Charlotte County construction company is a no-show to its own bankruptcy hearing
Charlotte County construction company is a no-show to its own bankruptcy hearing

Customers who attended the meeting told the NBC2 Investigators they were disappointed, although not terribly surprised, that the builders, Matthew Harden and Stephen Dukes, didn't show up

NBC2 Investigates: Walmart offers cheaper over the counter insulin, but not what doctors prescribe
NBC2 Investigates: Walmart offers cheaper over the counter insulin, but not what doctors prescribe

Walmart offers over the counter insulin called ReliOn for $24.88 and it is FDA approved as safe and effective for use, but is different from prescribed insulin.

Florida Catholic church sex abuse investigation shrouded in secrecy
Florida Catholic church sex abuse investigation shrouded in secrecy

Several Attorneys General, including Florida's, launched state investigations after a Pennsylvania Grand Jury report in August detailed hundreds of cases of alleged abuse.

NBC2 Investigates: Is charcoal toothpaste safe or effective?
NBC2 Investigates: Is charcoal toothpaste safe or effective?

Some claim the dark black toothpaste is giving them whiter, brighter teeth.

Seeing is believing: NBC2 Investigators visit Keewaydin Island where sea level is on the rise
Seeing is believing: NBC2 Investigators visit Keewaydin Island where sea level is on the rise

Representative Francis Rooney and 35 of his constituents took a boat ride last month to see the effects of climate change and sea level rise firsthand.

NBC2 Investigates: Are breast implants making women sick?
NBC2 Investigates: Are breast implants making women sick?

In this special report, the NBC2 Investigators explain why and how these women went to extreme measures to find relief.

NBC2 Investigates whether it's safe to buy salon shampoo from grocery stores
NBC2 Investigates whether it's safe to buy salon shampoo from grocery stores

Are high-end shampoos the same in both salons and grocery stores or pharmacies?

CBD Products: Are you really taking what the label says?
CBD Products: Are you really taking what the label says?

CBD products have little to no regulation, so how do you know what you're taking? The NBC2 Investigators found out what you can do if you're a CBD user.

Cape Coral 'eyesore 'still upsetting neighbors
Cape Coral 'eyesore 'still upsetting neighbors

Some Cape Coral neighbors said they're fed up about living near a concrete shell for the last two years.

Is the anti-vax movement impacting Florida's vaccination rates?
Is the anti-vax movement impacting Florida's vaccination rates?

The anti-vaccination movement is going strong and getting a lot of attention with the recent outbreak of measles across the country.

Attorney trying to force Charlotte County builder into bankruptcy
Attorney trying to force Charlotte County builder into bankruptcy

A mission to hold a Charlotte County construction company accountable has turned into a mission to force the business into involuntary bankruptcy.

The biggest abusers of calling 911
The biggest abusers of calling 911

If you call 911 and it's not an emergency, you could be hurting someone in need.

Touch screens: helpful or harmful?
Touch screens: helpful or harmful?

Touch screen devices are a new way of ordering, but they could also be the new way to get you sick.

How dirty is your house?
How dirty is your house?

The NBC2 Investigators swipe surfaces inside an Estero home to find out how clean our homes really are.

Your teen isn't getting enough sleep. Here's why that's a problem
Your teen isn't getting enough sleep. Here's why that's a problem

Your teenagers aren't getting enough sleep, and they're more likely to develop obesity, diabetes and mental health issues because of it. 

Proposed legislation aims to crack down on dishonest contractors
Proposed legislation aims to crack down on dishonest contractors

A Port Charlotte state representative has filed legislation that targets contractors who take money from customers and don't do the work.

Florida gets closer to eliminating its rape kit backlog
Florida gets closer to eliminating its rape kit backlog

The NBC2 Investigators have learned 7,137 of untested rape kits in the state have been completed.

You could be calling 911 without even knowing it
You could be calling 911 without even knowing it

A feature added to new iPhones makes calling 911 easier, but it has unintended consequences if you’re not careful.

How the NBC2 Investigators could have stolen a woman's identity
How the NBC2 Investigators could have stolen a woman's identity

Trash scattered on the side of a major road in Lehigh Acres turns out to be information that could have ruined a woman's life.

A $7K car could end up costing Lee County taxpayers $100K
A $7K car could end up costing Lee County taxpayers $100K

The lawsuit battle has already cost taxpayers $50,000.

Cape Coral builder stays silent on questions regarding fraud allegations
Cape Coral builder stays silent on questions regarding fraud allegations

The former owner of Southern Premier Homes is accused of taking thousands of dollars from customers and not building their homes.

