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Good Samaritan stops attempted kidnapping of teen in Fort Myers

A witness says he was at work when he heard a girl screaming in a back alley. "She was basically telling them to get away and to leave her alone and she was just trying to get away from the scene so she wouldn't get hurt anymore," the man said, who wishes to remain anonymous. He said he saw men grab

WINKNEWS.COM - 2018-03-17 02:12:57

Thief jumps off balcony after stealing items on wild spring break night

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla., -- Spring break can get a little crazy at the Lani Kai on Fort Myers Beach. But after a thief jumped off a balcony after stealing personal items, even staffers say it's something they haven't seen before. "People seem to think they are Spiderman," said Melissa Schneider, Lan

FOX4NOW.COM - 2018-03-17 02:38:42

Three Winn-Dixie stores in Lee County to close

When retailers close large stores or go out of business, operators of malls and strip centers have to get creative to fill the spaces or break them up into smaller spaces. The national trend has escalated in recent years and it's likely to grow. Casey Logan/news-press.com "The Beef People" are repo

NEWS-PRESS - 2018-03-16 18:46:50

Woman arrested after stumbling down North Fort Myers street with chilled child in stroller

Subscribed, but don't have a login? A woman described by witnesses as suspicious, possibly drunk and pushing a child in a stroller shortly after midnight Tuesday was arrested on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor after Lee County deputies saw her stumbling down a street and wildly

NEWS-PRESS - 2018-03-16 14:36:59

Immokalee man accused of exposing himself in public

IMMOKALEE, Fla. - An Immokalee man was arrested after witnesses say he exposed his genitals to children and adults, according to a Collier County Sheriff's Office report. On Friday, deputies responded to an apartment complex located at West Delaware Avenue after reports of a man holding out his geni

FOX4NOW.COM - 2018-03-17 21:56:06

Attempted murder suspect arrested in grow house bust

While going after an attempted murder suspect, Lee County Sheriff's detectives said a big pot bust landed in their laps. The Lee County Sheriff's Office was investigating a house in Lehigh Acres while looking for attempted murder suspect Esiquio Salinas. The charges originated in Homestead. They fo

WZVN-TV - 2018-03-18 01:48:00

St. Patrick's Day parade kicks off in Naples

St. Patrick's Day festivities kicked off Saturday morning at the annual parade in Naples. The 42nd St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 10th Avenue South. Don't forget to wear green! A flag raising ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. at The Dock Restaurant at Crayt

WINKNEWS.COM - 2018-03-17 12:00:04

Lee County to weigh approval of $8.5 million road realignment in NE Cape Coral

The Lee County Board of County Commissioners could approve an estimated $8.5 million project next week to realign two roads and construct a roundabout in northeast Cape Coral. Kismet Parkway and Littleton Road both run east to west, but Kismet sits south of Littleton by about 200 feet. The city and

NEWS-PRESS - 2018-03-17 19:33:39

Woman accused of using work account to pay off her credit cards

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- A Naples woman is in jail after being accused of stealing more that $140,000 from her employer. 46-year-old Stacie Rosen is facing charges of grand theft and scheming to defraud. According to the Collier County Sheriff's Office, Rosen oversaw business accounts and payroll as

FOX4NOW.COM - 2018-03-16 16:57:20

2 arrested in Lehigh Acres grow house bust

An attempted murder suspect arrest led authorities to a grow house bust, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office. The United States Marshall's Task Force and the Lee County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Warrants Unit located suspect Esiquio Salinas, 37, Thursday at a home on the 300 block of Clarid

WINKNEWS.COM - 2018-03-16 22:17:39

CCSO: North Naples woman embezzled more than $140,000 from former employer

A North Naples woman accused of embezzling more than $140,000 from her former employer between 2011 and 2014 was arrested on a warrant Thursday, deputies said. Stacie Rosen, 46, faces felony charges of grand theft and scheming to defraud, according to a Collier County Sheriff's Office arrest report.

NAPLES DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-16 18:29:37

Red tide causing fish kills, breathing trouble at some Lee, Collier beaches

A stubborn red tide has been lingering in Collier and Lee counties for the past week, causing fish kills and breathing trouble at some beaches, monitors reported Friday. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported that a bloom of the toxic algae was found from very low to high con

NEWS-PRESS - 2018-03-16 22:24:09

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Man missing in Gulf off Fort Myers Beach after fishing boat sinks, three others rescued

A search by the U.S. Coast Guard is underway in the Gulf of Mexico for a 63-year-old after a fishing boat sank early Thursday morning 70 miles south-west of Fort Myers Beach. Dennis Grim, 63, is missing, the Coast Guard reported. Rescued after the sinking were James Beeman, Anthony Bertolino, and Da


Sneak peek: Two-story McDonald's opening in Fort Myers

There's a new two-story McDonald's at Colonial Boulevard and Summerlin Road in Fort Myers. It is the second of its kind in the nation. Casey Logan/The News-Press Holy Hamburglar! A McDonald's like most people have never seen opens at 5 a.m. Friday in Fort Myers. The two-story restaurant is only the


Martial arts instructor arrested for having sex with teen

Police arrested 31-year-old Marcel Goncalves on Tuesday for having sex with a teenager. Goncalves is married and employed at Fight Sports in Naples, where the teen said they had sex. They also reportedly met up at Goncalves's home. Police charged Goncalves with sexual assault and sexual battery. I


Parkland surveillance video shows officer standing outside school during shooting

NAPLES, Fla. - Surveillance footage released Thursday shows then-school resource deputy Scot Peterson standing outside of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School building where students and faculty inside were being shot, then running out of view, not to be seen again on other school cameras. Th


Suspects caught on camera using stolen credit cards at a bank in Fort Myers, Estero store

Police are looking for two women in connection with a car burglary and use of stolen credit cards. The victim told police she parked her car next to a friend's house on Summerlin Road while unloading purchases from a trip to the store. A few minutes later, she saw a dark, four-door sedan, occupied


Easter events: Family fun and egg hunts in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero

Spring celebrations abound in Naples from egg hunts to cookie decorating toencounters with the Easter Bunny. Naples Family Easter Event: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Golden Gate. Families can participate in Easter egg games al


Naples martial arts coach accused of sexually assaulting minor

A 31-year-old martial arts coach accused of sexually assaulting a minor was arrested Tuesday, according to a report from the Collier County Sheriff's Office.Mugshot of Marcel Goncalves via the Collier County Sheriff's Office. Marcel Goncalves, of Naples, was accused of sexually assaulting a minor ap