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Telegraph Creek trailhead to close for gopher tortoise habitat improvement

The trailhead of Telegraph Creek Preserve located on North River Road in Alva will be closed to visitors for a few weeks starting Wednesday, March 10, for gopher tortoise habitat improvement. The improvements will be funded through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s, ...

Emergency mortgage assistance available to eligible Cape Coral residents

Emergency assistance is available to help Cape Coral households that are unable to pay mortgages due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In January, Cape Coral City Council approved the next phase of assistance, which will provide about $680,000 to eligible households. Applicants could receive up to six ...

Crash restricts westbound traffic on Cape Coral Parkway

Shortly after 4 p.m., the Cape Coral Police Department reported it is on scene of a traffic crash with injuries at the 1700 block of Cape Coral Parkway in front of the Ford's Garage restaurant. Westbound traffic is restricted and combined with evening rush hour is hampering traffic flow. ...

CCPD investigating motorcycle fatality

A traffic homicide investigation is under way after a motorcyclist crashed into a canal in the 1300 block of Eldorado Parkway. According to the Cape Coral Police Department's preliminary investigation, it appears the motorcycle failed to stop at the dead end and crashed into the canal. The ...

Applications open for LeeCares 2021 Emergency Rental Assistance Program

As of 8 a.m. today, applications are being accepted for the LeeCares 2021 Emergency Rental Assistance Program to help households unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The application and full eligibility information is available at www.LeeFLcares.com. Residents now ...

Lee Health holding numerous blood drives in March for all blood types

Lee Health is seeking blood donations to help replenish supply levels. As home to the regions only trauma center, it is vital that the health system’s blood supply remains at healthy levels in order to quickly care for patients needing an urgent transfusion. Blood and blood products are not ...

Time changes for outdoor yoga classes at Cape Animal Shelter

The Cape Coral Animal Shelter is pleased to announce Yoga at the Shelter has successfully run classes since late December. “The community has supported the event and we are happy this is helping us with our mission and participants with their overall health. As the weather begins to warm, ...

Former Cape Coral Mayor Roger Butler has died

Cape Coral’s former Mayor Roger Butler, who served as a police officer before being elected mayor, died Feb. 25, at the age of 85. Butler was elected in 1993 and 1996, he served as mayor from 1993-2000. Butler also served as a Cape Coral police officer, beginning in 1973. He rose through the ...

Heavy traffic advisory for Sanibel

Today, the city of Sanibel is issuing a "Heavy Traffic Advisory" for this afternoon, and early evening. As of this time today, 11:30 am, more than 5,400 vehicles have entered Sanibel Island. As a result of this volume, heavy vehicular traffic on-island is expected for the remainder of ...