These are the companies that could build the new Lee Co. middle school
These are the companies that could build the new Lee Co. middle school

The new building will be located near the intersection of Sunrise Boulevard and Richmond Avenue South in Lehigh Acres.

Fire chief calls on Collier County to regulate storm shutter use due to safety concerns
Fire chief calls on Collier County to regulate storm shutter use due to safety concerns

Greater Naples Fire Chief Kingman Schuldt is pushing for an ordinance or regulation that would require homeowners to take down their storm shutters 30 days after a hurricane passes or 30 days after hurricane season wraps up.

NBC2 Investigators: Effort to force Charlotte County homebuilder into bankruptcy
NBC2 Investigators: Effort to force Charlotte County homebuilder into bankruptcy

There is an effort happening right now to force a Charlotte County homebuilder into bankruptcy.

NBC2 Investigates NW Cape Coral 'eyesore'
NBC2 Investigates NW Cape Coral 'eyesore'

Cape Coral neighbors are calling it a house-build gone wrong.

Why you need to remove hurricane shutters from your home immediately
Why you need to remove hurricane shutters from your home immediately

Some Southwest Florida counties and municipalities require homeowners take hurricane shutters down after a hurricane has passed, or after hurricane season.

Fire marshal clears Bonita Springs school questioned about fire drills
Fire marshal clears Bonita Springs school questioned about fire drills

Safety practices are being questioned at a private school in Bonita Springs after a fire marshal inspection found inaccurate logs of school fire drills.

NBC2 Investigates: How effective are free-standing emergency departments
NBC2 Investigates: How effective are free-standing emergency departments

Free-standing emergency departments, also called ED's, are popping up in Southwest Florida.

Beware: Grandparent scam returns to Lee County to steal money from elderly
Beware: Grandparent scam returns to Lee County to steal money from elderly

A new twist on an old scheme and people are falling for it hook, line and sinker.

Cape Coral residents getting schooled on proper trash techniques
Cape Coral residents getting schooled on proper trash techniques

Since Cape Coral is the largest city in Southwest Florida, it generates a lot of trash and recyclables every day.

Will any of the HD Custom Homes customers get their money back?
Will any of the HD Custom Homes customers get their money back?

A mission to hold a homebuilder accountable for the work they say he didn't do turns into a mission to get their money back.

Homebuilder under investigation voluntarily gives up contractor's license
Homebuilder under investigation voluntarily gives up contractor's license

The news comes as dozens of people were speaking out against him at a public hearing.

Are Facebook fundraisers legitimate?
Are Facebook fundraisers legitimate?

It's an easy way to donate to charity, especially during the rush of the holiday season.

Charlotte County home-builders leaving customers high and dry
Charlotte County home-builders leaving customers high and dry

Charlotte County residents say two licensed home-builders took their money, but never finished their homes.

Tips to help you protect your holiday packages
Tips to help you protect your holiday packages

Worry about porch pirates is as much part of the holiday season as sleigh bells and Santa.

Fairness of Lee County traffic court questioned
Fairness of Lee County traffic court questioned

Get caught speeding and you might end up in traffic court, nervously gripping your citation and waiting to hear your charges in front of the judge or a hearing officer. One Lee County Judge is accused of subverting the fairness of that process.

Police will use new gadget to test drivers on busiest drinking night of the year
Police will use new gadget to test drivers on busiest drinking night of the year

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Eve, is known as the busiest drinking night of the year.

New campaign looks to change SWFL teen mental health treatment
New campaign looks to change SWFL teen mental health treatment

A new $10 million campaign is trying to change the way children and teens with mental health issues are treated in Southwest Florida.

NBC2 Investigates if federal animal protections apply to the Seminole tribe
NBC2 Investigates if federal animal protections apply to the Seminole tribe

The Seminole Tribe of Florida has survived three wars with the United States government and has never signed a formal peace treaty giving away its tribal rights.

Think twice before unsubscribing from that email
Think twice before unsubscribing from that email

We've all clicked "unsubscribe" to try and stop junk email.

NBC2 Investigators: Hate crimes on the rise locally and nationally
NBC2 Investigators: Hate crimes on the rise locally and nationally

The FBI reports a 17 percent increase in hate crimes nationwide from 2016 to 2017. Those numbers are also up in Southwest Florida. 

FSW President on Title IX investigation: 'It's over'
FSW President on Title IX investigation: 'It's over'

Former Provost Dr. Jeffrey Stewart resigned in June after five women accused him of sexual harassment.

Are SWFL assisted living facilities following new generator rules post-Irma?
Are SWFL assisted living facilities following new generator rules post-Irma?

