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CCPD: Second death in open DUI manslaughter case

July 17, 2015 A second person has died from the injuries she sustained in a crash over the holiday weekend. At 12:12 a.m. more »»

MangoMania tropical fruit fair this weekend

July 17, 2015 After months of planning and right in time for harvest season, the annual MangoMania tropical fruit fair will be held at the German American Social Club this weekend. more »»

Code compliance ordered for Cape property deemed in violation

July 17, 2015 In the not-so-distant future the neighbors in a southwest Cape Coral neighborhood may not have to look at deteriorating boats floating on a nearby property with code violations. more »»

Speaker: Benefits of seismic blasting not worth the risks

July 17, 2015 Imagine the Atlantic Ocean being a barren wasteland, without any marine life, thanks to humans using modern technology to search for oil. more »»

Police Volunteer Unit seeks patrol recruits

July 17, 2015 The Cape Coral Police Department's Volunteer Unit is hoping to acquire some new faces. The unit is accepting applications for its next academy class, scheduled for Sept. 14-18 from 8 a.m. more »»

City manager’s proposed budget includes property tax cut

July 17, 2015 Cape Coral City Manager John Szerlag has released his FY 2016 – FY 2018 Proposed Budget on Friday. The budget includes a .75 millage rate reduction in the property tax rate (9.8 percent decrease). more »»

County accepts $5.2 million BP Oil settlement offer

July 15, 2015 There is now financial closure on the Lee County level to a Gulf oil spill that occurred more than five years ago off the coast of Louisiana and resulted in the worst maritime environmental disaster... more »»

Gov. Rick Scott highlights $2.4 million in environmental funding for Lee County

July 15, 2015 Gov. Rick Scott was at Pineland Marina on Pine Island Tuesday to highlight funding to protect Florida’s environment included in this year’s budget which includes $2. more »»

Gov. Scott: Budget benefits Lee County environment-related projects

July 15, 2015 Gov. Rick Scott stopped at Pineland Marina Tuesday to tout more than $2.4 million in environmental funding for Lee County before a small group of supporter. more »»

NFM motorcyclist killed in Cape Coral crash

July 15, 2015 A motorcyclist died Tuesday after he struck a vehicle that was on the wrong side of the road. Joseph Patrick Brocato, 56, of North Fort Myers, was pronounced dead at the scene. more »»

Nauti Parrot to host fundraiser for Harry Chapin

July 14, 2015 When the owners of the Nauti Parrot were approached by a man who offered to hold a charity event at their place, they jumped at the chance. On Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. more »»

Mosquito season is in full swing

July 14, 2015 With this year's mosquito season in swing, local experts offered some tips for warding off the pesky bugs as the amount of rainfall and standing water is expected to increase in the coming months. more »»


July 14, 2015 The Junior Ambassadors of the Animal Refuge Center are showing everyone that kids can be responsible pet owner, too. more »»

Sanibel accepts full settlement in oil spill litigation

July 14, 2015 The City of Sanibel accepted a full settlement of $460,395 for all claims against BP Exploration & Production as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. "I'm thrilled with this decision. more »»

Planning under way for Matlacha Hookers’ event

July 14, 2015 The Matlacha Hookers, a 501c3 women’s organization, will be hosting its17th Annual Fishing Tournament & Derby Sunday, Oct. 11, at the Olde Fish House and Marina & Restaurant in Matlacha. more »»

Woman injured in July 4 accident released from hospital

July 14, 2015 A woman was released from the hospital after a fatal accident over the holiday weekend. As of Tuesday, Montaigu . more »»

Hiding in plain sight

July 14, 2015 Odds are usually heavily stacked against an infant in the wild, but try doing it by being the size of a human's thumb and weighing approximately three pennies worth. more »»

Lee County participating in National Recreation and Parks month celebration

July 14, 2015 Parking fees will be waived Saturday, July 25, and Sunday, July 26, at Lee County-managed boat ramps and regional parks, and admission will be waived at the county’s swimming pools in recognition of... more »»

‘Ding’ Darling Wildlife Refuge captures wildlife in its natural state

July 14, 2015 “Smile! You’re on Candid Camera!” That’s the old saying when someone captured another on camera by surprise, which originates from one of television’s first reality shows. more »»

Sea turtle numbers on local beaches on record pace

July 14, 2015 Decades of work and conservation of the sea turtle population seems to be paying off, as record number of nests are being made on the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva. more »»



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