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Butterfly Release in Centennial Park

To commemorate the conclusion of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the Fort Myers Police Department’s Victim’s Advocate office will conduct a butterfly release in Centennial Park on Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 1:30 p.m.  The release follows a proclamation by the Mayor of Fort Myers, Mr. Randy Henderson,...

5 Things To Do This Weekend in Fort Myers (April 12 – 14)

Easter egg hunt, movie, music, mystery, RVs and more! Making weekend plans?  Check out these 5 things to do this weekend in Fort Myers: 24th Annual RV Super Saver Show Friday - Sunday: Six local dealers are bringing their best...

Tomstock Festival to Support FMPD K-9’s

Everyone is invited to the annual Tomstock Festival on Saturday, April 13th, at 10600 Sharon Dr in N. Ft. Myers, off SR 31, from noon into the night. This multiple concert and BBQ event will be raising money to benefit the FMPD K9 Unit this year. First responders are...

Arrest Made in Fowler Street Shooting

On Monday, April 8, 2019, at approximately 3:20 p.m., Fort Myers Officers along with the U.S. Marshall’s Task Force arrested Antonio Vega (date of birth 3/2/1996) in connection with a shooting that occurred on March 28, 2019, on Fowler Street.  Mr. Vega was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent...

Law Enforcement Torch Run

On Friday, April 12, 2019, the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Florida will be taking place. The run starts promptly at 8:00 a.m. at the Sheriff’s Office headquarters, 14750 Six Mile Cypress in south Fort Myers and ends at the Sheriff's Office headquarters. The...

Hometown Hero Speaker Series presents Carol Polis in April

Carol Polis, the first female professional boxing judge in the world, will be speaking at the Southwest Florida Military Museum & Library on April 25. The Philadelphia native will be telling her story and answering questions from 5:30-7 p.m. as part of the museum's Hometown Heroes speaker's series. This...

Detectives Make Arrest in 21-Year-Old Cold Case

Investigators with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Unit and Major Crimes Unit arrested a man in connection with a homicide that occurred more than 21 years ago. On 03/02/1998 the Lee County Sheriff’s Office received a missing person report for Thelma Storrs (DOB 10/15/1962). About two weeks later on 03/17/1998, the...


The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida has earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s leading nonprofit watchdog organization, for the 10th consecutive year. This is Charity Navigator’s highest possible rating. It indicates that the organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in...


Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) and Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU.) This kicks off a partnership that addresses the impacts of harmful algal blooms (HAB) to Florida’s environment, economy and quality of life. This MOU was signed Thursday...


The Lee Board of County Commissioners approved a consultant contract on Tuesday. This is to allow the Lee County Department of Transportation to keep pace with technology used in connected and autonomous vehicles and to ensure an efficient transition toward technology for future traffic management.

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