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No jail time for Punta Gorda officer who killed librarian Mary Knowlton

16 Oct 2019 18:57

Mary Knowlton, a Charlotte County librarian, attended the demonstration at the Punta Gorda Police Department

Florida man stranded on island survived by drinking plant water

16 Oct 2019 18:18

A Marathon couple taking a boat trip together got stranded separately Sunday night.

Two men steal moped worth $2,000 from Cape Coral business

16 Oct 2019 17:38

Two men stole a Honda Ruckus Moped worth $2,000 from Backstreets Sports Bar, 915 SE 47th Terrace.

Two women drug, rob tourist at Florida casino, deputies say

16 Oct 2019 16:11

The women allegedly took $1,000 and a $15,000 watch.

Naples man accused of forcing young girl to have sex with him

16 Oct 2019 15:59

The victim told an investigator about at least six times she was touched inappropriately or forced to do sexual acts with a man who was living with her family.

Attorney General launches investigation into vaping companies

16 Oct 2019 15:51

Attorney General Ashley Moody launched a major investigation into vaping companies doing business in Florida.

12-year-old takes the wheel after mom has seizure while driving

16 Oct 2019 15:43

Melaniah Andrade, 12, took the wheel of her mother's car after she suffered a seizure while driving. 

Police: Armed men in masks robbed people at Fort Myers Marathon gas station

16 Oct 2019 15:41

Victims said two armed robbers stole cash and their cell phones.

Commentary: Can color pix be as good as black and white?

16 Oct 2019 15:11

Don’t bother comparing them. They’re two different genres of photos with different qualities.

Northeast storm predicted to intensify into a bomb cyclone

16 Oct 2019 14:34

It's not a classic nor'easter, but the strong winds will last for days.

Brothers arrested after shooting a dad in front of four kids in road rage incident

16 Oct 2019 13:56

Two brothers were arrested in connection to a shooting of a man in front of his four children in a road-raged incident in St. Louis County, Missouri. 

Traffic Alerts: Oct. 16

16 Oct 2019 13:12

Traffic Alerts for October 16, 2019.

Live blog: Jimmy Rodgers on trial for Teresa Sievers murder

16 Oct 2019 13:02

Jimmy Rodgers is accused of killing Dr. Teresa Sievers in her Bonita Springs home in 2015

Odds of tropical development increasing in Gulf of Mexico

16 Oct 2019 12:36

As of 8 a.m. Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center bumped up the odds of tropical development to 50 percent, which is up from 40 percent yesterday.

$5.2 million renourishment project begins at Horizon Way Beach in Collier County

16 Oct 2019 12:21

The project will cost $5.2 million and will be finished by the start of next year, according to the county. 

News 2 Use: October 16

16 Oct 2019 11:28

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AMC Theatres announces new streaming service

16 Oct 2019 10:54

The company will be launching AMC Theatres On Demand, a digital movie service that will allow Stubs loyalty program members to rent or buy from 2,000 films.

Home for sale includes replica of Oval Office

16 Oct 2019 10:14

The home, located at 126 Old Hopewell Road, is listed as $2.79 million on Zillow. 

Man sentenced to life in prison for killing FSU professor

16 Oct 2019 08:59

Sigfredo Garcia was sentenced on Tuesday after jurors deliberated for 35 minutes.

Bonita Springs pushes for bike safety

16 Oct 2019 08:40

Streets Alive SWFL is introducing a new initiative to promote bike safety.

Florida student saved by school resource officer, nurse after heart stops

16 Oct 2019 08:28

MJ Crumity, 14, was in gym class in Madison County, Florida last week when his heart stopped.

Man dressed as Spider-Man goes on two-month shopping spree with stolen credit cards

16 Oct 2019 03:37

Lee County deputies arrested Mario Chavez after they say he took a woman's wallet from a Lehigh Acres Winn Dixie in July.

Former football player dies in Lehigh Acres crash

16 Oct 2019 03:22

Two major crashes were reported in Lehigh Acres on Tuesday evening, one of them resulting in a 20-year-old's death.

Family found on farm after 9 years without contact with outside world

16 Oct 2019 02:51

Six young adults, aged 18 to 25, and their ailing father were found in the Netherlands after Dutch police acted on a tip they received.

Fortnite emerges from black hole with new game chapter

15 Oct 2019 23:34

Gamers rejoice! Fortnite is back after a rock blew up and wiped out the livestream, which was replaced with a black hole.

