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Midpoint Bridge closed due to accident in Fort Myers

August 2, 2017 Due to a traffic accident in Fort Myers, FMPD and additional emergency response vehicles have closed the Midpoint Memorial Bridge to all traffic due to downed power lines across all lanes of Colonia... more »»

Congressman Rooney remains confident for Everglades funding

August 1, 2017 Southwest Florida got the first wave of Tropical Storm Emily Monday morning, but it was the perfect opportunity for Congressman Francis Rooney to show off a nearly-complete Everglades restoration... more »»

Overall crime rate declines in Cape

August 1, 2017 The city of Cape Coral saw a slight decrease in its overall crime from 2015 to last year. Last week, the Cape Coral Police Department released its Annual Uniform Crime Report for 2016. more »»

Arrest made in January death of child

August 1, 2017 Earlier Tuesday, Cape Coral Police detectives, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal's Task Force, made an arrest in a homicide from January of this year. On Ja. more »»

City Council to continue discussion on not-to-exceed millage rate

August 1, 2017 A City Council vote to set the not-to-exceed millage rate was continued until Wednesday's special council meeting scheduled to finalize the city's assessments for the North 2 Utilities Extension... more »»

Council OKs agreement with company to construct water pipeline

August 1, 2017 Without an open discussion during Monday's meeting, City Council approved an agreement with Tetra Tech to construct the necessary pipeline to deliver additional reusable water for irrigation purpose... more »»

Global Big Latch On activities this week

August 1, 2017 Local mothers are invited to help raise awareness of the health benefits of breastfeeding. more »»

North Fort Myers to get EMS substation

August 1, 2017 North Fort Myers Fire District firefighters and Lee County EMS personnel won’t have to share a single crowded building anymor. more »»

Food contest results announced for MangoMania Tropical Fruit Festival

August 1, 2017 Every year at MangoMania, the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Com-merce features a variety of food contests that includes desserts, breads, jams, jellies, salsas, dressings and entrees. more »»

Gov. Scott declares State of Emergency for Tropical Storm Emily

July 31, 2017  In response to Tropical Storm Emily, Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in multiple counties across the state, including Lee. more »»

CCPD seeks public's help identifying gun-toting motorcyclist

July 28, 2017 The Cape Coral Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with identifying a motorcyclist who may have been involved in two separate road rage incidents involving a firearm. more »»

Heat stroke prevention program Monday

July 28, 2017 As temperatures continue to rise, government officials and health professionals will be joining Safe Kids of Southwest Florida at Cape Coral Fire Department, Station 8, at 707 S.W. 1st St. more »»

Auto shops to give car to veteran

July 27, 2017 It can be very difficult for an armed services veteran to find dependable transportation. more »»

‘A bar for everyone:' All new Cruisers in South Cape to open by Monday

July 27, 2017 First time bar owner Chris Schimmel is proud and eager to re-open the well-known Cruisers lounge by Monday, crowning it “a bar for everyone.” The now-LGBTQ South Cape establishment at 1517 S.E. more »»

'Back to School' section posted to District web site

July 27, 2017 The first day of the 2017-2018 school year is fast approaching — classes begin on Thursday, Aug. 1. more »»

Business looks to boost voter turnout in Council election

July 27, 2017 Businesses are invited to join a local effort to help boost voter turnout in Cape Coral. VoteCapeCoral. more »»

Council members mull proposed tax rate

July 27, 2017 Property owners in Cape Coral will pay more in ad valorem taxes and assessments this year unless City Council steps in during the budget approval process to curb additional spending among the many... more »»

Lee District to join HB 7069 lawsuit

July 27, 2017 The Lee County School District will join a lawsuit challenging the state's new education bill. more »»

Florida Yards and Neighborhoods hosts annual plant sale and rain barrel workshop Saturday

July 27, 2017 As the summer season continues in Southwest Florida, year-long residents may be looking to their gardens, patios and courtyards for some mid-summer updates and alterations. more »»



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