Michael Braun, The News-Press

Michael Braun

The News-Press

Fort Myers, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Michael:

Fort Myers school custodian mourns missing seven relatives on hard-hit Bahamian island

Hoping for a miracle, Jean Claude Jean, a custodian at Dunbar's Franklin Park Elementary, hasn't heard from relatives since Hurricane Dorian hit. → Read More

Cape Coral man sentenced to 8 years in prison for possession of child pornography

According to federal documents, Warren Alan Baxter possessed child porn in July 2018. → Read More

Fort Myers police: Driver ran red light in crash that killed driver, faces multiple charges

John Edward Armstrong, 30, is free on $125,000 bond and facing 10 charges including hit-and-run involving death → Read More

Lee County Sheriff's Office school resource deputy is named 2019 Officer of the Year

The annual Law & Order Ball honors Lee County law enforcement agencies members and was presented Saturday night by the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South → Read More

Former Lee sheriff Shoap says state investigator contacted him about Marceno complaint

Rodney Shoap, Lee County sheriff from 2001 to 2004, filed the complaint against Sheriff Carmine Marceno in August claiming he violated state statutes. → Read More

Social media threat leads to law enforcement response at Bishop Verot High School Wednesday

A release from the Diocese of Venice, which administers Catholic schools such as Bishop Verot, confirming the threatening message but not the content → Read More

Court petition claims Lee deputy under investigation in son's death shouldn't benefit from his estate

Yadira Pena Rivera, the mother of Ramon Alejandro Perez, has filed a petition for administration claiming she is the sole heir of her son's estate → Read More

Local Bahamian relief effort on track, providers notice 'feeling of extraordinary sadness'

"There's a feeling of extraordinary sadness," Fort Myers Mayor Randall Henderson says after helping pilot supplies to Abaco Island → Read More

Possible electrical fire at North Fort Myers mobile home park damages trailer, no injuries

North Fort Myers Fire Department units were called to a trailer at 463 Suwanee in the River Trailers Mobile Home Park off Slater Road shortly before 3 p.m. → Read More

Second fatal motorcycle crash in Cape Coral since Thursday claims man's life Saturday

The single vehicle crash involved a motorcycle that drove off of the road in the 2800 block of Veterans Parkway West → Read More

Two Lehigh Acres men seriously injured in crash on Glades County road; Alva man charged

The driver failed to steer his 2012 Toyota Tundra through the curve, entered the shoulder and collided with a fence and a tree. → Read More

Damage wrought by Dorian to portions of the Bahamas leaves photographer, pilot stunned

Among those who viewed the damage were The News-Press photographer Andrew West and pilot Tom Pendas who overflew Abaco and Grand Bahamas on Wednesday. → Read More

Efforts being made to get relief supplies to the Bahamas running into a variety of issues

The first order of business for getting disaster relief supplies to the Bahamas is finding out who needs what, where they are and how to get it to them. → Read More

Hurricane Dorian: Growing surf and strengthening winds bring out beachgoers in West Palm Beach

While Hurricane Dorian strengthened there was fascination in the tall waves and opportunity in the blustery conditions at Phipps Ocean Park and Beach. → Read More

What passes for faith in Pahokee as Dorian approaches? God, shutters and lots of rope

People in the small Palm Beach County town are relying on God, shutters and lots of rope to ride out any Hurricane Dorian effects → Read More

Fatal traffic crash closes Littleton Road near Aluminum Road in North Fort Myers

Fatal traffic crash closes Littleton Road near Aluminum Road → Read More

North Fort Myers man identified as fatality in head-on crash along Del Prado Boulevard

The Florida Highway Patrol said Robert Fiedler, 53, was killed shortly before 7:30 p.m. when his 1999 Chevy Silverado was hit by another vehicle → Read More

Fatal crash on I-75 blocks both lanes of Alico Road on-ramp in Lee County

The Florida Highway Patrol reported the crash shortly before 9 p.m. The death was the 57th on Lee County roads in 2019. → Read More

Fort Myers police investigating French Street shooting that killed one man and injured two other people

A green, ranch-style home on the 2100 block of French Street was being examined by detectives and officers Wednesday morning. → Read More

Northbound lanes closed on Park Avenue at Second Street near downtown Fort Myers

Park Avenue at Second Street near downtown Fort Myers → Read More