Squatters are making themselves at home at a Fort Myers Beach construction site

15 Oct 2019 23:25

Neighbors say the unfinished work on Estero Boulevard near Junkanoo's is not only an eyesore but also a safety and security hazard.

Political candidates are tracking your phone to gain your vote

15 Oct 2019 23:16

Their goal is to target you with ads and text messages to try to drive you to the polls.

Crabbers remain cautiously optimistic after successful beginning to stone crab season

15 Oct 2019 23:00

Stone crabbers struggled during the 2018-19 season, largely because of high levels of red tide algae blooms in the Gulf, among other unlucky breaks.

29-year-old man thrown from motorcycle dies in Cape Coral crash

15 Oct 2019 22:40

A deadly crash in the intersection of Skyline Boulevard and SW 26th Street killed a 29-year-old motorcyclist.

As California pushes back school start times, Southwest Florida schools consider the same

15 Oct 2019 21:40

California is the first state in the country to pass a law saying high schools must start after 8:30 a.m., and middle schools must start after 8 a.m.

Florida man crashes forklift, smashes windows with hammer, strips inside warehouse

15 Oct 2019 21:30

A Cape Coral man is accused of smashing his way into his former place of work.

Punta Gorda wants to speed up the process of getting abandoned boats out of their waterways

15 Oct 2019 21:21

Right now, Florida Fish & Wildlife handles derelict boats found in Punta Gorda waterways, but new regulations could change that.

Beloved food pairing has been morphed into chip form in new Lay's flavor

15 Oct 2019 19:36

The new chips are expected to hit store shelves on Monday, Oct. 21.

Fire burns hole through mobile home's roof in East Naples

15 Oct 2019 18:36

Greater Naples Fire Rescue said a family of five was inside the trailer on Karen Drive when the fire started.

Potential names released of new Lee County high school

15 Oct 2019 17:00

The School District of Lee County currently has four recommendations for the name of the new school.

Thieves use forklifts to steal ATM from airboat tour company in Everglades City

15 Oct 2019 16:45

The Collier County Sheriff's Office is looking for at least two thieves who lifted an ATM from an airboat company.

Texas police officer charged with murder after shooting woman in her home

15 Oct 2019 16:29

Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was babysitting her 8-year-old nephew when the shooting happened early Sunday morning. 

Fort Myers man arrested for printing fake cash

15 Oct 2019 15:59

Deputies found a printer and 40 sheets of uncut Federal Reserve Notes at 26-year-old Scott Snider's house.

Man clocked driving 94 mph in Cape Coral will now have to spend a decade in prison

15 Oct 2019 15:15

A man speeding past a lawn service crew in Cape Coral will now have to serve 10 years in prison for violating his probation.

Three North Carolina women accused of running ‘senior citizen Fight Club’

15 Oct 2019 15:12

One employee, police say, physically shoved a resident.

Man tied to two Cape deaths confesses to strangling the victims

15 Oct 2019 14:00

Melisa Montanez said Wade Wilson called her from jail Monday and admitted to strangling both Diane Ruiz and Kristine Melton. 

Bear dies after being hit on Immokalee Road in Collier County

15 Oct 2019 12:26

The bear had broken legs and a broken spine because of the accident, according to FWC.

Live blog: Jimmy Rodgers on trial for Teresa Sievers murder

15 Oct 2019 12:19

Jimmy Rodgers is accused of killing Dr. Teresa Sievers in her Bonita Springs home in 2015

Traffic Alerts: October 15

15 Oct 2019 11:45

Traffic alerts for Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

News 2 Use: October 15

15 Oct 2019 11:15

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California man goes to police, says he killed four people

15 Oct 2019 10:54

The man went to the Mt. Shasta Police Department Monday afternoon and admitted to murdering four people in Roseville.

Tampa toddler dies after being left in hot car

15 Oct 2019 10:35

According to police, the girl was accidentally left in a Jeep Monday morning. 

Panera worker fired after posting video showing how mac and cheese is made

15 Oct 2019 09:30

The video shows the food in frozen bags, which are then placed in boiling water and reheated.

Florida man pays off his town's school lunch debt

15 Oct 2019 08:57

Andrew Levy decided he wanted to do something since he knew that kids with lunch debt simply go without eating or are given a cheese sandwich.

Taco Bell seasoned beef recalled for possible metal contamination

15 Oct 2019 08:42

The bags of beef were shipped from the supplier to five distribution centers, then to restaurants across the country.