Video shows ‘fever’ of stingrays swimming past a Florida resort
Video shows ‘fever’ of stingrays swimming past a Florida resort File photo. The video shows the animals gliding through the water and around swimmers in their way. (PREDRAG VUCKOVIC/Getty Images)FORT MYERS, Fla. — Video taken outside of a Florida resort shows what appears to be more than a hundred stingrays swimming in the shallow water. >> Read more trending newsThe video, taken by guest Dana Baquero at the Lani Kai Island resort in Fort Myers, was shared by the resort on its Facebook page. The video shows the animals moving as a group, gliding through the water and around swimmers.wftv.com
Stuck in Florida wetlands, woman is rescued by helicopter
Authorities say they were able to rescue a woman by helicopter after she was stuck in the vast marshland of a Florida state park. Various agencies were deployed to the 11,000-acre (4,450-hectare) Estero Bay Preserve State Park on the Gulf Coast south of Fort Myers. The Iona McGregor Fire District says the woman was out hiking with her husband Friday, but the man had gotten tired and had decided to return while she kept going and got lost.news.yahoo.com
End of Story: Red Sox make INF Trevor Story signing official
Red Sox Baseball New Boston Red Sox shortstop Trevor Story adjusts his ball cap as he speaks to the media during a baseball press conference at JetBlue Park Wednesday, March 23, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (Steve Helber)FORT MYERS, Fla. — (AP) — A bunch of Red Sox players reached out to recruit longtime Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story when he was considering whether to sign with Boston. “Bogie’s been amazing throughout this process of me coming here,” Story said Wednesday after the Red Sox made it official that he would join the team to play second base – for now. The Red Sox were an unlikely suitor for the two-time All-Star, considering that they already have a four-time All-Star at shortstop. And if Bogaerts chooses to opt out of his contract at the end of the season, Story gives the Red Sox a long-term solution at shortstop. And he showed it again in terms of this process,” Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom said at a news conference at the team’s spring training facility.wftv.com
Braves' Snitker ponders 6th starter as he studies rotation
Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker said Monday he's considering all options, including a six-man rotation or an opener, as he looks for answers in his starting rotation. The Braves, who open the season on April 7 at home against Cincinnati, are scheduled to play 14 consecutive days before their first off day. Snitker said he may add a sixth starter during that stretch.news.yahoo.com
Gov. DeSantis announces $1.1M raised for tornado victims in Lee, Charlotte counties
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis doubled down on claims he made last month the Biden administration withheld funding for tornado victims in Lee and Charlotte counties because of “politics” and announced $1.1 million was raised for repairs, temporary housing and other forms of relief.
Let's play! Buxton digs in, MLB spring games finally begin
FORT MYERS, Fla. — (AP) — The Boston Red Sox wore St. Patrick's Day green for their spring debut. Baseball fans might feel luckiest of all. “I’m glad we’re finally starting," said Red Sox supporter Jeremy Porter, down from Maine for the exhibition opener. Red Sox manager Alex Cora said he got a jolt Wednesday when the Twins sent over their roster card. The park held a moment of silence for him and other former Red Sox who died this offseason: Ike Delock, Jim Corsi, Jeremy Giambi and Julio Lugo.wftv.com
Skeeter mountain: Florida agency shares photo of 1 million mosquitoes
Lots of skeeters: Approximately 1 million mosquitoes were collected last year in southwest Florida. (Lee County Mosquito Control)FORT MYERS, Fla. — This has all the trappings of one scary sight -- one million mosquitoes in one place. “Ever wonder what 1 million mosquitoes looks like?” the agency posted on Twitter and Facebook. #FighttheBite pic.twitter.com/nLX1hdvfz0 — Lee County Mosquito Control (@LeeCoMosquito) February 16, 2022The bugs filled up an orange Home Depot bucket, according to WINK. “We’ve had people call and say the mosquitoes are terrible; we got a million mosquitoes around it.wftv.com
Florida sheriff’s deputy fired, accused of planting drug in exchange for sex
