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Fake Officer Pulls Over a Real Undercover Officer in Florida

Authorities say a Florida man impersonating an officer flipped the red and blue lights on his SUV while unknowingly trying to stop a car with a real officer. WFLA reports 26-year-old Matthew Erris was arrested on a charge of impersonating a public officer.


Garth Brooks concert shuts down roads at University of Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)-- With the Garth Brooks concert set to happen Saturday evening, multiple roads will be closed. As of noon, only those with parking passes will be allowed to park on the University of Florida campus.


Parking ordinance amendment adopted by Lee County commissioners at regular meeting on Tuesday

Lee County commissioners approved an amendment to the Boca Grande Parking Ordinance which includes several changes to the way things are currently done. Last Tuesday, April 16, commissioners met at their regular meeting to discuss the proposal, which they approved unanimously. Changes include no par


Sign warning drivers of speed trap ahead foils Florida deputies

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. (FOX 35) - Deputies in Florida were ready to hand out tickets to speeding drivers--- except they couldn't catch any because of a very tricky sign-maker.


Instagram account targets students calling them "ugly" at Varsity Lakes

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — Disturbing Instagram targeting students circulated Varsity Lakes Middle School in Lehigh Acres. The account titled “Ugly Kids At Varsity” posted pictures of students at the school, titling “If you’re ugly you’re on here.”


Police searching for missing Cape Coral man

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a 76-year-old man who was reported missing Saturday morning. The Cape Coral Police Department said Arthur "Art" Roland Gareau has a memory disorder. He was last seen around 4 p.m. Friday on I-75 near Tampa driving a black 2010


Five busted with as much fentanyl to kill more than 6,000 people

NORTH FT. MYERS, Fla. - Five people were caught with narcotics across the city Thursday. The Lee County Sheriff's Office said after conducting an investigation, they used search warrants to arrest the five suspects.


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


Five arrested for drug offenses in North Fort Myers

the Lee County Sheriff’s Office nabbed five people suspects in a multiple drug busts in North Fort Myers Thursday. During an LCSO Narcotics Unit investigation they were led to an apartment at 2000 North Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers.


Alta Resources wants to bring more jobs to Lee County

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A well known customer service company wants to bring more jobs to Lee County. In a joint effort, Lee County commissioners and Alta Resources are aiming at bringing jobs to the area.


Deputies searching for missing Immokalee girl

IMMOKALEE, Fla. - Deputies are asking the public for help finding an 11-year-old girl who went missing in Immokalee. Anyone with information or anyone who recognizes her is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff's Office at (239) 252-9300.


Florida deputy reassigned after video shows him punching teen in the head

A Florida deputy was reassigned Friday after cellphone video showed him punching a teenage boy in the head during an arrest. Broward County Sheriff's deputies were called to a Tamarac shopping plaza about a large group of students who were fighting, according to an arrest report from Thursday. After


Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat

ATLANTA — A strong storm system barreling through the South killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida on Friday and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia on Saturday.


Eagle Reserve Offering 12 Floor Plans

An outstanding 12 different floor plans mark the new Fort Myers community of Eagle Reserve. Expected to be particularly enticing to families, single-family options range from one- to two-story floor plans, priced starting from the mid $200,000s.


Man shot in Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A man was shot in Fort Myers Friday afternoon. He was wounded on Fountain Street and has been taken to Lee Memorial, according to Fort Myers police. The street is blocked off from Lincoln Boulevard to MLK Boulevard.


On the Road: Death and automobiles in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — There are many tragic ways to die in an automobile. And Florida seems to be a bad place to pass away in one, according to three recent news releases that crossed our path this week.


Florida man charged with attempted murder smiles in mugshot

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. - A Florida man accused of opening fire on two men at a Lake County park smiled for his mugshot. Tavares police said Channen Quashie, 29, of Eustis, was arrested Thursday night after an officer who was investigating a report of a stolen vehicle at the corner of Lake Avenue and Main


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Fort Myers woman claimed medical treatments for $70k in insurance payouts

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Fort Myers woman scammed her insurance company for more than $70,000. Crystal Danielle Clarkson was arrested Wednesday for making false claims about medical treatments she didn't receive.


Road painted with a misspelled word outside a Florida school

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — A road crew in Florida should get an “F″ for spelling. A driver spotted the error on Thursday, realizing that workers in Doral had made a mistake when painting the word “school” at a pedestrian crossing in the road. Instead of S-C-H-O-O-L, it was spelled S-C-O-H-O-L.