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Stock up on emergency supplies before a hurricane strikes

Supplies are a critical part of every family’s health and safety and should be gathered well in advance of hurricane season each year. Once a storm is imminent, time to shop will be limited, and if supplies are even available, you will have to search for them. It’s advised you have enough supplies to get […]

Avoiding post-storm scams in SWFL

The sun may be out after a tropical system has passed, but so are the scammers. Southwest Floridians have to be on the lookout for people taking advantage of those needing storm repairs. Bad actors will use times of disaster recovery to exploit residents with price gouging and other storm-related scams. Common tactics are repair, […]

Health alert issued in Fort Myers Shores for blue-green algae outbreak in Caloosahatchee

The Florida Department of Health has issued a health alert after finding harmful blue-green algae toxins in the Caloosahatchee River at the Davis Boat Ramp in Fort Myers Shores. The health alert results from a Dec. 1 sample taken from the water in that area. While it isn’t thick or smelly, Calusa Waterkeeper John Cassani […]

School district wants name suggestions for new East Zone elementary school

A new school coming to Lee County needs a name and you have an opportunity to nominate one. The East Zone Elementary School J to receive a permanent name, and the School District of Lee County wants to hear your suggestions. Elementary J shares a campus with the new Lehigh Acres Middle School on Sunrise […]

SWFL chef, caterer Brian Roland injured under elevator at Ferrari Naples

Popular Southwest Florida chef and caterer Brian Roland was injured by a freight elevator at a car dealership Saturday night. According to an incident report from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, first responders found Roland, 42, trapped beneath a freight elevator platform at Ferrari Naples, located at 11291 Tamiami Trail N., at around 9:30 p.m. […]

Collier County man arrested after authorities find drugs, guns during probation check

A 27-year-old Collier County man was arrested during a probation check after authorities found drugs and firearms in his possession. Daniel Nielson faces charges of trafficking LSD, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of cocaine, possession of fentanyl and several other drug-related offenses. According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, deputies and […]

Florida Highway Patrol

Pedestrian dies after struck by vehicle on I-75

A 31-year-old pedestrian was killed as he walked on I-75 in Charlotte County Saturday night. The Lehigh Acres man, according to the Florida Highway Patrol, was walking in the southbound inside lane of I-75 near Tuckers Grade. A pickup, driven by a 23-year-old Naples man, struck the pedestrian. The driver and a 24-year-old Tampa woman, […]

Above-average highs to end the weekend and start the workweek

Above-average high temperatures are in the forecast this afternoon under partly cloudy skies. High temperatures will remain in the 80s into next weekend. While most of us will remain dry this afternoon, a few spot showers will be possible (primarily in the evening). We remain dry to begin the workweek before low-end rain chances return […]

1 dead, 2 injured in Lee County shooting

One man is dead and two others are injured after a shooting at a Lee County home early Sunday. The two men injured were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the sheriff’s office said. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said they were called to a shooting in the 4900 block of Mars Street, just […]

fur from dogs

2 dogs found dead, stuffed in trash bags

Two beloved dogs were found dead after being stuffed inside trash bags. They were found just days after their owner sent desperate pleas for their safe return via Facebook. The woman who found the dogs said she had to break it to the family that these, indeed, were their dogs. That experience was heartbreaking for […]