Former Cape cop sentenced to 24 months in prison

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

Fort Myers, Fla - Former Cape Coral Police officer Stephen Petrovich will serve 24 months in prison for real estate fraud. in March, Petrovich pled guilty to bank and wire fraud as..
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Port Charlotte woman fights motorized bicycle ticket

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - A Port Charlotte woman is fighting to stay out of jail, after getting a ticket for riding her bicycle without a driver's license."One for driving on a suspen..
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Oil cleanup landlocked as good weather eludes Gulf

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) - Across a wide stretch of the Gulf of Mexico, efforts to limit the damage from the region's worst-ever oil spill have been essentially landlocked for mo..
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Teen stabbed outside North Fort Myers library

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Lee County Sheriff's Office says a North Fort Myers teen was stabbed over the holiday weekend.Michael Cannon, Jr., 17, is recovering in Lee Memorial Ho..
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July 4th turns into a political parade in Naples

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

NAPLES, Fla. - "Happy Fourth of July," shout a group of ladies in the parade. For some, the Naples Fourth of July parade didn't start off too happy. "When they said 'where's the Ob..
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Last-minute appeal for Southwest Florida families willing to host French students

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A last-minute appeal to find 7 kids a temporary home. Some French students are packing their bags, getting ready to spend the next several weeks in Southwest Flo..
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'Red, White and Anger' over cars getting towed

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

CAPE CORAL, Fla - Drivers are upset their cars were towed during 4th of July celebrations. Several cars towed from El Mambo Restaurant at the corner of SE 47th terrace and Del Pr..
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Teen talks about finding human remains

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

San Carlos Park, FL- For the first time, the teenager who found human bones on a bike ride shows us what he saw. He took pictures  with his cell phone.He discovered the remain..
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Employee accused of masterminding robbery, then acted as victim

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. - A Marco Island restaurant was robbed early Saturday morning while employees were closing. It happened at The Crazy Flamingo just after 2:00 in the morning. Two..
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Red, White and Boom is a big success

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

Cape Coral, Fla -  Red, White and Boom went off with a bang. Despite the weather, fireworks lit up the sky and thousands of people turned out. "We had a very successful e..
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Down Side of Noisy Fireworks: Frightened Dogs Run Away

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

Local animal shelters and vet clinics are getting lots of inquiries today about animals that ran away, because of loud fireworks in the neighborhood.   It's a big problem..
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"A WHALE" could be next hope for oil spill cleanup

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -The Taiwanese skimmer dubbed "A WHALE" has been able to show off its maneuverability during a weekend test in a 25-mile-square patch of water just north of the si..
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House fire in Lehigh Acres started by fireworks

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla- Firefighters responded to a Lehigh Acres home late Sunday night and again early Monday morning because of a fire started by fireworks.  The orginal call cam..
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Red, White and Boom celebrations

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

CAPE CORAL, Fla - A dazzling show of fireworks going off without a hitch in Cape Coral. Hundreds turned out for the Red, White and Boom celebration Suday night. The city putting o..
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FWC patrols SWFL waters for holiday weekend

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission officers hit the water in search of lawbreakers. Officer Ron Perry admits for a fourth of July weekend, so far, activity..
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Human remains found in San Carlos Park

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of human bones in a San Carlos Park neighborhood off Winged Foot Drive & Phlox Drive..
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US to have tighter control over spill website

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

HOUSTON (AP) - The US government is expected to take over control of the central information website on the Gulf oil spill response that has been run jointly by various agencies an..
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Rough weather curtails some Gulf cleanup work

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Choppy seas and strong winds are slowing some Gulf oil spill cleanup work even as crews are surveying damage caused by Hurricane Alex.The U.S. Coast Guard said S..
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Cape man falls victim to fake cop

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

CAPE CORAL, Fla - Luigi Fuentes is spending the 4th of July holiday styling hair, but a week ago he was chasing after a crook. Fuentes fell victim to a bogus police officer. The vi..
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Fire destroys Cape Coral home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Fire tore through a home in southeast Cape Coral on Saturday night.The fire broke out at a home on the 3700 block of SE 17th Place.  Cape Coral firefighters..
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