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News 2 Use: July 16

16 Jul 2019 11:07


All the news you need to start your Tuesday.


After 71 years of marriage, a husband and wife die on the same day

16 Jul 2019 10:36


When married couples or family members die following the death of a loved one, the second death is often attributed to a broken heart.


Small fire sparks near Fort Myers Beach

16 Jul 2019 10:20


Lee County deputies worked alongside Florida Power and Light and Fort Myers Beach Firefighters to control the flames.


Traffic Alerts: July 16

16 Jul 2019 10:00


Traffic alerts for Tuesday, July 16, 2016.


Man kills his girlfriend, shares photos of her dead body on gaming platform, police say

16 Jul 2019 09:54


A recent high school graduate -- who cultivated an online following, particularly among gamers, by posting selfies -- was killed over the weekend


Toddler dies after falling into restaurant's grease trap

16 Jul 2019 09:45


A 3-year-old boy died after falling into a restaurant grease trap Monday morning in Rochester, New York, police said.


Gunshots fired near downtown Fort Myers

16 Jul 2019 08:58


A scene developed at Willard Street and Henderson Avenue just before 1 a.m. on Tuesday.


Cape Coral dad spotted man in the street repeatedly pulling his pants down

16 Jul 2019 03:53


The man also rinsed himself off with a hose next to Pediatric Dentistry in Cape Coral. 


Florida participating in weeklong anti-speeding campaign

16 Jul 2019 03:30


The campaign will last one week from July 15 to July 21.


Car parts, sharp objects litter street in Lehigh Acres

16 Jul 2019 03:22


The latest dumping incident happened along Gladys Street near Glacier Avenue.


2-year-old girl drowns in Englewood pool

16 Jul 2019 00:40


Neighbors ran over to try to save the girl with CPR.


Some businesses on Fort Myers Beach will have to close or move to make way for Margaritaville

15 Jul 2019 23:04


The development company recently gave their affected tenants notice that they have to be out by January 5. 


RSW to install second license plate reader

15 Jul 2019 22:54


A new camera at the Southwest Florida International Airport will soon be recording your car as you pull up the terminal. 


Why this new Cape Coral shopping center still hasn't opened

15 Jul 2019 22:48


A large sign at a busy Cape Coral shopping center called Santa Barbara Center II is promising more shops and stores… coming in 2014.


Exactly how successful were this weekend's ICE raids?

15 Jul 2019 22:44


President Donald Trump called the mass deportation raids successful. But were they?


Fort Myers kindergarten teacher gets heartfelt surprise from stranger

15 Jul 2019 22:38


Breanna Ferrell had been purchasing school supplies at the store when a man behind her offered to pay for her items. 


Oyster restoration project aims to improve water quality in Naples Bay

15 Jul 2019 22:29


The City of Naples completed the first site of the restoration project last week, creating 24 oyster reefs that went into the bay.


Algae has been washing up on Fort Myers Beach - is it harmful?

15 Jul 2019 22:25


There's been smelly, red and brown gunk washing up along Fort Myers Beach.


Trolley hits woman crossing street in downtown Naples

15 Jul 2019 22:16


She had to be airlifted to the trauma center.


Neighbors say iguanas are invading an Englewood home

15 Jul 2019 22:15


Neighbors describe an Englewood home as if it was straight out of Jurassic Park.


Could gas prices rise in SWFL due to Tropical Storm Barry?

15 Jul 2019 22:12


Some around Southwest Florida are worried their wallets may be taking a hit at the gas pump.


Traffic Alerts: July 15

15 Jul 2019 22:01


Traffic alerts for Monday July 15, 2019.


Over 100 people killed by landslides, floods in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh

15 Jul 2019 21:56


Torrential monsoon rains have triggered flooding and landslides across Nepal and parts of South Asia, killing over 100 people and displacing tens of thousands. 


Landlords in Fort Myers could face more frequent inspections of their properties if ordinance passes

15 Jul 2019 21:55


The potential ordinance was presented at a workshop on Monday.


Lehigh Acres residents are concerned about speeding on Eisenhower Boulevard

15 Jul 2019 21:45


One resident who's been there for three years said someone has run over his mailbox four times. 


LCSO creates river patrol program consisting of five volunteers

15 Jul 2019 21:40


The volunteers have backgrounds in the U.S. Coast Guard auxiliary, policing and other marine experience. 


