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UPDATE | Injured manatee discovered in Cape Coral’s Mast Canal

On Friday morning, at around 8:30 a.m., Dave Hersl with the city of Cape Coral's Environmental Resources section of the Public Works Department, responded to calls made late Thursday afternoon around 4 p.m., from neighbors about an injured manatee in the Mast Canal. Hersl said calling FWC ...

Man sentenced to life in prison for shooting, wounding, CCPD officer

A man was sentenced to life in prison for attempted first degree murder of a Cape Coral law enforcement officer that took place in 2011. Yousel Rivera, 33, was sentenced Tuesday afternoon in Lee County for shooting and injuring Cape Coral Police Officer David Wagoner during an early-morning ...

Cape man found guilty of crimes against a child

The State Attorney's Office reported today that Alfredo Castellanos Soto of Cape Coral has been found guilty of Engaging in an Act that Constitutes Sexual Battery Upon or with a Child 12 Years of Age or Older but Younger than 18 Years of Age by a Person in Familial or Custodial Authority, Lewd ...

Brady, French win state wrestling titles

Mariner's star wrestling duo of Camren French and Maximus Brady won state titles Saturday at the FHSAA Championships in Kissimmee. Brady (47-2) defeated Bradenton Manatee's Luke Arthur by major decision in the 132-pound final. French, with a sparkling 54-1 record at 126 pounds, also won by ...

North High girls soccer team falls in state final match

A bitterly contested match ended on a sour note Friday for the North Fort Myers Red Knights, who fell to Plantation American Heritage on penalty kicks in the FHSAA Class 5A girls soccer championship at Spec Martin Stadium in Deland. The Patriots (16-3-4) had the advantage in penalty kicks 5-4, ...

Mariner’s Brady, French to wrestle for 2A state championships today

Friday BOYS WRESTLING FHSAA State Championships At Kissimmee Mariner stars Camren French (126 pounds) and defending state champion Maximus Brady (132) will go for the gold today in the FHSAA Class 2A championship wrestling matches Saturday afternoon in Kissimmee. D'angelo Gil (120 ...

Southwest Florida Ag Expo opens

The Southwest Florida Ag Expo is under way at the Lee County Civic Center Complex in North Fort Myers. The newly rebranded annual event opened Thursday and runs through March 10. Lee County kicked off the opening with a ribbon cutting and a thank you to those who organized this year’s ...

Person detained for questioning in school bomb threat

A person has been detained for questioning in connection with a bomb threat that resulted in the lockdown of five Cape Coral schools this morning. Cape Coral Police Department officers were dispatched to Cape Coral High School at 2300 Santa Barbara Blvd. South at approximately 7:43 a.m.after a ...

North Fort Myers girls soccer team advances to state title game

North Fort Myers' girls soccer team has a date with a state championship on Friday. The Red Knights (18-3) downed Tallahassee Lincoln 3-0 Tuesday in the first of two FHSAA Class 5A Final Four matches in DeLand. Top-seeded Plantation American Heritage (15-3-1) downed Green Cove Springs Horizon ...