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Southwest Florida Ag Expo opens

The Southwest Florida Ag Expo is under way at the Lee County Civic Center Complex in North Fort Myers. The newly rebranded annual event opened Thursday and runs through March 10. Lee County kicked off the opening with a ribbon cutting and a thank you to those who organized this year’s ...

Person detained for questioning in school bomb threat

A person has been detained for questioning in connection with a bomb threat that resulted in the lockdown of five Cape Coral schools this morning. Cape Coral Police Department officers were dispatched to Cape Coral High School at 2300 Santa Barbara Blvd. South at approximately 7:43 a.m.after a ...

North Fort Myers girls soccer team advances to state title game

North Fort Myers' girls soccer team has a date with a state championship on Friday. The Red Knights (18-3) downed Tallahassee Lincoln 3-0 Tuesday in the first of two FHSAA Class 5A Final Four matches in DeLand. Top-seeded Plantation American Heritage (15-3-1) downed Green Cove Springs Horizon ...

Mariner boys basketball team advances to state final four

Friday BOYS BASKETBALL REGION 5A-3 Championship The Mariner Tritons are heading to the FHSAA Class 5A Final Four, disposing of Seminole 73-56 in Friday's region final. Kelvin Jiminez and Corey Hunter scored 20 points each for Mariner and Asher Hercek added 15 in Friday's win at ...

Plane makes emergency landing on north Cape roadway

The pilot of a single-engine plane made an emergency landing this morning in northeast Cape Coral. According to a Facebook post, the Cape Coral Fire Department received a call at approximately 10 a.m. concerning an aircraft crash in the area of Vogiantzis Parkway and Gator Circle in ...

$17 million contract for Festival Park on today’s Council agenda

Long-awaited improvements that would officially add Festival Park to the city of Cape Coral’s “community park” roster, may finally be coming. Among Cape Coral City Council’s lengthly consent agenda for Wednesday’s meeting is a $17 million construction contract for development of the ...

UPDATE: Iwo Jima Anniversary Service cancelled due to weather

Update from the organizers: This event has been cancelled due to increasingly inclement weather. "The Marine Corps League will remain to conduct a small ceremony in hero of the legacy," organizers said. Original post: The 79th anniversary of an iconic piece of American history, a grand ...

Charlotte County deputy saves infant injured in horrific crash

A Charlotte County deputy saved the life of 6-month-old baby after a motorcycle collided with a vehicle at a very high rate of speed earlier this month. Just after 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 8, Charlotte County Deputy Sgt. Dave Musgrove was traveling in the right lane on S. McCall Road near Spinnaker ...

PRCA Fort Myers Rodeo returns to Posse Arena Feb. 23-25

After being cancelled for two years during the pandemic, the PRCA Fort Myers Rodeo returned last year with sell-out crowds for both of its performances. Last year’s rodeo was so successful that it has added a third performance for the 10th edition for the event that will take place at the ...