FORT MYERS, Fla. — A Florida sheriff’s deputy is facing charges that he conspired to arrest an innocent person on drug charges in exchange for sexual favors and a trip to Paris. Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said Friday that Deputy Niko Irizarry, 25, had been fired and charged with falsifying an official document. Custodio then had a third man, Scott Snider, pose as a real estate agent and plant drugs in the person’s car, investigators said. Read: Cold front pushes through Sunday, showers stick aroundCustodio then told Irizarry where he could find the victim. Investigators said Irizarry then performed a traffic stop and arrested the victim on drug charges.wftv.com
Leona Maguire first Irish winner in LPGA Tour history
LPGA Tour Golf Leona Maguire watches a shot during the second round of the LPGA Drive On Championship golf tournament at Crown Colony in Fort Myers, Fla., Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. (Andrew West/The News-Press via AP) (Andrew West)FORT MYERS, Fla. — (AP) — Leona Maguire became the first Irish winner in LPGA Tour history Saturday, closing with a 5-under 67 for a three-stroke victory in the LPGA Drive On Championship at Crown Colony. “It’s huge for Irish golf,” Maguire said. “There was never an Irish player on the tour, let alone a winner. “I played with Leona the first two days and she’s been hitting it amazing,” Thompson said.wftv.com
Maguire, Alex share lead in LPGA Drive On Championship
LPGA Tour Golf Leona Maguire lines up a putt on the ninth green during the second round of the LPGA Drive On Championship golf tournament at Crown Colony Golf & Country Club, Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius) (Steve Nesius)FORT MYERS, Fla. — (AP) — Leona Maguire and Marina Alex shared the lead Friday in the LPGA Drive On Championship after another windy round at Crown Colony. Maguire birdied the par-5 18th for a 7-under 65, and Alex closed with birdies on the par-4 eighth and par-5 ninth for a 66. Maguire had six birdies in a 10-hole stretch in the middle of her bogey-free round. “Just been playing really solid, taking advantage of the shorter holes,” Maguire said. “But just really, really happy with the way I played.”Thompson had four straight birdies in the middle of the round.wftv.com
Alex, Hataoka share lead in windy LPGA Drive On Championship
Alex birdied all four par-5 holes and had five birdies in a row on Nos. The 31-year-old American won the 2018 Portland Classic for her lone LPGA Tour title. 9 in the world, won twice last year and has five career LPGA Tour victories. Tavatanakit won the major ANA Inspiration last year for her lone LPGA Tour title. Second-ranked Nelly Korda shot a 72, offsetting four birdies with four bogeys.wftv.com
Suspect in custody after standoff at McDonald’s in southwest Florida
Standoff: A man and deputies had a standoff at a McDonald's in Fort Myers, Florida, on Saturday. (Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)FORT MYERS, Fla. — A standoff at a McDonald’s in southwest Florida ended peacefully Saturday when an armed man who barricaded himself in a freezer at the fast-food restaurant surrendered to police. >> Read more trending newsLee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said the man was taken to a hospital as a precaution, the Fort Myers News-Press reported. “Today we used less than lethal and we gassed him out so he cooperated.”DEVELOPING: A man was arrested after he barricaded himself inside of a Fort Myers McDonald's. @SheriffLeeFL says the man shot at @fortmyerspolice and then ran into the McDonald's after deputies fired beanbag rounds at him.wftv.com
Florida man fed up with potholes plants banana tree in road
FORT MYERS, Fla. — (AP) — A man fed up with a private road in poor condition near his southwest Florida business has a novel solution: plant a banana tree in a pothole to warn motorists away. Last week, Bryan Raymond planted the tree in a stubborn pothole along Honda Drive just off U.S. 41 in south Fort Myers. Raymond, who owns Progress and Pride Fitness Group, said the idea of planting a banana tree ripened in his mind after having to fill holes in the street with cement multiple times. For Raymond, the banana tree is an attention-grabbing repair. said John Hulker, who lives in Fort Myers, speaking with WINK-TV.wftv.com
Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle
FORT MYERS, Fla. – An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle. It’s the sixth panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of nine total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. On Friday, the remains of a male panther cub were found on private land near the Collier County landfill, officials said. Florida panthers once roamed the entire Southeast, but now their habitat mostly is confined to a small region of Florida along the Gulf of Mexico. Up to 230 Florida panthers remain in the wild.
