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Cape Coral neighborhood frustrated by flooding, drainage woes

FORT MYERS, Fla.– Heavy rain across Southwest Florida left standing water in several neighborhoods, especially for one area in Cape Coral.  “Obviously, yesterday with that rain we got, it rained a couple of inches for about 20 minutes and there’s no place for water to go. They (city) made an attempt to fix it and obviously, they haven’t been able to fix it. Unless somebody comes out and tries to fix it again, and I’m not exactly sure what they need to do it,” said resident Scott Nally.  Residents described the intersection of Southwest 16th terrace and Southwest 11th avenue...

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Gov. DeSantis lures out-of-state police officers to work in Florida

Governor Ron DeSantis is trying to hire law enforcement officers from other states to come work in Florida. He says the sunshine state has a better workplace culture and supports police. It would seem as though people are already taking the governor’s advice. There is a waiting list of people who want to be police officers in Southwest Florida’s largest city. “If you have a chance to do law enforcement in Florida versus some of these other jurisdictions you’re much better off in Florida because we’ll actually stand by law enforcement,” DeSantis urged. However, becoming...

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Cape Coral firefighters respond to Surfside condo collapse

CAPE CORAL, Fla.– Along with other first responders from Southwest Florida, two members of the Cape Coral Fire Department were deployed to help with the search and recovery mission in Surfside after the condo collapsed. Fire Battalion Chief Mathew Marshall and Firefighter Zair Gonzalez were deployed for about a week with USAR Task Force 6.  “There was a lot of rebar, there were a lot of large pieces of concrete, a lot of glass, it was a very challenging search environment,” Gonzalez said.  They said they worked long days, with 12 hours shifts working through...

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Waste Pro offers temporary fix for Cape Coral trash troubles

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – As trash piles up on curbs around Cape Coral, Waste Pro is offering a temporary solution to residents who are anxious to be free of their garbage. The company is offering a trash drop off service at Cultural Park Theater. Residents can load up their trash, drive up and workers will dump it in the garbage truck. The company said it is offering trash drop off as a temporary solution due to being short-staffed. “I do understand their employment issue with the drivers and so forth,” said Cape Coral resident Rich Olson. But some residents are fed...

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Bulk trash piles up in Cape Coral

CAPE CORAL, Fla.–Residents in Cape Coral have complained bulk trash items are sitting outside houses for weeks. City officials in Cape Coral said it is Waste Pro’s responsibility to pick up bulk items one day after regular trash pickup. Cape residents are reporting trash on their streets for up to three weeks. Waste Pro officials admitted they are behind and understaffed. To help alleviate the abundance of bulk trash, they have set up a place where residents can drop their bulk items off themselves. Cultural Park Theater (528 Cultural Park Boulevard): Sundays: closed Mondays:...

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Passenger in Cape Coral crash dies at local hospital

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – A passenger died after a crash at the intersection of Burnt Store Road North and Tropicana Parkway West. The Cape Coral Police Department said the crash happened on April 9, and the passenger initially appeared to have non-life-threatening injuries. Edelmira Lopez later died on April 12 due to injuries from the crash, according to CCPD. A traffic homicide investigation is being conducted. The SUV was driving eastbound on Tropicana Parkway and stopped for the stop sign at Burnt Store Road North, while a van was approaching the intersection. Cape Coral police said the...

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Waste Pro trash drop-off locations offered to Cape Coral residents

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – The City of Cape Coral and Waste Pro will offer temporary trash and yard-waste drop-off locations starting Tuesday, April 20. Cape Coral residents will be able to drop off trash, horticulture, and bulk items, according to city officials. These locations will be open to residents on Tuesdays-Saturdays and will continue while Waste Pro works to catch up on trash pick-ups. Waste Pro will have staff at these locations if any residents need assistance. City officials said household hazardous waste and recycling will not be accepted. Residents will have to provide proof...

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Police search for Cape Coral construction site thief

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Between April 10 and April 12, 40 sheets of plywood went missing from a Cape Coral construction site, according to SWFL Crime Stoppers. An employee was driving by the construction site on NW 4th Place and saw a suspicious person driving an older white Chevrolet 3500 pickup with a red hood, officials said. The stolen plywood is worth $2,000, according to Crime Stoppers. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477 or submit a tip here. Tipsters could be eligible for a $3,000 cash reward. The post Police search for Cape Coral construction...

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Caught on camera: Cape Coral man roundhouse kicks car in road rage incident

CAPE CORAL, Fla.– A road rage incident was caught on camera at a busy Cape Coral intersection. A witness took a cell phone video at the intersection of Del Prado Boulevard and Hancock Bridge Parkway on Tuesday afternoon. The witness said two cars were racing each other on the street, swerving lanes and cutting one another off.  Once they stopped at a red light, a man is seen getting out of his car throwing jabs at the persons window appearing to tell them to get out. The man is seen round house kicking one of the cars back windows.  Master Corporal Phil Mullen with...

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Cape Coral business owners upset over F*** Biden flag

CAPE CORAL, Fla.– The owner of a business on Pine Island Road was upset when she saw a truck with a flag that said “F*** Biden.” Tricia Hennessy owns Empower, a business that caters mostly to children. When she saw the flag she was worried about kids seeing that obscenity. The truck belonged to someone working on the water line outside of her building. Hennessy contacted city officials in Cape Coral, who said they couldn’t do anything because it was not a city vehicle. That’s when Hennessy called the company. She spoke with a supervisor who said she...

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