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FDOH-Lee’s outdoor COVID-19 vaccination site to relocate to Edison Mall

The Florida Department of Health-Lee and Lee County Government have announced that their joint COVID-19 vaccination site will relocate to the former Sears location at the Edison Mall, 4125 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. This is anticipated to begin the week of April 12. "FDOH-Lee selected a ...

County considers changes to toll system

The Lee County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday heard several options for changing its collection of tolls and making the electronic collection system permanent, which could potentially mean an increase in tolls for some and an increase in fees. No decisions were made. Since the ...

Storm Smart announces company sale to Rotunda Capital

After 25 years as the largest hurricane, storm and home protection company in the State of Florida, Storm Smart’s Executive Chairman and founder, Brian Rist, has announced the sale of a controlling interest in the company to Rotunda Capital Partners, a lower middle market private equity firm. ...

Mayor Gunter to speak at MOAA meeting Saturday

Cape Coral Mayor John Gunter will be the speaker at the Saturday, April 10, breakfast meeting of the Cape Coral Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America.  He will speak about activities relative to Cape City Council concerns and the community.  A question-and-answer session ...

Toxic water leak threatens Tampa Bay, Gulf of Mexico

A leak at a defunct phosphorus plant in Manatee County is threatening to unload hundreds of millions of gallons of toxic water into Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico and flood the surrounding area. More than 300 homes have been evacuated over the weekend near the Eastport Terminal Facility ...

FDOT announces I-75 ramp/lane closures

Motorists should expect the following ramp closures on I-75 at Colonial Boulevard and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard this week. Motorists should expect the northbound off-ramp closed at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard during nighttime/overnight hours from 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, to ...

Trooper, Southwest Florida’s raccoon ambassador, has died

Wildlife Education Project, Inc. has shared the loss of their beloved wildlife ambassador, Trouper the Raccoon, at the age of 12. "Trouper passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, March 28, 2021, in the loving presence of Dorothy 'Dot' Lee, his lifelong caretaker and teaching partner through ...

DeSantis prohibits vaccination ‘passports’

Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Friday prohibiting government agencies from issuing “vaccination passports” or “passes” and prohibited businesses from requiring the furnishing of such documentation proving a COVID-19 vaccination. According to a copy of the order, no ...

Man wounded in Cape shooting dies; police release name

A man transported to a local hospital following a shooting in Cape Coral Tuesday night has died. He has been identified as Nelson Leyva, 28, of Lehigh Acres. The shooting happened around 10 p.m. in the 900 block of S.E. 16th Place in Cape Coral. "Officers arrived quickly and found one ...