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No stimulus check yet? IRS bringing back phone operators

May 21, 2020 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been making direct deposits and mailing out economic impact (stimulus) payments of up to $1,200 per qualifying adult and $500 per qualifying dependent since... more »»

CDC releases ‘Opening Up America Again’ benchmarks

May 20, 2020 As states begin reopening efforts, the Centers for Disease Control has released a 60-page summary of the "CDC’s initiatives, activities, and tools in support of the Whole-of-Government response to... more »»

Individuals, businesses can apply for new county assistance program beginning Tuesday

May 20, 2020 Folks who need help paying the rent or a utility bill and who earn under $55,000 or whose small business has suffered due to the economic fallout from the state's response to the COVID-19 are all... more »»

Lee Health: Millions spent on employee incentive pay, meals program and more

May 20, 2020 With Monday’s announcement of voluntary layoffs and “summer sabbatical” programs for Lee Health employees designed to reduce costs, system officials on Wednesday touted all they have done to benefit... more »»

Commissioner Fried & FDACS warn consumers about COVID-19 contact tracing text message scams

May 20, 2020 Officials are warning of a number of COVID-19 contact tracing text messaging scams. "Contact tracing is a powerful public health tool that helps stop the further spread of COVID-19. more »»

State approves Lee County’s minimum standards for vacation rentals

May 20, 2020 The state on Wednesday approved Lee County’s minimum standards so that reservations can resume for vacation rentals, which had been prohibited under a prior executive order from Gov. Ron DeSantis. more »»

Pedestrian fatality reported on Skyline Tuesday morning

May 19, 2020 Cape Coral police are asking anyone with information related to a pedestrian fatality that occurred in the 4500 block of Skyline Boulevard around midnight to contact the department. more »»

Council looks to find common ground on Tropicana Park

May 19, 2020 The Cape Coral City Council believes it has found some common ground for the development of Tropicana Park. more »»

Red, White & POOF!

May 19, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has forced communities nationwide to cancel all and any big events. On Monday, the virus claimed another victim. more »»

County approves plan for vacation rentals; awaiting state nod

May 19, 2020 If approved by the state, short-term vacation rentals could resume as early as Wednesday in Lee County. more »»

Boaters beware -- Manatees, mating herds typical in local waterways

May 19, 2020 Springtime inspires mating seasons for a variety of wildlife, from alligators to wading birds. And Florida’s state marine mammal — the manatee — is a highlighted species that starts to see sparks fly. more »»

Lee County to open more Parks & Recreation sites and amenities

May 19, 2020 Because of continued voluntary compliance and the community’s greater awareness for Centers for Disease Control guidelines, Lee County will reopen pools, playgrounds, pavilions, courts, multi-purpos... more »»

Cape Council discusses possible park at city-owned D&D site

May 19, 2020 The Cape Coral City Council revisited its city-owned D&D property in Matlacha Monday, taking into consideration the severe dearth of boat ramps in the Cape. more »»

NFM Fire District distributes bike helmets

May 19, 2020 Hundreds of bike riders are safer today, thanks to the North Fort Myers Fire District. more »»

Lee County Library System to open doors at five facilities after Memorial Day

May 19, 2020 Library patrons will be able to visit the county’s regional libraries with limited service, hours and capacity beginning Tuesday, May 26. more »»

Transportation Disadvantaged progam extended

May 19, 2020 The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to extend an agreement with the State of Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged to allow Lee County to serve as the Community... more »»

Coronavirus update for Tuesday

May 19, 2020 By the Numbers As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, there are 46,994 cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in Florida, an increase of 502 since FDOH’s last update Monday morning. more »»

Smoke shuts down a segment of I-75 in North Fort Myers

May 19, 2020 The Florida Highway Patrol shut down Interstate 75 for nearly two hours Monday morning near Bayshore Road at mile marker 144 due to poor visibility from a nearby fire. more »»

Update on I-75 closure near Bayshore Road

May 18, 2020 According to the Florida Highway Patrol, southbound Interstate 75 traffic is being diverted at Tuckers Grade Exit 158. Northbound Interstate 75 traffic is being diverted at Bayshore Road Exit 143. more »»

All lanes of I-75 reopened

May 18, 2020 Shortly before noon today, the Florida Highway Patrol reported that all lanes of I-75 in North Fort Myers have reopened. more »»



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