Florida couple offers free beer as way to meet the neighbors
CAPE CORAL, Fla. – A Florida couple came up with a great way to meet their new neighbors after moving into their home during the coronavirus pandemic. They offered free beer. We will be in our driveway with drinks, ready to meet any neighbors who would like to stop by. But once the “Free Beer” sign was placed outside, the neighbors started venturing over. We had a few people do a double take, free beer is a pretty easy way to get people to show up,” said Thomas Evans.
Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle
FORT MYERS, Fla. – An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle. It’s the fifth panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of seven total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The remains of the panther were found last Wednesday in Hardee County on a rural road near Wauchula, wildlife officials said. Florida panthers once roamed the entire Southeast, but now their habitat mostly is confined to a small region of Florida along the Gulf of Mexico. Up to 230 Florida panthers remain in the wild.
The Latest: NFL Hall of Famers help push vaccine awareness
Hall of Famers taking part include include Anthony Muñoz, in both English and Spanish, Darrell Green, Aeneas Williams, and Drew Pearson. ___Indiana baseball coach Jeff Mercer has tested positive for COVID-19, and the Hoosiers’ home doubleheader against Penn State on Friday has been called off. ___Kansas withdrew from the Big 12 Tournament on Friday after a positive COVID-19 test within the men’s basketball program, sending No. ___The Minnesota Twins are the latest Major League Baseball team to receive government approval for fans to return to their games this season. Only a limited amount of family members of players and staff have been able to attend those games this season.
Tiger Woods-designed mini golf course heading to Waterford Lakes in Orlando
click image Image via PopStroke | FacebookA new miniature golf course is in the works for Waterford Lakes, but don’t expect the whimsical props that have come to define the sport. Replacing the whimsical kid-focused courses with what look like actual golf courses, but miniaturized, PopStroke gives mini golf an adult-focused makeover. A similar concept exists at Disney World with the Fantasia Fairways Miniature Golf Course — with real sand traps and water hazards, that course has been rated as one of the world's most challenging miniature golf courses. click image Image via PopStroke | FacebookAt Waterford Lakes, PopStroke will have a 9,472-square-foot building with an expansive sports bar-style restaurant. Beyond Orlando, PopStroke locations are in the works for Scottsdale, Palm Beach and Sarasota.orlandoweekly.com
House panel advances $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill as Democrats move toward passage this week
The House on Monday moved forward with its $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, setting the stage for passage later this week. The chamber's Budget Committee advanced the bill in a 19-16 vote as Democrats rush to beat a March 14 deadline to extend key unemployment programs. "Without additional resources, we will never get where we need to be," said House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., at the start of the markup hearing Monday afternoon. "This is the wrong plan at the wrong time and for all the wrong reasons," Rep. Jason Smith of Missouri, the top Republican on the Budget panel, said in the hearing. Congress' failure to renew pandemic-era unemployment programs — from when they expired last summer until lawmakers passed another relief bill in December — contributed to millions of Americans falling into poverty.cnbc.com
Florida panther struck, killed by vehicle
FORT MYERS, Fla. – An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle. It’s the fourth panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of six total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The remains of the 7-year-old female panther were found Saturday in Lee County on a rural road near Wild Turkey Strand Preserve, wildlife officials said. Florida panthers once roamed the entire Southeast, but now their habitat mostly is confined to a small region of Florida along the Gulf of Mexico. Up to 230 Florida panthers remain in the wild.
Eddie Rosario, Indians finalize $8 million, 1-year contract
FILE - Minnesota Twins' Eddie Rosario hits the ball during a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Fort Myers, Fla., in this Monday, March 9, 2020, file photo. The Indians officially signed free agent outfielder Eddie Rosario, adding a quality player who pounded their pitchers in recent years. Rosario passed his physical on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, to finalize a one-year, $8 million contract for 2021. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)CLEVELAND – Free agent outfielder Eddie Rosario has joined the Cleveland Indians, adding a quality player who has haunted their pitchers in recent years. Rosario passed his physical on Thursday and finalized the $8 million, one-year contract he agreed to late last week.
