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Babysitter found guilty of second-degree murder of infant, faces life in prison
A babysitter accused of killing an infant at a North Galaxy Drive home in North Fort Myers was is found guilty of 2nd-Degree Murder, Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child, and Aggravated Child Abuse.
North Port police investigating road rage incident where shots were fired
NORTH PORT, Fla. (WFLA) - The North Port Police Department is investigating a road rage incident on Wednesday. According to police, the incident happened in the 500 block of US 41. Witnesses reported that an altercation took place between two drivers and one of the subjects fired off rounds after th
North Port PD arrest man on multiple charges of sexual battery of a minor
Nathaniel Kinney, 31, met with a 13-year-old and a 17-year old after talking with them on Snapchat, according to a North Port PD Facebook post.
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
Fort Myers transgender woman shares her decades-long struggle for acceptance
Satterfield, a 62-year-old Fort Myers transplant from New Jersey, knew from an early age she was a woman, but waited 40 years to live as one for fear of being harassed, discriminated against or even killed.
Police need help to find a man who stole from Cape Coral Lowes
The Cape Coral Police Department needs help to find a man they said stole items from Lowes.The Cape Coral Police Department needs help to find a man they said stole items from Lowes.The white man in the picture took off with items from the Lowes on NE Pine Island Road around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.If y
‘Red tide’ and green slime: Florida’s toxic algae problem
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – When Marcy Cornell’s toddler son “couldn’t breathe” on the first day of their recent Florida vacation, she took him straight to the emergency room.
Florida’s algae crisis: Is it safe to visit?
Buy PhotoA dead wading bird lies in the surf on Bunche Beach on Wednesday. Aug. 8, 2018. A red tide outbreak is killing a large number of fish, turtles and marine life. Wading birds can be affected by eating dead fish that have succumbed from red tide.(Photo: Andrew West/The News-Press, )
Police: North Port man sexually abused children; asked victim to drop charges
NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) - A North Port man is currently behind bars, charged with sexually abusing young girls and trying to contact one victim while in Jail.According to the North Port Police Department (NPPD), on July 18 officers received reports from the Department of Families and Children (DCF) th
Hundreds of jobs available at Fort Myers job fair on August 29th
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Looking for a job or maybe a career change? There's a job fair happening in Fort Myers this month, and Fox 4 is a proud media sponsor.It's taking place at Crowne Plaza Hotel (13051 Bell Tower Drive) on August 29th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.Companies attending include:AmerilifeBOB
Major event of Englewood Pioneer Days is cancelled due to red tide
ENGLEWOOD, FL (WWSB) - Red Tide is putting a damper on a popular Suncoast event.The 62nd Annual Englewood Pioneer Days started on July 13th and ends on September 3rd.It's one of the biggest events on the Suncoast and includes everything from a photo contest and historical tours to car shows and a pa
2nd restaurant in Southwest Florida vows to not show NFL games
Instead, every Sunday they will be offering a 20% discount for all veterans, active military, and first responders.
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
2 Cape Coral men arrested for stealing 10 guns
Two men were arrested Wednesday after stealing 10 guns from a Cape Coral store.Police executed a search warrant at 147 Southwest 29th Street where 19-year-old Livan Rodriguez-Perez and 19-year-old Jeffrey Laferlita live and recovered the 10 guns.Authorities were tipped off about the two men Tuesday
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
Complaint filed against Fort Myers Beach, regarding Margaritaville Resort
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.-- Someone filed a complaint against the Town of Fort Myers Beach, which could lead to delays in construction for the new Margaritaville Resort.
Federal officials visit SWFL to see algae crisis
The visit was requested by Congressman Francis Rooney last week. Lee County officials gave the federal visitors a tour to look at algae in North Fort Myers, then held a press conference on Fort Myers Beach. Rooney said after talking with some of our federal officials, they have ideas on how to get S
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
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.
Cape Coral man wins $1M from lottery scratch-off game
Robert Mulroy, of Cape Coral, claimed a $1 million prize in the $10,000,000 WORLD CLASS CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee, one day after celebrating his 43rd birthday. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $748,000.00.