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One killed, two wounded in shooting on Fort Myers Beach

An altercation on the beach behind the Lani Kai Island Resort on Fort Myers Beach after midnight on Wednesday ended in gunfire that left one person dead and two others wounded.The Fort Myers Beach Fire Department responded at approximately 12:38 a.m. and treated multiple victims, said Executive ...

34th Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship postponed

The 34th Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship has been postponed. In an announcement issued this afternoon, organizers of the popular event held on Fort Myers Beach said the plans for the annual November event have been difficult to move forward with given the uncertainty that is ...

School board again weighs graduation options

Seniors and their families are not alone in their disappointment about graduations this year -- the Lee County School Board still isn't happy with suggested options for the pomp and circumstance ceremonies.Two new graduation options presented to the board meeting last Wednesday -- a drive-thru ...

Annexing Paradise Isle into Cape?

The Paradise Isle development project in North Fort Myers promises to be a game changer.And some residents are looking ahead to make sure the community gets full benefit of the billion-dollar waterfront project by making sure it retains its North Fort Myers address.A petition on Change.org is ...

As coronavirus cases surge, Lee Health responds to tough environment

Florida experienced one of its most deadly reporting days for COVID-19 on July 14 when 132 new deaths tied to the coronavirus were reported statewide.Florida cases of COVID-19 reached a new one-day national record with 15,300 new positives reported on July 11. As of July 14, the total number of ...

School board again weighs graduation options

Seniors and their families are not alone in their disappointment about graduations this year -- the Lee County School Board still isn't happy with suggested options for the pomp and circumstance ceremonies.Two new graduation options presented to the board meeting last Wednesday -- a drive-thru ...

Margaritaville project faces new lawsuit

Within a span of 24 hours, those in favor of the Margaritaville project on Fort Myers Beach went from jubilation to frustration as a July 8 appellate court ruling in favor of the town over Margaritaville was followed up the next day by a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the town's ...

Santa Claus makes early appearance at Shell Factory

Christmas in July at the Shell Factory & Nature Park has always been a popular promotion. The best part of it is when Santa Claus makes an appearance, whether it be at the Christmas House or meeting with kids for breakfast.On Sunday, it was the latter as numerous families gathered at ...

Meet the candidates for State House District 77

The race for State House District 77 appears on both the Aug. 18 Primary and Nov. 3 General Election ballotsThe Republican primary has two candidates, Bryan Blackwell, a financial advisor with Molloy Financial Group, and Mike Giallombardo, the owner of Cyber Security Total Intelligence ...