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Lee County implements Cold Weather Action Plan for weekend

Lee County Government announced Jan. 13 it is coordinating with its partnering entities to activate a cold weather action plan to assist residents. The county will open warming stations because of the forecast for wind chill and low temperatures below 40 degrees for an extended ...

Remains of woman missing since Hurricane Ian found

The human remains found Tuesday in the mangroves off Tropical Shores Way have been identified as Ilonka Knes, a Fort Myers Beach resident missing since Hurricane Ian. Knes, 82, has been missing since storm surge from the Sept. 28 hurricane washed over the island, destroying most homes and ...

FAA lifts ground stop on flights following computer outage

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is lifting a ground stop on flights across the U.S. following a computer outage early Wednesday that resulted in thousands of delays and hundreds of cancellations quickly cascading through the system at airports nationwide. The FAA ...

DeSantis appoints Cape Coral attorney to Judicial Nominating Commission

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of a Cape Coral attorney to Florida’s Twentieth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. Katherine “Kati” Cook is an associate attorney at Boy Agnew Potanovic Miller, PLLC. She received her bachelor’s degree from Florida Gulf ...

New Mega Millions jackpot of $1.35B is game’s 2nd highest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Mega Millions prize has grown again to an estimated $1.35 billion after there was no winner of the lotteryís latest giant jackpot. The numbers drawn late Tuesday night were: 7, 13, 14, 15, 18 and gold Mega Ball 9. The new jackpot drawing on Friday night will be ...

FEMA deadlines fast approaching

FEMA deadlines are fast approaching for those who suffered property loss, or damage caused by Hurricane Ian, or Hurricane Nicole. The deadline for homeowners and renters is Jan. 12 for Hurricane Ian property loss, or damage and Feb. 13 for homeowners and renters affected by Hurricane ...

E22 hatches, joins E21 in Harriet and M15’s nest

Southwest Florida’s most famous eagles pair, Harriet and M15, are once again proud parents with the hatching of eaglets E21 and E22 earlier this month at the Pritchett Farm in North Fort Myers. Eaglet E21, whose egg was laid in the nest on the Pritchett property off Bay Shore Road on Nov. ...

Donalds congratulates McCarthy on speakership victory

Congressman Byron Donalds (R-FL-19) has issued a statement congratulating Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on becoming Speaker of the House for the 118TH Congress. "What our nation has witnessed this week is a testament to the majesty of our Constitutional Republic and the ideals which have sustained ...

McCarthy nears victory for speaker after grueling fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Kevin McCarthy flipped more than a dozen colleagues to support him in dramatic votes Friday for House speaker, a major sign of progress for the embattled leader on the fourth day and 12th ballot of a grueling standoff that is testing American democracy. The ...

Byron Donalds: The Speaker’s Office must work for We The People

Congressman Byron Donalds, R-District 19, issued a statement this afternoon regarding the ongoing negotiations surrounding the race for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. "Over the past several days, I’ve worked alongside Speaker Designate Kevin McCarthy and several of my ...