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Multiple-vehicle crash in Naples sends two to hospital with serious injuries
A three-vehicle crash on Tamiami Trail and Pelican Bay Boulevard sent two people to a Naples hospital with serious injuries Monday morning. Alfred Pompeo, 75, of Naples and Thomas Huckelberry, 55, of Bonita Springs were transported to a Naples hospital with serious injuries after Huckelberry failed
Former Estero youth pastor accused of sexually touching girl resigned before accusations, church says
Living Waters Church said in a statement Monday the former youth pastor who is accused of unlawful sexual activity had resigned from the church before he was charged. Jerred Peacock, 34, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl between March and August.
Lee County Sheriff's Office units at active scene in Lehigh Acres
A number of Lee County Sheriff's Office units, detectives and crime scene vans were at a location at Quentin Avenue South and 28th Street SW in Lehigh Acres Monday morning. The Sheriff's Office was not releasing details of what took place, calling it only an "active scene."
Car catches fire on I-75 in Lee County
A car caught fire on I-75 near Bonita Beach Road on Monday night. A car caught fire on I-75 near Bonita Beach Road on Monday night. Crews have since put out the fire. Florida highway patrol troopers are on scene investigating.
Fort Myers police arrest man after anonymous complaint of shots fired on Seminole Avenue
A Fort Myers man is facing multiple drug and a weapons charges after police responded to an anonymous complaint of shots fired on Sunday. Fort Myers police were called to Seminole Avenue shortly after midnight and saw two men in a car parked behind a residence. Both males exited the vehicle and bega
Ronto completes construction of Seaglass at Bonita Bay
BONITA SPRINGS — The Ronto Group has completed construction of its 26-floor, 120-unit Seaglass luxury high-rise tower at Bonita Bay. Ronto has received a Permanent Certificate of Occupancy and future residents are doing walkthroughs of their new homes in advance of closing on their purchases. Many o
Popeyes location still a possibility in Bonita Springs
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, the popular fast food restaurant specializing in spicy fried chicken, is one step closer to opening a location in Bonita Springs. The City Council approved the first of two votes allowing the Popeyes location to open. The fast food eatery would be on U.S. 41, south of Boni
Woman never showed up to job Sunday in Cape Coral
Police are asking the public for help finding a woman who they said never showed up for her shift at work. Gina Marie Schiano, 45, was last seen around 11:30 a.m. Sunday when she was heading to her job at Perkins at 1502 Cape Coral Parkway East but never arrived at the restaurant.
CBS: Dead birds litter highway right here in Florida
Last week, dozens of cattle egrets flew into cars on I-75 in Lee County, Florida and died. Now, the highway is littered with their corpses. While some people blamed the toxic green algae and red tide for the deaths along the stretch from Fort Myers to Naples, the truth is, no one is sure what happen
Don't want to cook for the holidays? Here are 12 Southwest Florida restaurants open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
On Christmas Day, you can have all the glazed country hams, all the puddings and all the yule logs your heart desires, but without any of the mess. Two thumbs up for buffets. A number of Southwest Florida restaurants — from Naples to Fort Myers, Bonita Springs to Cape Coral — will be open Christmas
3-car crash sends multiple to the hospital
Multiple people have been sent to the hospital after a three-car crash in Naples. The crash happened at Pelican Bay Boulevard South and Tamiami Trail. Only one southbound lane of US 41 is open.
Eight Naples Homeowners Associations unite to protect city's small-town feel
Eight Naples Homeowners Associations have banded together to preserve the small-town feel of Naples, which they fear is quickly disappearing due to the city's penchant for granting deviations and variances from its own codes.
House cleaner accused of stealing nearly $20K in rare coin collection from home she cleaned
A Naples house cleaner faces a charge of grand theft that accuses her of stealing and selling rare coins valued at nearly $20,000 from a home, according to an arrest report. Darlene Stacy, 55, was arrested Friday night and charged with stealing rare gold and silver coins, Liberty half dollars and go
Housekeeper arrested for stealing nearly $20K in rare coins
NAPLES, Fla. - A crime more than nine months in the making ended with the arrest of a housekeeper accused of stealing almost $20,000 worth of rare coins. The victim, identified as Louis Morelli, told Collier County deputies that from the beginning of February to the end of November, someone had take
Two Fort Myers residents killed, three-year-old seriously hurt in crash along I-75 Sunday
Two Fort Myers residents were killed and three others were injured Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash along I-75 near Colonial Boulevard. The Florida Highway Patrol said Diego Lopez, 26, and Maria Miguel, 19, were killed when the 2013 Nissan Rogue he was driving northbound in the outside lane of
In the Know: Bonita Beach Balloon ascends with new bar and grill
Since lifting off in late November, Bonita Beach Balloon Bar & Grill immediately become a lively local place to dine and drink in the completely refurbished former spot of Fitzgerald's Irish Pub, which didn’t reopen after it was damaged by Hurricane Irma last year.
Ronnie Milsap talks Bonita Springs show, duets album, his Grammys, turning 75 and more
Ronnie Milsap turned 75 this year. But the pop-country superstar says he has no plans to slow down. He even has a new album coming out in January. “I got a long way to go,” the Nashville resident says. “I’ve still got the passion for it, and I want to go out and play.
Man steals more than $400 from teen to 'teach the punk a lesson'
NAPLES, Fla. - A 56-year-old Naples man accused of stealing more than $400 from a teenager told officers he did so because he "wanted to teach the punk a lesson." The victim, a 17-year-old, told police he was sitting in his car parking on Gulf Shore Boulevard North when a man forcibly opened his car
Woman robbed at gunpoint, suspect arrested in Lee County
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Deputies arrested a man accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint in Lee County early Saturday morning. It happened in the Tice neighborhood in the area of Palm Beach Boulevard and Waverly Avenue around 2 a.m., authorities said.
Season's eatings: 5 new restaurants open and coming soon to south Lee County
It’s been a busy few weeks for local restaurateurs. The holidays promise a bounty of new restaurants, to join the dozens of newbies that have already opened throughout Southwest Florida this fall. As peak tourist season approaches, the pressure mounts for these new concepts to open and rake in the v