University of Florida reverses, to have in-person classes

The University of Florida will open its upcoming semester with in-person classes, reversing itself within hours of telling students the term might begin online because of the state’s renewed COVID-19 outbreak. The Gainesville Sun reports UF administrators sent an email to students Friday afternoon telling them that after consulting with university epidemiologists, plans were being […]

Lake O management plan moving ahead under watchful eye of SWFL leaders

The Lake Okeechobee management plan that has our leaders threatening a lawsuit is moving forward. The Lake Okeechobee System Operation Manual, or LOSOM, is the framework for what’s to come. It’s the same plan that had local leaders calling for change, but Lee County Commission Chair Kevin Ruane said taking any legal action at this […]

Cape Coral man gets jail time for leaving dog tied to tree

A Cape Coral man will serve 180 days in jail for tying his dog to a tree, causing the animal severe injury. Robert Wayne Callahan, 41, initially pleaded not guilty in the case, but changed his plea to guilty and was sentenced Thursday to serve 180 days in the Lee County Jail. He has also […]

Naples ranks 7th on ‘Best Places to Live’ list

One of Southwest Florida’s most beautiful cities has been named one of the “Best places to Live” in the country. U.S. News & World Report ranked 150 of the most populated areas, and Naples came in at No. 7. Two other Florida cities made the top 20: Melbourne at No. 18 and Sarasota at No. […]

Lehigh Acres Army vet surprised with new home

An injured veteran had a life-changing moment when she was given a home – mortgage-free. Army PFC Angela Hatfield took her first steps inside her new Lehigh Acres home on Wednesday alongside her family. She has survived so much but said she doesn’t deserve this gift. Life is full of surprises, and Hatfield believes life […]

Fort Myers man pleads guilty to setting fire at Planned Parenthood building

A Fort Myers man pleaded guilty Monday to setting a fire at a Planned Parenthood last year. A judge ordered Everett Thomas Little, 21, to spend nearly a year in the Lee County Jail, but he’ll receive credit for time served. He was first arrested Oct. 14, four days after the crime. Little threw two […]

‘The Flying Corgis’ bring smiles wherever they go

People love their pets, but a Cape Coral man is taking that love to new heights. Known as “The Flying Corgis,” these pups have a pretty “pawsome” pastime. “It’s real neat. When you fly with the dogs, you put mutt muffs on ’em to protect their ears,” said Robert Willaford, a retired Cape Coral firefighter. […]