19, Dec 2014 - Fla. Man Sentenced For Enticing Teen To Perform Internet Sex Act
A Fort Myers, Florida man was sentenced to 17.5 years in federal prison following his guilty plea in federal court in Memphis to one count of attempted sexual exploitation of children, U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III said.
17, Dec 2014 - Fort Myers, FL With latest ruling, will Florida's gay marriage ban end?
Many same sex couples in Florida are asking if the state's bitter battle over gay marriage could finally be over since a federal appeals court refused to extend a stay on gay marriages. Some are skeptical since Attorney General Pam Bondi has twice objected to plans to lift the ban by appealing the rulings.
17, Dec 2014 - Fort Myers, FL Secret recordings force new trial in Lee County sex abuse case
A man convicted of sexually abusing his stepdaughter should receive a new trial because of the improper use of secret recordings made by the alleged victim, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
10, Oct 2014 - Fort Myers, FL Supreme Court asked to decide new map for Congress
A divided appeals court wants the Florida Supreme Court to decide if the state's new congressional map is legal.
09, Oct 2014 - Fort Myers, FL Missing girl, 15, may be in Charlotte Co.
A Florida Missing Child Alert is issued for 15-year-old Lindsey Marie Turner who went missing from Hialeah in Dade County.
08, Oct 2014 - In death, lesbian officially recognized as married to another woman by state of Florida
Fort Myers, Fla., widow Arlene Goldberg has finally received official Florida recognition of her marriage to Carol Goldwasser: Under a judge's order, the state amended Goldwasser's death certificate to read… Click to Continue »
08, Oct 2014 - Fort Myers, FL Help Crime Stoppers ID suspect in TV thefts at Lehigh Walmart
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help identifying a man who they say stole three television sets from the Walmart in Lehigh Acres last week.
08, Oct 2014 - Fort Myers, FL Judge denies request for dismissal of 27-year-old charges
BENNINGTON -- A judge denied a motion to dismiss 27-year-old sexual assault charges against a Florida man who for the past several years has said heart problems prevent him from going to trial again. Leonard Forte, 72, of Fort Myers, Florida, was convicted on three counts of sexual assault in 1988, a year after being arraigned for allegedly molesting a girl in Landgrove.