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Cape chef named Steak Master champ

A Cape Coral chef has bested the rest and claimed the title of being a nationally recognized “grill master” after coming out on top in a field of thousands. Cape Coral’s Jacob Montgomery, head chef at Cape Coral’s LongHorn Steakhouse, has reached elite grilling status, taking first ...

School Board looks again at cell phone policies

The Lee County School Board continues to wrangle with how to deal with student cells phones. According to board policy 5136 – wireless communication devices – principals have the authority to designate times and locations where these types of devices may be used on campus and teachers ...

Mother, father and aunt of Cape murder suspect arrested

The Cape Coral Police Department say they have arrested the mother and father of Christopher Horne Jr., the second teen arrested during the murder investigation of 15-year-old Kayla Rincon-Miller. Between May 9 and 10, Christopher D. Horne, 39, and Shanice Stewart, 36, Horne, Jr.'s parents, ...

Cape man arrested for aggravated assault with a knife

A Cape man was arrested Thursday evening after allegedly pulling a knife on employees at a cell phone store. Cape Coral Police say officers responded to a disturbance call at a shopping plaza on Southwest Pine Island Road in Cape Coral on May 9 at about 6 p.m. Store employees say James ...

Three arrested for witness tampering charges in Rincon-Miller’s murder case

This week, between May 9-10, Christopher D. Horne, 39; Shanice Stewart, 36; and Varaka Stewart, 38, were arrested for threatening, tampering with and coercing a witness in the murder investigation of Kayla Rincon-Miller. According to a report issued today by the Cape Coral Police Department, ...

Yacht Club pier rebuild gets first nod

It could take as long as three years but the Cape Coral Yacht Club may get a new, higher pier to replace the one destroyed by Hurricane Ian. Cape Coral City Council on Wednesday agreed that removing the existing piles to allow the new pier to raised was the best option. Meanwhile, Council ...

North Fort Myers man found guilty of second degree murder

Rey Enrique Olivo, 27, of North Fort Myers has been found guilty as charged of second degree murder, according to a report issued this afternoon by the Office of the State Attorney. The jury returned the guilty verdict this afternoon following a three-day trial in Lee County. Assistant State ...

Five schools to get vape detectors

The School District of Lee County plans to install vape detectors in five schools as part of a pilot program. Initial schools include Estero High School, Fort Myers High School, Cape Coral High School, Lexington Middle School, and Caloosa Middle School. The detectors are $1,000 per unit and ...

Cape man arrested for battery, grand theft and animal cruelty

On Feb. 7, 2024, at around 6 p.m., officers with the Cape Coral police officers were called to a disturbance in the 1500 block of Del Prado Blvd. S in Cape Coral. The victim said she was in a verbal argument with a man she did not know but police later identified as Cape Coral resident Bret ...