New Florida website allows people to virtually ‘get in line’ for COVID-19 vaccines
ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida launched a new statewide website Friday to streamline the state’s approach to COVID-19 vaccine distribution, following the slow rollout of a state appointment hotline earlier in the month. [TRENDING: Video shows deputy Tasing student | How to get the vaccine in Fla. | NASA tests new moon rocket]Ad“Pre-register now for the COVID-19 vaccine,” the website reads. Once appointments are available individuals will be contacted by phone, text or email to schedule an appointment, according to the DOH. However, the hotline and state website may not be the best way to sign up for local department of health shots. She said Florida is working with counties to make sure existing registration systems can coordinate with the MyVaccine website.
Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle
FORT MYERS, Fla. – An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle. It’s the third panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of four total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. A total of 22 Florida panther deaths were reported in 2020, with 19 killed by vehicles. Florida panthers once roamed the entire Southeast, but now their habitat mostly is confined to a small region of Florida along the Gulf of Mexico. Up to 230 Florida panthers remain in the wild.
Race to vaccinate millions in US off to slow, messy start
“I was petrified.”The race to vaccinate millions of Americans is off to a slower, messier start than public health officials and leaders of the Trump administration's Operation Warp Speed had expected. Overworked, underfunded state public health departments are scrambling to patch together plans for administering vaccines. Jha said the Trump administration, principally the Department of Health and Human Services, has set states up to fail. Army Gen. Gustave Perna, Operation Warp Speed’s chief operating officer, said Wednesday that 14 million doses had been shipped around the country so far. Health officials said the state received 20,300 doses on Tuesday that had been expected to arrive last week.
Florida woman sleeping on porch, renting bedroom to help pay mortgage
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Ann Shepard has been fighting to save her Fort Myers home by renting out her bedroom for the past nine months. [TRENDING: Record-setting attractions coming to Orlando | Bacteria halts swan boats | Snake and eggs for breakfast]She’s been sleeping on a mattress on her back porch since April. The confusion over her job status with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity was triggered by a temporary job that lasted less than a day. “I know unemployment is not the answer,” a tearful Shepard said. Supervisors with the agency reviewed her account status and were able to deposit $1,500 in unemployment money into her account Tuesday.
Man missing after falling from Florida dinner-cruise ship
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard says a man went missing after falling into the water from a dinner-cruise ship in the Gulf Coast in Florida. J.P. boat late Friday. The company J.C. Cruises says Capt J.P. is a 475-passenger paddlewheel boat that tours the scenic Caloosahatchee River in Fort Myers, Florida. Coast Guard crews searched for more than 11 hours in the waters before suspending the search. They received help from agencies such as the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Fort Myers Beach Police, and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
WATCH LIVE: Eta briefings from News 6 weather team
ORLANDO, Fla. – With Eta projected to impact Central Florida, News 6 wants to keep you as informed as possible. A News 6 meteorologist on Wednesday will provide a weather update in the video player above. [SIGN UP TO BE A PINPOINT WEATHER INSIDER: Subscribe to our newsletter]Computer models show Eta making landfall Thursday north of Tampa and tracking across the state, near Jacksonville. Several Central Florida counties are under tropical storm warnings and watches. Thanks for visiting ClickOrlando.com, and stay safe!
UPDATE: Here’s how Eta will impact Central Florida
As of Wednesday morning, Tropical Storm Eta was 130 miles west-southwest of Fort Myers, dumping rain and packing 70 mph winds as it moved north-northeast at 15 mph. Several Central Florida counties are under tropical storm warnings and watches. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 24 hours. Tropical storm force winds begin by 4AM Thursday. Latest wind advisory issued in Volusia County (WKMG)Tropical Storm warning released in Central Florida.
Florida governor loosens restrictions for visitors at long-term care facilities
Ron DeSantis announced Thursday that current restrictions on visitation policies at long-term care facilities across the state will be loosened to allow residents more time with their family and friends in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The governor lifted that ban in September, citing the toll the lack of family, friends and physical touch has had on residents in those facilities. As of Thursday, there are 807 COVID-19 positive residents and 2,494 positive staff members in long-term care facilities across the state, according to figures from the Florida Department of Health. We’re going to keep supplying these tests for you,” the governor said. To keep up with the latest news on the pandemic, subscribe to News 6′s coronavirus newsletter and go to ClickOrlando.com/coronavirus.
