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Illegal parking leads to felony arrest

A patrol stop on an illegally parked vehicle resulted a felony arrest on drug and auto theft charges Thursday. A Cape Coral Police Department patrol officer and his trainee spotted a vehicle parked illegally in a vacant lot near the intersection of Diplomat Parkway and N.E. 25th Avenue at ...

LCSO gives update on homelessness in NFM

Panhandling at some of the busiest intersections of North Fort Myers has decreased dramatically, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. However, that doesn’t mean the issues associated with homelessness have gone away, as there are still many individuals who have not taken ...

City of Cape Coral rescinds burn ban

The Keetch-Byram Drought Index has fallen below 600 for seven consecutive days. Therefore, in accordance with the City’s Code of Ordinance, Chapter 8-14, the temporary burn band issued by the city of Cape Coral on May 26, 2021 has been rescinded. Residents are urged to continue to use ...

Car/motorcycle crash closes two northbound lanes of Del Prado

Shortly before 2 p.m., the Cape Coral Police Department reported that officers are on scene of a crash with injuries (car vs. motorcycle) at the 900 block of Del Prado Boulevard, South. Two of the three northbound lanes are blocked at this time. The CCPD asks that motorists please avoid the ...

Cape police investigating rollover crash on Diplomat Parkway

The Cape Coral Police Department is currently on scene of a rollover crash with injuries at the 700 block of Diplomat Parkway, East. At 3:57 p.m., the CCPD reported that Major Crash Investigators are responding to the scene. Motorists are asked to please avoid the area and seek an alternate ...

Boston Red Sox and Red Sox Foundation award 14 scholarships

Immersed in the atmosphere of Jet Blue Park Wednesday morning, 14 recent graduates of Lee County high schools were honored for their efforts and achievements as they prepare for their next journey in life. The Boston Red Sox and Red Sox Foundation, for the sixth consecutive year, presented ...

Lee School District receives Heart Safe Schools designation

A safety measure that was put into every high school in Lee County in 2012 saved one Mariner High School student's life last October and earned the district a Heart Safe Schools designation. "We are so excited the Lee County School District has been given the recognition of Heart Safe Schools ...

American Legion Post 90 to hold Retiring Flags Ceremony this Saturday

American Legion Post 90 is encouraging the public to bring their old American flags to 1401 S.E. 47th St. so they can be disposed of properly. Worn, faded, damaged or unserviceable American flags should not be thrown in the trash. The proper way to dispose of them is to burn them. “The ...

BIG ARTS on Sanibel awards scholarships in performing, creative arts

BIG ARTS recently awarded scholarships to three aspiring visual and performing artists looking to continue their education in the arts. The BIG ARTS Performing and Creative Arts Scholarship program is meant to assist highly proficient and talented students who have professional goals to ...