Park in Parkland, Fla., Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, that were placed for the victims of the Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Creed’s son, Michael Creed, is a sophomore at the school. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)video

Bill would set active shooting training standards for Florida law enforcement

A man entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February 2018 and started shooting, killing 17 victims. Outside, one deputy did not enter the...
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Charlotte County detectives fear more victims in Potter’s sextortion case

A man in Punta Gorda facing child porn charges was in court on Wednesday. Investigators say the suspect targeted children, seeking to coerce and...
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Steps you can take right now to slow down spam calls

Cliff Daniels, "A Better Bugman" co-owner, is used to pests. "We take care of roaches, ants, spiders–all the general Florida bugs," he said. But the one...

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