Lee County Creates Animal Cruelty Task Force To Educate Residents On Abuse & NeglectIn an effort to educate residents on animal abuse and neglect, Lee County has created a new animal cruelty task force.
Florida Man Sentenced For Abusing Dog Who Later Became 'Deputy Chance'A Florida man convicted of animal cruelty for taping a dog’s mouth shut and leaving the animal dehydrated and malnourished was sentenced to five years of probation on Monday. The dog later becoming part of the Lee County Sheriff’s office in Fort Myers as Deputy Chance.
Appeals Court Upholds Part Of Verdict Against FPL In DeathAn appeals court Friday upheld a $12.5 million jury verdict in a Lee County teen’s electrocution death -- but overturned part of the decision that would have required Florida Power & Light to pay an additional $15 million in punitive damages.
Endangered Florida Panther Dies After Being Hit By CarAn endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle.
Florida Man Arrested For Abusing Dog Who Later Became 'Deputy Chance'A Florida man is under arrest and charged with animal cruelty in connection to the abuse case of a dog found with his mouth-taped shut and dehydrated in February. The dog later becoming part of the Lee County Sheriff’s office in Fort Myers.
Deputy Dog! Abused Florida Dog Adopted By Lee County Sheriff's & DeputizedMeet Deputy Chance! He is a Florida dog who was found with his mouth-taped shut and dehydrated in February.
Man Accused Of Setting Woman On Fire In Ft MyersA 39-year-old man was charged with arson in the first degree and arson causing great bodily harm after he reportedly set a woman on fire.
Man Busted For Running Illegal Slaughterhouse Held On $255K BondA man has been arrested for allegedly running an illegal slaughterhouse.
Florida Teen Accused Of Making Alabama School Shooting ThreatA Lee County teen was arrested after he reportedly threatened a school shooting in Alabama.
Florida Judge Arrested In Undercover Prostitution StingBreaking the law is always bad, but that’s especially true for those who are paid to enforce it.
Florida County Sees Alarming Increase In Opioid OverdosesA growing national concern has been magnified in an area of its southernmost state.
Officials: Polk Fire Almost Out; Cigarette Likely Caused Lee County BlazeResidents of 800 homes in Polk County who had to evacuate because of a wildfire were allowed back into their homes on Sunday.
Remains Of Young Panther Found In SW FloridaThe remains of a six month old Florida panther have been recovered from Lee County.
Police Ask For Help To Find Missing 3-Year OldAuthorities are asking for the public's help to find a missing 3-year old.
Judge Sets Million Dollar Bonds For Suspected Boat ThievesThree suspected boat thieves, who led the Coast Guard on a 20-hour, 345-mile chase through the Gulf of Mexico, won’t be going anywhere soon. A Lee County judge has set their bail at more than $1 million each.