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North Fort Myers truck crash causes injuries, baby inside car

2 Jul 2020 14:14

The Lee County Sheriff's Office confirmed a baby was inside a truck or car involved in the crash.

Jeffrey Epstein confidante Ghislaine Maxwell arrested, sources say

2 Jul 2020 13:53

Maxwell was alleged to have helped Epstein groom teen girls for sex with the rich and powerful. 

At least 100 dead after jade mine landslide in Myanmar

2 Jul 2020 13:41

Landslides and other fatal mishaps are common in Myanmar's gemstone mines.

Florida SouthWestern State College to discuss fall reopening plans

2 Jul 2020 13:26

According to the college, the meeting will take place at noon.

Hundreds of elephants dead from unknown causes in Botswana

2 Jul 2020 12:56

The Botswana government is testing samples from the dead elephants but hasn't determined a cause of death yet.

He posted regrets over attending a party. The next day, he died of COVID-19

2 Jul 2020 11:50

"Because of my stupidity I put my mom and sisters and my family's health in jeopardy," he wrote.

Delaware removes final whipping post from courthouse lawn

2 Jul 2020 11:19

The post outside of a Georgetown courthouse was last used as a form of punishment in 1952.

Florida sheriff says he'll 'deputize' every gun owner if violent protests erupt in his county

2 Jul 2020 11:12

Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels released a three-minute video Wednesday.

Electrician dies after being electrocuted in Florida attic

2 Jul 2020 10:53

According to the Broward Medical Examiner's Office, 78-year-old Patrick Ferracano was found in the attic of a house in Fort Lauderdale on Monday.

Port Charlotte home destroyed after fire

2 Jul 2020 10:12

According to Charlotte County Fire, a home at 18444 Briggs Circle went up in flames around 5 a.m.

Early morning stabbing reported in Fort Myers

2 Jul 2020 08:59

The incident happened before 4:30 a.m. on Royal Palm Avenue near Dora Street.

Lightning causes brush fire at Prairie Pines Reserve in North Fort Myers

2 Jul 2020 03:53

No structures were threatened by the flames.

Does sunshine really kill coronavirus?

2 Jul 2020 03:13

We know that being outdoors is better than being indoors when it comes to the spread of the coronavirus. But what about the impact of sunshine?

Father and son reunited thanks to Raptors/FGCU agreement

2 Jul 2020 01:26

"I get a chance to watch my son coach NBA players and work with NBA players on the same floor where I work everyday," Marsh said.

Local band leader recovers from coronavirus, leaves hospital

1 Jul 2020 22:56

Miller said he believes breathing is something everyone takes for granted until they no longer can.

School District of Lee County cancels in-person graduations at Hertz Arena

1 Jul 2020 22:20

The school district felt this was the best decision for graduates and their families.

Employee at Cape Coral Yacht Club pool tests positive for COVID-19

1 Jul 2020 22:09

The pool and pool area was cleaned with an EPA-approved cleaning solution and disinfected by a licensed professional before the pool reopened.

Judge rules in favor of Lee County's lime rock mining plan

1 Jul 2020 22:01

The land is called the Density Reduction Groundwater Resource study area, and two weeks ago, a judge ruled in favor of Lee County's approval process for lime rock mining there, despite pushback from nearby businesses and residents. 

Cape Coral City Council to decide on emergency mask ordinance today

1 Jul 2020 21:52

Violating the ordinance would be a non-criminal infraction.

Traffic Alerts: July 1

1 Jul 2020 20:48

All your traffic alerts for July 1

Man found dead on Naples shoreline

1 Jul 2020 20:47

The scene is still active.

WWII flyover planes to replace Fort Myers July 4 firework show

1 Jul 2020 20:20

Thousands of people typically crowd downtown Fort Myers for Freedom Fest. But this year, the pandemic is forcing the River District Alliance to get creative.

FWC announces new state reef fish angler designation requirement

1 Jul 2020 19:57

Anglers can sign up for the new designation for free wherever saltwater licenses are sold.

Review: Virginia Woolf - A Grand Old Woman of Literature?

1 Jul 2020 19:41

James King's literary biography answers that question affirmatively through an analysis of Virginia Woolf's work and life...

