It was scheduled to open in January, but permit delays and a global pandemic delayed the opening of SW Florida's only cat café to June. Last week, however, the Gulf Coast Town Center café was finally able opened its doors and welcome its first customers. The Cattyshack Cafe is a coffee shop and lounge with a separated area (Mulligan Room) dedicated...
The Cape Coral Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit is looking for a man suspected in an attempted homicide. The suspect is Juan Kendrick Nieves who is aged 47, 5’8” 185 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen driving a red 2018 Chrysler Pacifica bearing Florida tag 6999VC. He is wanted in an attempted homicide investigation, and...
Youth and High School rugby has seen significant growth in Florida, with British and Australian expats starting up clubs that the High School and College players can now feed into. A barefoot beach rugby 7s competition in Fort Myers Beach is now in its 18th year. So how has Rugby gained such a healthy foothold in the Sunshine State? By...
Earlier this week, a man was seen diving into the fish tank at the Bass Pro store in Fort Myers. He managed to escape the tank and flee the store before employees could apprehend him, and although he was spotted on security footage, nobody was able to identity him. We have been sent a copy of the footage showing the...
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case of an abused alligator. The alligator was found impaled by arrows and bound by rope on April 28 near a backyard pond on Oak Hill Loop off Cross Creek Boulevard in south Fort...
Cape Coral city council is set to consider a plan tomorrow to allow restaurants to temporarily expand their outdoor dining areas. If approved, restaurants would be able to utilize outdoor spaces such as parking lots to make sure tables are properly spaced out and and comply with social distancing. "This would be a lifeline to allow us to create more room...
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...