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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 ...

New gym set to open at Orange Grove Plaza

The workout equipment hasn’t been moved in yet and the space is completely empty, but, by the beginning of next month, area residents will have a new place to work out with the help of certified trainers. Blitz 45, at the Publix plaza on Hancock Bridge Parkway, is set to open by Feb. 1 and ...

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 ...

Deadline extended for 2021 Industry Appreciation Awards applications

Due to overwhelming demand, the Horizon Council, Horizon Foundation and Lee County Economic Development Office have extended the application deadline for the 2021 Industry Appreciation Awards, which celebrate the Lee County business community and recognize outstanding local businesses that have ...

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 ...

Business Briefs 1-8-21

McQuagge elected to Uncommon Friends board Amy McQuagge, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s vice president and director of marketing, has been elected to the Uncommon Friends Foundation board of directors. McQuagge joined the bank in 2018 as the organization’s first in-house marketing ...

Cape Coral Charter School officially renamed Mid Cape Global Academy

A charter school, which began in 2004 in Cape Coral, kicked off the new year with a new identity to continue the school’s positive momentum moving into 2021. Cape Coral Charter School, managed by Charter School USA and governed by Southwest Charter Foundation, officially changed its name to ...

Real Estate Briefs 1-8-21

The Caves Development Group launches phase two of luxury auto condos The Caves Development Group is now accepting reservations for The Caves II a luxury auto condo community of over 40 units, each with the ability to be completely customized to fit the recreational style of car collectors, ...