Lee County Publix champagne thieves at large

Law enforcement are looking for four men who stole $350 worth of high-end champagne from Publix Monday morning. Before noon on July 16, four men entered the Publix on 11851 Palm Beach Boulevard. Surveillance video shows two of the suspects selecting two bottles of Moet champagne and placing them in a shopping cart, according to…

SWFL safety zones for e-commerce exchanges

If you have bought or sold an item using an e-commerce website like Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace, you can exchange your items at designated “exchange safety zones” created by local law enforcement. Safe zones were established so people could make transactions with strangers in a safe public place. These zones are designated with signs and…

Businesses, tourists react to SWFL algae

Businesses who’ve suffered because of algae can fill out a survey. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity said they’ll evaluate the information to develop a study to help. The algae is making its way to Sanibel Island, and businesses are feeling the impact. “They ask all the time is there a better place to go,…

“Lake Boyz” gang jury selection to begin Monday

Jury selection begins Monday for four members of the “Lake Boyz” gang who were arrested during a racketeering investigation in 2017. James Brown, Kwamaine Brown, Diante Davis and Eric Fletcher are all alleged members of the gang. Fort Myers Police Department raided the suspected Harlem Lakes neighborhood gang, netting almost two-dozen arrests in January of…