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Older brother accused of gun heist pleads not guilty14-year-old Felix Ayala and 11-year-old brother Lukis are accused of stealing nearly two dozen guns from a Cape Coral gun store last month.
North Fort Myers football team using TikTok fame to boost moraleThe North Fort Myers football team is getting ready for the 2022 season. And they're using social media to bond together.
'Beyond The Call of Duty Tour' arrives in Fort Myers to honor fallen officersFamily, friends, and troopers came together with ‘Beyond The Call of Duty,' a "Ride To Remember" group, to honor fallen officers across the nation.
MERT responds to roughly 300 emergency calls a yearLee County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit trains weekly. LCSO says the MERT group as a whole responds to roughly 300 emergency calls a year.
Juvenile green sea turtle rescued at Fort Myers BeachA juvenile green sea turtle has been rescued by the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife after it was found at Fort Myers Beach.
Cape Coral Freedom 5k kicks offRunners will be running across the Cape Coral Parkway Bridge and will turn back around at College Parkway to run back to the finish line.
Rose Garden Road landscape project starting in July could cause minor delaysThe City of Cape Coral is beginning work on the Rose Garden Landscape Project to enhance the streetscape design for the neighborhood and parks on Rose Garden Road south of El Dorado Parkway.
CAT spending public comment period beginsThe public has a say in how Collier Area Transit should spend nearly $4 million in federal grant funding to improve its services.
Collier crash leaves 5 people with minor injuriesFlorida Highway Patrol responded to a crash on US 41 in Collier County that resulted in five minor injuries
Two convicted felons arrested after multiple drugs found in carCollier deputies arrested two convicted felons for possession of drugs at a Race Trac in Naples after multiple drugs were found in a vehicle.
$20,000 grant awarded to St. Vincent De Paul to help hungerSt. Vincent De Paul in Naples received a $20,000 grant reward from Collier Community Foundation to provide food security along with nutrition to the people of Collier County.
Rare ghost orchid found at Audubon Corkscrew Swamp SanctuaryIt’s called a ghost orchid because it doesn’t have any flowers until it suddenly blooms - which it did this week.
Hathaway Park to be closed for repairs this monthRamp and boarding pier repair work will begin at Hathaway Park in Punta Gorda on July 11, 2022. The boat ramp launch and boarding pier will be closed intermittently while work is completed.
Flood insurance from FEMA expected to rise in Charlotte CountyStarting in December, county development in Charlotte County said new FEMA flood insurance rates mean more than 93% of families who carry coverage will soon have to pay more.
'Sinks my feelings': Rabbi disturbed by anti-Semitic flyers found in Punta GordaAnti-Semitic flyers are popping up all across Florida, including in Punta Gorda and Naples. Rabbi Solomon Agin says he finds the messages "horrific."
Where to go for fireworks this Fourth of JulyIf you are trying to figure out what to do for this holiday weekend in Southwest Florida this list can help you.
54 people arrested in Charlotte County drug bustOver the past six months, the Narcotics Unit has been conducting, "Operation Poisonous Fruit", resulting in the arrest of 54 people on an abundance of drug charges.
Attempted murder suspect surrenders to 'avoid pressure of being wanted': SheriffNicholas Jerome Bell was taken into custody Thursday after fleeing to the Gainesville area to hide out with family, officials said.
Teen speaks after Gulf Coast shark attackFlorida teen Addison Bethea speaks to CNN's Brianna Keilar after surviving a shark attack off the state's Gulf Coast while scalloping in shallow waters.
2 killed in shooting at Independence Day block partyAccording to officials, the shooting happened southwest of 2nd St. and Southwest 3rd Ave near the famous Sundy House in Delray Beach.
Fireworks suspected in Sarasota, Hillsborough County firesFireworks are believed to have destroyed two homes in the Tampa Bay area overnight Monday as people reveled in Independence Day celebrations.
Teens blow off fingers playing with fireworks in West Palm BeachTwo teenagers blew their fingers off while setting off fireworks. The separate incidents took place Monday night during Fourth of July celebrations.
Listeria outbreak linked to Florida ice creamThe CDC reported 23 illnesses, 22 hospitalizations and one death across 10 states from the food safety alert.
Protect beach-nesting birds from fireworks this weekendWhen celebrating the Fourth of July this weekend, remember to be conscious of where you are lighting fireworks because the bursts of color and noise can quite literally scare a bird to death.
Oakland Police: four fans hurt when hit by bullet fragmentsPolice initially were notified of a possible shooting victim inside the ballpark and officers located three fans struck by bullet fragments.
New 'Minions' movie smashes box office records for 4th of July weekend"Minions: The Rise of Gru" made an estimated $125 million — the most of any July Fourth weekend debut in Hollywood.
Dream helps man win hundreds of thousands of dollars in a lottery gameA dream helped a Virginia retiree win a large lottery prize. He recently won $250,000 in the Virginia Lottery’s Bank a Million game.
Highland Park gunman charged with 7 counts of first-degree murderA police spokesperson said the suspect used a rifle to spray bullets from the top of a commercial building into a crowd that had gathered for a July 4th parade near Chicago.
Two women musicians donating proceeds to support abortion-rights groupsTwo women musicians are planning to donate money from their clothing lines to support abortion-rights groups.
Illegal fireworks filmed with drone in Las VegasDrone video over an area of Las Vegas shows illegal fireworks in the Las Vegas valley fired high into the sky. Illegal fireworks can be dangerous and harmful in dry climates.
How census undercount affects communitiesThe 2020 Census suffered from a significant undercount of Latinos and other racial and ethnic minorities. The undercount of Latinos was 4.99%, three times the 1.54% undercount in 2010.
Connecting segregated communities“We don’t have a lot of diversity in Milwaukee, so to speak. It’s a good place to live, but if you are a Black man or woman, it has its challenges,” said Shiquita Mann.
Searching for solutions to droughtStretching over 200 miles, the Santa Cruz River is facing drought and high demand. It’s a river that once provided both drinking water and agriculture support throughout Arizona.
Bill last hope for families separated by immigration lawsThere’s an effort to pass an immigration law that those for it say would help bring families together without sacrificing national security.
Communities impacted by violence call for stopping the root causeMass shootings have become more frequent and more violent. Those who have experienced one say if we don’t address the root causes, they fear the cycle of violence will not be solved.
Extremist groups use video games to recruit new members, experts sayVideo games are no longer just a place for players to disconnect, many are like their own social media platforms where players communicate, play together, and build meaningful relationships.