Algae returns to North Fort Myers

A short term solution in cleaning up canals is turning out to be shorter than expected. A contractor began tackling waterways on Friday in North Fort Myers, but it only took about four days for homeowners to start watching the green gunk creep its way back into their yards. Some compare the work to putting…

Lightning sparks brush fire near RSW

Lightning started a 5-acre fire Tuesday evening near Southwest Florida International Airport, according to the Florida Forest Service.
The flames are 25 percent contained, and two tractor plows are assisting crews to extinguish the blaze, according to the Florida Forest Service.
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State waives rules to help red tide cleanup

Cleanup rules are being waived for the removal of dead fish from areas of red tide in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Executive Director Eric Sutton on Tuesday announced the change to try to speed the removal of dead fish — regardless of bag, size, or…