Southwest Florida

Police: Students Ran High School Prostitution Ring Three people were charged in an alleged "prostitution ring" which students said were trying to recruit people from a Florida high school.
Scott, Crist Push Turnout In Key AreasGov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist spent Friday scrambling to persuade voters besieged by negative ads to head to the polls as the final full week of campaigning came to a close.
Candidates Cast Ballots During Early VotingGovernor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott voted Thursday morning in Southwest Florida. Former Governor Charlie Crist voted Monday.
Deputy Saves Dog Locked In Suspect's Trunk What started as a hit and run crash in Southwest Florida ended with a deputy saving a dog from a suspect’s trunk.
Dems Hold Voter Edge In Big Counties; GOP ElsewhereVoter-registration numbers showed Democrats have more registered voters in Florida's seven most populated counties but Republicans have a huge advantage in some mid-sized counties.
Family Dog Attacks Florida Toddler A Florida toddler is recovering from severe wounds after a family dog attacked him, according to authorities.
Texas Drilling Company Shuts Down Disputed Well A disputed southwest Florida oil well is shut down until further notice.
Officials: SW Florida Woman Faces Charges For Branding ChildrenA woman in southwest Florida now faces charges after officials said she branded her two children using a heated stick.
Authorities: Florida Man Struck By Lightning, Dies A southwest Florida man died after he was apparently struck by lightning, according to authorities.
Poll Shows Crist And Scott In Dead Heat A new poll finds Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist in a dead heat and, with more than 10 percent of voters undecided, sets the stage for an already-brutal campaign expected to get uglier over the next seven months.
Republican Curt Clawson Wins Special GOP Primary There’s a special election taking place in two southwest Florida counties where voters are choosing a GOP nominee for a congressional seat.
House And Senate Pass Budgets, Get Ready For TalksThe House and Senate approved plans Thursday to spend about $75 billion in the budget year that begins July 1, setting up negotiations between the two sides over how much to devote to priorities ranging from education to child welfare to the environment.