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Man dies after being ejected from boat

FT. MYERS, Fla - Divers with the Lee County Sheriff's Office located the body of a boater whowent missingThursday afternoon.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission says 60-year-old John Cobb of Ft. Myers was thrown from his boat after it hit the wake generated from another boat on the Caloosahatche

FOX4NOW.COM - 2018-10-19 02:46:19

Suspect wanted in Punta Gorda burglary case

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. -- Police are searching for a man they say is responsible for the burglary of a home and a vehicle.26-year-old Gavin Jackson, Jr. is accused of burglary of an occupied home, vehicle burglary, and grand theft.Police say Jackson’s main mode of transportation is either bicycle or walk


Fake cash found at three locations in Port Charlotte

Funny money has made its way into Port Charlotte. Super Day Express is one convenience store and deli where the fakes showed up.Cashiers are now checking every money exchange. First, they check with a counterfeit scanner. If it fails, then a counterfeit-finding pen is used. After drawing a line on t

NBC 2 - 2018-10-18 23:33:00

5 Things to do this Weekend, October 19th to 21st in Southwest Florida

Fort Myers, FL - Scheduled to Appear: CAF Red Tail Squadron, RANDY W. BALL MIG 17 Fighter Jet; the L-39 Aerobatic DASH jet, Curtis P-40 Warhawk; Don Stamps Warbird Review; Mohawk Airshows Joe Masses, Vampire Airshows De Havilland DH115; Jerry McCart "Homewrecker" Jet Truck, Precision Exotics and the

FOX4NOW.COM - 2018-10-17 20:42:40

Daughters of local physicians earn national recognition | Charlotte County Florida Weekly

Fraternal twin sisters Gopi and Shivni Patel, current seniors at Pine View School for the Gifted in Osprey, earned second place in the Senior Group Exhibit category at the finals of this year’s National History Day Contest. More than a half-million students from all 50 states, the District of Columb

FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM - 2018-10-18 04:01:00

Cape Coral buffet shut down by Health Department

According to inspection reports, the inspector found 11 basic violations, including grease accumulation, food stored on the floor, dead roaches on premises, and potentially hazardous food thawing conditions.

FOX4NOW.COM - 2018-10-18 13:51:10

Roaches, dirt force Cape Coral's Golden Corral to close among other Lee restaurants

Roaches, rodents, dirt: See why inspectors closed Golden Corral in Cape Coral and other area restaurants in recent weeks.

NEWS-PRESS - 2018-10-18 17:13:00

Punta Gorda air show safety

Outside food, alcoholic beverages, carry-in packages, coolers, large beach umbrellas, and pets are not permitted (excluding certified service animals).


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THESCOOPRADIOSHOW.COM - 2018-10-17 16:43:38

Family suing Bell Tower Shops & TGIFriday's for deadly shooting

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The family of two men who were killed in a shooting at Bell Tower Shops is suing the shopping plaza and the restaurant for lack of security and safety.The family of Javarcia Riggins filed the lawsuit saying the family relied upon Riggins for support. Riggins, 22, had two sons. The

WZVN-TV - 2018-10-17 18:56:00

Punta Gorda hero's warbird on display at Air Show | Naples Florida Weekly

These nine siblings (seven men and two women) — Punta Gorda Airport’s Bailey Terminal are named for them — were all participants in the 20th century’s greatest military conflict, World War II, and would go on to distinguish themselves in the Korea and Vietnam conflicts as well.

FLORIDA WEEKLY - 2018-10-18 00:00:00

Legend of scares | Charlotte County Florida Weekly

That’s because as a professional special effects artist living and working in Hollywood, he knows how the monsters are made. He has created many himself, from design to terrifying finished product.

FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM - 2018-10-18 04:01:00

Dirty dining: Live roaches, dirty hands among violations at Bradenton-area restaurants

According to the latest inspection report, multiple restaurants are not storing food at safe temperatures.Other Manatee County restaurants were cited for roach activity, dirty hands and improperly sanitizing equipment and dishes.Cody’s Original Roadhouse, 895 Cortez Road W., BradentonAn inspector ob


Heavy deputy presence unfolding in North Fort Myers Wednesday night

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WINKNEWS.COM - 2018-10-18 01:35:52

Witnesses: Person drove by in truck, fired gun at Fort Myers home

Multiple police cars are currently surrounding a home in the Franklin Park neighborhood of Fort Myers.Multiple police cars and crime tape surrounded a home in the Franklin Park neighborhood of Fort Myers earlier Tuesday night.A scene developed around 10:30 p.m. on Palm Avenue near the intersection o


Venice City Manager refuses to meet with citizens regarding Venice ave construction delays | Francesco Abbruzzino w The Scoop

Hi Judy,Not sure who’s counting, but I’m starting to wonder if these messages are being received?Please let me know what is happening with my request to meet with Ed on the delays associated with the Downtown construction project.If it’s not going to happen, would like to know why…..if going to happ

THESCOOPRADIOSHOW.COM - 2018-10-17 12:43:33

Lehigh Acres man dies in his own driveway after getting head stuck in car window

The Lee County Sheriff's Office said Julio Rosado Gonzalez, 56, was found shortly after 9:30 a.m. by an employee from the Lee County Electric Cooperative who arrived at the Rutgers Street address to complete a work order.

NEWS-PRESS - 2018-10-17 16:02:00

North Port woman accused of trying to drown daughter

NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) - A North Port woman was arrested on Saturday after attempting to drown her daughter, according to the North Port Police Department.According to the police report, Claudia Gonzalez-Garcia, 25, was arrested after telling her friends she attempted to drown her daughter earlier th


Punta Gorda gas stations working to comply with new skimming ordinance

RELATED:Punta Gorda becomes latest city to enact gas station skimming ordinanceAll that haven't complied are in the process of becoming compliant.“Our goal is not to issue fines. Our goal is to get everybody in compliance as quickly as possible," said Renz.He said some gas stations are having issues


Krispy Kreme Doughnuts opens first store in Southwest Florida

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