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What SWFL Is Talking About 3/18

2 people were arrested on drug and weapons charges after a traffic stop on Fort Myers Beach.  They're identified as Andrew Jean Baptiste and his 19-year-old passenger Charmikka Alizia Broughton. Police recovered an AK pistol and an AR pistol plus marijuana during the arrest. Both were taken to Lee County Jail.

What SWFL Is Talking About 3/15

  Charlotte County Deputies are investigating after a dead man's body was found in a wooded area near Rotunda Blvd West and Placida Rd. The man has not been identified, and the area where the body was found is near a homeless camp.   Police are looking for two men responsible for stealing a woman's…

What SWFL Is Talking About 3/14

A Cape Coral man accused of shooting and killing a man at his home, is now under arrest for stalking a Cape Coral Police Officer.  Authorities  say Ryan Doyon repeatedly contacted an officer who assisted in the murder investigation. He's now facing stalking charges.  

What SWFL Is Talking About 3/12

Officials are investigating the death of an 11 year old child found in a car at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies in Orlando Sunday morning. Orlando police were called to the hospital after 11 year old Aleyda Rivera was found dead in a vehicle suffering from several stab wounds. Police say her mother, 28…

What SWFL Is Talking About 3/11

  51-year-old Omar Benitez, a Fort Myers Doctor, was killed Saturday in a boating accident When he crashed into mangroves on Hendry Creek and was ejected from his boat. The doctor has two young sons. FWC is investigating the accident.

What SWFL Is Talking About 3/8

A Port Charlotte woman led police on a high speed chase, crashed her car,  dragged a deputy when she tried to flee, resisted  arrest and took a swing at both deputies and a K-9. 41 year old Melissa King is charged with aggravated fleeing to elude, battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting with violence,…

What SWFL Is Talking About 3/7

We'll be setting our clocks ahead this weekend as we transition into Daylight Savings Time, and 3 of our legislators,  Senators Rubio and Scott and Representative Vern Buchanan have introduced the Sunshine Protection Act to Congress which would make Daylight Savings Time permanent, year-round all across the country. Florida approved a similar bill last year. It's still…

What SWFL Is Talking About 3/6

Governor Ron DeSantis presented his State of the State Address yesterday afternoon calling for lower taxes, safer schools and more effective environmental protections.  DeSantis says Florida has repositioned it's water policy  by expediting key projects like the EAA reservoir and raising the Tamiami Trail, establishing a blue-green algae task force to develop policies to fight algae…

What SWFL Is Talking About 3/5

  An Ohio man arrested for pulling a gun on a fellow motorist on I-75 in Naples, is a police officer, who's been disciplined numerous times in his 23 year career and had been fired for a similar incident back in 2006. Joseph Laperna works for the Aurora, Ohio Police Department, and has been placed…

What SWFL Is Talking About 3/4

77 year old Robert Dow, owner of VR Labs, and facing a lengthy prison sentence for money laundering and wire fraud in connection with his business, was found dead by his wife Nancy Saturday afternoon at their Naples home of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police say a suicide note was found next to the…