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Fort Myers man sentenced to life in prison for 2016 attempted murder of taxi driver

Victor Wilson, 28, of Fort Myers, is going back to prison, this time for life, on attempted second degree murder charges for shooting at a cabbie in 2016.

NAPLES DAILY NEWS - 2018-06-19 16:42:00

Man caught trying to steal vehicle batteries from semi truck

Deputies arrested a man in Punta Gorda Saturday for trying to steal vehicle batteries from a semi truck.Anthony Kochanowski is charged with burglary, grand theft, and using tools to steal four vehicle batteries from a truck parked at the Pilot Gas Station on Jones Loop Road.

NBC 2 - 2018-06-19 15:56:00

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.

WZVN-TV - 2018-06-18 23:36:00

Florida alligator spotted swimming at Hickory Island near Lovers Key State Park

DeGraw, who owns Island Time Dolphin & Shelling Cruises, Inc. at Getaway Marina on Fort Myers Beach, was giving a tour to five people at Big Hickory Island when she noticed the alligator approaching the shore.

NAPLES DAILY NEWS - 2018-06-19 17:17:00

Mango thieves strike while Fort Myers couple is away

“I noticed that there was like a lot of Mangoes on the ground," said Monica Walker-Saco. "And we come out here several times a day picking them up and it was an unusual amount, so I walked into the tree and noticed all the broken branches and the bent fence.”

NBC 2 - 2018-06-19 04:04:00

15 cops needed to bust massive house party in Cape Coral

"All these young people were walking up and down the street, cars were parked everywhere," Papperis added.

WZVN-TV - 2018-06-19 04:55:00

Water shut off and boil water advisories issued for North Port Neighborhood

NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) - The City of North Port is reporting a temporary interruption in water service for all of Harbor Cove Mobile Home Park residents today.According to the North Port Utilities department, crews began at 1:20 p.m. to repair a 10-inch water main that will cause a water shut off for

MYSUNCOAST.COM - 2018-06-18 18:26:00

DUI charges for driver who caused wrong way crash in Fort Myers

According to Florida Highway Patrol, 40-year-old Dwayne Holliday was driving in a pickup truck southbound in a northbound lane near Miracle on 34th Street. That’s when a northbound car was unable to avoid the truck going the wrong way and hit it, sending the car airborne and into a northbound SUV.

FOX4NOW.COM - 2018-06-18 12:20:43

Port Charlotte woman wins millions in Lottery jackpot

Jodi Hinand, 56, of Port Charlotte claimed her winnings from the $1.3 million LUCKY MONEY jackpot from the June 8th drawing at the Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.


Fort Myers man arrested in connection with fatal DUI crash

Dwayne Holliday, 40, of Fort Myers, was driving a 2012 Nissan Titan southbound on Ben C. Pratt Parkway in the inside northbound lane, approaching Miracle on 34th Street, troopers said.


Woman slams head into police car window after trying to skip out on bar tab

When approached by a deputy, Bentley told him, "I almost had to fight those [sic]," talking about the servers.


Punta Gorda airport edges SRQ in new ranking

PUNTA GORDA, FL (WWSB) - In a new report listing the busiest airports in Florida for 2017, Punta Gorda Airport (PDG) ranked No. 11, edging out Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) which ranked No. 12.The report from the U.S. Department of Transportation shows just over 1.29 million arrivin


North Port likely to get city's first hotel

NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) - The City of North Port may soon land its first hotel. That's not all. The growing city is also getting its own water park.Right now in all 105 square miles of the city, you won't find a single hotel."For 67,000 people, growing at 4.1 percent a year, this will be our first hot


Convicted felon arrested for possession of guns, narcotics in Fort Myers

Officers approached Henry Lee Jr. Leonard, who has two prior felony convictions, for questioning and observed several guns inside the car, police said. Large amounts of narcotics were also found in the car.


Woman's violent outburst in patrol car leads to bloody mugshot

When police escorted her out the bar, they say she started kicking at them and screaming, and even repeatedly banged her head inside the patrol car, causing blood to gush down her face and damaging the interior of the patrol car.


Fort Myers apartment owner hit with fine for health and safety violations

"Roach infested, the walls soft, and the ceiling is falling in," as Jones described her apartment.


Man arrested after drunkenly returning rental car to wrong company, threatening employees

According to a Lee County Port Authority report, on Thursday night an officer was called to the car rental return area, where 53-year-old Danny Rech of Staten Island, New York was causing a disturbance.


Actor Shawn Wayans to deejay at Fort Myers' Society, host after-party

“What’s up, Fort Myers!” Wayans said in the video. “This your boy, Shawn Wayans. Check me out June 23, Saturday night.


Restaurant temporarily closes because of construction in Cape Coral

"It's a small set back, but I think it'll wind up being a good thing," Mauricio Pelletier said. Pelletier runs the everyday operations for City Subs in Cape Coral.


Allegiant cancels flights after delay of new plane

Flight 697 from Knoxville, TN to Sanford, FL has been canceled.Flight 706 from Sanford, FL to Greensboro, NC has been canceled.Flight 707 from Greensboro, NC to Sanford, FL has been canceled.Flight 860 from St. Petersburg, FL to Lexington, KY has been canceled.Flight 861 from Lexington, KY to St.