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Valentine’s Day shooting case closed

An investigation into a deadly shooting on a boat in the Town of Fort Myers Beach on Valentine's Day was closed by the office of Amira Fox, State Attorney for the 12th Judicial District, citing Florida's Stand Your Ground Law.The 35-year-old victim, Louis Daniel Rodriguez, was found dead off ...

Bay Harbour Marina project challenged

Bill Semmer and Joanne Semmer have filed a petition for an administrative hearing over Lee County's approvals for the Bay Harbour project on San Carlos Island.The Semmers, who have homes near the Main Street development, have opposed the project at numerous hearings. After being denied twice, ...

Free parking at county parks, beaches this weekend

In recognition of National Park and Recreation Month, the Lee County Parks & Recreation Department announced there will be free parking at the town's parks and beaches, as well as free pool admission on Saturday, July 25, and Sunday, July 26.The beach sites includes: Bonita Beach ...

Three seats on Lee County Commission up for grabs

There will be Republican primaries Aug. 18 in all three of the seats up for election on the Lee County Board of County Commissioners.Two of the three seats will also feature a Democratic challenger in the November election while all three also have write-in candidates.Much of the discussion ...

Meet the candidates for County Commission

The three Lee County Commission races appear on both the Aug. 18 Primary and Nov. 3 General Election ballots with Republican Primaries for each seat.The District 1 Republican Primary has two candidates, Michael J. Dreikorn, who holds a doctorate in education and is a business owner, and ...

Florida Education Association sues governor

The Florida Education Association has filed a lawsuit to compel Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Commissioner of Richard Corcoran to put on hold their plan for reopening the state's public schools and to implement an online instruction plan due to a resurgence in COVID-19 cases.The suit, filed in ...