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Rainy season opens with soggy start

It’s often said when it rains, it pours, and that’s certainly been the case for Southwest Florida this past week. If residents were wondering when rainy season would start, it’s here. It seems Mother Nature has made up for lost time, dumping heavy amounts of precipitation across Lee ...

Lee County under weather-related state of emergency

Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency for Lee County amid a flood watch issued by the National Weather Service. The flood watch is in effect for the county through 8 p.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service is forecasting two to three inches of rain for the area on ...

Farm-to-table freshness offered at Blossom & Brie

A working farm has opened its restaurant for the community to enjoy fresh farm-to-table dining in a breathtaking environment nestled in North Fort Myers. “We have a unique experience happening here,” Blossom & Brie Chef Wesley Robbins said. “From our locally-sourced ingredients to ...

Fort Myers man found guilty on two counts of first-degree murder

A Fort Myers man has been found guilty of murder in the deaths of two Cape Coral women in 2019. A jury on Wednesday found Wade Wilson, 30, guilty on two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Kristine Melton, 45, and Diane Ruiz, 43. He also was convicted of grand theft, battery, ...

Cape Council to hold special meeting on Monday

Cape Coral City Council will hold a special meeting Monday regarding a water supply facilities plan to correspond with the South Florida Water Management District plan. The request is to “amend the infrastructure element in preparation to incorporate the updated water supply facilities ...

CCFD rescues two pets from canals

The Cape Coral Fire Department had a busy week saving a couple four-legged residents from canal waters. An orange cat was first rescued from a canal near Viscaya Parkway and Southwest 21st Avenue, as firefighters brought the feline into their truck and to Lee County Domestic Animal Services. ...

Opportunities to meet the candidates

A slew of opportunities to meet and hear from potential Cape Coral City Council members will take place in the coming months. Those scheduled to date include: • On June 18, Mercola Market of Cape Coral will host a “Meet Your Local Candidates” event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., hosted by ...