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Data scientist charged with unlawfully accessing state messaging system

Rebekah Jones, the Florida Department of Health data scientist who was fired last year over what she claimed was her refusal to manipulate COVID-19 statistics, faces a third-degree felony charge over allegations she illegally accessed a Florida Department of Health messaging system. Jones ...

Second dose of vaccine to be distributed next week

Those who received the COVID-19 vaccine through the Florida Department of Health at Lee County two weeks ago will begin receiving calls from the state's vendor Tidal Basin tomorrow for appointments next week to receive the second shot of the Moderna vaccine. Lee County Government made the ...

CROW helping injured bald eagle recover

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) on Sanibel admitted a bald eagle rescued from a canal in Cape Coral Nov. 8. Unable to fly, CROW veterinarians and staff used radiographs to help determine the eagle suffered a fractured coracoid, one of the bones in the shoulder important for ...

Calusa Waterkeeper to hold online benefit Nov. 14

It's been 30 years since the Estero Bay tributaries were designated as Oustanding Florida Waters. That hasn't made the work any easier for protecting the quality of the water in the region. The Calusa Waterkeeper, in its 25th year fighting for the protection of the Estero Bay tributaries, will ...

Slight shift in coronavirus cases in Lee County

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lee County climbed to 20,025 on Monday from 19,176 a week earlier, an increase of approximately 4%. That represents an increase from last week's change of 1.8% while statewide statistics maintained the same pace they have been on for the past month. On ...

DeSantis appoints Rep. Eagle to head Florida Dept. of Economic Opportunity

Governor Ron DeSantis appointed State House Majority Leader Dane Eagle (R-Cape Coral) to become the next executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). "Leader Eagle is an experienced legislator, a family man, and the right choice to lead DEO,” said Gov. ...

Commissioners approve Conservation 20/20 land purchases

The Lee Board of County Commissioners today Tuesday to approve the purchase of two parcels for Conservation 20/20 totaling more than 600 acres, including land adjacent to Four Mile Cove Ecological Park in Cape Coral and land in Alva. The parcels involve about 193.82 acres located on Four Mile ...

Cape Council talks taxes

Cape Coral City Council made significant changes to the city's mowing program Monday, changing the number of mows on each empty lot and so raising the annual assessment.Gary Eidson, speaking as a resident and not as a member of the Budget Review Committee upon which he serves, said the rules ...