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Man sentenced to prison for murder

Kyle Patrick Orr, 32, was sentenced to life in prison Monday for the murder of a woman in Cape Coral in 2019. According to the State Attorney's Office, Orr pled no contest straight to the court on March 10, giving up his right to a trial. Every defendant can plead directly to the court for ...

Cape COVID-19 specimen collection site expands days of operation

In order to meet the demand for COVID-19 testing, the city of Cape Coral, in partnership with Lee Health, is increasing the days of operation for its mobile specimen collection site from three days to six days per week beginning July 27. The collection site is located at the Chester Street ...

Adkins recommends later school opening date

Lee School Superintendent Dr. Gregory Adkins told School Board Chair Mary Fischer Monday that he recommends the opening of public schools be delayed 2-3 weeks "based on the current viral infection rate in the state of Florida." He has referred the recommendation for a later school opening date ...

Man dies in officer-involved shooting

A North Fort Myers man was fatally shot after officials say he pointed a rifle at deputies conducting a well-being check at a local motel. Sheriff Carmine Marceno held a news conference Thursday afternoon near the Aloha Motel on North Tamiami Trail, where the incident took ...

Reported hit and run crash slows traffic on Del Prado Boulevard, North

Shortly before 4 p.m. today, the Cape Coral Police Department reported that officers were on scene of a hit and run crash at the 400 block of Del Prado Boulevard, North. Northbound lanes are down to one lane of travel, being further complicated by weather conditions.The CCPD is asking that ...

Man dies in officer-involved shooting

A North Fort Myers man was fatally shot after officials say he pointed a rifle at deputies conducting a well-being check at a local motel.Sheriff Carmine Marceno held a news conference Thursday afternoon near the Aloha Motel on North Tamiami Trail, where the incident took place.According to ...

34th Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship postponed

The 34th Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship has been postponed. In an announcement issued this afternoon, organizers of the popular event held on Fort Myers Beach said the plans for the annual November event have been difficult to move forward with given the uncertainty that is ...

UF/IFAS Extension to hold virtual Rain Barrel Workshop

Join UF/IFAS Extension online at a Florida Friendly Landscaping Virtual Rain Barrel Workshop at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 25.Rain barrels are a great way to reduce storm water runoff and to save water for a period of dry weather. In this workshop led by Lee County Master Gardeners, you will learn ...

Lee Health: Hospitals risk hitting critical mass

As the state reported the highest single-day increase of positive COVID-19 patients on Saturday, local health care officials spoke just 24 hours earlier of the worrisome number of COVID-19 patients in their care and urged the public to take proper precautions when in public areas. “We are ...