Suspect runs from car during traffic stop in North Naples

15 Jul 2019 21:03


Deputies managed to catch up to him and take him into custody.


Lehigh Acres man sentenced to life for kidnapping, battery

15 Jul 2019 20:52


A Lehigh Acres man was sentenced to life in prison Monday for kidnapping and beating a woman in 2018. 


Charlotte County deputies looking for credit card thief

15 Jul 2019 20:11


Charlotte County deputies are looking for a suspect accused of stealing a credit card and buying a video game console with it. 


Human-sized jellyfish found off English coast

15 Jul 2019 19:30


Divers found a giant jellyfish the size of a human off the coast of southwestern England. 


Girlfriend threatens boyfriend with box cutter over song lyrics

15 Jul 2019 19:15


The victim told police Cortney R. King did not like the lyrics of the song he was singing along to in his bedroom.


Study finds vaping could help adult smokers quit cigarettes

15 Jul 2019 18:18


Researchers found smokers who used vapes were nearly two times as likely to quit completely and went through fewer cigarettes daily. 


Three suspects arrested after home is broken into in Fort Myers

15 Jul 2019 17:37


Two victims called deputies after seeing three people trying to kick down their back door just after 3 p.m., according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.


Over 200 people received sidewalk violations in Marco Island this year

15 Jul 2019 16:56


In Marco Island, it’s the homeowner’s responsibility to maintain sidewalks.


Golden Gate Estates woman still getting mail without a working mailbox

15 Jul 2019 16:51


A woman in Golden Gate Estates is still getting her mail delivered to her even though she doesn't have a mailbox. 


Legendary boxer Pernell 'Sweet Pea' Whitaker dies after he's hit by a vehicle

15 Jul 2019 15:50


Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker, considered one of the greatest lightweight boxers of all time, died Sunday after he was hit by a vehicle in Virginia, police said.


Man dies from flesh-eating bacteria after trip to Destin

15 Jul 2019 15:23


A Memphis, Tennessee man has died after doctors say he contracted a flesh-eating bacteria while swimming in the Gulf Coast.


Cape Coral woman arrested for road rage crash that hospitalized four people

15 Jul 2019 15:14


A Cape Coral woman involved in an April road rage incident was arrested over the weekend. 


Trump tweets ignite firestorm of criticism

15 Jul 2019 13:44


President Trump appears to be doubling down on a weekend Twitter tirade that is being denounced as a racist attack on four Democratic congresswomen.


3-year-old killed in road rage shooting

15 Jul 2019 13:37


Police in Milwaukee, Wisconsin say a fit of road rage led to the death of a 3-year-old girl.


Hollywood actor Charles Levin found dead

15 Jul 2019 13:14


Authorities in Oregon believe they have found the remains of Charles Levin, an actor who appeared in television series like "Seinfeld" and "LA Law." He was 70 years old, according to IMDb.


Traffic Alerts: July 15

15 Jul 2019 12:21


Traffic alerts for Monday, July 15, 2019.


How Amazon Prime Day became the shopping Super Bowl

15 Jul 2019 11:22


Amazon has successfully invented a new shopping holiday, a kind of Black Friday in July. The e-commerce giant and its retail competitors are set to capitalize on shoppers dishing out on everything from clothes to televisions next week.


News 2 Use: July 15

15 Jul 2019 10:53


All the news you need to start you Monday.


Florida manatee deaths could reach record high

15 Jul 2019 10:14


The number of manatee deaths caused by watercraft could hit an all-time high in Florida this year.


A Texas woman was living with her dead mother for three years

15 Jul 2019 09:49


After finding skeletal remains in the residence, investigators believe Delissa Navonne Crayton's 71-year-old mother fell in 2016, hit her head and died a few days later while lying on the floor.


Police surround Fort Myers neighborhood

15 Jul 2019 09:15


Officers were searching for a man that witnesses say ran from a vehicle that was being pulled over.


Drowning reported off Captiva Island

14 Jul 2019 23:46


Someone drowned off Captiva Island Sunday, according to Lee County deputies. 


Immokalee residents live in fear with ICE raids across the country

14 Jul 2019 23:31


People in Immokalee are living in fear as immigration roundups continue across the country.


Suspect attempts to steal a car with a beer in his hand

14 Jul 2019 23:09


A bizarre break-in attempt caught on camera.

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