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Florida man tells 911 dispatcher he fatally shot his dad

13 Nov 2018 21:30

Police say a 25-year-old Florida man called 911 and told dispatchers he shot his father.

Pasco County deputies pull over man dressed as Fred Flintstone

13 Nov 2018 21:18

On Nov. 4, deputies pulled over Mr. Fred Flintstone (AKA Don Swartz) for speeding.

Juul to eliminate social media accounts, stop retail sales of flavors

13 Nov 2018 21:14

The CEO of e-cigarette maker Juul announced plans Tuesday to eliminate some of its social media accounts and halt most retail sales of flavor products as part of a plan to restrict access to minors.

George Zimmerman to enter no contest plea in stalking case

13 Nov 2018 21:05

George Zimmerman is expected to enter a no contest plea to resolve a misdemeanor charge of stalking a private investigator in the latest run-in with the law for the neighborhood watch leader who killed Trayvon Martin.

Trump eyes replacements for Kelly, Nielsen and others

13 Nov 2018 20:38

President Donald Trump has been eyeing potential replacements for several senior positions in his administration.

7-car accident shuts down part of US-41 in Fort Myers

13 Nov 2018 20:27

A seven-car crash has closed the northbound lanes of US-41 near Hanson Street in Fort Myers Tuesday afternoon. 

Hoverbikes are finally here, but don't expect to fly cheap

13 Nov 2018 18:58

California firm's long-anticipated flying motorcycle will set you back $150,000.

Car crashes into Social Security building in New Jersey, injuring up to 20

13 Nov 2018 18:40

A female passenger in the car was one of those critically injured, police said.

Black Friday deals you should know about

13 Nov 2018 18:12

Getting ready for the shopping frenzy? Good news! Target, Best Buy, Amazon, and others have already announced their best lineup.

Port Charlotte High School not on a lockdown

13 Nov 2018 18:11

Confusion in Charlotte County had parents asking if public schools went on a lockdown.

Pastor asking church members to carry guns into services

13 Nov 2018 16:29

A Kentucky pastor asked members to carry guns to Sunday service after church nearly became the target of a racially motivated shooting.

Pssst. Santa is visiting Southwest Florida

13 Nov 2018 15:59

Ho Ho Hope you're ready to get into the Christmas spirit because Santa has taken a break from the shivery cold and snow of the north pole to enjoy some sunshine in Southwest Florida!

Review: Latest, best Woolf bio a difficult but rewarding read

13 Nov 2018 15:55

In the last twelve months, three fine biographies of Virginia Woolf have appeared and this latest, Hermione Lee's, is best.

Cape teen accused of stealing guns arrested for 3rd time in a month

13 Nov 2018 15:50

A Cape Coral teenager is facing several felony charges after being arrested for breaking into cars and stealing two guns.

CNN sues President Trump and top White House aides for barring Jim Acosta

13 Nov 2018 14:45

CNN is filing a lawsuit against President Trump and several of his aides, seeking the immediate restoration of chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta's access to the White House.

Report: Amazon chooses NYC, Northern Virginia for new headquarters

13 Nov 2018 14:28

Amazon is expected to evenly divide its pledged 50,000 new jobs between the new offices, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the news.

FDA expands recall for blood pressure drug

13 Nov 2018 13:59

The US Food and Drug Administration says another heart medicine is being voluntarily recalled after tests showed that it was tainted with a potential cancer-causing chemical.

Facebook, Airbnb end forced arbitration for sexual harassment claims

13 Nov 2018 13:55

Critics have said forced arbitration provided a way for perpetrators and companies to avoid serious consequences by keeping complaints private.

Fire kills dog, destroys apartment in Fort Myers

13 Nov 2018 13:26

It happened at 5256 Cedarbend Drive.

One upside of the trade war? Cheaper bacon.

13 Nov 2018 12:43

"The shift from chicken to beef and pork has been far more pronounced than anyone had imagined," said one industry analyst.

NASCAR Hall of Famer David Pearson passes away

13 Nov 2018 12:39

David Pearson, described by Richard Petty as the “greatest race car driver that I raced against,” died Monday. He was 83.

Israel-Gaza border ignites in most serious fighting since 2014 war

13 Nov 2018 12:33

The threat came as the Israeli military said it was carrying out a “wide-scale strike on military targets throughout the Gaza strip."

5 things to know for Nov. 13

13 Nov 2018 11:44

Here are 5 things you should know for Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.

Episcopal bishop goes against church leaders, bans same-sex marriages

13 Nov 2018 11:33

Rev. William Love says 'Satan is having a heyday bringing division into the Church' in an eight-paged directive barring same-sex marriages in his diocese.

Traffic alerts for Nov. 13

13 Nov 2018 11:12

Here are your traffic alerts for Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.

