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Celebrating 60 years

A church that will be celebrating its 60th anniversary later this year is seeing the number of members attending in-person services climbing, as well as a new demographic of people. Senior Pastor Rinaldo (Rini) Hernandez joined Cape Coral First United Methodist Church 23 months ago. "In our ...

Semi-truck crash crash closes portion of I-75, Alico Road

UPDATE: At 11:24 this morning, the FHP reported that the northbound right and center lanes of Interstate 75 are back open. The northbound left lane on Interstate 75 (on top the overpass) and westbound lanes of Alico Road remain closed as the cleanup and assessment process continues. ORIGINAL ...

Insurance crisis spurs Town Hall in Cape Coral

Florida’s declaration that the state is in a homeowners insurance crisis is far from political hyperbole. Insurers are leaving the state, homeowners by the thousands have received cancellation notices and those who are being renewed face sticker shock. A series of reforms passed in a ...

Yacht Club redo plan continues to make waves

Cape Coral City Council continues to catch flack from residents near the Yacht Club regarding the impending two-year closure of the historic destination for a complete renovation. City staff didn’t seem to have all the answers Wednesday when it came to when work would start at parks ...

Multiple Memorial Day events slated

As a nation, we always remember to “never forget.” The Southwest Florida community will pay homage this Memorial Day to the brave men and women of the military who have died in service to their country. Residents have a myriad of opportunities over the holiday weekend to pay their ...

Memorial Day weekend travel traffic expected to be heavy

As Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer, roadways and means of travel across the country, and here in Florida, are expected to boom. AAA – The Auto Club Group, is estimating 39.2 million people will venture 50 miles or more from home throughout the holiday weekend. That ...

Cape man found guilty, sentenced on drugs, gun possession charges

Joe McCant III, 39, of Cape Coral, was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 10 years in prison, as a habitual felony offender, for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of marijuana. On April 24, 2020, ...

Family Initiative announces Pat Webster Memorial Scholarship fund

Family Initiative Inc., a Florida-based nonprofit organization serving children and families living with autism spectrum disorder, has announced the establishment of the Pat Webster Scholarship fund to provide opportunities for children, teens and young adults to succeed. “The ...

Cape woman charged with planting of ‘hoax bomb’

Cape Coral Police reported that on Wednesday, May 25, the department’s Special Investigations Unit made contact with Tracy Marie Adeline Carter, 39, at her residence at of 1902 S.E. 12th St., upon the probable cause established in an active warrant for her arrest for violating F.S.S. ...