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Man leaves trail of mailboxes coming home from bar Lehigh Acres

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — Several mailboxes and stop signs are destroyed, leaving a mess in Lehigh Acres after. a man driving home from Peters Sports Bar drove into them. A witness had followed Ronald Johnson, 67,


Florida man walks around town with rattlesnake, says God told him to rescue it: report

It wasn’t criminal, but Florida police still threw a dangerous rattlesnake the only handy place they could find, the back of the police car. Jacksonville Beach police took possession of the poisonous reptile after getting calls about a homeless man walking around with it, according to WJAX.


Road expansion project approved by Lee County Commissioners

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The Lee County Commission on Tuesday approved a street expansion project in hopes to alleviate some traffic in Estero. “It’s absolutely vital that they expand it, because it’s just getting outrageous,” said Steve Invidiato, Estero resident.


Gov. DeSantis Asks President Trump To Make Florida The Headquarters for Space Force

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis formally asked President Donald Trump to make Florida the headquarters for Space Force. “Today, I am formally sending a request to @realDonaldTrump to place the headquarters for the Space Force Combatant Command here in Florida @NASAKennedy in Cape Ca


Fort Myers continues their quest for 4-peat

FORT MYERS, Fla. - No team in the history of Southwest Florida high school athletics has ever won four consecutive state championships. After Tuesday nights 52-29 win over Barron Collier, the Fort Myers girl's basketball team is now just three wins away from a four-peat.


Lee County deputy elbows teen suspect: neighbor says deputy should be let go

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A neighbor of the teen suspect seen in cell phone video being elbowed in the face by a Lee County Sheriff’s deputy is speaking out about what happened. "He needs to be fired, no doubt about it,” neighbor, Joe Binns said. “I was disgusted, I mean the kid wasn’t doing much of anyth


Pythons run amok, but Florida hopes to stop anacondas before they eat the Everglades

Invasive pythons run rampant in the Everglades and imported iguana burrow into canal banks with abandon, but Florida is trying to keep additional exotics from gaining a foothold in the state with new rules considered this week.


Florida woman accused of bringing enough fentanyl to kill 1,300 students to high school

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — A Florida woman was arrested after police said she brought enough fentanyl to kill more than 1,000 children. According to WINK News, Ayanna Felix, 18, brought 2.7 grams of fentanyl, enough to kill 1,300 students, to Lehigh Acres Senior High School.


CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Gator vs Python in Florida Everglades

Miami, Fla (WFLA) - Cameras caught a one-of-a-kind fight in the Florida Everglades Monday. Rich Kruger captured this video of an alligator attacking what he says is 10-foot python at the Shark Valley Visitor Center in Miami Dade.


Florida Highway Patrol trooper dies after training exercise

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Florida Highway Patrol trooper died after taking part in a training exercise in Fort Myers Tuesday. FHP Master Sergeant Daniel Hinton was rushed to Gulf Coast Hospital after suffering cardiac arrest during a training exercise.


Cape Coral burglars fire stolen gun while running away

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Two burglars who stole a camouflaged rifle and fired it while running away were caught by Cape Coral police Monday. Around 1:40 p.m. Feb. 18, Cape Coral police responded to a call in reference to an occupied burglary with shots fired at 2033 NW 4th St., according to a press releas


Fossil Club of Lee County to hold ‘Fossilfest’ Saturday at Shell Factory

This weekend's event at the Shell Factory is literally millions of years in the making. It's "Fossilfest," presented by the Fossil Club of Lee County. The 15th annual Fossil Festival will be this Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


2 dogs save foster kids wandering along Florida’s I-10; one girl said she was chasing a rainbow

Two foster children—both under the age of 6-- were seen Saturday wandering along Florida’s I-10 with two dogs who witnesses say walked between them and the busy interstate.


Police Arrest 11-Year-Old Florida Boy For Refusing To Stand For Pledge Of Allegiance

A Florida middle school student was placed under arrest by authorities after he refused to stand for the pledge of allegiance. The incident took place on Feb. 4 at Lawton Chiles Middle Academy in Lakeland, Florida, where the 11-year-old was taken into custody at a nearby juvenile detention center fo


South Florida chef punched in face by patron after shift ends

MIAMI - A South Florida chef told Local 10 News Tuesday that he was attacked at the restaurant where he works. Nelson Bardales claims the Feb. 10 attack was unprovoked. According to Bardales, he was wrapping up his shift at the Tu Tierra restaurant along Southwest Eigth Street and 27th Avenue in Mia


Roger Stone's FBI-raided Florida home now up for rent

The Florida house where Roger Stone was arrested in a dramatic predawn raid by the FBI in January is now up for rent. The longtime associate of President Trump is moving out of the Fort Lauderdale residence he leased and into a smaller nearby apartment to save money for his legal defense, his wife w


Florida prisoners could form class action to demand refund on confiscated media players and files

The Florida Department of Corrections is facing a potential class action over recently forcing inmates to forfeit millions of dollars worth of mp3 and other multimedia files purchased under a since-axed media player contract.


Upgrades to Fort Myers intersection are close to completion

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Final fixtures and touches are in the works at the intersection of Winkler Avenue and Challenger Boulevard in Fort Myers, to prevent traffic crashes. Two schools sit right near the intersection: Ray V. Pottorf Elementary School and Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School. Principal of


Drunk man crashes into motorcycle, jeep in North Fort Myers

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Fort Myers man is behind bars after deputies said he crashed into multiple vehicles after a night of drinking. Lee County Deputies arrested 28-year-old Israel Delacruz after they said he was drinking at Fisherman's Pub in North Fort Myers, got into his truck, hit a stop si


'#MeToo' spray-painted on Florida statue of iconic WWII sailor kissing nurse

A statue in Florida depicting the iconic photo of a sailor kissing a dental assistant at the end of World War II was tagged with the words “#MetToo” on Monday night, Florida police said.