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Lehigh Acres couple arrested after authorities deliver more than 4,000 Xanax pills to their home

A Lehigh Acres couple was arrested after authorities conducted a delivery of more than 4,030 Xanax pills at their home. Daniel Crossen, 28, is accused of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possessions of a firearm by a convic

NEWS-PRESS - 2018-03-20 19:10:04

Fort Myers man arrested in connection with 2017 fatal shooting

An 18-year-old man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a 2017 fatal shooting, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office. Forensic evidence led detectives to arrest Willie Davis, 18, of Fort Myers, who faces charges of second-degree murder and robbery with a firearm, deputies said. The body of

WINKNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 00:30:41

Seafood restaurants Fort Myers, Cape Coral - JLB picks 9 fiercely local favorites

You don't come to the Gulf Coast of Florida expecting salmon and trout, you come for hogfish and mullet and sweet shrimp dyed pink by the coral sands in which they live. Those are the seafoods this area thrives on. And these are the restaurants that get those local delicacies right from our waters

NEWS-PRESS - 2018-03-21 11:00:07

SWFL couple linked to Mexican drug cartel sentenced for conspiracy to distribute cocaine

Two people "with direct ties to a Mexican drug cartel" were sentenced to federal prison for conspiracy to distribute more than 17 kilograms of cocaine, the Department of Justice said Wednesday. Jose Nunez, 66, of Fort Myers, was sentenced to 11 years in prison, and Sila Nunez, of Fort Myers, was sen

WINKNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 21:55:24

5 Things to do this Weekend, March 23th to 25th in Southwest Florida

Take a look at our list of events and things to do this weekend in SWFL Music festivals, seafood festival, bikefest, Easter egg-hunt, art festival; these are part of the activities that will take place around the areas of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, and Marco Island. Enjoy your weekend! Cape Cor

FOX4NOW.COM - 2018-03-21 18:26:33

2 teens execute gift card scam in North Fort Myers

People in a North Fort Myers neighborhood are warning each other about a scam targeted to get your cash. Neighbors in Waterway Estates said two teenagers have been going door to door trying to sell gift cards for the Riverdale High School football team. People said the pair approached them and said

WZVN-TV - 2018-03-21 01:59:00

Lehigh Acres church gets new, free roof

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A Lee county church has spent months with blue tarps draped over their roof. Hurricane Irma damaged First Community Congregational's roof. Since then, church leaders have gone through contractor after contractor in order to get repairs. "We probably had between 12 and 15 roofing

FOX4NOW.COM - 2018-03-21 02:32:29

Armed suspect on the loose after robbery at Lehigh Acres Dollar General

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. -- Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help identifying an unknown black male who robbed a Lehigh Dollar General late Sunday night. According to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers, it happened just after 10:30 p.m. at the Dollar General store located on Gunne


Jury selected in trial of LaBelle man accused of killing woman in 2014 near Immokalee

The trial of a LaBelle man accused of shooting and killing a woman in 2014 on the Seminole reservation near Immokalee started Monday afternoon with a jury selection. Aaron Reyna, 27, faces a second-degree murder charge and two charges of shooting into a dwelling, according to court documents. Repor


Late night armed suspect grabs cash drawer in robbery at Lehigh Acres Dollar General store

An armed robber who grabbed a cash register at a Dollar General in Lehigh Acres Sunday night is being sought by the Lee County Sheriff's office. Just after 10:30 p.m. the suspect walked into the 701 Gretchen Ave. S. store and grabbed the cash drawer. As he walked towards the front door he grabbed a


North Fort Myers man alleged to have illegally used a net to catch nine sharks in the Gulf

A North Fort Myers man on probation for wildlife violations is facing more than a dozen charges including allegedly catching eight sharks over the state limit and using nets for those catches after wildlife officers saw him try to toss other fish into Jug Creek. Bryan David Becker, 34, remains in Le


Deputies searching for armed robbery suspect

Lee County deputies are currently searching for a man who robbed a store in Lehigh Acres. On Sunday night, the suspect walked into a Dollar General and stole a cash drawer from one of the registers. An employee of the store pursued the suspect but stopped after the suspect pulled a black firearm fro


Residents frustrated by abandoned sunken boat on Fort Myers Beach

A sinking boat finally went under after it had been taking on water for weeks and became an eyesore for homeowners on Fort Myers Beach. Lee County says the sheriff's office notified them about the sunken boat Monday. Right now, it's deemed derelict and it's under investigation. But the process could


Local fisherman finds message in bottle

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Mark Loren, owner and founder of Mark Loren Designs, dropped three messages in a bottle on Monday, Feb. 12 from a helicopter traveling along Lee County's coastline. Two bottles contained $2,500 gift certificates valid for any purchase or services at the Fort Myers gallery. The thi


Collier county deputies searching for missing 26 year old man and 30 year old woman

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Collier county deputies are searching for two missing people. They're searching for 26 year old William Hikock. They say he was last heard from Sunday night. And last seen near his home in the Everglades area. Hikock is 5 foot 9 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. Deputies a


Bonita Springs Mayor's Cup ends day with new Mexican sister city

Two mayors stood side by side, each ready to make a short penalty kick into a well-guarded goal. Juan Carrillo Soberanis, el presidente municipal of the Mexican city of Isla Mujeres, took the first attempt. He took the finesse approach, aiming for the top-left corner of the goal. The shot went wide.


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


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


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


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