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FDLE arrests Cape Coral man in child pornography investigation; materials found on laptop

A Cape Coral man will be arraigned Aug. 31 on charges involving child pornography.

Special agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Fort Myers Regional Operations Center Cyber Squad arrested William Nimmons, 52, Thursday on one count of promotion of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

FDLE agents found a laptop computer that contained the child pornography after serving a search warrant at Nimmons’ residence.

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NFL: Former Naples High star Michael Walker, workout partner Gardner Minshew placed on COVID-19 list

Former Naples High football star Michael Walker of the Jacksonville Jaguars has been placed on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list, along with starting quarterback Gardner Minshew and three others.

That does not mean that any of the players have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Walker and Minshew worked out together in the offseason in Naples at Coach Tumbarello Performance, which is owned by former St. John Neumann and Gulf Coast high school football player Anthony Tumbarello.

Tumbarello posted on his Instagram July 24 a sendoff to Minshew and Walker.

The NFL and its Players Association had agreed to the policy, which is for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been ...

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Florida man once bitten by alligator gets bit by 8-foot lemon shark while on vacation in Keys

Justin Stuller was looking forward to relaxing in the Florida Keys, fishing, lobstering and swimming with his wife, kids, extended family and friends.

Until a shark bit him.

Stuller, 38, who along with his brothers and wife owns Estero River Outfitters kayak and canoe livery, is now sporting two dozen stitches and a small limp after he tangled with an eight-foot lemon shark Wednesday off Snipes Point in the Keys.

An experienced diver — certified since age 12 — Stuller had spotted an injured fish in the rocks under water and went to retrieve it.

“It was too small, not a keeper,” he said Sunday from Estero River Outfitters on U.S. 41...

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COVID-19 in Lee County: State reports no new coronavirus deaths, 123 more cases

Lee County on Sunday recorded 123 new cases of COVID-19 but no additional related deaths, according to Florida Department of Health data.

The total number of Lee residents who have died of COVID-19 complications remains at 300. It took just 18 days for the county to go from 200 reported deaths to 300, which it recorded Saturday. In comparison, it took 47 days for Lee to increase from 100 to 200 (May 28-July 14) and 73 days for the county to reach 100 (March 16-May 28).

The 123 COVID-19 cases reported Sunday marked the 40th consecutive day Lee has recorded at least 100 cases.

A total of 991 people in Lee County have been hospitalized for COVID-19 as of Sunday, according to the state data, but that number does not refl...

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Tropical Storm Isaias: See wind and rain conditions across Florida’s Atlantic shore

As Tropical Storm Isaias approaches Florida’s east coast, parts of the state already are feeling its impact. 

Isaias is about 55 miles from Fort Pierce, Florida as of Sunday, a morning update from the National Hurricane Center said.

  • Location: 55 miles southeast of Fort Pierce, Florida; 120 miles south-southeast of Cape Canaveral, Florida
  • Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph 
  • Present movement: North-northwest at 8 mph

Tropical Storm Isaias is no longer predicted to regain hurricane strength as it nears Florida’s Atlantic coast. 

Lastest from NHC: Isaias nears Florida east coast Sunday

Starting as early as Saturday evening, the effects of wind and storm rain across Florida were documented in videos posted to social me...

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Coronavirus in Florida, August 2: State adds 62 COVID-19 deaths, 7,104 cases

The Florida Department of Heath reported 7,104 new COVID-19 cases and 62 additional deaths Sunday.

The reported cases were the lowest since July 6 (6,336). The 62 verified deaths broke a stretch of five consecutive days of at least 100 and were the lowest reported since July 13 (35).  

As a result, the state’s seven-day average for reported deaths declined to 175.71 Sunday.

Sunday marked the eighth straight day the state reported fewer than 10,000 new cases, the first time that’s happened since June 24-July 1.

Florida has counted a total of 487,132 cases since the pandemic began.

The number of Florida residents hospitalized with COVID-19 increased to 27,150 since the pandemic began...

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Financial fallout from a canceled football season would be significant for Florida State

TALLAHASSEE — The coronavirus has already caused significant issues for the Florida State athletic department.

FSU announced earlier this month that it was reducing its budget by 20% with coaches taking pay cuts and the elimination of 25 full-time positions. 

Football coach Mike Norvell took a 25% pay cut, athletic director David Coburn a 20% pay cut, and basketball coaches Leonard Hamilton and Sue Semrau each took 15% pay cuts. 

But these budget cuts came before any clarification on whether or not the 2020 football season will be played.

On Wednesday, the ACC announced it was planning a 10-plus-one schedule model for its teams, meaning they would play 10 conference games and one non-conference...

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Storm Isaias: Tropical storm warning in effect for Florida’s east coast

Check back throughout the day for the latest updates on Isaias and how it could impact Florida.

Tropical storm Isaias continues to bring heavy rainfall and gusty winds to the northwestern Bahamas as tropical storm conditions near Florida’s east coast according to the 5 a.m. advisory by the National Hurricane Center.

The NHC report indicates that the maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected during the next couple of days.

Isaias by the numbers at 5 a.m.:

  • Location: About 45 miles east-northeast of Fort Lauderdale and 45 miles southeast of West Palm Beach
  • Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph
  • Present movement: 9 mph
  • Next advisory: 8 a.m.

According to the latest report, Is...

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Returning home: Former FGCU standout Richard Bleier traded from Baltimore Orioles to Miami Marlins

Former FGCU standout Richard Bleier just got a little bit closer to his old school — and hometown, for that matter.

The left-handed relief pitcher was traded from the Baltimore Orioles to the Miami Marlins Saturday morning for a player to be named later. 

The Davie native has logged a 2.99 career ERA over 177 1/3 innings with the Yankees and Orioles since he made his major league debut in 2016.

Bleier won’t have to travel far in his new colors, though. The Marlins are slated to resume play in Baltimore against the Orioles from Tuesday, Aug. 4, through Thursday, Aug. 6.

“Definitely surprised,” Bleier told The Baltimore Sun...

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Sexual battery lawsuits filed against Fort Myers Hand and Stone Spa

Two women have filed lawsuits against a Fort Myers spa, saying they were sexually battered by an employee on the same day.

In the July 1 Lee County filings, the women state that Joshua Lowman, 37, of Cape Coral, touched them inappropriately and pressed his genitals against them during their massages on Jan. 4 at Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa on Daniels Parkway.

Florida Department of Health records show a similar complaint was filed against Lowman when he was working at Massage Luxe in Naples.

Each suit is demanding a jury trial and $1 million per case.

The women’s attorney, Adam Horowitz, said from the time of the incidents his office was investigating and building their case leading up to the filing o...

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