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Scamming salesman tries to break into Lehigh home

“I was shaking. I was crying. I saw his face and he just like opened his eyes, looked down, and just ran," she said.

NBC 2 - 2018-08-15 04:51:00

Permit now required to pick berries from saw palmetto plants in Florida

Richard Gunn, lives in Lehigh Acres and says there’s plants are covered in thousands, and has picked some of these berries himself, “In just a few feet, you can acquire 20, 30 pounds” he says.

WINKNEWS.COM - 2018-08-14 20:12:04

Fatal crash closes section of I-75 in Estero

A fatal crash has closed a section of I-75 in Lee County while officials conduct an investigation.Credit: ShutterstockA fatal crash has closed a section of I-75 in Lee County while officials conduct an investigation.The inside and center lanes of I-75 are both closed between Alico Road and Corkscrew

NBC 2 - 2018-08-15 10:10:00

Dead dolphin found on Fort Myers Beach

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.-- A viewer sent Fox 4 this picture of a dead dolphin washed up on Fort Myers Beach. Lisa Depalma took this photo over the weekend-- it's the latest dolphin to end up dead in the Gulf's waters.Last week, at least nine dead dolphins were found off the coast of Sarasota. Scientis

FOX4NOW.COM - 2018-08-14 15:10:40

Former Lehigh fire commissioner back in jail after bank fraud arrest

Former Lehigh Acres Fire Commissioner Robert Anderson is back in jail after a judge ordered his bond be revoked.Anderson -- who was convicted of stealing lawnmowers from Habitat For Humanity -- was arrested last week for bank fraud.He is accused of writing thousands of dollars worth of bad checks.An

NBC 2 - 2018-08-14 16:36:00

Public asking questions about new palmeto berry rule - Immokalee Bulletin

They require, for a landowner harvesting palmetto berries for sale from his own property, that a Native Plant Harvesting Permit (no fee required) be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry. The permit application must be submitted 14 days prior t

IMMOKALEEBULLETIN.COM - 2018-08-14 19:50:26

Complaint filed against Fort Myers Beach, regarding Margaritaville Resort

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.-- Someone filed a complaint against the Town of Fort Myers Beach, which could lead to delays in construction for the new Margaritaville Resort.

FOX4NOW.COM - 2018-08-15 11:59:08

2 Cape Coral men arrested for stealing 10 guns

Two men were arrested Wednesday after stealing 10 guns from a Cape Coral store.Police executed a search warrant at 147 Southwest 29th Street where 19-year-old Livan Rodriguez-Perez and 19-year-old Jeffrey Laferlita live and recovered the 10 guns.Authorities were tipped off about the two men Tuesday

NBC 2 - 2018-08-15 15:45:00

$1 million lottery ticket sold in Cape Coral

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A Cape Coral man got a million dollar present the day after his birthday with a lucky Florida Lottery scratch-off ticket.43-year-old Robert Mulroy claimed a $1 million prize on a $25 scratch-off ticket in the $10,000,000 World Class Cash game.He purchased his ticket at the 7-Elev

FOX4NOW.COM - 2018-08-14 18:07:32

Fatal crash closes intersection in Immokalee Tuesday morning

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WINKNEWS.COM - 2018-08-14 14:27:17

Fishing guides on the frontline for promoting clean water | Fort Myers Florida Weekly

“It’s spinning out of control,” said Mr. Faulkner, an Everglades fishing guide who has guided for more than 25 years.

FLORIDA WEEKLY - 2018-08-15 05:00:00

Man arrested after stealing man's bag, hitting him in the head

A man is facing charges for stealing another man's clothes and hitting him on his head.39-year-old Lupe Estrada told police that Alto Thomas, 48, stole his clothes bag and rode away on a bike while he was walking along Cleveland Avenue Aug. 9.

WZVN-TV - 2018-08-14 18:27:00

Oakes Farms wins $46.8 million federal contract

The set-aside for small business allows for the purchase of the company's fresh produce by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy for commissaries, restaurants and dining halls on military bases and by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for school lunches in


Man who lives in boat considers leaving SWFL amid algae crisis

While people are worried about tourists avoiding Southwest Florida because of the algae crisis, at least one person already here is considering leaving.“I haven’t had the boat out this year,” said Bill Westberry of Fort Myers.

NBC 2 - 2018-08-13 23:39:00

Anonymous tip to Fort Myers police leads to arrests for drugs, weapon on Lockwood Drive

Fort Myers police responded to Lockwood Drive on an anonymous complaint of drug sales. Officers made contact with Trevon Tillman, 24, sitting in the front passenger seat of a white Nissan with a handgun in his pants pocket.


Cape Coral police: Runaway teen threatened to kill family, officers

The family called police after he banged on their windows in the 1400 block of Southeast 31st Terrace early Saturday and threatened their lives if they didn't let him in the home, the report indicates.The officers flanked the teen after he appeared he was going to run, and they grabbed him by the ar

NEWS-PRESS - 2018-08-13 21:26:00

Woman rescued a mile off Fort Myers Beach

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Deputies find pot plants while helping man locked out of North Fort Myers house

According to a Lee County Sheriff's Office report, on August 9th around 10pm, deputies responded to a home on Java Plum Avenue in North Fort Myers after reports of a disturbance.


Algae cleanup test continues Monday near Cape Coral Bridge

So far, Lee County reports that 17 tankers have removed 5,000 gallons of water and algae “slurry” each for a total of 85,000 gallons.


Search warrant leads to drug bust in Collier County

According to Collier County Sheriff's, an investigation lead them to search a home located at the 600 block of Clifton Street in Immokalee. Once inside the home, Esteban Carrillo, 39, his wife and two minor children were located.