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...
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...
Lee County Sheriff
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...
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...
The Southwest Florida Reading Festival kicked off today at 10am at the Fort Myers Regional Library Campus at 2450 First Street. The Festival is a fun, informative and entertaining one-day event that celebrates books and the written word. The initiative began in 1999 with the aim of celebrating the importance of reading as well as bringing the finest literary talent...
The World-famous Budweiser Clydesdale are scheduled to make several appearances in Lee County from February 29th. Horses chosen for the Budweiser Clydesdale hitch must be at least three years of age, stand approximately 18 hands or six feet at the shoulder, weigh an average of 2,000 pounds, be bay in color, have four white legs, and a blaze of white...
Fort Myers is to become the newest Fringe festival location in the United States, and has unveiled a diverse and ambitious programme of shows for April this year. The Fringe story dates back to 1947, when eight theatre groups turned up uninvited to perform at the (then newly formed) Edinburgh International Festival, an initiative created to celebrate and enrich European cultural life in the...
The 2nd Annual Fort Myers Seafood & Music Festival held on the waterfront in historic downtown Fort Myers is in full swing today, with a full programme continuing tomorrow.  The event is produced by Paragon Festivals in partnership with the Fort Myers River District Alliance. Festivities began yesterday and continue today until 10pm and tomorrow 11am-6pm. General admission is free. Visitors can...
''We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles.'' Whether or not Edison uttered these famous words, his invention of the world's first light bulb transformed towns, villages and homes. Fast forward 140 years and every December, light bulbs transform many residential streets in Florida. Where better to celebrate this festival of lights than the...