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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

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

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

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

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

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

Planes take off at Cape Coral Air Show this weekend

Whether you're eight years old or already retired, there's something for everyone at the Cape Coral Air Show. "You get a lot of flying in, a lot of sunshine...and sunburn," said pilot Andy Herold. Hundreds of people from across the country gathered at the Seahawk Air Park to enjoy a weekend filled w

WINKNEWS.COM - 2018-03-17 20:45:11

Small plane crashes into woods near Punta Gorda airport

A small aircraft made a crash landing in a wooded area while on a four-mile approach to the Punta Gorda airport, officials say. The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. There was only one person, the pilot, on board the aircraft, according to a statement provided by the FAA. The condition of

WINKNEWS.COM - 2018-03-17 20:26:57

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


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


Woman high on drugs while walking son

Investigators said 30-year-old Pamela Davis was pushing her toddler on a stroller on North Cleveland Avenue in North Fort Myers Tuesday while she was high on amphetamines. They had to take the child away from her, saying she was swinging the stroller carelessly. "Uncontrollably, thrashing about wild


Roads reopen after trailer overturns

BUCKINGHAM, Fla. - Traffic is flowing again in Buckingham after a semi truck carrying trees rolled over in the early Thursday morning. It happened at the corner of Tice St. and Staley Rd. Part of Tice St, is is already closed because of construction. Our crew on the scene spoke to man working on th


Suspect arrested in Fort Myers carjacking, armed robbery

A 23-year-old man was arrested in connection to a carjacking at a PDQ restaurant and an 7-Eleven armed robbery incident on Monday, March 12. Collin Martin was taken into custody after leading officers on a high speed chase that started on I-75 at mile marker 118, officials said. Martin was charged w


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