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Red Cross helps Cape family affected by house fire

Local American Red Cross volunteers from the Florida Gulf Coast to Heartland Chapter responded to a ​home fire on ​Northeast 1st Place in the Mariner neigbborhood in ​Cape Coral early this morning. Members of the Disaster Action Team helped coordinate emergency aid to those affected ...

9,000 doses of COVID vaccine expected to be administered this week

The Florida Department of Health and Lee County Government estimate 9,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine will be administered this week to frontline healthcare workers and seniors 65 and older. Through last week, more than 11,000 individuals will have been vaccinated at Lee County sites open to ...

Hawk recovering at CROW after riding hundreds of miles under hood of vehicle

A red-tailed hawk is recovering at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife after being struck by a vehicle driven by a Dracut, Massachusetts, couple traveling on I-95 through Virginia on their way to their winter home in Cape Coral. “We heard a loud thud out of nowhere,” said Eileen ...

Fort Myers Community Concert Association cancel 2021 season

The Fort Myers Community Concert Association has canceled the five performances of the 2021 season as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Board President Mary Lee Mann announced today. It is the first time in the 72-year history of the Fort Myers Community Concert Association that an entire ...

Crime Stoppers: Teen targeted in attempted abduction

Update: Upon further interviews with the victim this morning, detectives have determined that no attempted abduction took place in this incident. Officials appreciate the community's assistance with this matter. Original post (edited) Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the ...

Capitol police office succumbs to injuries

The U.S. Capitol Police announced Thursday that Officer Brian Sicknick died due to injuries sustained while on-duty responding to riots at the U.S. Capitol a day earlier while physically engaging with protesters. He returned to his division office and collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital ...

Portion of Cape Coral Parkway closed due to accident

The Cape Coral Police Department is on scene of a traffic vehicle vs. pedestrian crash near the intersection of Cape Coral Parkway and Vincennes Boulevard. Eastbound traffic on Cape Coral Parkway is restricted to one lane while Major Crash Investigators work the scene. The CCPD is asking ...

DeSantis announces partnership with Publix to open COVID-19 vaccination sites

Gov, Ron DeSantis announced late Tuesday that the Florida Division of Emergency Management and Florida Department of Health have partnered with Publix Supermarkets to establish COVID-19 vaccination sites. Governor DeSantis made this announcement at the first Publix vaccination site in ...