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FWC releases manatee in Cape Coral

Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently released a manatee that had been rescued in Fort Myers in April, following three months of recovery. Myerslee, an approximately 2-year-old male, was rescued on April 23 in the Orange River in Fort Myers. He was ...

What’s new in August from The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel

August on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel brings long sunny days with great shelling and lots of outdoor activities as visitors take long-awaited vacations. In addition to offering plenty of space for social distancing, great year-round weather, shell-drenched beaches, wildlife and the ...

Man struck by lightning on Sanibel beach dies

A man hospitalized after he was struck by lightning on a beach on Sanibel has died. Brent Jerome and his wife, Kristen, were each hit by lightning on July 24 at about 4:52 p.m. on the beach behind the Sanibel Beach Club, at 626 Nerita St. The Downtown Church located in Columbia, South ...

Rubio staff to hold mobile office hours in Cape Coral

Washington, D.C. — The office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will host in-person and virtual Mobile Office Hours next week to assist constituents with federal casework issues in their respective communities. These office hours offer constituents who do not live close to one of Senator ...

Lee Health curbs visitation

Lee Health officials have announced “due to the current capacity and highly contagious nature of the COVID-19 delta variant” they are restricting visitation in emergency room departments until further notice. Visitors will only be granted emergency room access for compassionate care ...

DeSantis: No mask mandates in schools

Smiles, not masks. Parental choice, not mandates. That is the message Gov. Ron DeSantis shared this morning at a press conference in Cape Coral called to announce that he would issue an executive order that will prohibit school systems from mandating masks. "I think the decision about ...

Cape business named among alleged anti-vaccine misinformers

The face of a Cape Coral business that tops the city’s economic development success stories topped another list this week, placing it at the center of a COVID-related controversy. Dr. Joseph Mercola, a board-certified physician and best-selling author who runs a prominent popular natural ...

CCPD seeks information into fatal shooting

The Cape Coral Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit is asking for the public’s help in solving a shooting that resulted in a man’s death in April. On April 24, at around 4:30 a.m., Cape Coral Police Patrol officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 100 block of Southeast 6th ...