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Man flees traffic stop, is tracked down by K9 in Punta Gorda
31-year-old Jeremy Kimla was taken into custody and charged with Fleeing or Attempting to Elude LEO, Driving While License Suspended 3rd or Subsequent Offense, Fail to Register Motor Vehicle, Fail to Have Motor Vehicle Insurance, Possession of Marijuana <20 grams, and Possession of Drug Paraphernali
BREAKING: Suicidal man barricades himself inside Venice home
VENICE, FL (WWSB) - Officers are on Capri Isles Boulevard in Venice where a suicidal man has barricaded himself inside a home.Police say they believe the man has a firearm in his possession. He initially had a woman in the home with him but has since allowed the woman to leave.Officers say they are
Hazmat investigation closes I-75 in Charlotte County
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- Authorities have completely closed a section of Interstate 75 Monday morning due to a HAZMAT investigation.It's happening near mile marker 154 in Charlotte County, between the Bayshore Road exit in North Fort Myers and the Tucker's Grade exit in Punta Gorda. This is near t
Hurricane Charley hit Southwest Florida 14 years ago Monday
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- 14 years ago Monday, Hurricane Charley made landfall in Southwest Florida, severely impacting people in Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte.On August 13, 2004 – Friday the 13th -- Hurricane Charley made landfall on Captiva Island and moved into Charlotte County, causing $13 bill
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
Victim suffers electric shock in Venice; life saving measures performed
VENICE, FL (WWSB) - Emergency crews responded to the Bridle Oaks Drive community on Tuesday after a victim suffered an electric shock.Police say when they arrived on scene, officers performed life saving measures. The victim is receiving additional medical treatment and there are no further details
Benefit to aid fight for clean water | Fort Myers Florida Weekly
Millennial Brewing Company hosts a fundraiser from 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, for Captains for Clean Water and small businesses impacted by the state of waterways in South Florida. Millennial Brewing is at 1811 Royal Palm Ave., Fort Myers.
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.
Son of Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller's fiancee throws out first pitch at Miracle game
A special guest took to the mound at the Fort Myers Miracle game Monday night.The son of Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller's fiancee threw out the first pitch. He was asked to do the honor when he attended a game last week, which was a fundraiser for the fallen officer.Adam Jobbers-Miller died in the lin
Collier developer moves forward on Tuckers Grade mixed-use project in Charlotte County
For those driving through, it’s a short, quick link between U.S. 41 and Interstate 75 in unincorporated Charlotte County.
11 bottlenose dolphins found dead in Sarasota County
VENICE, Fla. — Eleven dolphins have been found dead in Sarasota County, according to Mote Marine Lab.
Venice mayor cleans up dead fish washed ashore from red tide
Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism has continued to creep up Florida's Gulf Coast, leaving hundreds of sea creatures dead in its wake andprompting fears of a disastrous blow to tourism.
Woman rescued a mile off Fort Myers Beach
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"Hands Along the Water:" Floridians stand united in support of clean water
Thousands of people came together on Sunday morning throughout the state of Florida to join hands and join forces to make it known how important clean water is.Organizers called it "Hands Along the Water."More than 30 different beaches along Florida's coast served as the setting for the show of soli
Dead dolphin washes up on Fort Myers Beach
Credit: Lisa DePalmaA dead dolphin washed ashore on Fort Myers Beach on Sunday morning, according to witnesses.Lisa DePalma was on the beach when she captured images of the dead dolphin in front of the Sunset Condominiums.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed it received a
RIP H2O: Protestors hold die-in during clean water protest in downtown Fort Myers
Echoing chants of "What do we want? Clean water! When do we want it? Now!" bounced off downtown buildings not a stone's throw away from where the unsightly algae sat in the Caloosahatchee.
Hundreds protest water crisis in downtown 'Death March'
FORT MYERS, Fla., -- Hundreds dressed up in all black to protest unhealthy waters, killing marine life in a New Orleans-style funeral service, known as the "Death March."
Motorcyclists ride to honor Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller
As the morning grew late, more and more riders arrived at Stu's Motorcycles to participate in the ride meant to honor a fallen, local hero. Many riders woke up early to make their way to the shop join the crowd that had gathered all during the morning.
Accused drunk driver kills one, seriously injures another in crash on US-41
One person is dead and another is in critical condition in the hospital after an accused drunk driver crashed his truck into a car on US-41 on Saturday, then tried to get away.Just after 3 a.m., 43-year-old Edgar Harris of Middleburg, Fla. was driving south on US-41 towards the intersection of Danie
DUI charges filed after 1 dies in early morning crash
According to a Florida Highway Patrol press release, Juan Regalado, 20, Daniel Lozano, 23, and Jairo Regalado, 23, were stopped at a traffic light at the intersection of Daniels Parkway when the driver of a Dodge Ram, Edgar Harris, 43, failed to stop.