Lee County

Wildlife Management Areas have come a long way

Wildlife Management Areas have come a long way

One purchase of land in 1941 has blossomed into something that now serves as a home for some of Florida’s most well-known and threatened wildlife species. It also provides a place for hunters and anglers to enjoy while allowing others to take advantage of golden wildlife viewing opportunities. Wildlife Management Areas now cover nearly 6 […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 20

Five Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 20

FLORIDA’S 29 ELECTORS CAST VOTES FOR DONALD TRUMP IN TALLAHASSEE Florida’s 29 electors cast their votes for Donald Trump inside the state Senate chambers Monday as about 200 people protested outside the doors. Protesters shouted, “Love trumps hate” just before the vote took place, and “Vote your conscience” as the electors filled out their ballots. […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 18

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 18

FLORIDA COURT UPHOLDS CONVICTION IN LOUD MUSIC KILLING CASE The 1st District Court of Appeal on Thursday rejected an argument from lawyers representing Michael Dunn that he was acting in self-defense when he killed Jordan Davis in November 2012. Dunn’s attorneys argued that the state failed to present evidence contradicting his self-defense claims. OFFICIALS: MAN […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 15

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 15

911 CALLS RELEASED IN CHILDREN’S SUFFOCATION BY MOTHER In the eight-minute call released Monday by Miramar police, Neisha Nettleford made told the operator, “Honestly, I think they are dead.” Nettleford made the call last Wednesday, the same day the children were suffocated. She called police after Hines contacted her and told her to come home. […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 27

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 27

FORT MYERS POLICE STILL LOOKING INTO ZOMBICON SHOOTING TIPS The tipster who called between Nov. 11 and Nov. 13 has crucial information that may help find the person that shot and killed Expavious Tyrell Taylor and injured several others amid 20,000 attending the zombie-themed charity block party in the heart of downtown Fort Myers on […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 27

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 27

U.S. REP. CORRINE BROWN FROM FLORIDA MAKES LAST STAND FOR HER DISTRICT Court records show attorneys for Brown late Monday announced they would take a legal challenge to Florida’s congressional districts to the U.S. Supreme Court. A three-judge panel earlier this month ruled against the veteran congresswoman. Brown had argued the current map violates federal […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 12

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 12

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FBI MARKS 30 YEARS SINCE BLOODY SOUTH FLORIDA SHOOTOUT FBI Director James Comey said at a ceremony Monday that the April 11, 1986 gun battle with bank robbers in a Miami suburb showed law enforcement needed to update equipment […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 8

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 8

22 CHARGED IN MIAMI DRUG MONEY LAUNDERING OPERATION Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said Thursday the case is a joint investigation with federal Homeland Security Department officials. Authorities say the undercover operation involved about $1 million a month in drug money from throughout North America. MAN GETS PROBATION FOR TAKING DAUGHTER, FRIEND TO STRIP […]

Red tide detected in Northwest and Southwest Florida

Red tide detected in Northwest and Southwest Florida

Blooms of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, were detected last week along Bay and Gulf counties in Northwestern Florida and Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee counties in Southwest Florida. The red tide was detected by satellite images and an analysis of water samples in those areas. It was detected in low- to […]