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Lee School’s Back to School Rush set for July 20

The School District of Lee County will hold a Back to School Rush event again this year for students new to the district who have not received their physical, or completed their enrollment for the upcoming school year. “Back to School Rush is an opportunity to knock down barriers that can ...

Statewide system shutdown delaying death certificates

It’s taking longer to process and receive death certificates in Florida. The Florida Department of Health Vital Statistics system has been down since last month, leaving funeral homes and health care facilities forced to process certificates offline and by hand. Efforts are continuing to ...

Condolences, donations, honor life of student athlete

Sympathy and donations continue to come in for the family of a Cape Coral teen who drowned last week off a beach on Sanibel. Isaac Breese, 17, went missing on July 2 after a swimming accident at Sanibel’s Blind Pass that also involved two other swimmers. A GoFundMe set up for the family of ...

City to break ground for Festival Park

The long-awaited groundbreaking for Festival Park — 200-plus acres that was purchased a parcel at a time over two decades — is finally set. The public-is-invited ceremony will be held July 26, at 9 a.m., at 1100 Wilmington Parkway. The site adjacent to Argosy Lake and Seahawk Park. The ...

Cape man accused of sending inappropriate material to juvenile

A Cape Coral man stands accused of sending inappropriate material to a juvenile. Cape Coral Police say in early July, Miles Andrew Jefferies, 37, approached the victim at the victim's workplace, giving them a gift with his phone number inside. According to authorities, a person posing as ...

Cape woman accused of trafficking morphine

Cape Coral Police have arrested a woman for allegedly trafficking morphine. Janina DeAndrea Coleman, 31, has been accused of possessing two unmarked pill bottles filled with morphine pills not prescribed to her after a traffic stop at the intersection of Chiquita Boulevard and Tropicana ...

Council Candidates in District 5 | Question of the Week Two | July 12

Each week through the Primary, The Breeze will ask the candidates for Cape Coral City Council an issue-related question. In the interest of fairness, each candidate is limited to the same amount of words, about 100, for their response. This week's question: Should the stipend approved by Cape ...