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Sajoma Deli in Collier County Cited for 12 Health Violations, Requires Follow-up InspectionGary SmithNewsBreak Contributor
Massive Great Wolf Lodge opening in Florida.Jim O’RearNewsBreak Contributor
Florida Couple Arrested After Beastiality Investigation in East Lee CountyLilly RocheNewsBreak Contributor
A Culinary Journey: 6 Mexican Restaurants in Estero You Can't Miss
This article presents a curated list of six Mexican restaurants in Estero. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these places? If yes, we would love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below:
Small plane makes emergency landing on NE Cape Coral residential street
CAPE CORAL, Fla. — A single-engine plane crashed near the intersection of Vogiantzis Parkway and Andalusia Boulevard in Cape Coral on Saturday morning. The Cape Coral Fire Department (CCFD), Cape Coral Police Department, and Lee County Port Authority Fire/Rescue are currently on scene. According to CCFD, the pilot left...
Sugarshack Downtown Bringing Music and Food to Bonita Springs
A new restaurant and live entertainment concept is opening in Bonita Springs soon, Greg Hood, the General Manager of Sugarshack Downtown Bonita Springs, told FFBW. Brickyard Hollow, a Maine-based restaurant brand, is venturing to southwest Florida in partnership with the Sugarshack Music Channel to bring an ambitious new food, beverage and live performance experience to Bonita Springs.
Cape Coral Feb 23 Weekly Crime Report
During the last week, Cape Coral reported a total of 9 crime cases. The data shows a range of offenses, with Arrests and Disturbances topping the list, each accounting for 2 cases. Other reported crimes included Theft, Vandalism, Suspicious Situation, Burglary, and Trespass, each with 1 case. The distribution of these crimes indicates that the place is grappling with a variety of law and order situations. It's noteworthy that no single type of crime dominated the reports, suggesting a spread of different issues rather than a concentrated problem. This diverse crime pattern calls for a comprehensive approach from law enforcement to address the various challenges effectively.
Man arrested for false bomb threat at Tiki Bar in San Carlos Park
SAN CARLOS PARK, Fla. — On the morning of Feb. 23, the Lee County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) responded to the Tiki Bar in San Carlos Park for a bomb threat. The 911 caller told operators the bomb was set to go off in 20 minutes, according to reports. They...
City approves $7M for largest road paving project in Fort Myers
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Recently, the Fort Myers City Council took a significant step forward by approving over $7 million for road repaving this year. Peter Bieniek, Director of Public Works, highlighted the magnitude of this initiative, noting that it marks the city's largest paving project to date. "Paving...
Major water main breaks in Fort Myers come as city looks at expanding water capacity
Residents of some Fort Myers neighborhoods who have had to withstand low water pressure in recent years are again making trips to the store to buy clean water until the city's latest water crisis has abated. The city suffered the second water main break of the week on Friday, leading...
Delivery driver transported to hospital after car rams into them in Cape Coral
Authorities are investigating a crash scene in Cape Coral that injured a delivery driver, which drew the response of a helicopter and a large law enforcement presence. According to the Cape Coral Police Department, officers are investigating a crash with injuries near the 1700 block of Chiquita Boulevard North. A...
Bonita Estero Rail Trail project boosted by $82M land deal
The Bonita Estero Rail Trail project hit a milestone four years in the making, with Trust for Public Land securing a purchase and sale agreement on a 14.9-mile segment of the Seminole Gulf Railway that stretches from Alico Road to Collier County for $82 million. Trust for Public Land, or...
This Week's 3 Most Expensive Houses Around Fort Myers!
In the vibrant real estate market around Fort Myers, Florida, several luxurious properties have recently been sold at staggering prices. Let's delve into the details of three of the most expensive real estate transactions in the area.
Local Residents Invited to Celebrate 'St. Pawtrick's Day' with Discounted Pet Adoptions in Fort Myers
Lee County Domestic Animal Services in Fort Myers, Florida, is hosting a special event in March 2024. The event features reduced adoption fees, with dogs available for $20 and cats/kittens for $30, pending application approval.
Seminole Gulf Railway reopens nearly 17 months after Hurricane Ian
This video is either unavailable or not supported in this browser. No compatible source was found for this media. Session ID: 2024-02-24:c0dda309c7c33f3341fe788d Player Element ID: 6347491668112. Shortly after Hurricane Ian passed 17 months ago, officials explained how vital the then-ruined Seminole Gulf Railway was for getting resources to Southwest Florida.
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.
What businesses are heading to Beachwalk
Several businesses and restaurants are expected to open this year in Beachwalk including Kilwins first location with a drive-through.
Restoration and Protection Project Begins at Carlos Pointe Beach, Fort Myers
Beach Works is set to start construction at Carlos Pointe Beach, Fort Myers Beach, Florida, on February 24, 2024. This is part of the Estero Island Truck Haul Project, funded by the Florida Department of Emergency Management. The project involves moving and shaping sand.
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.
State opposes separate trials for man accused of 2019 Cape Coral murders
State prosecutors oppose a motion seeking separate trials filed by a Fort Myers man facing capital murder charges in the 2019 deaths of two Cape Coral women. Wade Wilson, 29, is charged with the first-degree murder of Kristine Melton, 35; grand theft of Melton's car; battery on Melissa Montanez, 41; first-degree murder of Diane Ruiz, 43; burglary of a dwelling belonging to Kent Amlin or Fannie Amlin; and petty theft from Kent Amlin or Fannie Amlin.
Discovery of man and woman killed in Palm Beach County park ends in second arrest
WEST PALM BEACH — Almost two years after investigators found a man and woman shot to death in a Palm Beach County park, deputies have arrested a man they believe pulled the trigger. Raymond Anderson III, 42, of Lehigh Acres, is the second person charged in connection with the...
Burger ball: March Madness is here so tell us your favorite places for burgers in Lee County
March Madness is rapidly approaching and with that comes the beloved brackets. Which got us thinking about burgers. Inspired by your reaction whenever we write about burgers ― with cheese or not ― we’re giving you the chance to share your favorite SWFL places to enjoy a burger. ...