New rules went into effect requiring every single nursing home and assisted living facility in the state to have an approved emergency power plan in place.

What happens to abandoned boats in Florida?
What happens to abandoned boats in Florida?

Sunken, abandoned, and left for the rest of us to deal with. Florida is the boating capital of the country, with more registered boats than any other state.

Police address homicide rates in Fort Myers
Police address homicide rates in Fort Myers

Homicides in 2017 and 2018 are down in the city of Fort Myers compared to 2016, but the city still struggles with closing cases.

Security guards in SWFL being replaced by virtual gate guards
Security guards in SWFL being replaced by virtual gate guards

If you live in a gated community or visit someone who does, you've probably noticed a new trend: security guards being replaced by virtual gate guards.

Is teenage plastic surgery on the rise?
Is teenage plastic surgery on the rise?

In a climate of selfies and social media, doctors report more teenagers are turning to plastic surgeons to help them feel better about themselves.

FSW investigation shows 'fear of retaliation' among employees, students
FSW investigation shows 'fear of retaliation' among employees, students

It's been one month since a Title IX investigation was released on former Florida SouthWestern State College provost Dr. Jeffrey Stewart.

1 skimmer found in 6 months since Cape Coral passed ordinance
1 skimmer found in 6 months since Cape Coral passed ordinance

Police said a new ordinance requiring better security at the pump is saving thousands of people from becoming victims.

Is repairing police cars worth the price?
Is repairing police cars worth the price?

Law enforcement agencies across Southwest Florida shell out hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars a year to repair their vehicles.

'Do-It-Yourself Dentistry' becoming disturbing trend among children
'Do-It-Yourself Dentistry' becoming disturbing trend among children

A warning has come down from the American Dental Association about a disturbing new trend making the rounds.

No lifeguards at Southwest Florida beaches despite drownings
No lifeguards at Southwest Florida beaches despite drownings

While you'll find lifeguards at nearly every public pool in Southwest Florida, you won't see any at the beach.

Southwest Florida barrier islands at risk of disappearing
Southwest Florida barrier islands at risk of disappearing

If hit by a major hurricane, are the Southwest Florida barrier islands at risk of disappearing?

Year-long daylight saving time not official yet in Florida
Year-long daylight saving time not official yet in Florida

The state legislature passed a bill to stay in daylight-saving time permanently, but pending Congressional approval you'll still need to adjust your clocks on November 4.

Emergency alert specific to hurricane victims sent out statewide
Emergency alert specific to hurricane victims sent out statewide

There's a lot of finger pointing going on as to why residents across the state of Florida received an emergency alert on their cell phones on Saturday.

Notes reveal events leading to sex investigation into FSW provost
Notes reveal events leading to sex investigation into FSW provost

New events have been uncovered leading up to the sexual assault investigation into the former provost at Florida Southwestern State.

Another marathon cancellation infuriates runners
Another marathon cancellation infuriates runners

Gina Mitchell is a runner, a mother and an Air Force veteran. She's also fuming after getting an email that the Fort Myers Marathon scheduled for November 4 was canceled.

Contractor leaves Irma customers on the hook with incomplete job
Contractor leaves Irma customers on the hook with incomplete job

A company claiming to help those who suffered damage from Hurricane Irma is leaving multiple jobs incomplete.

Local lawmaker calling for more radon testing following NBC2 investigation
Local lawmaker calling for more radon testing following NBC2 investigation

A Southwest Florida lawmaker is calling for more radon testing in schools after an NBC2 investigation.

They're back: Fake fundraisers after your money at busy intersections
They're back: Fake fundraisers after your money at busy intersections

Fake fundraisers claiming to be with a church called New Life Christian Ministries that beg people for money are back in Lee County.

Marathon runners worried Fort Myers event won't happen
Marathon runners worried Fort Myers event won't happen

Hundreds of people who paid deposits for the upcoming Fort Myers Marathon are set to be disappointed again.

911 location accuracy updates in Collier County, coming to Lee and Charlotte
911 location accuracy updates in Collier County, coming to Lee and Charlotte

Technology that could help save your life has been available, but not used in Southwest Florida. 

Stoneman Douglas 'Red Flag' law used 15 times in Southwest Florida
Stoneman Douglas 'Red Flag' law used 15 times in Southwest Florida

A new legal maneuver commonly known as the "Red Flag" law allows law enforcement to file a "risk protection" motion in court to take away a person's guns if they have made recent threats of violence or if they have serious mental health issues.

Most SWFL schools haven't tested for cancer-causing radon in 20 years
Most SWFL schools haven't tested for cancer-causing radon in 20 years

It's an invisible threat that could put your family's health in danger.

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