At Florida rally, Trump makes vaccine promises that are unlikely to actually happen
click to enlarge Official White House photoCampaigning Friday in Fort Myers, President Donald Trump pledged to deliver a COVID-19 vaccine to many senior citizens free of charge through a partnership with two major pharmacy chains. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, in a news release, called the partnership with CVS and Walgreens “unprecedented” and “another historic achievement in our efforts to get a safe and effective vaccine to Americans as fast as possible.”Through “Operation Warp Speed,” the Trump administration plans to produce and deliver 300 million doses of vaccines by January. The president also has said he would have vaccines available to the public by the Nov. 3 election.But it appears unlikely that goal will be met.On Friday, it was reported that one of the companies working on a vaccine, Pfizer, would not seek authorization to use its vaccine until the third week of November. Trump, who also held a rally in Ocala, will likely be unable to win a second term if he loses the state. He won Florida in 2016 by nearly 113,00 votes.The news about the vaccine partnership also came as states were required to submit draft plans to the federal government about how they will distribute a coronavirus vaccine when one is approved for public use.orlandoweekly.com
Florida student sent home when ‘time of the month’ is mistaken for COVID-19
FORT MYERS, Fla. – A Florida girl was sent home from school when a nurse indicated that fatigue from her menstrual cycle could be a symptom of COVID-19, according to WFTX. The girl, an eighth grade student at Lexington Middle School in Fort Myers, went to the school nurse on Monday complaining of fatigue because she had just started her period. Sheila Gayle told the TV station that her daughter didn’t have any aches, chills or a fever. It’s just ridiculous at this point,” the mother told WFTX. The school district told the TV station that it’s trying to be extra cautious to keep students safe.
10-foot alligator ambushes woman trimming trees in Florida
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. – A woman was attacked by an alligator Thursday morning while trimming trees near a lake in Florida, officials said. The 27-year-old woman had been working near the water in North Fort Myers when the 10-foot reptile ambushed her, according to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission news release. Rescue workers took the woman to a Fort Myers hospital, where she was treated for injuries to both legs, officials said. The fish and wildlife agency contracted a nuisance alligator trapper to capture the animal and remove it from the area. Serious injuries caused by alligators are rare in Florida, officials said.
Florida governor hints at upping restaurant capacity, reopening bars
During the discussion, business owners repeatedly asked DeSantis to allow restaurants to operate with 100% indoor capacity rather than the current 50%. Jay Johnson, the owner of Bubba’s Roadhouse & Saloon in Cape Coral, was among the representatives who asked DeSantis on Thursday to allow restaurants to operate at full capacity. “We’d like to ask that you could look at reopening the restaurant to allow us more capacity. “So I think it should be made permanent I think it was, I think it’s been helpful. “I think we’re going to be comfortable, you know, moving forward very soon and I think that that’s important,” DeSantis said.
Postal Service in Central Florida set to hire 1,000 employees in Central Florida
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. The Postal Service in Central Florida is set to hire 1,000 employees in Central Florida. USPS said successful applicants will work at one of seven mail processing and distribution centers from Nov. 7 through Jan. 1. The openings include:Mail Processing Clerk pays $18.15 an hourMail Handler Assistant pays $16.55 an hourUSPS said positions are open in:Fort MyersMid Florida (Lake Mary)OrlandoSeminoleManasotaTampaYborPositions will also be available at annexes in Lakeland, Melbourne, and Tampa, according to the USPS. Anyone interested in applying can click on this link, applications for the positions listed above we be from Sept. 8 through Sept. 12.
