Michael Braun, The News-Press

Michael Braun

The News-Press

Fort Myers, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Michael:

State prosecutor in Sarasota looking into allegations against ex-Fort Myers police captain

The request is the third such move; previous charges against Jay Rodriguez were transferred to two different judicial circuits → Read More

Students involved in Lee County school bus fight swore at, resisted Fort Myers police

The arrests of two Success Academy students were made when the juveniles refused to provide their name and swearing at officers. → Read More

Harriet and M15 produce a third egg after loss of eaglet to poisoning

Eaglet pairs producing new eggs after a loss is not without precedence in nature → Read More

Two men sought after fatal shooting in Lehigh Acres arrested next day in Miami area, authorities say

A man with a gunshot wound to the head was found in a car Wednesday evening. A video from a passing vehicle recorded the shooting, authorities said. → Read More

Southwest Florida Jewish organizations, synagogues say extra vigilance, good security in place

The Lee County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday morning that they had arrested Alfredo Sanchez, 43, with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. → Read More

Sheriff's offices join forces on Lehigh Acres dog shot in head

A chip embedded in the animal provided information on its name and previous owners. → Read More

North Fort Myers woman pleads not guilty in fatal hit-and-run crash that killed 14-year-old

Courtney Gainey pleaded not guilty Monday to two hit-and-run charges that stemmed from a Jan. 11 crash in North Fort Myers that killed Allana Staiano and injured Taylor Stewart. → Read More

Fort Myers fire, police units rescue man found clinging to Caloosahatchee River piling

The man was pulled from the river and taken to the hospital for treatment. → Read More

Fort Myers police looking for information on man in connection with fatal shooting Saturday

A ShotSpotter alert of multiple gunshots brought police to the area shortly after 4:30 Saturday afternoon → Read More

Smoky smell prompts evacuation of Gulf Coast Town Center hotel; brush fire odor blamed

San Carlos Fire District firefighters were called to the Drury Inn & Suites in the Gulf Coast Town Center about 10 p.m. Saturday. → Read More

FHP warning: Mulch yard fire near I-75 in North Fort Myers could reduce visibility

A spokesman for the horticulture recycling facility where the fire broke out said the blaze was suspicious in origin. → Read More

Homeowners upset over Cape Coral code enforcement notice about flagpole permit

Notices telling two homeowners their flag poles needed permits were invalidated by Code Compliance and the officers given more training → Read More

Cape Coral man killed after his car goes airborne into canal along El Dorado Parkway West

A Cape Coral Fire Department diver was used to extract the driver from the car after it crashed into a canal. → Read More

Fort Myers police seek witnesses to fatal crash on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard that killed 3 year-old

A toddler who died was not in any type of child restraint and was ejected from the vehicle when it hit a tree in Fort Myers, police said → Read More

Lee County Clerk of Court is holding more than $300,000, waiting for owners to claim their funds

The money is due those who have done business with Lee County including jury services, tax deed sales and utility deposits → Read More

Two people injured seriously as wrong-way driver causes six-vehicle crash on Interstate 75

The wrong-way driver and a a passenger in another car were seriously injured → Read More

Cancer survivor, 7, charms Edison Junior Parade as grand marshal atop old fire engine

The seven-year-old Golden Gate Elementary first grader is now cancer free → Read More

Hit-and-run on Cape Coral Bridge claims life of 21-year-old; possibly black car sought

Austin Manke, 21, died at the scene, the Florida Highway Patrol said → Read More

Walter, dog who was injured after being tied to post in Lehigh Acres, looks to be adopted

The dog's owner was found guilty of aggravated animal cruelty. → Read More

Nearly 76 years after surviving torpedoed ship, former Lehigh Acres resident awarded posthumous Purple Heart

The USS Leopold, manned by U.S. Coast Guard sailors, was escorting a supply convoy when a German U-boat struck. → Read More