The City of Fort Myers, in conjunction with the Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization, has developed a 5 minute online survey for bicyclists and walkers in Fort Myers. Your input is important for the update to the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, which was last refreshed in 2007. The City is seeking input on three questions : 'How can...
The Cape Coral Police Department has over 250 sworn officers and 93 civilian staff, dedicated to keeping the community safe. The Department has a number of units: Patrol, Investigations, Traffic, K9, Aviation, Marine, and others, to serve the varied needs of the Cape Coral community. These departments sometimes cross-train to enhance operational capabilities. This is especially true of the K-9 unit. And so...
Florida Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash involving a motorcycle that killed one person on Bonita Beach in Bonita Springs yesterday. According to FHP, state troopers responded to the deadly crash around 7:21 p.m. at the junction of Hickory Boulevard and Estero Boulevard. A 65-year-old Michigan man was driving a motorcycle northbound on Estero Blvd. approaching a curve when he...
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help tracking down the person responsible for abusing an eight week old puppy and tossing its dead body in a dumpster. On Wednesday, April 22nd, a passer-by found the tiny mixed breed Chihuahua in a dumpster at the Brittany Apartment complex, located at 4050 Winkler Avenue.  Detectives with the Lee County...
Police responded to reports of a hit and run this week at the parking lot of a Cape Coral Walmart. Instead, they found Jodie Lynn Schroder slumped by her car, in and out of consciousness and inhaling a can of cleaning chemicals. It appears that Schroder had been inhaling the chemicals in a practice known as 'huffing', a practice of...
The clean up has begun after a huge fire on Friday which engulfed thousands of rental cars in a storage area next to Southwest Florida International Airport. The fire was in an area where extra rental cars are parked and none of the cars were occupied. Witnesses saw and heard multiple small explosions, flames jumping high in the air and...
According to data released this weekend by the Florida Division of Emergency Management, Fort Myers Beach now has three confirmed cases of Covid-19 based on the patient's home zip code. This compares to 10760 cases overall in Florida (residents), with 132 cases in neighboring Fort Myers. The report issued at 10am on April 4th also states 11 deaths across Lee County. Refreshed...
Sanibel Police Chief Dalton has released a public health message this weekend giving important advice on social distancing and best practices to avoid spreading the Coronavirus. Sanibel now has four confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, and Captiva has a single confirmed case, according to a report released on Saturday by the Florida Department of Health. Police Chief Bill Dalton shared an...
Volunteers with the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife are asking you to keep a close eye out for unmarked burrows made by burrowing owls. Cape Coral is fortunate to have the largest population of the Florida burrowing owl of any place in the world. But with more people out walking, running, and biking due to the safer-at-home order, volunteers believe...
Gun shops across Florida have seen a surge in sales as a result of the Corona virus, particularly among first time gun owners. One Miami store owner has seen sales almost double: “Our sales are up 80 percent, with a huge increase in first-time buyers who are worried about martial law, economic collapse, unemployment, shortages, delinquents roaming the streets,” said...