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Florida man hides drugs in his butt crack

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - A Port Charlotte man was arrested Wednesday after deputies found drugs in his car. That wasn't the only place he has drugs, though. TOP STORY: Woman hospitalized after car hits Banana Republic at Coconut Point.


Labelle luxury park wants to change the perception of living in a camper

High rent in Lee County has more people considering downsizing. But what is under construction at a new community near Labelle may not be like anything we have here in Southwest Florida.


2 Florida middle school girls accused of plotting to murder students on 'hit list'

Two middle school girls in Avon Park, Florida, allegedly plotted to kill other students they had placed on a "hit list." The two students were taken into custody at Avon Park Middle School at the end of the day Wednesday, the Highlands County School Board said. A teacher had informed law enforcement


Naked toddler in IHOP parking lot leads to arrest of Florida couple passed out in van: cops

A couple found passed out in a van was arrested last week following the discovery of a naked toddler wandering around a Florida IHOP's parking lot, authorities said. IHOP employees arriving at the restaurant around 5:30 a.m. found the toddler and wrapped him in an apron, Panama City police said. The


Egg-cellent Easter Downtown event was all it was cracked up to be!

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14,000 pounds of marijuana, 3,660 pounds of cocaine offloaded in South Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded marijuana and cocaine with an estimated street value of $62.5 million dollars at Florida's Port Everglades on Thursday morning.


Florida Inmate Dies Shortly Before Expected Release

Authorities say an inmate at a Florida jail died shortly before his expected release. The Naples Daily News reports that 31-year-old Timothy Kusma was supposed to be released April 11 after pleading no contest to a drug possession charge. But the Collier County Sheriff's Office says he suffered a me


Crash blocking westbound SR 80 at Ben Moore Drive in Labelle

LABELLE, Fla. - Westbound traffic is blocked on State Road 80 at the intersection of Ben Moore Drive following a crash in Labelle. Witnesses said those involved refused to be taken to the hospital and were treated at the scene for minor injuries.


Fort Myers man accused of sexually assaulting housekeeper found not guilty

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Fort Myers man accused of raping his housekeeper was found not guilty Thursday. David Ralston, 71, hired a woman from Craigslist to clean his home in 2016.


Road Watch for Hendry County

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones.


Severe weather to arrive on Friday in Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - Severe weather is coming to Central Florida on Friday. Fox 35 meteorologist Jayme King says to expect big weather changes on Friday afternoon and evening, as Central Florida has been outlined for severe weather risk.


South Florida "Cold Front" to Bring Bone-Chilling Temps in the High 70s

Elsewhere in the country, people haven't touched a bathing suit or exposed their toes to sunlight in months. But April in Florida is different. The fourth month of the year signals a few things: the official end of spring break, a mass exodus of snowbirds, and the return of the dreaded swamp ass.


Florida Grandma Uses Her Softball Skills To Bash Half-Naked Burglar's Head With Bat

A would-be burglar is in jail in Florida, with a gash on his head, after a 65-year-old slugger named Clarese Gainey whacked him on the dome with a baseball bat when he tried to break into her car early Sunday morning. WMC Action News 5 had the story:


Great White Shark Weighing More Than 1,600 Pounds Spotted Off Florida Coast

Researchers say they have spotted Miss Costa, a 1,668-pound female great white shark, swimming in the Gulf Coast waters earlier this week. On Monday, the massive great white shark “pinged” near the Big Bend vicinity of the Gulf of Mexico at 10:34 a.m., OCEARCH, a global great white shark research or


800 pounds of trash dumped on Lehigh Acres road

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - Someone illegally dumped around 800 pounds of junk on a Lehigh Acres road, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office. A neighbor told deputies that he found a toilet, a TV, chunks of concrete and a heap of other trash at Cuenca Court. It’s a small dead-end street without any


Thief steals $300K to $1M in jewelry from Fort Myers store

A criminal swiped at least $300,000 worth of jewelry from a south Fort Myers store Monday. The owner of Provident Jewelry at 15245 S. Tamiami Trail in south Fort Myers, said he opened the rear door to the store around 7:30 a.m. Monday. The power was out and the alarm panel was deactivated, according


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, FL — New and exciting events are coming to the Fort Myers area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket events co


Is it you? Lottery ticket worth $6 million bought in South Florida

There have been some big lottery winners in South Florida recently, but someone who purchased a ticket here for Wednesday night’s Florida Lotto drawing hit the jackpot — literally.


Gas leak in Fort Myers closes Winkler Road

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Contractors hit a gas main near the corner of Winkler Road and Summerlin Road Thursday afternoon. The accident happened while contractors were doing construction, according to the Iona McGregor Fire District.


USF ranked as most unsafe college campus in Florida, study finds

TAMPA, Fla. — The University of South Florida in Tampa ranked last in safety among Florida college campuses at 382nd among 490 schools nationwide, according to a new study. Alarms.org factored several criteria when trying to rank the safest schools in America, including data from law enforcement, FB