Blue-green algae lingers in Lee and Hendry

Some are worried algae could keep spreading down the Caloosahatchee River as seen over the summer. Neighbors think the blooms have overstayed their welcome. Blue-green algae blooms are lingering in both Lee County and Hendry County but seem to be clearing out more on Tuesday. “I mean it doesn’t look good,” Charlie Lassett said. “There’s…

One dead after car crash in Fort Myers

One person is dead after a motorcycle was cut off by a car on Monday, in Fort Myers, Florida Highway Patrol says. According to FHP, a Chevy Impala being driven by Steffen Bighames, 22, was heading west on Pondella Road in Fort Myers. A motorcycle being driven by William Sanger, 20, was traveling east on…

Election Day voting guide

The following is a list of voting locations in Southwest Florida. Lee County Collier County Charlotte County Hendry County Desoto County Glades County The 12 amendments on the Florida election ballot For Florida voters, there is considerable pressure to be knowledgeable of the 12 amendments on the Nov. 6 election ballot. But it can be…

Whole Foods offers giveaways at grand opening

It’s been years in the making and it’s coming to Fort Myers this week.   Whole Foods is opening at Daniels Parkway and Six Mile Cypress Parkway in south Fort Myers Wednesday.   The area’s growing population and available space make it an attractive option for the market store.   Whole Food’s business model has prompted other grocers to follow suit. Lucky’s Market coming soon…

FMPD received $1 mil for inmate re-entry program

Fort Myers has received money from the federal government to help inmates re-enter society after serving their time behind bars. The Department of Justice will grant $1 million to Fort Myers Police Department to establish an inmate re-entry program into society. “I struggled,” said Neil Volz, a convicted felon. “I went from job opportunity, to…

Vehicle burglar arrested in Cape Coral

A man was arrested by Cape Coral Police Department on burglary charges after he was seen braking into cars in Cape Coral. According to police, Logan Houston, 20, was seen breaking into cars at the Bill Austin Youth Center. A witness saw Houston enter cars that were not his and steal items from inside them…