Investigation Underway After Divers Discover Skeletal Remains in Lehigh Acres LakeNik HatziefstathiouNewsBreak Contributor
Officers pull car off a man that got pinned underneath itPublic Safety UnleashedNewsBreak Contributor
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Police investigating crime scene at Fort Myers home
This video is either unavailable or not supported in this browser. No compatible source was found for this media. Session ID: 2023-12-02:76e5ce1ee09030cc14d024f Player Element ID: 6342242946112. Police have cleared a crime scene overnight at Stella Street between Ford Street and Henderson Avenue. The neighborhood was quiet at sunrise on Saturday,...
Weekly Safety Report: Stabbing, Kidnapping, Shooting, and More Raise Concerns in Lee County, Florida
This week in Lee County, Florida, several incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. These incidents include a reported stabbing in a North Fort Myers neighborhood, a woman being rescued after silently pleading for help during an alleged kidnapping, a man being shot and crashing into a truck in Fort Myers, a pre-trial hearing for a double-murder case in Cape Coral, a spike in violent crimes during Thanksgiving week, and a woman arrested for drunk driving and throwing bricks at a victim in North Fort Myers.
Divers Discover Skeletal Remains in Florida Lake That May Be ‘Historically Significant’
Deputies stood by with rifles to protect divers investigating the area from 8-foot-long alligators, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said
Lee County Convicted Felon Arrested After Woman Shot Near Rib City
A series of troubling events in Lee County culminated in the arrest of convicted felon Francis Daniel Gannon, 25, following a shooting incident. The Lee County Sheriff's Office responded to an emergency call at Rib City on 13181 North Cleveland Ave in Fort Myers, where they found a woman with a gunshot wound to her forearm and bicep. The investigation swiftly turned to a nearby motel where the woman had been residing with Gannon for the past three months.
Sanibel City Council member Jim Jennings dies
Former Sanibel City Council member Jim Jennings has died, city officials confirmed. Jennings held the second longest tenure of any Council member since the city’s inception with 14 years of service. His accomplishments include the construction of the Community Park, the funding and development of the Sanibel Recreation Center, moving the city to the forefront of water quality advocacy at the regional and state level and his work with the Florida League of Cities.
Importance of following water restriction guidelines on Sanibel
The City of Sanibel is emphasizing the importance of following water restrictions during the ongoing water shortage in areas of Southwest Florida. The city sent out a reminder Thursday about the significance of following the restrictions, so the water situation doesn’t worsen. The South Florida Water Management District posted...
Lehigh Acres ice cream shop targeted with counterfeit cash
LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A local mom-and-pop ice cream shop is the latest business to be the target of con artists passing counterfeit cash in exchange for goods and change in return. The Ice Cream Shop off Homestead Road in Lehigh Acres has received three counterfeit bills in just...
From Tragedy to Prevention: Addressing Road Safety After Recent Fatal Collision
A recent fatal traffic incident on U.S. Route 401 has cast a spotlight on the ongoing issue of road safety. On Thursday afternoon, a collision involving a 2007 Honda Accord and a 2018 Thomas bus near Zena Lane in Lee County brought tragic consequences, ending the life of the Honda driver at the scene. While the bus driver sustained no injuries, the crash, now under South Carolina Highway Patrol investigation, has yet to yield answers as to the cause or the identities of the individuals involved. This event is a distressing reminder of the fragility of life on the road and the importance of safety measures.
Lee County's 4D Initiative: Combating Drunk, Drugged, Distracted, and Drowsy Driving During the Holiday Season
Discover how Lee County is tackling the issue of impaired driving during the holiday season. Learn about their 4D initiative - drunk, drugged, distracted, and drowsy driving - and how law enforcement is working tirelessly to ensure safer roads for all.
Weekly Safety Report: Spike in Violent Crimes and Robbery Incidents Impact Fort Myers
This week in Fort Myers, Florida, there were several incidents that impacted the safety of the community. These incidents included a man being shot and crashing into a truck, the release of a Most Wanted list, a man stabbing a barbershop worker during a robbery, and a spike in violent crimes during the Thanksgiving week.
Sanibel Residents: Road Closures for F.I.S.H. 10k/5k Race Tomorrow
Sanibel City has announced road closures for the F.I.S.H. 10k/5k Race on Saturday, December 2nd, 2023. Affected roads include Tarpon Bay Road, Island Inn Road, Periwinkle Way, and Southbound Casa Ybel Road. Closure times vary between 7:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
New Hampshire man reaches plea deal, sentenced to prison in Sanibel video voyeurism case
A New Hampshire man accused of placing cameras inside two Sanibel beach restrooms last year has been convicted after he reached a plea agreement Tuesday. Lee Circuit Judge Bruce Kyle on Tuesday sentenced Dana Caruso, 59, to five years in prison, followed by 10 years of sex offender probation for the first six counts. He was also ordered no contact with the victims and to stay away from Bowman's Beach, where victims were recorded in restrooms.
Two people injured in Fort Myers shooting
The Fort Myers Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened late Thursday night. FMPD says two people sustained gunshot wounds at the 4200 block of Othello Lane.
Caught on camera: Florida man walks out of Publix with 12 bottles of wine
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Crime Stoppers is searching for a man who was seen stealing 12 bottles of wine from a Florida Publix. On Nov. 24 and Nov. 26, the unknown man entered a Publix located on Fiddlesticks Boulevard in Fort Myers. Related video: Man robs the meat section...
New Italian restaurant and pizza kitchen makes its debut in Cape Coral
Matthew Ciaramitaro has made it official. After taking over LaMotta’s in Cape Coral in the summer of 2022, the new owner/chef was finally ready for a change. “When I still had the name LaMotta’s, no one was happy,” Ciaramitaro said. “It wasn’t LaMotta’s anymore. It was time for a new name.”
13,000 sign petition against Sanibel building codes
Thirteen thousand have signed a petition against a Lee County proposal that raises Sanibel building codes. A new state bill may be the remedy to prevent building height requirements from increasing. Lee County proposed bringing allowable building heights up to 35 feet above federal flood elevation standards. That number goes...
Fort Myers Police Address Recent Surge in Shootings and Property Crimes
Discover how Fort Myers police are responding to a recent surge in shootings and property crimes. Learn about the new strategic measures being implemented, the potential links between cases, and the ongoing investigations aiming to bring justice and restore safety in the community.
Explore Fort Myers: Top 5 Delis You Can't Miss!
This article presents a guide to five remarkable delis in Fort Myers. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below:
Sanibel Police Department's Weekly Report: Traffic Stops, Alligator Capture, and Reminder for Residents
The Sanibel Police Department has published its weekly report for November 21-28, 2023. The report details the city's criminal activity and law enforcement responses. It includes citations, which are issued instead of physical arrests, requiring the recipient to appear in court at a specified date and time.
Latest Property Price Changes on Sanibel
Data provided courtesy of Eric Pfeifer, Broker-Owner Pfeifer Realty Group based on information from the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of REALTORS® for the period 11/22/23 – 11/28/23. AddressClass/NameOrig. List PriceNew List Price. 1377 Sand Castle Rd. Sanibel. Residential/Dunes Sanibel$799,000$699,000. 4269 Gulf Pines Dr. Sanibel. Residential/Gulf Pines$749,000$739,000. 1813...