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Cape man, 72, accused of trying to rob bank

Upset after a hold was placed on a deposit, a 72-year-old Cape Coral man is accused of attempting to rob a bank with a firearm and then leading multiple law enforcement agencies on a chase that ended on I-75 Wednesday. Patrick Lee Schroeder has been charged with robbery with a firearm, ...

Traffic signals planned for north Del Prado intersection

Increased traffic, and traffic crashes have prompted the city to look at a pair of north Cape intersections. On Wednesday, Cape Coral City Council heard from city staff about a plan to install two traffic lights on Del Prado at the intersections of Averill Boulevard and, more specifically, De ...

Inaugural High School Student Enrollment Showcase set for Jan. 21

For the first time, the School District of Lee County will hold a High School Student Enrollment Showcase for eighth grade students later this month. “We want our incoming high school students to choose a school that meets their interests, but recognize not every family has the ability to ...

Application deadline for Mayor’s Scholarship is Jan. 20

The deadline is approaching for local students to apply for scholarship opportunities via a program now in its fourth decade. Applications for the Cape Coral Mayor’s Scholarship, which started in 1982 and has distributed more than $700,000 to 600-plus students, is Jan. 20. The Cape ...

School District of Lee County continues recovery efforts

Momentum is under way in terms of the School District of Lee County’s recovery efforts following the destruction left behind by Hurricane Ian with 35 percent of maintenance-service requests related to damage sustained completed. Superintendent Dr. Christopher Bernier said there are still ...

Cape Coral to hire new city attorney in advance of retirements

With a pair of retirements pending, Cape Coral City Council has decided to fill in ahead of one of the upcoming vacancies and begin its search for a new city attorney now. Cape Coral City Attorney Dolores Menendez plans to retire in September of next year and Council discussed Wednesday how ...

Council rejects Sun Splash lease amendment

An ordinance to amend the lease agreement between the city and the company operating the city-owned water park was rejected by Cape Coral City Council Wednesday ProParks, which is leasing the property on 400 Santa Barbara Blvd. where Sun Splash Family Waterpark is located, is seeking to ...

Hospitalizations hit historic high

Local health officials on Wednesday detailed why hospital beds have become scarcer in recent weeks as an unprecedented number of patients are being treated. During a press conference at Gulf Coast Medical Center, Lee Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Iahn Gonsenhauser said hospitals are at ...

School recovery efforts continue

Momentum is under way in terms of the School District of Lee County’s recovery efforts following the destruction left behind by Hurricane Ian with 35 percent of maintenance-service requests related to damage sustained completed. Superintendent Dr. Christopher Bernier said there are ...