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FDLE busts complex real estate scheme in Florida, 2 women jailed

Loxahatchee, Fla. — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has busted an elaborate and complex real estate scheme running rampant in the Sunshine State. “People are trying to get away with stealing hundreds of millions of dollars and in many cases it’s people’s life savings,” said Dennis Eagen, President of Sun National Title Company.
LOXAHATCHEE, FL
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Dump truck runs red light, T-bones car and kills 2

Both occupants of a car were killed when a dump truck running a red light crashed into them at an Olga intersection on Tuesday afternoon. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a dump truck driven by a 55-year-old man from Lehigh Acres was eastbound on Palm Beach Boulevard at around 2:30 p.m. A sedan driven by a 68-year-old man from Alva, with a 71-year-old woman from the same town as his passenger, was northbound on River Hall Parkway and was stopped at a red traffic signal. The Alva man’s traffic signal turned green and he drove his car into the intersection when the dump truck entered on a red traffic signal.
ALVA, FL
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Mississippi murder suspect arrested in Collier County after running from deputies

A Mississippi man is under arrest after attempting to run from Collier County Sheriff’s deputies in Immokalee on Tuesday. Deputies say they attempted to stop 21-year-old Thomas Brown after running a stop sign at Eustis Avenue and South 5th Street around 4 p.m. on Tuesday. According to deputies, Brown sped away from them when they turned on their lights and sirens.
COLLIER COUNTY, FL
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The Reserve at Coconut Point apartments sell for $71.7 million

The Reserve at Coconut Point apartment complex just sold, as the per-unit pricing of apartments in Southwest Florida continues to creep toward $400,000 per unit. The 180-unit complex sold for $71.7 million, which amounts to $398,333 per unit. At 163,800 square feet of rentable area—an average of 910 square feet per unit—that’s $437 per square foot with units renting for an average of about $2,200 per month.
ESTERO, FL
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Man wanted for murder in Mississippi arrested after chase in Collier County

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — A 21-year-old man who is wanted for a murder in Mississippi was arrested by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Tuesday, May 17. Thomas Brown, was arrested during a traffic stop in Immokalee Tuesday afternoon, according to CCSO. Brown was stopped by deputies after running a stop sign at Eustis Avenue and South 5th Street at approximately 4 p.m.
COLLIER COUNTY, FL
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Guest opinion: Looking for an affordable housing solution? Here's one

There is no denying that our community is in the throes of a housing crisis with the greatest impact falling on those who are working so hard to fuel our economy and keep this area attractive to guests, seasonal residents and those of us who are fortunate enough to live here year-round.  This housing crisis impacts every person and every family who simply cannot afford to live in the county where they work.   ...
FORT MYERS, FL

WATCH: Camera catches thieves stealing boat trailer in Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Two suspects were caught on surveillance behind a plaza on the 15000 block of McGregor Boulevard using bolt cutters to remove a boat trailer lock. In the video, the two people can be seen removing the trailer lock, hooking the boat trailer to their silver GMC crew cab pickup truck and driving off with the triple axel boat trailer.
FORT MYERS, FL
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