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Hundreds of snook spotted floating dead off Boca Grande
"It was the largest amount of dead fish I have ever seen in my career,” said Rhett Morris, of Beyond Borders Outfitters.
Woman arrested for prostitution at Port Charlotte massage parlor
On Thursday, an undercover detective entered Taiji Massage Parlor on 2823 Tamiami Trail as part of the investigation, the sheriff’s office said. The detective spoke to Shumei Xu, 44, and agreed to have a 30 minute massage for $50.
Watch: Whale sharks seen swimming off Boca Grande
LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A Cape Coral family witnessed a memorable encounter with the world's largest fish in the Gulf of Mexico this week.Renee Cianciolo shared her video of the experience, which she says was recorded 35 miles off Boca Grande on Wednesday.She says they were fishing for snapper and group
Punta Gorda man found guilty of sexual battery on a child
A Charlotte County man faces life in prison after he was found guilty of three counts of sexual battery on a child less than 12 years old, one count of lewd or lascivious molestation, one count of lewd or lascivious exhibition and one count of providing obscene material to minors.
A man could be sentenced to life in prison for abusing a child over a 2-year period in Charlotte County
A man could be sentenced to life in prison for abusing a child over a 2-year period in Charlotte County(Photo: Charlotte County Sheriff's Office)A 64-year-old man faces life in prison after a jury found him guilty of sexual battery against a child under the age of 12.John Clarence Thurber Jr. is als
Shawn Wayans in SWFL for comedy shows, DJ set
Wayans is known for White Chicks, Little Man, The Wayans Brothers and In Living Color. Other than being an actor, Wayans is also a DJ and comedian.
North Fort Myers man arrested more than 26 times behind bars again
Taylor was arrested during a traffic stop and a search warrant was executed at the home, the sheriff’s office said. He faces charges of trafficking in fentanyl, possession of cocaine-with intent to sell, felon in possession of a firearm and a host of other charges.
The matriarch of Boca Grande took her last ride over the Causeway: The passing of Isabelle Joiner
On the morning of June 20, 2018, when she passed away, a tangible feeling of loss hung as heavy over this little island as the June humidity. It still hasn’t left … it may never go.
Punta Gorda woman pleads guilty for wire fraud
Hollie Dustin, a licensed real estate broker, used interstate wires to submit the fraudulent invoices to Fannie Mae, according to a Department of Justice press release.
Crash in Fort Myers closes westbound lanes of Colonial Boulevard near Evans Avenue
Crash in Fort Myers closes westbound lanes of Colonial Boulevard near Evans Avenue(Photo: news-press.com)A traffic crash has closed the westbound lanes of Colonial Boulevard near Evans Avenue.The crash was reported at around 3:45 p.m.According to a news release from Fort Myers police, Lee County EMS
Man will spend life in prison for molesting child over two-year period
A 64-year-old man will spend the rest of his life in a prison cell for molesting a girl and forcing her to provide sexual favors for him from the time she was nine until the time she was 11.Between August 2014 and May 2016, John Thurber babysat the girl at his Punta Gorda home, forcing her to perfor
A ‘Bambi’ tale: Orphaned baby deer rescued in Florida after mother killed by car
It’s similar to a modern version of the beloved yet tragic Disney tale, but this “Bambi” didn’t face any hunters.A baby deer in Arcadia, Florida, was rescued after her mother was hit by a car,WFTSreports. A witness who also works at a wildlife sanctuary, Kris Porter, took the fawn in and has been bo
Meth-trafficking ring in South Florida ends in 5 arrests after yearlong investigation
Arrests were made in Collier, Lee and Sarasota counties and in California, including Michael Stonebreaker and Jason Garff from Naples, Biron Bacher of Cape Coral, Stephanie Shaw of Goodland and Brian Tharp of Venice.
Fort Myers man found guilty of exploitation of an elderly person
John James Dunn, 37, went to the woman's Fort Myers home to sell her air conditioning services. She agreed to pay $3,000 through financing to have her air conditioner refurbished. The owner of the company Dunn worked for went to the woman's home and discovered that she didn't fully understand the co
Mother drives SUV into water off Florida causeway with child inside
"When I first saw it, I just thought somebody panicked, put it in drive, and thought they hit the brakes and they hit the gas, that was my impression," recalled one witness.
Positively SWFL: Port Charlotte baker helps other women 'fulfill their dreams'
"When I became vegan I just wanted a donut... and there were no vegan donuts anywhere within a 50-mile radius, so I just decided I was always a cook. Let me try baking and baking is a science, and vegan baking is mad science," Smith said.
Police: North Port woman beat up man for watering plants
NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) - North Port Police Department arrested a woman for reportedly beating a man for watering her plants.Helena Molnar, 75, was arrested on Friday for battery on a person 65 years or older.According to North Port Police Department, Molnar hit the man with a water jug after he water
Heavy police presence causing road closures in Cape, public urged to avoid the area
Police are urging the public to avoid an area of Cape Coral due to a high level of police activity.Credit: ShutterstockPolice are urging the public to avoid an area of Cape Coral due to a high level of police activity.Cape Coral Police are asking people to avoid the 1300 block of Southeast Van Loon
Punta Gorda man guilty of molesting child he was babysitting over the course of two years
64-year-old John Thurber, Jr. was convicted by a jury Thursday night on three counts of Sexual Battery on a Child Less than 12 Years of Age, one count of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation, one count of Lewd or Lascivious Exhibition, and one count of Providing Obscene Material to Minors.
Guinness World Record set at Fort Myers Beach for largest human image of seashell
The beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel are officially the Guinness World Record holder for the largest human image of a seashell.The beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel are officially the Guinness World Record holder for the largest human image of a seashell.One thousand ninety-three people formed the