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Cape Coral woman accused of crashing car into home

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – A Cape Coral woman is accused of crashing into a Cape Coral home Saturday morning. Cara Gritten, 29, is facing several charges including DUI with property damage.  Gritten is accused of driving off the roadway on SE 20th Court and smashing into a victim’s home.  The victim, Lauri Langone, said this is the third incident in which a car has collided into her residence. “You can’t even believe what it looks like inside. It’s like a bomb went off! I am still finding glass on the opposite end of the house,” explained Langone. “And to think, my God if...

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Firework starts blaze in Cape Coral neighborhood

CAPE CORAL, Fla.– A lit firework was thrown from a vehicle driving in a Cape Coral neighborhood. A Ring video doorbell camera captured the moment on Monday night just after 10 p.m.  After the vehicle drove off an explosion rocked the neighborhood and started a small brush fire. The boom caught Ashley Nason’s attention, who was inside her home across the street. “I heard like a firework and I saw it through the window back there.” She ran outside to find a fire burning. “I realized it was a fire and it was just picking up and getting bigger and bigger,” she said. ...

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Shooting investigation underway in Cape Coral

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Police were investigating a shooting near the 4400 block of Santa Barbara Boulevard South in Cape Coral early Sunday morning. Officers with the Cape Coral Police Department shut down Santa Barbara Boulevard just after 6 a.m. as they investigated the shooting. Santa Barbara Boulevard has since reopened. Additional information about the shooting is not known. Count on NBC2 to bring you the latest once it is released. The post Shooting investigation underway in Cape Coral appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 Fort Myers

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Cape Coral officials prepare for potential algae blooms

CAPE CORAL, Fla.– With blue-green algae beginning to appear in waterways across Southwest Florida, Cape Coral City officials said they are still working on their plan for this year in case algae blooms cover canals once again.  Mayor John Gunter said they should have a better idea of what the plan is next week. Even though the canals are clear at the moment, some residents said they are hoping this year isn’t a repeat of 2018. “The conditions seem to be there and it’s earlier in the summer than in 2018 that we are seeing these conditions,” said Cape Coral resident Jason Pim. In...

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Cape Coral COVID-19 vaccine site opens next week

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — The City of Cape Coral is teaming up with Curative to offer coronavirus vaccine to the community. Starting Monday, May 17, people can get a COVID-19 shot at the current testing site located across from City Hall at 1020 Cultural Park Boulevard. Walk ups are allowed at this site, but appointments can also be made. CLICK HERE to make an appointment. The vaccine site is offering the Moderna vaccine and will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. The site plans on also offering the Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccines in the next couple weeks.  If you made...

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Chiquita Lock reopens after temporarily closing Thursday for repairs

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — The Chiquita Lock in Cape Coral closed for repairs on Thursday morning, but has since reopened. Repair crews with the City of Cape Coral were fixing the Chiquita Lock on May 13. The lock reopened around 10:30 a.m. It’s not known why the repairs were needed. The post Chiquita Lock reopens after temporarily closing Thursday for repairs appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 Fort Myers

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Waste Pro struggles to hire new workers

CAPE CORAL, Fla.– With trash still piling up across Cape Coral, Waste Pro gave an update to City Council members on Wednesday about their hiring efforts. Recently, Waste Pro was able to hire one new person but they are still understaffed with seven positions open. Company officials said they are increasing recruiting efforts but are only getting a handful of applications.  To attract new employees, Waste Pro said they are offering attractive pay and benefits as well as numerous incentives. Keith Banasiak with Waste Pro said they are paying employees above market value.  “It hurts...

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Cape Coral braces for potential gas shortage

CAPE CORAL, Fla.– The city of Cape Coral is bracing for a gas shortage as many people begin to panic buy gasoline. This stems from fear of a fuel shortage in some parts of the country which could increase the demand in Southwest Florida communities as well. The Colonial Gas Pipeline was hacked and shut down. Additionally, there is a shortage of certified tanker drivers in the country which could cause a delay in gas being transported. The city of Cape Coral is preparing for the worst and filling up its tankers to store emergency fuel. “It’s a big operation and fuel is at the center...

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Developing dumping ground in Cape Coral worries homeowners

CAPE CORAL, Fla.– A developing neighborhood in Northwest Cape Coral has been turned into a dumping ground causing it to become overrun with rats. Upon driving down the 2500 block of NW 13th Street you’ll notice the well-manicured lawns and new homes going up. It looks just like any developing neighborhoods in the Cape. You’re also sure to notice an abandoned housing project littered with garbage.  Sheri Nottingham lives next door and said that people have been dropping off debris for months now. It’s enough garbage to fill two entire construction dumpsters. A mattress...

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One dead in Cape Coral motorcycle crash

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – One person died in a motorcycle crash on Burnt Store Road near Burnt Store Marina Sunday afternoon.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol a motorcycle and a car crashed on Burnt Store Road near Islamorada Blvd leaving one person dead just before 1 p.m. The Cape Coral Police Department shutdown both directions of Burnt Store Road around the 5000 block while crews investigate.  Police are asking drivers to avoid the area.  FHP is still investigating.  Count on NBC2 to bring you the latest information as it becomes available. The post One dead in Cape...

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