Top stories of 2017: Hurricane Irma and Collier brush fires top list
Thousands of homes evacuated and at least nine destroyed during the devastating wildfires this past spring. At one point in April Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in the state. As more than 15-hundred fires raged from southwest Florida to the Panhandle. Read more.
A Lee County murder-suicide involving a love triangle. The sheriff’s office said Alehandro Manuel Luis shot Maria Delosangeles Evaristo Bautista outside a CVS Pharmacy along Palm Beach Boulevard after finding her there with another man in July. Luis fired at and missed that man before turning the gun on himself. Read more.
Two people found dead in lehigh acres in June. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office identified the victims as 22-year-old Brian Keith Patterson and 27-year-old Shantrese Gracia. Read more.