I feel threatened: Florida man in viral Costco mask video loses job
Video of the encounter was posted on Twitter by Miami-based documentary filmmaker Billy Corben on Monday and has since gone viral with more than 11 million views. Florida man at Fort Myers Costco in "Running the World Since 1776" shirt flips out on elderly woman who asked him to wear a mask and man who defended her #BecauseFlorida (via @profjaffar) pic.twitter.com/PDOvi33qHK Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) July 7, 2020I feel threatened, Corben yelled. As the video spread online, social media users outed Maples as a sales agent at Ted Todd Insurance in Bonita Springs. pic.twitter.com/q5868M4igY Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) July 7, 2020Ted Todd insurance took to Twitter Tuesday to address the incident. Thank you to everyone for their comments and messages raising awareness about a former employee at Ted Todd Insurance.
Mom of deceased football player advocates for athlete safety
Lee County has since mandated the tubs, but the Florida High School Athletic Association does not supersede state law and only recommends the tubs. On Aug. 13, 2014, Sebastian River High School football player William Shogran Jr., 14, died while practicing with his team at Camp Blanding, a National Guard training ground in north-central Florida. More than 460 student-athletes in Florida were treated for exertional heatstroke during the 2017-18 school year. "If these are mandated at every high school in Florida, it's virtually impossible for me to imagine that it's not going to save lives," Lubell said. "It's such an easy fix, it's so inexpensive that there's no reason another parent should have to go through what (Giordano is) going through.ocala.com
Florida daycare teacher fired after child comes home with 'I'm out of diapers' written on torso
Chisum said that the daycare her son and daughter attend had placed a memo earlier in his belongings telling her that he needed more diapers. "I guess yesterday they wrote on his report that he needs diapers, and I failed to see that. Now keep in mind, I see several teachers at drop off and several at pick up, if I failed to see that he needs diapers a simple, 'Hey Heather, your son needs diapers maybe you missed the report' would have done the trick. You cant even see all of it in the pic.. it says, 'Mom Im out of diapers pls read my report'. "In the very worst case scenario, I cant see anything other than 'need diapers' needing to be written.news-journalonline.com
Florida daycare teacher fired after child comes home with 'I'm out of diapers' written on torso
Chisum said that the daycare her son and daughter attend had placed a memo earlier in his belongings telling her that he needed more diapers. "I guess yesterday they wrote on his report that he needs diapers, and I failed to see that. Now keep in mind, I see several teachers at drop off and several at pick up, if I failed to see that he needs diapers a simple, 'Hey Heather, your son needs diapers maybe you missed the report' would have done the trick. You cant even see all of it in the pic.. it says, 'Mom Im out of diapers pls read my report'. "In the very worst case scenario, I cant see anything other than 'need diapers' needing to be written.dailycommercial.com
Florida daycare teacher fired after child comes home with 'I'm out of diapers' written on torso
Chisum said that the daycare her son and daughter attend had placed a memo earlier in his belongings telling her that he needed more diapers. "I guess yesterday they wrote on his report that he needs diapers, and I failed to see that. Now keep in mind, I see several teachers at drop off and several at pick up, if I failed to see that he needs diapers a simple, 'Hey Heather, your son needs diapers maybe you missed the report' would have done the trick. You cant even see all of it in the pic.. it says, 'Mom Im out of diapers pls read my report'. "In the very worst case scenario, I cant see anything other than 'need diapers' needing to be written.ocala.com
Genetic testing, latest target for fraud
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Federal investigators call it the latest scheme targeting consumers on Medicare and it all begins with claims of free screening for cancer. Tammy's mom has heart issues, cancer runs in the family so when the telemarketer pitched free cancer screening, her mom bought in. Cancer screening, a lucrative businessCole Buckley of Fort Myers showed us several flags and fliers he had made for what he thought would be a lucrative DNA cancer screening business. How to protect yourself from falling victim to "free" cancer screening - If a genetic testing kit is mailed to you, don't accept it unless it was ordered by your doctor or return it to the sender. - Be suspicious of anyone who offers you "free" genetic or cancer screening and then requests your Medicare number.
Manhunt underway after deadly shooting at Florida's ZombiCon
A manhunt is underway for a gunman who opened fire at a zombie-themed convention in Fort Myers, Florida. People attending the event scattered after hearing gunshots at ZombiCon. A 20- year-old man was killed and five other people were hurt. Jamie Yuccas reports.cbsnews.com