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One man was killed, two other people injured, in a lightning strike on Ft. Myers Beach. (Source: CBS)

Man Killed, Two Others Hurt In Lightning Strike

One man was killed, two other people injured, in a lightning strike on Ft. Myers Beach. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office says a man was walking with a woman and another man Tuesday afternoon when the lightning bolt struck.


(Photo Credit: AP)

Pilot In Southwest Florida Small Plane Crash Identified

Authorities have identified the pilot of a small plane that crashed into the waters off a southwest Florida island.


A 2-year-old Florida panther is released into the wild by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on April 3, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Florida.  The panther and its sister had been raised at the White Oak Conservation Center since they were 5 months old. The FWC rescued the two panthers as kittens in September 2011 in northern Collier County after their mother was found dead. The panther is healthy and has grown to a size that should prepare him for life in the wild.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Panther Killed In SW Florida

A young Florida panther, officials say, was found dead Wednesday.


(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Republican Clawson Wins Florida Special Election

Curt Clawson, a Republican businessman from Bonita Springs whose renown six months ago was limited to his hard-court days at Purdue University, is heading to Congress.


(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Special Election In SW Florida To Pick Rep. Radel’s Replacement

Voters in southwest Florida’s District 19 are going to the polls Tuesday in a special election to select a replacement for former U.S. Rep. Trey Radel.


(Source: CBS4)

Sheriff: 5 Killed In San Carlos Park Murder-Suicide

The Lee County sheriff says a San Carlos Park man fatally shot three children, their mother and himself.


Sara Zamora is charged with 8 felony counts of animal cruelty. (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Woman Arrested For Alleged Role In Animal Cruelty Fetish Pornography

Police arrested a woman Friday on eight felony counts of animal cruelty after they learned she was featured in pornography that showed her killing and injuring animals.


(Source: CBS4 / Al Sunshine)

Octopuses Threatening Lee County Stone Crab Season

An over abundance of octopuses are once again threatening to wreck the commercial stone crab season in the waters off Lee County.


Pilot Whales (Source: Sea Tow Naples)

Necropsies Continue On Whales Beached Off SW Fla.

Biologists are continuing to perform necropsies on eight pilot whales that died in shallow waters off southwest Florida.


A church van from Ft. Lauderdale crashed in Estero on September 14, 2013. (Photo Courtesy: WINK)

South FL Church Van Crash Kills One Person And Injured 14 People

A church van loaded with passengers from the Ft. Lauderdale area crashed on Interstate 75 in Lee County Saturday morning.