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Cape Coral brothers watched their sister get hit and killed at bus stop

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The parents of the Cape Coral girl hit and killed at her bus stop Monday morning can not believe they have to talk about their little girl in the past tense.


Cape Coral community to open new entrance to relieve traffic

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral neighborhood with a visitor gate notorious for causing traffic backups is finally making a change to solve the problem. The Sandoval community will soon open another entrance off of Pine Island Road and Sandoval Parkway.


Two behind bars after report of man passed out in bus bathroom on turnpike

A Fort Myers man and an Ohio woman traveling through Sumter County were arrested Saturday night after Wildwood police officers received a call about a man passed out in a Greyhound bus bathroom.


Heartbroken mom visits daughter's memorial in Cape Coral

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- The mother of an 8-year-old girl who was killed by a hit and run driver made an emotional appearance at the scene of her daughter's memorial Tuesday. 8-year-old Layla Aiken was killed in Cape Coral Monday after being hit by a truck while waiting for the bus with her brothers. The


Drunk Florida man hits car in Burger King drive-thru line

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral man was arrested two weeks ago after getting into an accident at a Burger King. Thomas McCrork, 55, was in the drive-thru at the Burger King at 1704 West Cape Coral Pkwy on Tuesday, March 12 when his car went backwards and hit the car behind him, according to a police


Cape Coral woman wins $1 million jackpot in Florida Lottery scratch-off game

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A Cape Coral woman is cashing a $770,000 check after winning a $1 million jackpot from a scratch off ticket bought in Fort Myers. According to the Florida Lottery, 68-year-old Sandy Sheehy bought a $30 "Florida 100X the Cash" ticket at a Racetrac on Cleveland Avenue and Edison Av


Vehicle found in fatal hit and run of child, person of interest developed

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Police say they've located the vehicle they believe was used in Monday's fatal hit and run that killed an 8-year-old Cape Coral girl. According to Cape Coral Police, the vehicle has been seized and is considered evidence.


Dog reunited with family after falling in Cape Coral canal

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A dog is back with its family, all thanks to a group of local firefighters. The Cape Coral Fire Department posted pictures from the scene on their Facebook page .


Naked woman runs across 6 lanes of I-95 in Florida

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — Richard Griffin wasn't expecting to see something like this when he and his wife Donna were driving on Interstate 95 the other day. The Palm Bay couple was headed north to Hilton Head when they noticed a car stopped ahead of them.


Florida Senate Passes Bill SB 7030 to Arm Teachers

Florida Senate Committee Passes Bill that Would Arm Teachers Ignoring the Will of Floridians. – Today, the Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee passed the controversial bill SB 7030 that would arm teachers in our schools. The bill, which is strongly opposed by Floridians, would expand the so


Popular restaurant closes its doors at the end of April in Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A popular Southwest Florida restaurant is closing their doors after fifteen years. Cru Chef Bob Boye posting this letter to Facebook saying the restaurant was unable to reach a renewed lease agreement with.


Cape Coral police arrest man with enough fentanyl to kill 3,400 people

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Police made a major drug bust in Cape Coral Friday. With a warrant, they searched the home of 26-year-old Steven Telgenhof on SE 15 Terrace. They said he had fentanyl and $3,600 in cash in his pocket when they approached him.


New video shows truck slamming through 7-Eleven in south Fort Myers

Newly released video shows the moment a truck crashed into a south Fort Myers 7-Eleven injuring at two people the morning or March 12. Elizabeth Patricia McCarney, 36, of Lehigh Acres is charged with driving on a suspended license after crashing into the store the corner of College Parkway and US-41


Woman crashes vehicle into garage and light pole flees the scene in Cape Coral

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Brianna Chalendar, 28 is behind bars after she drove her car into an LCEC power pole and the garage of a home . The power pole hit two vehicles in a neighboring driveway and caused damage to those vehicles.


Spring breakers turn tables on armed robber at Florida gas station

Four young men spending their spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, were confronted by a gunman, but instead of giving into his demands, they fought back. The Broward Sheriff's Office on Tuesday released surveillance footage of the March 17 incident at a Mobil gas station on Oakland Park Bouleva


Could Florida save flying Ron DeSantis by Aero charter than buying a plane?

Florida’s Governor needs access to a plane, most in Tallahassee agree. Whether the state should own it remains an open question. One Pensacola company said it could provide Gov. Ron DeSantis a better ride at a lower price with contracted service.


Could school start times change after death of 8-year-old at bus stop?

: Cape Coral brothers watched their sister get hit and killed at bus stop. “Even if it is to change the start time of school, I think that would. make a difference," Cheyenne Alvarez said. "There would be light so people can see these kids.”


Cape Coral 'eyesore 'still upsetting neighbors

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Some Cape Coral neighbors said they're fed up about living near a concrete shell for the last two years. The house is located between El Dorado Blvd and Chiquita Blvd North at Northwest 19th Place.


Downtown Fort Myers hotel set to open in 2020 could be good for nearby businesses

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Fort Myers convention center and downtown hotel already rises 10 stories, and construction crews have two more to go. The Luminary Hotel and Harborside Convention Center are years in the making, but visitors and residents of downtown Fort Myers can expect doors to open in the


UPDATE - Hit and Run Investigation

(March 26, 2019)- Cape Coral Police have the vehicle that is believed to be involved in the Hit and Run fatal crash that occurred on March 25, 2019 at the corner of NE 3rd Ave and NE 19th Ter. This vehicle is considered evidence and has been seized for investigative purposes.