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Public outrage to UEP may push city to beef up security

July 10, 2009 After a series of combative meetings in the past two weeks on the utilities expansion project, the Cape Coral City Council will consider using a metal detector during a public hearing on the UEP nex... more »»

Marine from North Fort Myers serving in Afghanistan killed

July 10, 2009 MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — A U.S. Marine from North Fort Myers killed in Afghanistan Wednesday had numerous service-related decorations in nearly eight years of service. Sgt. more »»

‘Tobacco Free Lee’ coalition aims to curb smoking

July 10, 2009 The Lee County Health Department is joining a statewide initiative to cut tobacco usage by forming a new coalition called “Tobacco Free Lee. more »»

Local woman elected president of Friends of Florida State Parks

July 10, 2009 With a unanimous vote by the Friends of Florida State Parks, Bokeelia resident Elaine McLaughlin is now the president of the FFSP organization. more »»

Calmer crowd at second UEP meeting in days

July 9, 2009 A quieter, more reserved crowd greeted city staffers Wednesday at a meeting on the controversial utilities expansion project, but residents who showed up were not any more pleased about the prospect... more »»

Party-goers testify to Washington's involvement in "Cash Feenz" murders

July 9, 2009 The state has called two party-goers to testify about the evening Alexis and Jeffrey Sosa were brutally murdered. more »»

Marine from North Fort Myers killed in Afghanistan

July 9, 2009 A U.S. Marine from North Fort Myers was killed in Afghanistan Wednesday. Sgt. Michael C. more »»

Marine from North Fort Myers killed in combat had numerous decorations

July 9, 2009 MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE N.C. - A U.S. Marine from North Fort Myers killed in Afghanistan Wednesday had numerous service-related decorations in nearly eight years of service. Sgt. more »»

Mayor, former Cape mayor join ’09 run for seat

July 9, 2009 Cape Coral Mayor Jim Burch, former Mayor Roger Butler and Stephen Lovejoy qualified for this year’s municipal elections Wednesday. more »»

Jurors picked for ‘Cash Feenz’ trial

July 9, 2009 A seemingly daunting task, state and defense attorneys have now seated an unbiased jury for the second time to try Roderick Washington in the highly-publicized “Cash Feenz” double murder case. more »»

Cape ranked top in Fla. for safe drivers

July 9, 2009 Many think car accidents are a common sight in Cape Coral, especially during rush-hour commutes, yet a report released Wednesday by Allstate Insurance Company ranked the city as having the safest... more »»

Authorities: Family poisoned by carbon monoxide in Cape home

July 9, 2009 A Cape Coral family is recovering at Lee Memorial Hospital from carbon monoxide poisoning. At 8:28 p.m. more »»

Lee County Visitor, Convention Bureau up for awards

July 9, 2009 The Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau has been nominated for several statewide awards for its marketing efforts. more »»

Senator pushes for stricter regulations on pet pythons after child strangled to death

July 9, 2009 U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., lobbied Congress Wednesday to consider a federal ban on pet pythons. more »»

Man electrocuted to death by power line

July 9, 2009 A Cape Coral man died Wednesday morning after being electrocuted while trimming trees at a Sanibel residence. more »»

City charter school system sends textbooks to schools in Bahamas

July 8, 2009 Thousands of used textbooks departed from Oasis Middle School Tuesday morning bound for three public schools in the Bahamas. more »»

Murder retrial to start for ‘Cash Feenz’ defendant

July 8, 2009 A minimum sentence of 30 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life — this is the reality Roderick Washington must face as he sits before a jury of his peers for the second tim. more »»

City staffers again face opposition on UEP from citizens

July 8, 2009 A meeting designed to outline payment options for the 57,000 lot owners north of Pine Island Road who face assessments averaging $6,000 for water utilities turned into a platform for boos, shouts an... more »»

C.A.R.E.S. building marks year’s worth of preventive efforts

July 8, 2009 Cape Coral’s suicide prevention center celebrated its one-year anniversary Tuesday afternoon as officials looked back at their accomplishments and discussed what lies ahead. The C.A.R.E.S. more »»

Fire department to conduct extrication exercise

July 8, 2009 Behind a gated fence along the curved back road where Southeast 26th Street meets Southeast 17th Avenue sits the Cape Coral Fire Department’s haz-mat building. more »»



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