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Cape’s budget workshops to begin

August 2, 2018 Cape Coral City Council will hold two budget workshops next week in conjunction with the city’s Budget Review Committee. more »»

Back-to-school tax-free holiday starts today

August 2, 2018 Families can keep a little extra cash in their pockets with the tax-free holiday this weekend. The 2018 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday will run from Aug. 3-5. more »»

Cape man charged with second degree murder

August 2, 2018 A Cape Coral man has been charged with second degree murder following a shooting behind his home Tuesday. Gerald . more »»

Man, arrested, accused of assaulting girl

August 2, 2018 A Fort Myers man has been arrested in connection with the sexual battery of a 14-year-old girl in a Fort Myers Beach bathroom. more »»

School board approves $1.44 billion tentative budget

August 2, 2018 The Lee County School Board approved a tentative budget earlier this week of $1.44 billion dollars, a reduction from the previous budget of $1.5 billion. more »»

In-demand medical field training offered

August 2, 2018 In Southwest Florida, jobs in the medical field are in high demand, and not just surgeons and nurse. more »»

Critically endangered Goliath grouper among thousands of dead fish removed from Sanibel beaches in the last two days

August 1, 2018 Thirty Goliath grouper carcasses — a species listed as critically endangered — and two tarpon were among the thousands of dead fish collected on Sanibel beaches in the last two days. more »»

Dead fish dotting shoreline of beaches on Captiva

August 1, 2018 While not to the extent of Sanibel and other beaches, Captiva is also experiencing fish kills. more »»

$700,000 earmarked for Lee County algae battle

August 1, 2018 Lee County will get $700,000 from the state Department of Environmental Regulation to combat algae and remove it from various tributaries and canals along the Caloosahatchee River. more »»

County places trash receptacles on beaches for dead fish disposal

August 1, 2018 Lee County has placed trash receptacles in key locations where residents can dispose of fish that washed ashore near to their homes and businesses due to red tide: Lynn Hall Memorial Beach Park 95... more »»

Army Corps meeting maxed out

July 31, 2018 By CJ HADDAD cjhaddad@breezenewspaper. more »»

Cape Council sets not-to-exceed property tax rate at current level

July 31, 2018 Cape Coral capped its property tax rate at its current level Monday. The Cape Coral City Council approved a tentative not-to-exceed millage rate of 6.75, the same as last year. more »»

Cape Council again fields water quality concerns

July 31, 2018 Cape Coral City Council heard another round of complaints from residents concerned about water quality Monday. Help may be on the horizon, however. more »»

Lee County directs contractor to assist with effort to clean county beaches

July 31, 2018 Lee County has hired its debris-removal contractor to supplement efforts currently underway by Parks & Recreation employees to clean county beaches affected by the recent red tide fish kill. more »»

Cape man charged with homicide

July 31, 2018 At 11:55 a.m. Tuesday, Cape Coral Police responded to 1809 Harbour Circle in report of shots being fired. Responding officers discovered a deceased white male on a dock in back of the residenc. more »»

Fish, sea grass kill, inundates Fort Myers Beach

July 31, 2018 Victims of the water quality state of emergency are washing up on Fort Myers Beach’s shores daily. The beach is being inundated with sea grasses, dead fish and drift algae. more »»

Area officials advocate for Southwest Florida in D.C.

July 31, 2018 A conversation in the Capitol focused on Florida last week. The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force is a 14-member committee established in 1996 with the Water Resources Development Act. more »»

‘Dark days:’ Red tide results in massive fish kill

July 30, 2018 Dead fish by the thousands are washing up on local beaches, killed by a high concentration of red tide in both on-shore and off-shore waters up and down the coas. more »»

Army Corps of Engineers to meet in Cape Coral, Lehigh, on Tuesday

July 30, 2018 The great blue-green algal bloom outbreak of 2018 has impacted numerous municipalities across Southwest Florida— with Cape Coral being right at the forefront. more »»

Fort Myers Beach struck with sea grass, fish kill

July 30, 2018 Signs of the ongoing water quality state of emergency are washing up on Fort Myers Beach's shores. The beach is inundated with sea grasses, dead fish and drift algae today. more »»



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