5 Things to Know: Jan. 18

5 Things to Know: Local News 1.) Arctic blast hits Southwest Florida Southwest Florida isn’t a place accustomed to cold weather, but that’s exactly what we’ll be experiencing this morning as you start your day. Thanks to the movement of a dry cold front o

Hundreds lose power in SWFL during frigid cold

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA – Hundreds of Lee County Electric Cooperative and Florida Power & Light customers lost power throughout Southwest Florida during frigid temperatures Thursday morning. The majority of customers without power were in North Fort Myers, with about 220 outages according to LCEC. There were also power outages reported on Marco Island, Sanibel, and Lehigh Acres.…