The Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Javier Arredondo, 24, of 3281 20thAvenue, Naples, FL, for three counts of possession of child pornography, a third degree felony. [Read more…] about FDLE arrests Naples man on child pornography charges
NAPLES, Fla. – The Florida Department of Law Enforcement today arrested Kevin John Hawkesworth, 51, of 9529 Winterview Drive, Naples, Florida, for 53 counts of electronic transmission of child pornography by electronic device and 10 counts of promotion of child pornography.
The investigation began after agents received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that an individual was sending videos and images of child pornography to persons via Twitter.
On Nov. 16, 2017, FDLE special agents, with assistance from Homeland Security Investigations, the FDLE Cyber Crimes Task Force, and the Collier County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at Hawkesworth’s home.
Agents seized numerous computer-related media devices from the home. Through investigative efforts and forensic examinations of Hawkesworth’s devices, agents were able to identify that, while in Lee County, he allegedly sent child pornography that included children as young as three or four years of age engaged in various sex acts.
Hawkesworth was arrested by FDLE this afternoon at his home. He was transported to the Lee County Jail. The case will be prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, 20th Judicial Circuit.
Please visit the FDLE website to review tips for keeping your children safe online at:http://secureflorida.org/family/best_practices_for_parents/.
“Gov. Scott Visits Naples on “Fighting for Florida’s Future” Tour
WINK-FTM (CBS) – Fort Myers, FL
May 4, 2017
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Richard Mizerski poses with his oversized check after claiming a $1 million prize
in the $5,000,000 MONOPOLY FLORIDA EDITION Scratch-Off game.
The Florida Lottery announces that Richard Mizerski, 60, of Naples, claimed a $1 million prize in the $5,000,000 MONOPOLY™ FLORIDA EDITION Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $770,000.
“I can’t believe my good fortune,” Mizerski said. “I’m planning to use my winnings to travel and spend time with friends in different parts of the world.”
Mizerski purchased his winning ticket from Tollgate Shell, located at 3825 Tollgate Boulevard in Naples. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $20 Scratch-Off game, $5,000,000 MONOPOLY FLORIDA EDITION, launched in July 2016, and features more than $346 million in prizes, including six top prizes of $5,000,000 and 20 prizes of $1 million! The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-2.97.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 65 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $734 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2015-16.
Governor Rick Scott announced today that Best Home Services, an air conditioning, electrical and plumbing company headquartered in Naples, has created 145 jobs with plans to create an additional 80 jobs this year.
Governor Scott said, “In Florida, we understand how important companies like Best Home Services are to creating new opportunities for our families. It is great to see so many people pursuing the American Dream in Southwest Florida thanks to the job they have with this great company. Just like Florida, Best Home Services is a true melting pot and has employees from nine countries, including Cuba, Puerto Rico and Mexico. I look forward to seeing Best Homes Services’ continued success right here in Florida.”
Keegan and Chadd Hodges, owners of Best Home Services said, “We are incredibly honored to be recognized by Governor Rick Scott and the State of Florida. Our family owned company is proud to be a leading home service provider in Southwest Florida. We are excited to grow our company even more in the next year and are truly blessed to have such a great team to help us achieve that goal.”
Best Home Services is a family owned and operated air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, and drains company headquartered in Naples. It has been voted one of the best in customer service in southwest Florida by several publications, including Angie’s List. Best Home Services also gives back to the community by investing in charitable organizations, including Habitat for Humanity and the Special Olympics.