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Prescribed burn happening in Estero
A local fire department says to expect smoky skies in areas of Lee County around a state park due to a prescribed burn. According to Estero Fire Rescue, a prescribed burn was set at Koreshan State Park on Thursday. If you’re driving through the area, be aware of potentially heavy...
Bonita Springs Feb 22 Weekly Crime Report
During the last week, Bonita Springs reported a total of 12 crime cases, showing a concerning trend in public safety. The most frequent crime was disturbances, with 5 incidents, accounting for 42% of the total cases, followed by assault, which had 3 incidents, making up 25% of the cases. Theft was reported twice, representing 17% of the total crimes, while shooting and domestic-related incidents were the least frequent, each with one case, contributing 8% to the overall crime rate. The data indicates that the majority of the crimes occurred during the evening or night hours, suggesting a possible correlation between the time of day and the likelihood of crime occurrence. The community is urged to remain vigilant, especially during these hours, and report any suspicious activities to the authorities to help reduce the crime rate.
Florida Couple Arrested After Beastiality Investigation in East Lee County
In a shocking and deeply disturbing turn of events, a married couple from North Fort Myers, East Lee County, has been arrested following an investigation into allegations of bestiality. "I am disgusted by the actions of these two East Lee County residents. I will not tolerate any kind of abuse in Lee County," said Sheriff Carmine Marceno. "I stand by my guarantee to protect those who cannot protect themselves, and put criminals behind bars."
More consumers speak out about Lee County roofing contractor
After a roofing contractor’s license was suspended by the Punta Gorda Building Board in January, customers of MTS Construction are speaking out about their poor experiences with the company and its principals. Lee County Economic Crimes Unit also is taking reports for those seeking to be involved in a...
I-75 southbound near Corkscrew Road shutdown due to granite in the road
The Lee County Sheriff's Office says all southbound lanes of I-75 are closed after Corkscrew Rd (near MM 121) due to granite covering the roadway.
SWFL hair braider talks about hair discrimination
Keesha Allen-Thomas takes Fox 4 through her hair journey as a black woman and the long history of hair braiding.
Division over new trail project in Bonita Springs
This video is either unavailable or not supported in this browser. No compatible source was found for this media. Session ID: 2024-02-23:551dbd0d9fdcfebad6950837 Player Element ID: 6347412251112. For most, it is full steam ahead for plans to turn abandoned railroads into a place for hiking and biking, but some say this...
Motorists alerted about double home games during Spring Training
Spring Training is back, and Lee County’s Traffic Operations Center reminds motorists to be prepared for increased traffic near the stadiums at game time, especially when the Minnesota Twins and the Boston Red Sox take to their respective fields at the same time on the same day. This year,...
Lee Commissioners pause on land buy for recycling plant near Pelican Preserve
People in Pelican Preserve petitioned against future land purchase for a nearby recycling plant. The Lee County Commissioners chose to postpone the vote on the sale after residents spoke Tuesday.
Crews continue to battle Lee County wildfire
A wildfire in Lee County has burned at least one barn. The Virginia Department of Forestry reports a more than 500 acre wildfire is burning off Hickory Hill Road near the Blackwater community. Crews were actively working to contain the fire as of Wednesday evening. The Blackwater Volunteer Fire Department and Forestry Department crews were battling the fire. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office announced that a burning law was in effect through April 30. Burning is prohibited after 4 p.m. in the county if the fire is within 300 feet of woodland, brushland or a field containing dry grass or flammable material.
Council Reviews Bonita-Estero Rail Trail Project and Corkscrew Road Sidewalk Agreement; Next Meeting Set for March 6, 2024
On February 21, 2024, the Council discussed several important topics, including the Bonita-Estero Rail Trail (BERT) and the Corkscrew Road River Creek sidewalk agreement. The Council agreed to pay GL Homes $104,994.23, plus an extra $10,000 if needed, after the construction of an asphalt path. This path will be a 10-ft wide walkway on the south side of Corkscrew Road and the River Creek frontage.
Fort Myers woman accused of shooting man in the back
A Fort Myers woman is facing felony and misdemeanor charges, including aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, after police said she shot a man in the back. According to the Fort Myers Police Department, authorities were sent to the Fort Myers scene of an alleged assault, leading to the arrest of 28-year-old Rachel Robinson on Thursday.
Lehigh Acres man charged after plotting to kill Lee County deputy, sheriff's office said
A Lehigh Acres man faces charges after authorities say he plotted the murder-for-hire of a Lee County deputy. Zachary Human, 26, is charged with one count of tampering with a witness and one count of solicitation of murder. He remained in custody Thursday morning on $125,000 bond. The sheriff’s office began investigating Tuesday regarding...
These Lee County gun shops sold the guns used in crimes, according to new federal list
The federal government is doing its best, despite legislative roadblocks, to track guns used in crimes back to where they came from. And of the newly revealed list of gun and pawn shops that have sold the most crime guns, two of the more than 100 on the list in Florida are located in Fort Myers and one each in Cape Coral and Bonita Springs. ...
Fort Myers reconnects with national rail system as Seminole Gulf Railway completes test run
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Seminole Gulf Railway (SGLR) operated its first test train Tuesday, crossing the Caloosahatchee River into Fort Myers. It delivered railcars trapped in Fort Myers back to the national rail system. This comes 17 months after Hurricane Ian destroyed the railroad bridges. Since that infamous storm,...
Delight in the Taste of Mexico: Discover 4 Exquisite Mexican Restaurants in Bonita Springs
In this article, we will be exploring four delightful Mexican restaurants located in Bonita Springs. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If yes, we would love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
Seashell hunt turns creepy when woman finds human jawbone on beach, Florida cops say
It still held a tooth, photos show.
Lee County teacher shortage may be more severe than anticipated
This video is either unavailable or not supported in this browser. No compatible source was found for this media. Session ID: 2024-02-22:89d6e3b3ed36b1b1e6259504 Player Element ID: 6347355645112. Despite the recent pay raise, Lee County Schools are still short on teachers; however, the teachers union claims that the number is higher than...
One dead after Motorcycle vs. truck crash on SR-82 in Lehigh Acres
According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, one is injured, and one is dead after a motorcycle crash Wednesday afternoon. Florida Highway Patrol said that the 86-year-old motorcyclist sustained injuries during the crash and was transported to an area hospital. It is unclear what condition he is in. The...
These North Fort Myers, FL based Kittens are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around north fort myers.