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Two men steal from Fort Myers 7-Eleven while employee overdoses

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Fort Myers police are trying to identify two men who stole from a Fort Myers 7-Eleven convenience store while an employee was having an overdose. Officers released images of the two who reportedly committed grand theft from the store, located at 2265 Colonial Boulevard, on February 17, 2021. Investigators said the thieves were seen on store surveillance stealing multiple cases of beer and cigarette cartons, resulting in the business losing about $15,000 in inventory. Fort Myers police said the employee is no longer employed at the 7-Eleven and all attempts to contact...

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Puppy found safe after being stolen from Fort Myers pet store

FORT MYERS, Fla.– A puppy that was stolen from a Fort Myers pet store has been found safe, according to law enforcement. Fort Myers police were searching for a man who stole the 9-week-old Shih Tzu. Officers said, “the suspect has been identified and the puppy has been recovered safely.” FMPD confirmed the suspect as 42-year-old William Drumheller of Fort Myers. According to officials, Drumheller walked into the Cleveland Avenue Pet Kingdom on Saturday evening. He then stuffed the puppy under his shirt and walked back out of the store. Drumheller’s close relative tells...

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Third victim dies after mass shooting at Florida club

 (CNN) — Police are looking for the assailants who opened fire at a Florida club, killing three people and wounding at least 20 more, Miami-Dade police director Alfredo Ramirez III said. A white Nissan Pathfinder pulled up to a billiards club in Hialeah between 12 a.m. and 1 a.m. Sunday, Ramirez said. Three people “stepped out of the vehicle with assault rifles and handguns and started firing indiscriminately into the crowd,” the police director said. Desmond Owens and Clayton Dillard were declared dead at the scene of the shooting, many others were taken to a hospital for...

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Two kids break into Florida home, open fire on deputies

ENTERPRISE, Fla. – A teen girl and a 12-year-old boy are accused of running away from a group home in Florida Tuesday night, breaking into someone’s home and shooting at deputies. Travis O’Brien, 12, and Nicole Jackson, 14, are expected to face charges after they were reported missing just before 5 p.m. from Florida United Methodist Children’s Home in Enterprise, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. O’Brien and Jackson, reportedly, ran away from the children’s home before breaking into a residence around 7:30 p.m. WATCH THE PRESS CONFERENCE...

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Estero man sentenced to seven years for child porn

ESTERO, Fla. – A 28-year-old Estero man was sentenced to seven years in federal prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to child porn charges in 2019. Kyle O’Brien was also sentenced to a lifetime of supervised release after the FBI, joined by other agencies, swarmed a unit at the Coastal Village Apartments in Estero to serve a search warrant in April 2019, according to court documents. O’Brien was accused of sending, receiving, and viewing sexually explicit material involving a child younger than 12 on his iPhone7.  The investigation began in February 2019 when a woman who had...

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WATCH: Cars driving nose to bumper on Fort Myers highway

FORT MYERS, Fla.– An interesting tow job caught the attention of drivers on Colonial Boulevard over the weekend. A video taken from a nearby car’s passenger seat shows a the front bumper of a green car connected to the back bumper of a white car, pushing it down the busy boulevard.  In the nearly two minute long video, the two cars separate as they near a stop light before connecting to push the car again at the stoplight.  While some who travel the busy road daily find the video comical, the Florida Highway Patrol doesn’t.  “It’s just a recipe for a problem,”...

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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...

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36,000 faux AirPods seized by US Customs

CINCINNATI, Oh. / CNN — US Customs and Border Protection officers have seized 36,000 headphones that resembled Apple AirPods. CBP in Cincinnati said that the headphones, which arrived in three shipments from China, were in violation of “trademark and copyright codes,” according to a news release. The wireless headphones violated trademarks that “protected Apple configuration” recorded with CBP, the release said. “Counterfeit products can be deceiving at first glance,” Cincinnati Port Director Richard Gillespie said in a statement. “They’re...

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One injured in shooting on Summerlin Road

FORT MYERS, Fla. — One person was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital after a shooting in Fort Myers, officials said. Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department are investigating the shooting at 5344 Summerlin Road. People should avoid the area as investigators work the scene. If you have any information about the shooter or the shooting, call FMPD at (239) 321-7700 or SWFL Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). The post One injured in shooting on Summerlin Road appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 Fort Myers

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Hundreds of shallow graves found along Indian riverbanks

PRAYAGRAJ, India / NBC News — Police are investigating hundreds of bodies that were either buried in shallow sand graves or have washed up on the Ganges River banks, with some speculating on social media that they are remains of COVID-19 victims. In jeeps and boats, the police used portable loudspeakers with microphones asking people not to dispose of the bodies in rivers. “We are here to help you perform the last rites,” police said. On Friday, rains exposed the cloth coverings of bodies buried in shallow sand graves on the riverbank in Prayagraj, a city in Uttar Pradesh state. Navneet...

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