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Matlacha and Southeast Cape Coral experiencing power outages

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-- - LCEC is working to restore power to parts of Matlacha and Southeast Cape Coral this morning. According to LCEC about 200 customers in Southeast Cape Coral have been in the dark since just after 5:00 a.m. Wednesday. In Matlacha about 90 customers are out of power.

FOX4NOW.COM - 2018-11-14 12:47:42

Woman bit by puss caterpillar in Cape Coral park

The biologist said the caterpillars can cause the same reaction in animals, but luckily unless someone is allergic, although the reaction is painful, it's rarely life-threatening.

NBC 2 - 2018-11-13 22:20:00

Traffic stop leads to cocaine bust in Fort Myers

Lashawn Mitchell Williams, 39, the passenger and Ladeidre Lashay Williams, 28, who was driving the car, were both arrested for trafficking cocaine and cocaine possession with intent to sell.

WINKNEWS.COM - 2018-11-14 19:52:38

Treatment rids Cabot Canal in Cape Coral of blue-green algae

“Now the water quality looks a lot better and there’s a lot of wildlife,” Joe Coviello said, mayor of Cape Coral. “I’ve seen fish jumping.”

WINKNEWS.COM - 2018-11-14 04:04:31

3 restaurants open, 2 close, 1 grows in Fort Myers, Cape Coral

The fast-casual shop launched in 2010 after chef, cookbook author and co-founder Heidi Gibson won her seventh National Grilled Cheese Invitational Championship. Her AGCK menu features an array of grilled cheeses, from the classic Mousetrap (Tillamook cheddar, havarti and Monterey jack cheeses on art

NEWS-PRESS - 2018-11-13 12:00:00

Cape Coral man finds note on door saying his vote didn't count

A Cape Coral man said he found an odd note on his door saying his vote in the midterms didn't count.Chad Hamman said voting is critical."We need the right people in office to look out for us," said Hamman.He went to the polls on Tuesday and cast a provisional ballot.When he got home from church on S


Cape Coral man arrested for stealing from family, and multiple others

Officers were able to quickly establish a perimeter around the area, blocking the suspect in, who was hiding nearby in some bushes.

WINKNEWS.COM - 2018-11-13 17:15:41

School District of Lee County to hold tobacco & vaping prevention seminars

The School District of Lee County is inviting parents to three seminars in November and December about tobacco and vaping prevention. The rapid rise in teen e-cigarette use, called vaping, is now considered an epidemic by the Food and Drug Administration.

WINKNEWS.COM - 2018-11-14 21:15:32

Cape teen accused of stealing guns arrested for 2nd time in a month

Police said Zachary Busenbark, 15, broke into a family member's house on Nov. 9 and stole a revolver.

NBC 2 - 2018-11-13 15:50:00

Brainerd International Raceway owner dies in boating accident in Florida

“This is a tragic and sad day for Brainerd International Raceway, the entire racing community and the Brainerd Lakes Area,” BIR spokesman Geoff Gorvin said in a statement. “Everyone here is still in shock and trying to make sense out of it.”

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-11-13 16:20:00

5-year-old Fort Myers boy killed in crash in Lehigh Acres, six others also injured

A 2015 Nissan Quest SUV driven by Ashley Green, 33, was northbound on Gunnery approaching the intersection of Sunset.

NEWS-PRESS - 2018-11-13 12:06:00

Racing: BIR owner dies in boating accident

The call to suspend the search came hours after law enforcement swarmed the waters off the coast of Lee County, near Punta Rassa, around 3 p.m. Sunday.


Heavy deputy presence at crime scene on Fort Myers Beach

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - Several Lee County Sheriff's deputies and K-9s were at a crime scene on Fort Myers Beach Tuesday, Nov. 13.Crime scene tape was placed around the area near Nervous Nellies on 1st St.Deputies used their patrol cars to block off nearby roads, but lanes have since been reopened.

FOX4NOW.COM - 2018-11-13 10:42:46

Police investigating suspicious package delivered to Fort Myers home

LEE COUNTY -Law enforcement swarmed a house on Alhambra Drive in Fort Myers on Monday after a homeowner received a suspicious package.Among the numerous law enforcement agencies that responded were the Lee County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad and a K9 unit. Deputies said the homeowner reported the pac


Cape Coral swipes wrong way for singles, ranks at bottom WalletHub reports

Cape Coral singles are out of luck in the dating pool, ranking fourth from the bottom in opportunity, a new poll says.


Driver faces charge of DUI Manslaughter in July crash killing a bicyclist

According to Florida Highway Patrol, Timothy Spinelli, 23, lost control of his Toyota Corolla on a curve which then rolled over and struck bicyclist Bladimiro Ramos, 39, of Fort Myers Beach, killing him.

WINKNEWS.COM - 2018-11-13 15:27:03

North Fort Myers traffic stop uncovers heroin, crystal methamphetamine; two men arrested

Benny Barnes, 40, of North Fort Myers, faces charges of larceny, possession of drugs, possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license.


Cape Coral homeowners receive message 'ballot was not counted'

“I didn’t know what it was,” Chad Hamann said. “I thought it was local kids selling stuff, and I walk up to it, and it says your vote was not counted.”


2 teens arrested for stealing car in North Fort Myers

Two teens were arrested Monday night when officers found them driving a stolen car in North Fort Myers.One of the teens said he was riding around in the stolen car with his friends, but he didn't know it was stolen.Deputies caught the teens and cuffed them at a 76 gas station.Witnesses refused to ta


Body found in water near search for missing boater

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Investigators have identified a body found in the water near the Punta Rassa boat ramp Monday.46-year-old John Copham was found in the water around 9:50 a.m.Sunday night, the Lee County Sheriff's Office and several other agencies launched a search for a man reported to be overboa