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Man Arrested For Attempted Murder

On Sunday, November 18, 2018, at approximately 4:55 pm, officers with the Fort Myers Police Department responded to 9822 Bernwood Place Drive. This was in reference to a male armed with a long gun shooting at vehicles.  Once on scene, officers spoke to several witnesses. They described a white male armed with a...

Red Cross Offers 25 Ways to Safely Cook and Travel this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is here! This week, millions of people will take to the road and kitchen to share the holiday with loved ones. Thanksgiving is a peak time for congested travel and home cooking fires. The American Red Cross Florida’s Southern Gulf Chapter asks everyone to follow the steps below to help stay safe this holiday.

New Zealand Wines

New Zealand, the whimsically landscaped country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, is known as the Land of the Long White Cloud. Formed by fire and ice, volcanic and glacial activity are almost nonexistent in modern times but have left the country with excellent soil for the grape growing industry. Although technically located at temperate latitudes, being a narrow tract...

LCSO Tracks Down Grinch Who Tries to Steal Early Christmas from Business

On Saturday November, 10, 2018, deputies responded to Galeana Kia at 14483 S. Tamiami Trail. This was in reference to a past occurred burglary to a business. Upon further investigation, it was determined that at 12:17 a.m. a Hyundai SUV drove up the ramp to the front door of the dealership. The vehicle was...

Junior ROTC Runners Make Donation to FMPD

The Fort Myers Police Department Cops & Joggers committee presented members of the Mariner High School JROTC program with an award. They were the fastest JROTC Team in the 11th Annual Cops & Joggers 5K Race held on October 13th, 2018. At the same time, the cadets presented the Fort Myers Police Department’s Fallen Officer...

Learn to fall in love with Indoor Cycle Classes

Just the thought of sitting on a stationary bike in a dark room for 45 minutes probably turns your nose up at indoor cycling, right? Don’t give up so easy! This class gets your heart rate up, is highly motivating and a great way to escape from your stressed out day...

Meet Kid With Style Mia Mazurkiewicz

Teacher, Mayor, Governor and Olympian are the goals 11-year-old Mia Mazurkiewicz has set for herself. Every day she moves closer to accomplishing these goals. Each career day at school, Mia either is a teacher or a scientist. She helps her dad, former Cape Coral Mayor Joe Mazurkiewicz, with his duties as liaison to...

Detectives seeking information on school threat

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help. They need to generate information on a threat posted in a bathroom at Cypress Lake Middle School earlier this week. According to detectives, a written threat of violence was found at the school on Wednesday afternoon, November 14th.  An unknown person wrote “shooting Nov...

LEE HEALTH INTRODUCES KIDS’ MINDS MATTER

Lee Health and Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida has announced a new $10 million campaign to support Kids’ Minds Matter.  Kids' Minds Matter aims to improve access to care for families and provide a framework to connect community partners. The organization has already funded new diagnostic and treatment protocols that will roll out in the...

A Life Interrupted

There are so many touching stories about military families and the sacrifices they make, but the bittersweet one I’d like to share is about my neighbor, Jack. Jack is a Vietnam Vet who did three tours and, consequently, lived a life interrupted.  Jack’s high school sweetheart was Dianne. Shortly after...