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What SWFL Is Talking About 4/22

Threats of a bomb and a shooting closed the Naples Bowland Center Saturday night. The phone threat came in after 7pm Saturday night Saying there was a bomb at the Bowland location on Pine Ridge Road near US 41. That prompted an evacuation of the building, but no explosive device was found. There were further…

What SWFL Is Talking About 4/19

Health officials are warning swimmers to stay out of the Caloosahatchee River beach at the Cape Coral Yacht Club due to high levels of fecal bacteria. The water is scheduled to be tested again Tuesday.

What SWFL Is Talking About 4/18

It appears that the City of Cape Coral and the Dixie Roadhouse are getting closer to an agreement that will allow the bar to stay open until 3am. The bars extended hours had been suspended last December after several rowdy incidents culminating in an all out brawl that involved suspected gang members. The council will…

What SWFL Is Talking About 4/17

The BB&T branch on Daniels Parkway in South Fort Myers was robbed by a masked man yesterday morning. The man is described as being in his 40's or 50's. He was using a cane and did not display a gun during the hold up.  Lee County Deputies are also on the hunt for a man who stole…

Whats SWFL Is Talking About 4/16

Charlotte County police are looking for a man who offered young girls food and drinks to leave with him while at the Cedar Grove Pool in Northport. The man was wearing a pink swimsuit and fedora and spoke in a thick German or Russian accent. If you know anything call the Northport P.D. This is the…

What SWFL Is Talking About 4/15

63 year old Petruska E. Marquez of Lehigh Acres was killed Sunday morning after a multi-vehicle accident on I-75 in Sarasota County. 26 year old Nicholas Simpson of Northport was apparently under the influence of alcohol when he stopped his car in the middle of the interstate, causing the wreck.  He's facing several charges including…

What SWFL Is Talking About 4/12

20 year old Skyler Hann, a former worker at a Cape Coral pre-school has been arrested after police found videos and images of child pornography on his laptop computer. Hann was a 2017 Do The Right Thing Award recipient.

What SWFL Is Talking About 4/11

Police arrested Bryan Gibson on charges of false imprisonment, theft, battery, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police say he tried to kidnap two women who helped him move out of the Casa Loma Hotel in Cape Coral. When police apprehended Gibson they found him in possession of a knife and some…

What SWFL Is Talking About 4/10

Governor DeSantis was in Naples yesterday announcing that he was arranging for Collier County to receive over $40 million dollars in Hurricane Irma relief. The funds will be used to reimburse the county for money spent cleaning up storm debris. That money will be made available immediately.