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Fast thinking by the crew of the Key West Express enabled them to rescue two people and a dog from a burning boat. The mayday call came in last night around 7:30. The couple and their dog, who live in Myakka, are fine. It’s unclear how the fire started.

The crash that caused the Cape Coral Bridge to close for close to four hours Monday morning was actually part of a car jacking. According to reports the suspect that crashed their Mercedes into a power pole overnight Sunday, then carjacked a good Samaritan who had stopped to help.  The suspect did give the carjack victim $200 for their troubles, then took off in a vehicle that had picked him up.  Still no arrests have been made. Police are continuing their investigation.

 

Police have arrested 2 teens, James Terry and Jaden Rios. Police say the pair ransacked a Cape Coral Police car earlier this week, stealing a firearm and other items, which have all been recovered. They’re facing charges of  armed burglary of a vehicle, grand theft and grand theft of a firearm.

 

Dr. John “The Night Tripper”, the New Orleans musician  who blended all kinds of music into a completely unique style, died yesterday at his home. He was 77