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FMPD Officer Megan Pate named City Employee of the Quarter

Officer Megan Pate of the Fort Myers Police Department was named the City of Fort Myers Employee of the Quarter for the 4th quarter of 2018.  Chief Derrick Diggs presented Officer Pate with a trophy and certificate on behalf of the City. He thanked the officer for her work with local schools and...

Lee County Sheriff’s Office hosts Cyber Theft Seminar

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a free seminar for seniors on cyber theft. The seminar is at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers. The seminar will focus on creating strong passwords, the dangers...

5 Things To Do This Weekend in Fort Myers (Feb 15-17)

Classic cars, crafts, music, parades, weddings and more! Making weekend plans?  Check out these 5 things to do this weekend in Fort Myers: Music Walk Friday:  Enjoy great sounds during a casual evening in the Downtown Fort Myers River District! Music Walk is FREE to Attend.  Fun for...

Suspect Arrested in Text Threat to FM High School

During a Fort Myers High School basketball game on Wednesday evening, February 13, 2019, an FMPD School Resource Officer became aware of threatening text messages. The messages were being sent by a known suspect stating that he would shoot a targeted individual and shoot up Fort Myers High School. Detectives and Road Patrol officers searched for the suspect through the...

UNITED WAY VITA TAXATHON GENERATES $100,645 IN SAVINGS & REFUNDS

United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee launched the 2019 tax season with its second annual “Taxathon.” This is a 12-hour free tax preparation and filing event designed to help families who may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Care Credits. United Way’s Taxathon was held for individuals and families...

Identities Sought for Pair of Suspected Target Shoplifters

The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the pictured male and female suspects in reference to a theft that occurred on February 4, 2019. The suspects are seen on video surveillance after they allegedly stole merchandise from the Target Department Store at 9350 Dynasty Drive in The Forum....

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR UNCOMMON FRIENDS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

The Uncommon Friends Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2019-2020 student scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded to deserving individuals who want to pursue post-secondary degrees in education, law, technology, healthcare, technical, hospitality, and other studies. Applications are open to all, including veterans, single...

FREE PAIN CLINIC EXPANDS IN FORT MYERS

The Southwest Florida Free Pain Clinic will hold a grand opening at its new location from 4-6 p.m. on Feb. 28. The clinic is located at 6831 Palisades Park Court, Unit 3, in Fort Myers. The open house will feature refreshments and tours of the facility, the opportunity to meet...

Armed Robbery Investigation in North Fort Myers

On Saturday, February 9, 2019, at approximately 2:22 a.m., Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 560 Pine Island Road, North Fort Myers, reference an armed robbery that resulted  in a shooting.  Due to the nature of the incident, Major Crimes Unit detectives responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

Edison Festival of Light is Tomorrow (Saturday!)

The Edison Festival of Light kicks off tomorrow with three big events throughout Southwest Florida! Each is unique in its own way and you don’t want to miss any of them! STEMtastic Day of Discovery Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Public Education Building (2855 Colonial Blvd) - The...

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