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Babysitter found guilty of second-degree murder of infant, faces life in prison
A babysitter accused of killing an infant at a North Galaxy Drive home in North Fort Myers was is found guilty of 2nd-Degree Murder, Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child, and Aggravated Child Abuse.
North Port police investigating road rage incident where shots were fired
NORTH PORT, Fla. (WFLA) - The North Port Police Department is investigating a road rage incident on Wednesday. According to police, the incident happened in the 500 block of US 41. Witnesses reported that an altercation took place between two drivers and one of the subjects fired off rounds after th
North Port PD arrest man on multiple charges of sexual battery of a minor
Nathaniel Kinney, 31, met with a 13-year-old and a 17-year old after talking with them on Snapchat, according to a North Port PD Facebook post.
‘Red tide’ and green slime: Florida’s toxic algae problem
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – When Marcy Cornell’s toddler son “couldn’t breathe” on the first day of their recent Florida vacation, she took him straight to the emergency room.
Man flees traffic stop, is tracked down by K9 in Punta Gorda
31-year-old Jeremy Kimla was taken into custody and charged with Fleeing or Attempting to Elude LEO, Driving While License Suspended 3rd or Subsequent Offense, Fail to Register Motor Vehicle, Fail to Have Motor Vehicle Insurance, Possession of Marijuana <20 grams, and Possession of Drug Paraphernali
Researchers may be on brink of solving deadly red tides
FORT MYERS, Fla. --Researchers in southwest Florida think they've found a solution to the red tides that have killed millions of sea animals,CBS Miami reports. Scientists from Mote Marin Laboratory are testing a system in a canal near Fort Myers. Two pumps installed on the canal mix water with ozone
Miranda's double leads Fort Myers to 2-1 win over Charlotte
In the top of the second, Charlotte grabbed the lead on a sacrifice fly by Rene Pinto that scored Jake Fraley. Fort Myers answered in the bottom of the inning when Ben Rortvedt hit an RBI double, scoring Kirilloff.
Simple device could save your life if you have atrial fibrillation
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Major event of Englewood Pioneer Days is cancelled due to red tide
ENGLEWOOD, FL (WWSB) - Red Tide is putting a damper on a popular Suncoast event.The 62nd Annual Englewood Pioneer Days started on July 13th and ends on September 3rd.It's one of the biggest events on the Suncoast and includes everything from a photo contest and historical tours to car shows and a pa
Hazmat investigation closes I-75 in Charlotte County
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- Authorities have completely closed a section of Interstate 75 Monday morning due to a HAZMAT investigation.It's happening near mile marker 154 in Charlotte County, between the Bayshore Road exit in North Fort Myers and the Tucker's Grade exit in Punta Gorda. This is near t
2nd restaurant in Southwest Florida vows to not show NFL games
Instead, every Sunday they will be offering a 20% discount for all veterans, active military, and first responders.
Police: North Port man sexually abused children; asked victim to drop charges
NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) - A North Port man is currently behind bars, charged with sexually abusing young girls and trying to contact one victim while in Jail.According to the North Port Police Department (NPPD), on July 18 officers received reports from the Department of Families and Children (DCF) th
Launch Potato a Top 1000 Company
Boca Raton, FL –The 2018 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, was released today. South Florida startup,Launch Potato, a technology company that builds and scales digital brands, was ranked No. 609 with $15.7MM in s
Hurricane Charley hit Southwest Florida 14 years ago Monday
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- 14 years ago Monday, Hurricane Charley made landfall in Southwest Florida, severely impacting people in Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte.On August 13, 2004 – Friday the 13th -- Hurricane Charley made landfall on Captiva Island and moved into Charlotte County, causing $13 bill
Dead dolphin found on Fort Myers Beach
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.-- A viewer sent Fox 4 this picture of a dead dolphin washed up on Fort Myers Beach. Lisa Depalma took this photo over the weekend-- it's the latest dolphin to end up dead in the Gulf's waters.Last week, at least nine dead dolphins were found off the coast of Sarasota. Scientis
Man arrested after stealing man's bag, hitting him in the head
A man is facing charges for stealing another man's clothes and hitting him on his head.39-year-old Lupe Estrada told police that Alto Thomas, 48, stole his clothes bag and rode away on a bike while he was walking along Cleveland Avenue Aug. 9.
Twins prospects have eyes set on bright futures
The Fort Myers Miracle are in the middle of a heated race to make the playoffs and they’re getting some help from some of the Minnesota Twins' top prospects.Alex Kirilloff and Royce Lewis were only drafted a year apart by the Twins, and both have only been playing for the Miracle for half of the sea
South Florida woman finds razor blade in handle of Walmart cart
"Razor on my cart at Walmart. Someone must've put it here when I was getting things. Wasn't here when I first got the cart!!! I'm livid," Ferels wrote on Facebook with a picture of the cart.
Graterol, Kirilloff spur Fort Myers to 3-2 win over Charlotte
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Alex Kirilloff had four hits, and Brusdar Graterol allowed just three hits over seven innings as the Fort Myers Miracle beat the Charlotte Stone Crabs 3-2 on Wednesday.
Native palm trees under attack in South Florida, researchers say
DAVIE, Fla.- Cabbage palms are a part of the native landscape of the southeastern United States, standing tall as the official state tree for both Florida and South Carolina.Because it's a native species, the cabbage palm is important from both an ecological and environmental perspective.