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High levels of fecal bacteria found in Estero waterways

ESTERO, Fla. — Traces of fecal bacteria were found in four rivers in Estero, according to a new report released by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Imperial River, Bullock Creek, Spring Creek, and Estero river showed signs of Enterococci, or fecal indicator bacteria, in the water.


Parking ordinance amendment adopted by Lee County commissioners at regular meeting on Tuesday

Lee County commissioners approved an amendment to the Boca Grande Parking Ordinance which includes several changes to the way things are currently done. Last Tuesday, April 16, commissioners met at their regular meeting to discuss the proposal, which they approved unanimously. Changes include no par


A Florida deputy is under investigation after viral video appears to show him slamming teen's head into the ground

(CNN) — A Broward County sheriff's deputy is on "restricted administrative assignment" after a video surfaced that appears to show him slamming a teenage boy's head into the ground and then punching the teen in the head.


Jug Guys: FGCU softball's unofficial fan club

ESTERO, Fla. - The official on-campus student fan group for FGCU athletics is known as the Dirty Birds. However, lining the padded walls on the third base line during an Eagles softball game, you won't find any Dirty Birds. What you'll find is something different entirely.


Florida teacher to press charges against 9-year-old who allegedly punched her

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. (WESH)— A Florida elementary school teacher wants to press charges against one of her students. She claims that the 9-year-old girl hit her, and the incident happened in the classroom.


At Least 3 Dead in Boat-Related Accidents Around South Florida

At least three people died Saturday in what appears to be boat-related incidents in South Florida, officials said. In Miami Beach, a vessel crashed against rocks in the area of 1 Washington Ave., which is near South Pointe Pear, according to Miami Beach Fire.


Brush fire on northbound I-75 just south of Corkscrew Rd in Estero

Florida Highway Patrol is responding to a brush fire on northbound I-75 mile marker 122 just south of the Corkscrew Road exit in Estero Monday. FHP advises drivers to use caution due to possible smoke in the area.


Fake Officer Pulls Over a Real Undercover Officer in Florida

Authorities say a Florida man impersonating an officer flipped the red and blue lights on his SUV while unknowingly trying to stop a car with a real officer. WFLA reports 26-year-old Matthew Erris was arrested on a charge of impersonating a public officer.


Sign warning drivers of speed trap ahead foils Florida deputies

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. (FOX 35) - Deputies in Florida were ready to hand out tickets to speeding drivers--- except they couldn't catch any because of a very tricky sign-maker.


5 people hospitalized after getting caught in rip currents at Wiggins Pass State Park

NAPLES, Fla. - Firefighters are warning people to use caution at the beach on Saturday after they said five people were taken to the hospital after getting caught in strong rip currents.


Florida girl, 13, left home on a scooter and hasn't been seen since

LUTZ, Fla. — A teen left on one of her brother's scooters and has been missing ever since, authorities say. Juliana Bach, 13, last was seen around 4:45 p.m. Monday at her family's home, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.


Father says ATV stolen from son while he and friend rode it in Lehigh Acres

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A father says his son's ATV was stolen while his son and his friend were riding it in Lehigh Acres. It happened around 10:30 p.m. Friday night in the Greenbriar area.


Five swimmers rescued from rip current

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — At least five swimmers nearly drowned at Delnor Wiggins Pass State Park in Naples Saturday morning. They were caught in a rip current. Collier County EMS rescued them from the water and took them to a hospital nearby.


Garth Brooks concert shuts down roads at University of Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)-- With the Garth Brooks concert set to happen Saturday evening, multiple roads will be closed. As of noon, only those with parking passes will be allowed to park on the University of Florida campus.


Police: Girl, 2, Shot With Gunfire at Florida Home

Authorities say a 2-year-old girl was wounded when a gun was fired at a Florida home. The Florida Times-Union reports three adults, the girl, her twin sister, and another boy were inside the house when the shooting happened in Jacksonville, Florida.


North Fort Myers fatal crash on U.S. 41 and Avenue A

Florida Highway Patrol is responding to a fatal crash on U.S. 41 (N Tamiami Trail) and Avenue A in North Fort Myers Saturday night. According to FHP, there is a roadblock southbound on U.S. 41 near the crash.


Florida Film Festival: 3 things to do April 21

The awards have been given out and the panels have all granted their wisdom. This is the last day to grab brunch ($13.99) at the Enzian, relax and see the Florida Film Festival the way you want.


Man exposes himself in traffic while advertising for weapons class

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Deputies said a man pulled down his pants and exposed himself to drivers while advertising for a concealed weapons class. It happened Thursday evening at the intersection of College Parkway and Cleveland Avenue.


Five busted with as much fentanyl to kill more than 6,000 people

NORTH FT. MYERS, Fla. - Five people were caught with narcotics across the city Thursday. The Lee County Sheriff's Office said after conducting an investigation, they used search warrants to arrest the five suspects.


Firefighters rescue horse from under fallen tree after Florida storm

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - Firefighters were able to rescue a horse after a large tree fell on the animal during a storm in Alachua County Friday. The Alachua County Fire Rescue said Sietske, a 14-year-old horse, became trapped after a giant oak tree came crashing down, pinning her significantly.