Dozens of Wisconsin students apparently give Nazi salute in viral photo

13 Nov 2018 11:03

Mark Ojakian, president of Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, said he was horrified when he learned about the incident and described it as "appalling and unacceptable."

Death toll in California wildfire rises to 42, marking worst in state history

13 Nov 2018 10:57

Thirteen bodies have been found in Northern California in the wake of the deadly Camp Fire, bringing the death toll in the blaze to 42, authorities said Monday.

North Korea is still working on its ballistic missile program

13 Nov 2018 10:54

Recent intel and satellite photos of work on undeclared missile sites underscore that regardless of Trump's statements, North Korean nukes remain a threat.

5-year-old killed after truck runs stop sign in Buckingham

13 Nov 2018 10:33

Mitchell Buenrostro, 17, was driving the truck west on Sunset Road near the intersection of Gunnery Road North when he failed to stop at the stop sign and T-boned a car, killing 5-year-old Connor Green of Fort Myers.

Petition calls for stiffer penalties for disobeying school bus lights

13 Nov 2018 04:40

Five children were killed from crashes in the last two weeks across the country.

Dunbar alum shines in FGCU women's basketball debut

13 Nov 2018 04:33

It had been nearly two full years since Keri Jewett-Giles played a collegiate basketball game.

Mom leaves infant, 8-year-old in car outside Port Charlotte Walmart

13 Nov 2018 04:14

Charlotte County deputies said a mom left her four-month-old and eight-year-old inside her car while she shopped at Walmart in Port Charlotte.

Car catches fire on I-75 in Lee County

13 Nov 2018 03:44

A car caught fire on the shoulder of I-75 Monday night.

Dead in cars and homes: Northern California fire toll at 42

13 Nov 2018 03:19

The dead were found in burned-out cars, in the smoldering ruins of their homes, or next to their vehicles, apparently overcome by smoke and flames before they could jump in behind the wheel and escape.

Crash kills 2 people in North Port

13 Nov 2018 01:53

A head-on crash killed two people Monday night in North Port.

Deputies look to crack down on reckless driving near school buses

13 Nov 2018 01:14

Within the last two weeks, five kids in Tampa were hit by a car at a bus stop, and in Indiana, three siblings were struck down by a driver who said she saw the flashing lights but didn’t stop.

Dept. of Environmental Protection plans to allow for Chiquita lock removal

12 Nov 2018 23:54

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection said it intends to allow Cape Coral to take the lock out of the water at Cape Harbour, in the south Cape, dividing the South Spreader canal from the Caloosahatchee River.

What is Florida's recount costing Lee County?

12 Nov 2018 23:53

President Trump is urging Florida to halt its legal vote recount and declare his fellow Republicans the winner.

Are SWFL assisted living facilities following new generator rules post-Irma?

12 Nov 2018 23:49

New rules went into effect requiring every single nursing home and assisted living facility in the state to have an approved emergency power plan in place.

2 men arrested in North Fort Myers for stealing car

12 Nov 2018 23:42

Three young men were put in handcuffs after they were accused of stealing a car and taking it for a joyride.

Is blue-green algae making a comeback?

12 Nov 2018 23:40

Patches of blue-green algae are popping up in the Caloosahatchee River.

Record number of skimmers being found across state

12 Nov 2018 23:35

Card skimming reaching a record high in Florida.

Trash dumped illegally in Lehigh neighborhood

12 Nov 2018 23:30

The Lee County Sheriff's Office is looking for whoever illegally dumped 500 pounds of junk in a Lehigh Acres neighborhood.

North Fort Myers family claims man set their home on fire

12 Nov 2018 23:09

A family in North Fort Myers is still waiting for answers after their home went up in flames.

Bait shop owner goes fishing for thieves after store is robbed

12 Nov 2018 23:06

The owner of an East Naples bait shop is hoping surveillance video helps catch a group of thieves that targeted his store.

Teens arrested for bringing cannabis oil to school

12 Nov 2018 23:03

Police are busting teens across Lee County for smuggling cannabis oil onto campus.

Cape Coral man finds note on door saying his vote didn't count

12 Nov 2018 22:36

A Cape Coral man said he found an odd note on his door saying his vote in the midterms didn't count.

Man dies after speeding into parking garage wall

12 Nov 2018 21:47

One man is dead after crashing at the Sunloft Center in Punta Gorda.

Police investigating suspicious package delivered to Fort Myers home

12 Nov 2018 20:42

Law enforcement swarmed a house on Alhambra Drive in Fort Myers on Monday after a homeowner received a suspicious package.

North Fort Myers resident loses $225K in wire fraud scheme

12 Nov 2018 19:17

Henry Asomani was indicted by a federal grand jury in October after records said he used online dating site Eharmony to convince the victim to send him money for funeral expenses and vehicle repairs, promising to pay the victim back.