FGCU, Lee County study on algae clean-up to yield results by summer 2022

The Calusa Waterkeeper says we are ahead of schedule this year when it comes to the amount of algae in our waters. Lee County is now teaming up with Florida Gulf Coast University on a new experiment to clean up the algae. There are several gallons of water filled with plants being tested for nitrogen […]

Water quality activists push state for toxin-measuring standards

Starting Wednesday, Florida will go over its water quality standards. The state currently has no criteria when it comes to measuring the cyanotoxins in our waterways, toxins linked to blue-green algae Clean water activists will be requesting that the state create standards to measure those toxins, but this isn’t anything new. The state reviews its […]

Vaccines available for children, teens from more SWFL locations

The COVID-19 vaccine is being made available to kids and teenagers ages 12 to 15 from more and more locations. Lee Health is already administering the Pfizer vaccine to this age group as of Thursday. One of the first young people to get the shot says she felt an obligation to keep people safe around […]

SWFL mother’s initiative helps notify families quickly when loved ones are hurt

A mom devastated by her daughter’s death—in part because she wasn’t notified until hours after she died—is working to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen to other families. Picture your child or a family member getting into an accident and being seriously injured without you learning about it for another six hours. That is […]

Fort Myers police investigating stabbing at Travel Inn motel

The Fort Myers Police Department has roped off a motel parking lot while it investigates a stabbing Tuesday morning. Police say a call came in at 2:55 a.m. from the Travel Inn motel at 2939 Cleveland Ave. The victim is a man being treated at Lee Memorial Hospital for injuries FMPD says are not life-threatening. […]

Virtual water quality summit to address SWFL algae issues Monday

A group of water experts is taking its concerns about the state of Southwest Florida’s waterways to lawmakers Monday in the SWFL Virtual Water Summit hosted by the Naples Daily News and The News-Press. Southwest’s Florida’s economy depends on our water quality, and the experts want to avoid a lot of algae dirtying our waters. […]

Fort Myers mother seeks justice 15 years after son’s murder

A young Southwest Florida man was murdered 15 years ago, and his mother is still hoping for justice. The tragic death remains a mystery with no new leads or arrests. Time hasn’t made loss any easier for Debbie Harrison, whose son Josh Kent was murdered just four days before Mother’s Day in 2006. His killer […]

The COVID-19 vaccine’s safety for children

Your children could soon be eligible for vaccination, but now an emotional debate has risen among parents: Do you get your child vaccinated? It seems some parents are hesitant, concerned about potential unknown side effects of the vaccine. One mom from Port Charlotte didn’t even want to be named or show her face on camera, […]

Bringing business to downtown Fort Myers

We’re getting a look at one of the big events promised with the opening of the remodeled Caloosa Sound Convention Center in downtown Fort Myers. Mayor Kevin Anderson said that once the pandemic is behind us, he expects the convention center to get a lot more use. The center and the Luminary Hotel have already […]

Latest iPhone update adds increased privacy protection, transparency

Chances are that one of the first things you did this morning was check your phone—and your phone was also tracking your movements But now, new privacy settings from Apple let you stop it tracking your activities between apps. By pressing just one button, you now have more control over your privacy settings, which means […]