One-day drive-up coronavirus testing site to open on Marco Island

1 Jul 2020 19:36

The testing site will be located at Veterans Community Park at 901 Park Ave. from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Fort Myers Beaches will remain open, masks now required

1 Jul 2020 19:31

Fort Myers Beach will remain open with no parking restrictions.

Punta Gorda PicklePlex to begin charging membership fee

1 Jul 2020 19:09

"People are out there wanting to play. But we cannot keep the courts open if we cannot pay our bills," said PicklePlex secretary Glorida Reilly.

Russian voters back a ploy by President Vladimir Putin to rule until 2036

1 Jul 2020 19:00

For now, Putin's presidency looks likely to end in 2036, when he will turn 84.

SCCF worker captures rare video of 'boiling' loggerhead turtle nest

1 Jul 2020 17:42

Rare video shows loggerhead sea turtles emerging from their nest.

Clewiston Fire Dept. warns about hot car dangers with rescue demonstration

1 Jul 2020 17:03

In 2019, there were 52 children who died in heat-related car deaths that could've been prevented. 

Crews extinguish brush fire on Homestead Road in Lehigh Acres

1 Jul 2020 17:02

Firefighters are still working to put out hot spots.

Harvey Weinstein victims awarded $19 million settlement

1 Jul 2020 16:40

Survivors will now be free to tell their stories without fear of retribution.

Lee Virtual School extends enrollment application

1 Jul 2020 16:01

In order for students to receive credit, enrollment in LVS is expected to be a complete semester.

Lee County Manager says Collier commissioner irresponsibly invited East Coasters to our beaches

1 Jul 2020 15:39

Lee County said all county beaches and parking lots will remain open for the holiday weekend and it has no plans to shut down beaches.

Southwest Florida coronavirus case totals for Wednesday, July 1

1 Jul 2020 15:35

Here's a list of all coronavirus cases in Southwest Florida.

Astronauts perform spacewalk to replace batteries on ISS

1 Jul 2020 15:22

The new batteries that are being installed are expected to last the rest of the space station's life.

8-year-old's St. James City lemonade stand has sweet backstory

1 Jul 2020 14:59

Those who live on Pine Island have been supportive of Zingarelli's mission.

NYPD budget slashed by $1 billion

1 Jul 2020 14:41

Calls to defund or abolish the police have become a familiar demand at police brutality protests across the country.

Fox News fires Ed Henry over sexual misconduct allegation

1 Jul 2020 14:32

Fox News' chief executive and the president said Ed was terminated based on investigative findings.

Tom Hanks: 'Shame on you' if you aren't wearing a mask

1 Jul 2020 14:04

Hanks is urging people to "do your part" to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Sanibel fertilizer ordinance goes into effect today

1 Jul 2020 12:55

Algae blooms in local waterways are enhanced by stormwater runoff that has excess nutrients from fertilizers. 

Fort Myers Bass Pro jumper arrested for drunken incident at hotel

1 Jul 2020 12:23

According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, 27-year-old Daniel Armendariz was taken into custody.

Cape Coral police searching for Walmart thieves

1 Jul 2020 12:09

They were seen getting into a silver four-door car and leaving the parking lot after the incident.

Florida gov reverses "reef safe" sunscreen ordinance

1 Jul 2020 11:55

DeSantis decided to side with health and sunscreen advocates who argued that people's health outweighed the threat to coral reefs. 

Collier County schools to announce reopening plans on July 15

1 Jul 2020 11:46

CCPS will announce the reopening plans on July 15.

White Florida officer charged for shoving kneeling Black woman

1 Jul 2020 11:19

The officer's status will be changed to administrative leave without pay.

Health officials see increase in younger COVID-19 patients at NCH facilities

1 Jul 2020 10:32

The median age of patients in these hospitals is 33 years old, according to health officials.

Fort Myers Beach to decide on beach restrictions today ahead of July 4 weekend

1 Jul 2020 03:44

The meeting comes after Lee County commissioners decided to keep Lee County beaches open for the holiday weekend.

Governor DeSantis again extends order suspending evictions, foreclosures

1 Jul 2020 03:27

Governor DeSantis has again extended the executive order suspending evictions and mortgage foreclosures until 12:01 a.m. on August 1, 2020.

Wild boars destroying yards in Lehigh Acres

1 Jul 2020 03:00

Wild boars are destroying yards in Lehigh Acres causing hundreds if not thousands of dollars in damage.