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Pedestrian hit & killed by car on US 41 in Lee County

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – A pedestrian was hit and killed by a car on US 41 and Jamaica Bay Boulevard in Fort Myers Monday evening. Florida Highway Patrol troopers responded to the scene to investigate the crash. The inside and middle lanes were blocked southbound on US 41. Troopers said the crash remains under investigation. No other information was immediately available. This is a developing story. The post Pedestrian hit & killed by car on US 41 in Lee County appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WBBH-TV)

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Lee commissioners contract two companies for flooding mitigation projects

SAN CARLOS PARK, Fla. – The Lee Board of County Commissioners contracted two companies to work on flooding mitigation projects.  The county started to form a 3-phase plan to fix this problem after significant flooding in August 2017 followed by Hurricane Irma that September. The first part of the plan involved the removal of blockages in canals, including several large toppled trees, that could cause further flooding.  The second phase included flooding assessments, and the areas were studied to uncover what caused localized flooding.  The mitigation is in the third...

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Lehigh Acres man found guilty after punching elderly man in road rage incident

FORT MYERS, Fla.– A Lehigh Acres man was found guilty on Thursday for Battery on a Person 65 or Older. The jury returned with a guilty verdict after Michael Angelo Campos’s two-day trial in Lee County. On July 3, Campos reportedly got out of his pick-up truck and swung at an elderly man who was sitting in his own vehicle. The incident was called in by a woman who witnessed the incident and got Campos’s license plate number. The responding Cape Coral law enforcement officer reported the victim had bruising and a cut underneath his eye. The victim said he was punched in the...

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Investigators search for graffiti vandals that hit multiple Lee County shopping malls

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Investigators are looking for two men they believe are involved in several graffiti cases at multiple Lee County shopping malls. SWFL Crime Stoppers said the two men are persons of interest in several cases at Coconut Point Mall and possibly Miromar Outlets over the last couple of weeks. They were seen on video on July 3 walking north on Coconut Point from behind the Target after tagging it, Crime Stoppers said. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-780-8477 or make an online tip. The post Investigators search for graffiti vandals that hit multiple Lee...

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Lee County declares state of emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Lee County officials declared a state of emergency Tuesday afternoon as Tropical Storm Elsa makes its way along the coast. Lee County Commission Chairman Kevin Ruane made the announcement in a press conference around 3 p.m. Officials said the state of emergency will last a maximum of one week and make federal funding available that would allow FEMA to pay for potential damage from Elsa. Lee County government offices and facilities closed at 2 p.m. to non-essential employees. LeeTran will stop operating busses at 5 p.m., commissioners announced in Tuesday’s...

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Officials work to prevent future flooding in Lee County

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Heavy flooding took over the Island Park neighborhood, not once, but twice back in 2017.  “It was pretty flooded. Some areas were worse than others. Particularly in the intersection here, there could be as much as a foot of water. It didn’t come to the building, but it was still pretty significant,” said owner of Carts MD, Mike Stone.  Floodwater damaged several businesses and homes in South Fort Myers, it was a nightmare for many. Denny Billec, manager at Phantom Fireworks arrived at work that day and noticed it was impossible to drive through the parking...

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