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Lightning claims a life, injures two on Beach

July 22, 2014 Lightning strikes during a rain storm on Fort Myers Beach proved deadly on Tuesday afternoon, as three people were reportedly struck, one fatall. more »»

Traffic lane switch planned for Pine Island Road project

July 22, 2014 Work is under way to expand the SR 78/Pine Island Road from west of Burnt Store Road to west of Chiquita Boulevard to four lanes with outside four-foot paved bike lanes and roadside swales. more »»

Preliminary results for Captiva crash available in days

July 19, 2014 Federal accident investigators say it will take days to trace the movements of a small plane that ended up in the bay waters near the Salty Approach Airport on North Captiva Island on Wednesday. more »»

Name of pilot in Captiva crash released

July 19, 2014 The pilot who crashed his small plane into the Gulf of Mexico off Upper Captiva Island Wednesday night has been identified as Gregg Howard, 62, of 122 Nina Street N.E., St. Petersburg. more »»

Sheriffs Office traffic enforcement update for Monday

July 18, 2014 The Lee County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit will target at least one of the following three locations for enforcement Monday, July 21: — Orange Grove Blvd. more »»

Attorney General's Office: American Children’s Cancer Association 'sued for raffle scam'

July 18, 2014 TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office on Friday sued the American Children’s Cancer Association, a New Jersey Corporation, for operating an allegedly illegal raffle. more »»

Animal Services seeking information in Cape Coral cruelty case

July 18, 2014 Lee County Domestic Animal Services is seeking information in a cruelty case that was discovered Thursday, July 17. more »»

Discover Cape parks

July 17, 2014 Residents and visitors will have a chance Saturday to explore the various facilities and programs available through the Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department. more »»

MangoMania: Pine Island’s annual ode to the mango this weekend

July 17, 2014 The 18th annual MangoMania Tropical Fruit Fair will be held Saturday, July 19, and Sunday July 20, at the German American Social Club on Pine Island Road. Saturday’s hours will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p. more »»

‘Modern to Pop & Beyond’: Gallery opens with major art exhibit

July 17, 2014 The first official opening of the Gallery 928 this weekend at the Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village will unveil a never-before-seen here exhibit of modern to contemporary art masters. more »»

Contribution to aid Lifeline Family Center

July 17, 2014 Lifeline Family Center in Cape Coral is getting a big boost from a large donation by a non-profit organization based in Boca Grande and it’s the result of a recent chance meeting. more »»

CCPD’s Volunteer Unit accepting academy applications

July 17, 2014 The Cape Coral Police Department’s Volunteer Unit is taking applications for its academy. The next Police Volunteer Unit Academy class will be held Sept. 29 through Oct. 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. more »»

Area bank to open its first Cape Coral branch

July 17, 2014 Preferred Community Bank, a locally owned institution based in Fort Myers, is opening its first branch office in Cape Coral later this month. The former bank building located at 2127 Del Prado Blvd. more »»

Landscaper donates covering to protect defaced trees

July 16, 2014 Ding's had enough. The Sanibel wildlife refuge is covering the work of vandals defacing trees in an isolated trail. more »»

Cape mayor adds name to 'Freedom to Marry' supporters list

July 15, 2014 After pondering for weeks, Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki has added her name to a list of approximately 450 mayors nationwide who support "Freedom to Marry," an initiative in support of same-sex... more »»

Cape mayor adds name to ‘Freedom to Marry’ supporters list

July 15, 2014 After pondering for weeks, Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki has added her name to a list of approximately 450 mayors nationwide who support “Freedom to Marry,” an initiative in support of same-sex... more »»

Bavarian crowned Miss Oktoberfest

July 15, 2014 One thing you can’t say about Petra Besenhard is that she isn’t authentic. That is what the German-American Club is going to get after she was named Ms. more »»

Wawa celebrates arrival in Southwest Florida

July 15, 2014 People who came to the groundbreaking for the new Wawa convenience store coming to the corner of Fowler Street and Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers learned two things about the company. more »»

New Army Reserve Center officially dedicated to soldier

July 15, 2014 Staff Sgt, Marc Scialdo was a great leader with a tremendous sense of duty and humor who lit up a room by his presence. That’s how he was remembered Saturday as the new U.S. more »»

Bicyclist injured in accident released from hospital

July 15, 2014 A Cape Coral bicyclist has been released from the hospital after colliding into a truck. As of Tuesday, John W. Steakley Jr., 52, of 3329 S.W. Second Ave. more »»



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