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Lee DOT to adjust speed limits on two roadways

The Lee County Department of Transportation asks drivers to take note of two speed limit adjustments on separate roadways. The speed limit adjustments are: * Crystal Drive Speed Limit Increase Lee County will increase the speed limit on Crystal Drive between US 41 and Metro Parkway to 35 ...

Fort Myers Beach mayor: Margaritaville challenge dropped

Fort Myers Beach Mayor Ray Murphy has announced that the latest lawsuit over the Margaritaville resort project has been dropped after his meeting with the parties. “From what I understand, it's going to be a voluntary dismissal without prejudice. It's over,” Murphy said. “It's time to ...

Public open house set for Bimini Basin Mooring Field design options

A public open house will be held to share the final two design options for the Bimini Basin Mooring Field in Cape Coral will be held Tuesday, Aug. 11. This meeting is at the Public Works Building at 815 Nicholas Parkway, E. The city announced that there will be no formal presentation at ...

LCSO: Several ‘people of interest’ in Lani Kai shooting

There are several "people of interest" to the Lee County Sheriff's Office in connection to a the July 15 fatal shooting on Fort Myers Beach behind the Lani Kai Island Resort. Sheriff's spokesperson Sgt. Russell Park stated that one of those individuals is in custody on unrelated charges. ...

One Yacht Club boat ramp to be closed temporarily on Aug. 5

Update: After further evaluation, the city has decided to temporarily close both ramps at the Cape Coral Yacht Club. The decision was based on safety concerns due to the heavy equipment that will be used in the ramp area, officials said. Original post: The easternmost boat ramp at the Yacht ...

Online city services to be temporarily unavailable beginning at 4 p.m. today

Due to planned maintenance, some online City services that are accessed via the City’s website (www.capecoral.net) will be unavailable today, Aug. 4, between the hours of 4 p.m. and midnight. These services include: Water/utility account login Permit services (e.g. rv/boat/garage ...

Isaias near hurricane strength as it crawls toward Carolinas

VERO BEACH (AP) — Isaias was forecast to become a hurricane Monday as it neared landfall in the Carolinas after bands of heavy rain from the tropical storm lashed Florida's east coast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane warning from South Santee River, South Carolina, ...

More COVID-19 testing available for county residents through August

By CJ HADDAD cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Additional free COVID-19 testing will be available to Lee County residents throughout the month of August. The Florida Department on Health on Monday announced they will be providing free walk-up COVID-19 testing throughout the county in ...

Isaias becomes hurricane overnight, to make run along southeastern US coast

AccuWeather Global Weather Center – Isaias ramped up to an 80-mph Category 1 hurricane during Thursday night, shortly after pulling away from Hispaniola and will now churn through the Bahamas, just north of Cuba, before making a run along the Eastern seaboard of the United States this ...