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  1. Tall buildings not an issue for mosquito spraying in Lee, CollierRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    The Miami Beach area is preparing for more spraying as the number of non-travel related Zika cases from that transmission zone continue to rise, but tall buildings are becoming obstacles for mosquito control. "I think in Miami you could have the issue because there are so many high-rises," said Cape Coral resident John Dinardo.

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  2. Fort Myers Beach firefighter's arrest for sexual assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 25 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Stephen Michael Reynaert was arrested on two felony sexual assault charges with the victim being between 12 and 18 years of age. The mother of the 14-year-old victim said that over the past year, Reynaert had been having a sexual relationship with the child, who in the beginning was 13. The relationship continued until as recent as several weeks ago, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

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  3. Fort Myers Beach leaders to consider 'Now or Neverglades'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 22 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Another Southwest Florida community could join a declaration that calls for leaders to help fight the brown, murky water along our shorelines. According to the website, the declaration is already supported by more than 25,000 people and hundreds of organizations including local businesses here on Fort Myers Beach and across our area.

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  4. Deadly flesh-eating bacteria reported in SW Fla.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 21 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Vibrio vulnificus, also known as the "flesh-eating bacteria," is one of them and is normally found in warm seawater. So far this year, there have been 23 reported cases and five deaths from the bacteria across the state -- some of them in Southwest Florida.

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  5. Family ejected as boat flips near Fort Myers Beach raises questionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 21 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    A 28-foot boat flipped near Fort Myers Beach ejecting a family of four into the water, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office assisted Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the United States Coast Guard at the scene.

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  6. Family ejected boat flips near Fort Myers BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 20 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    A 28-foot boat flipped near Fort Myers Beach ejecting a family of four into the water, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office assisted Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the United States Coast Guard at the scene.

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  7. Coast Guard rescues 4 off Matanzas PassRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    The U.S. Coast Guard rescued four people, including a child, off Matanzas Pass Sunday afternoon after their boat began to sink. Watchstanders from the St. Petersberg station received multiple calls around 12:20 p.m., prompting the agency to launch a rescue boat.

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  8. Boat fire near Fort Myers Beach marinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 10 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    We're told the boat caught fire around 7 a.m., and crews have been working to get it under control. We spoke to the boat owner who told us he tried to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher.

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  9. One injured after boat catches fire near Fort Myers BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 5 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Deputies are trying to figure out what caused a sailboat to catch fire near Fort Myers Beach early Friday morning. It happened just before 2 a.m. and the sailboat as in Matanzas Pass -- just behind Salty Sam's Marina.

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  10. One injured in Fort Myers Beach boat explosion, fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 5 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Coast Guard officials told us a sailboat was engulfed in flames after an explosion. That sailboat was able to break free -- causing a second boat to catch fire.

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  11. Coast Guard rescues dolphin after it leaps into boatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2016 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Watchstanders received a call around 1 a.m. from a man in Back Bay who said he saw the 7-foot dolphin jump out of the water and land in the dinghy attached to his sailboat. The Coast Guard responded to the area.

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  12. Girl, 7, victim to indecent exposure at Fort Myers Beach WalmartRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2016 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    The Lee County Sheriff's Office is searching for a possible witness to an indecent exposure incident that happened at a Fort Myers Beach Walmart. The person of interest in the attached pictures may have information that will assist in the investigation.

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  13. Project dredges up smell on Fort Myers BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2016 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Our waters continue to be in the headlines as algae and brown water take over Southwest Florida's coasts and canals. With no reported closures or high levels of bacteria, that leaves people along the beach to believe the smell is coming from dredging in Matanzas Pass .

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  14. Deputies: Man exposed himself to girl in FMB WalmartRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2016 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Lee County deputies are looking for a man who reportedly exposed himself to a child in a Walmart toy department. The child and her family were staying at a hotel on Fort Myers Beach.

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  15. Paddleboarder who died off Fort Myers Beach identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2016 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Jerry Conti, 62, was paddleboarding with his wife near the Fort Myers Beach Pier around 8:30 a.m. when he had a heart attack, fell into the water and disappeared, according to family. "What's shocking is the water's very calm today and you see paddle boarders here all the time.

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  16. Body of missing paddleboarder found off Fort Myers BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2016 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    The body of a paddleboarder was recovered less than two hours after he went missing off Fort Myers Beach on Saturday. The 62-year-old man, who has not been identified, was paddleboarding with his wife near the Fort Myers Beach Pier when he fell off his board and disappeared.

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  17. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2016 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Toxic blue-green algae growing in Martin and St. Lucie Counties is making national news, but it's also confusing tourists traveling to beaches in Lee County. This comes after Governor Rick Scott issued a water quality state of emergency for the west and east coast.

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  18. Murky water spooks some but not all this holiday weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2016 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    "The water is not as bad as people say it is. There's no algae blooms. There's nothing gross.

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  19. Clean up begins in Southwest Florida after busy beach weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2016 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    The Fourth of July holiday weekend brought big crowds to Fort Myers Beach, but it also brought unwanted trash and debris. "After the Fourth, the beach is covered with firework debris, trash, plastic.

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  20. Matanzas Pass dredging almost doneRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2016 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    The project has impacted the Fort Myers shrimping business, with many boats are stuck to the docks while sand is removed. "I think it's critical, there's a lot of jobs at stake, and it has to be done," said Rick Wusd.

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