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Traffic Alerts: November 12

13 Nov 2019 01:19

Traffic Alerts for Nov. 12

Real estate agency fights for new development in Golden Gate Estates

13 Nov 2019 00:47

According to Collier Enterprises, the space would allow for up to 2,500 homes.

‘How am I going to afford this?’ NBC2 investigates surprise medical bills

13 Nov 2019 00:06

“You need to get taken care of. And the last thing on your mind should be, 'How am I gonna pay this bill?'”

Condos, restaurants and stores, oh my! New developments coming to Cape Coral

13 Nov 2019 00:04

Signs of change posted on vacant land parcels promise future commercial and retail space coming.

Meet the 'godmother of Lee County politics' who wants to keep Florida red

12 Nov 2019 23:53

Doris Cortese is often referred to as the Godmother of Lee County politics.

Coyote sightings are becoming more frequent at this Cape Coral golf course

12 Nov 2019 23:53

FWC said it's not uncommon to see coyotes in urban environments.

Margaritaville resort on Fort Myers Beach moves forward, but on island time

12 Nov 2019 23:37

Legal battles over the resort have stymied its progress.

Priceless necklace in remembrance of late husband, father lost in stolen car in Cape Coral

12 Nov 2019 23:29

Kim Osowski lost her husband and the father of her three children four years ago.

Box of dead chickens discarded in Lehigh Acres woods

12 Nov 2019 23:12

The woman who made the smelly discovery said it's not the first time she's found dead animals discarded there.

Florida bill proposed to public schools to buy, administer Narcan on campus

12 Nov 2019 23:11

A Florida Senate Committee discussed a bill on Tuesday that would allow public schools in the state to buy and have naloxone on campus.

Sketch artist working to create image of man targeting women at Ollie Pond's Park

12 Nov 2019 22:50

Investigators still believe the person responsible is a black man wearing a gray hoodie and gray sweatpants. 

Cheating culture comes at a price for students looking for ways to get ahead

12 Nov 2019 22:49

NBC2 found there are several websites geared toward students from the high school to college-level that are catered to the craft of getting ahead.

Mother of missing 5-year-old girl arrested, hospitalized after apparent overdose

12 Nov 2019 21:12

Brianna Williams was named a person of interest on Monday in the disappearance of her daughter, according to Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams. 

Bonita Springs motorcyclists crash due to tortoise crossing the road

12 Nov 2019 21:04

One of the men was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Search is on for boaters from Naples whose boat was found capsized

12 Nov 2019 20:36

One of the passengers was found offshore of Miami but two more have yet to be found.

Lehigh Acres man accused of punching dog pleads not guilty to animal abuse

12 Nov 2019 19:27

Joshua Schlotmann is scheduled for a hearing on December 6.

Former Naples High teacher pleads no contest to having sex with student

12 Nov 2019 18:37

Brock Smith, 32, was arrested in 2017 after allegedly using Snapchat and Instagram to solicit two teens into having sex with him. 

18-month-old Cape Coral boy who died of malnutrition only weighed 17 pounds

12 Nov 2019 18:25

The mother admitted she should have called someone sooner for help because she was worried.

108-year-old building sells for $4.4 million in downtown Fort Myers

12 Nov 2019 17:13

Fischler Property Company sold the building to an international buyer on Monday.

Someone threw a kitten out of a moving car

12 Nov 2019 16:12

Pinellas Park police said they found a kitten dead on the side of the road Monday

Flight attendant saves Fort Myers man's life

12 Nov 2019 16:10

The man was lying on the ground next to his bicycle when the off-duty flight attendant found him and started CPR.

Prison inmate ran Florida meth business inside Georgia jail

12 Nov 2019 16:04

Investigators said the suspect ran the business from his cell, using contraband cellphones smuggled to him.

Florida woman sets boyfriend's home on fire after she caught him cheating

12 Nov 2019 15:57

She told a battalion chief that she recently moved out of the home after catching her boyfriend cheating, according to the Journal.

Medical marijuana now allowed in Collier County Public Schools

12 Nov 2019 14:51

The Collier County Public Schools passed on Policy 5330.05 Medical Marijuana unanimously Tuesday morning. 

Possible meteor caught on camera near St. Louis

12 Nov 2019 14:41

In video taken near the Gateway Arch, a bright flash can be seen in the sky. 

Water main break leaves businesses along US-41 without water for hours

12 Nov 2019 13:44

The break occurred after 6:30 a.m. on US-41 Southbound south of Briarcliff Road. 

