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Red Cross helps Cape family affected by house fire

Local American Red Cross volunteers from the Florida Gulf Coast to Heartland Chapter responded to a ​home fire on ​Northeast 1st Place in the Mariner neigbborhood in ​Cape Coral early this morning. Members of the Disaster Action Team helped coordinate emergency aid to those affected ...

9,000 doses of COVID vaccine expected to be administered this week

The Florida Department of Health and Lee County Government estimate 9,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine will be administered this week to frontline healthcare workers and seniors 65 and older. Through last week, more than 11,000 individuals will have been vaccinated at Lee County sites open to ...

Hawk recovering at CROW after riding hundreds of miles under hood of vehicle

A red-tailed hawk is recovering at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife after being struck by a vehicle driven by a Dracut, Massachusetts, couple traveling on I-95 through Virginia on their way to their winter home in Cape Coral. “We heard a loud thud out of nowhere,” said Eileen ...

Fort Myers Community Concert Association cancel 2021 season

The Fort Myers Community Concert Association has canceled the five performances of the 2021 season as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Board President Mary Lee Mann announced today. It is the first time in the 72-year history of the Fort Myers Community Concert Association that an entire ...

Crime Stoppers: Teen targeted in attempted abduction

Update: Upon further interviews with the victim this morning, detectives have determined that no attempted abduction took place in this incident. Officials appreciate the community's assistance with this matter. Original post (edited) Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the ...

Capitol police office succumbs to injuries

The U.S. Capitol Police announced Thursday that Officer Brian Sicknick died due to injuries sustained while on-duty responding to riots at the U.S. Capitol a day earlier while physically engaging with protesters. He returned to his division office and collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital ...

County to vaccinate more residents next week

COVID-19 immunizations will resume once again next week as county officials plan to vaccinate another 4,000 residents on Tuesday and Wednesday. While more residents will receive their first dose of the Morderna vaccine, the toll-free call center will not reopen. Officials said more than 10,000 ...

Home & Garden Show

The 25th semi-annual Home & Garden Show will return to downtown Fort Myers this weekend with safety protocols in place. Expo Management President Bill Anderson, who produces the Home & Garden Show, said 24 years ago when the Harborside Event Center opened its doors, the show was the ...