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Man sentenced to prison for murder

Kyle Patrick Orr, 32, was sentenced to life in prison Monday for the murder of a woman in Cape Coral in 2019. According to the State Attorney's Office, Orr pled no contest straight to the court on March 10, giving up his right to a trial. Every defendant can plead directly to the court for ...

Beecroft named new fire chief in North Fort Myers

Ron Beecroft has spent 28 years with the North Fort Myers Fire District, working his way up the career ladder. Last Monday, Beecroft reached the pinnacle of his profession, being named the new fire chief to replace David Rice, who announced his retirement July 10 for family reasons. Beecroft ...

Back to School Staff Q&A addresses concerns

Although some of the many questions teachers have regarding reopening were addressed during a live Facebook webinar last week, many others are still being hammered out during bargaining meetings with SPALC and TALC.District spokesperson Rob Spicker led the one hour webinar, with many questions ...

Free COVID testing in the South Cape draws long line

Residents from Cape Coral and elsewhere didn't care how long it would take, as long as they were able to receive free testing for COVID-19 this past weekend.Cars lined up around the block for testing for the new coronavirus Sunday as the Florida Department of Health in Lee County, in ...

The Breeze Dozen: Cape Trailblazers — Susan Twining

Each week the Cape Coral Breeze will feature a leader within the business community -- public sector, private sector, or non-profit -- asking a dozen questions that focus on the person and the business in which they hold a leadership role.Bio:Name: Susan TwiningPosition: President of Cape Coral ...

Couple gets married at Columbia Care medical marijuana dispensary

The nuptials came full circle.Jason Cole, 44, and Jerica Godwin, 24, said "I do" in a short and sweet ceremony.The location: A place that gives many a new shot at life.The wedding took place on a lesser-known marijuana holiday at a Cape Coral dispensary.The July 10 wedding's theme was ...

Photographer takes part in free head-shots-for-the-unemployed program

The COVID-19 pandemic has rocked the economy, with business closures, temporarily and otherwise, leaving many unemployed.In Southwest Florida, which relies heavily on tourism and the service jobs it requires, the virus hit especially hard.A photographer who just started a new studio in North ...

Ellsworth Heating & Cooling to give away three new air conditioners

Over the last 16 years, Ellsworth Heating & Cooling has given away free air conditioning units to dozens of area families for its Christmas in July promotion.With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting Floridians ina number of ways, there isn't much to be jolly about this summer.However, ...

Business Briefs 7-24-20

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank asking customers to cash-in coinsDue to a national coin shortage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank is asking consumers to turn in their coins for cash dollars. Existing customers also have the option to direct deposit the funds ...