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12 Nov 2019 13:05

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12 Nov 2019 12:08

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Alex Trebek brought to tears after "Jeopardy!" contestant writes heartfelt message

12 Nov 2019 11:26

Dhruv Gaur wrote "We love you, Alex!" as his final answer. 

Police chief found dead in Florida hotel

12 Nov 2019 10:16

The death of Mannford, Oklahoma police chief Lucky Miller is now being investigated, according to deputies in Escambia County. 

Allegiant announces nonstop flights to Punta Gorda starting at $65

12 Nov 2019 09:58

Starting on Feb. 13, 2020, travelers can fly one-way from Richmond International Airport to Punta Gorda Airport on Allegiant from $65.

Allegiant announces nonstop flights to Punta Gorda starting at $65

12 Nov 2019 09:58

Starting on Feb. 13, 2020, travelers can fly one-way from Richmond International Airport to Punta Gorda Airport on Allegiant from $65.

Mom now person of interest in Florida 5-year-old's disappearance

12 Nov 2019 09:42

Taylor Rose Williams, who is from Jacksonville, hasn't been seen in at least two weeks.

Two SWFL football powerhouses will test themselves against teams from the 305

12 Nov 2019 04:31

The last time Naples won a playoff matchup against a team from the 305 was 2006 against Cardinal Gibbons, and for Fort Myers, it was 2001 over Fort Lauderdale. 

NBC2 investigates illegal charters: Inside a Coast Guard bust

12 Nov 2019 04:22

The NBC2 Investigators were given exclusive access onboard a Coast Guard boat as the crew faced one of their biggest problems: illegal charter boats.

Human trafficking awareness signs to be put up at strip clubs, sex shops

12 Nov 2019 04:16

County leaders want to make sure employees in the adult industry aren’t being preyed upon.

WATCH: Officer saves two teens in fiery crash caught on his dashcam

12 Nov 2019 04:09

In the footage, the officer gets the two teenagers out by busting the SUV's windows.

Lehigh man arrested for trafficking, smuggling fentanyl from Puerto Rico

12 Nov 2019 03:42

A mail inspector and drug-sniffing dog found more than 1,000 grams of fentanyl inside the package. 

Former President Jimmy Carter admitted to hospital for brain procedure

12 Nov 2019 02:42

Carter, 95, will be having the procedure on Tuesday morning. 

Fort Myers WWII Marine gets surprise visit on trip to D.C.

11 Nov 2019 23:40

On a trip aboard Collier-Lee's 21st Honor Flight mission, just 10 men out of 85 veterans had served in WWII. Ten men and one woman: Harriet "Ty" Moulds.

Application submitted for Four Mile Cove land to become part of Lee County's conservation program

11 Nov 2019 23:31

If the county decides to buy it as part of the Conservation 20/20 program, it would prevent the land from getting developed.

'It's fake news' signs posted outside of vape shop claiming not all vape products are dangerous

11 Nov 2019 23:28

Naples Vapor says they've been in business for 10 years and have never had a customer hospitalized for using their products.

Lyft rider, driver witness motorcyclist hit by car on Santa Barbara Boulevard

11 Nov 2019 23:22

The crash happened in the 2200 Block of Santa Barbara Boulevard, near Cape Coral High School.

CROW treats bald eagle found injured on construction site

11 Nov 2019 23:20

CROW rescued a bald eagle last Thursday after a woman found it on a construction site in Estero.

Woman puts her 83 cats up for adoption

11 Nov 2019 23:04

Tammy Nemec runs "Rescue Cats Rock," a non-profit organization out of her home, where she spays, neuters, and keeps cats up to date on their veterinary visits. 

Motorcyclist dies in Port Charlotte crash

11 Nov 2019 22:57

The 39-year-old Englewood man was thrown from his bike and died on the scene.

Abandoned boat tied to Gulf Cove private dock identified

11 Nov 2019 22:52

Public Information Officer Brian Gleason says the county does not have the ability to address it through its derelict boat program because it's tied up to private property. 

Collier County School Board to vote on medical marijuana policy

11 Nov 2019 22:49

State law requires each school district to adopt a policy and procedure when it comes to medical marijuana.

Rusty barrels, box cutters left at a Port Charlotte park

11 Nov 2019 22:38

The barrels were labeled "acrylic resurfacing" and "neutral concentrate," with explicit warnings on the side to keep it away from children.

Woah! Small deer-like creature spotted for the first time in 30 years

11 Nov 2019 22:36

A tiny deer-like creature the size of a rabbit has been spotted in the wild for the first time in about 30 years in southern Vietnam