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Estero High School promotes inclusion through Special Olympics basketball
It was more than a game, as one basketball bout between Estero High School and Cypress Lake High School, this week, brought ESE students onto the court who play the game their way.
2018 Rising Star: the finalists
Taylor maintains a 5.10 grade point average and is in the top 5% of her class. She also scored a 1210 on her SAT. Taylor is very active in her school and serves as vice president of the senior class, is a member of the National Honor Society and the Cambridge club. She is also active in the Interact
Chilly start! Stormy weather expected later this week across Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - It's a chilly start to the week Monday as colder and drier air moved into Central Florida. It will be sunny a cool with an average high of 66 degrees across Central Florida, Certified meteorologist Brian Shields said.
I-75 reopens after 8-hour shutdown during shooting investigation
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The southbound lanes of I-75 have reopened after being closed for more than eight hours on Sunday during a shooting investigation. The highway was closed from Alico Road to Corkscrew Road with traffic being re-routed onto Ben Hill Griffin and Three Oaks Parkways.
Lee commissioners did right thing revoking honorary name for Estero bridge: your say
Once again in Lee County we have a public servant trying to clean up and rectify the actions of others in the past. A few years ago, a former member of the Board of County Commissioners reacted to a private group who took advantage of a time of weak county management and named a bridge, a public bri
Florida veteran dies after genitals become gangrenous; family blames nursing home: report
An 84-year-old Army veteran in Jacksonville, Florida, died after he reportedly developed a gangrene infection in his genitals. Now his family members allege the nursing home where the veteran lived ignored his condition until it was too late.
Byron Stout's Fish Finder: Dec. 14
The winter run of sheepshead is on, and the best places to fish are often nice, dry docks. It's windy, and downright cold by subtropical fish standards. But some are biting pretty well.
Cops: South Florida teacher professed love for 13-year-old student, didn't mind 'facing the devil'
DORAL, Fla. — A South Florida teacher is facing multiple charges after police say she professed her love for and tried to kiss a 13-year-old student. Andrea Jimenez, 47, surrendered to police Friday to face charges including lewd and lascivious conduct on a child and attempted lewd and lascivious co
Lee County Sheriff's Office responds to shooting; I-75 shut down southbound
Southbound lanes of Interstate 75 are southbound as the Lee County Sheriff's Office investigates a shooting that took place around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. The interstate has been closed southbound between Alico and Corkscrew roads.
Hooters Calendar Girls share holiday joy with South Florida children
MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) - Hooters Calendar Girls are spreading holiday cheer to South Florida children. The girls made stops at His House Children’s Home in Miami Gardens and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood over the weekend.
Fort Myers man leads police on chase on I-75
Collier County deputies arrested a Fort Myers man Thursday accusing him of fleeing police on Interstate 75, resulting in a chase. Police initially received reports that a driver, later identified as Jose Lopez, 42, was traveling north in the southbound lanes, according to the report. An air unit lat
Foggy morning gives way to sunny, cool Sunday in Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - Sunshine is in store for Central Florida this Sunday after the fog clears around mid-morning. "There will be a few clouds around, but it won't be as gloomy as it was Saturday," News 6 meteorologist Samara Cokinos said.
Estero Council urges Lee County to reconsider vote to rename Don Eslick Bridge
The Estero Village Council on Wednesday morning unanimously passed a resolution urging Lee County Commissioners to reconsider last week’s vote that would change the name of the Don Eslick Bridge on Estero Parkway to the Estero Community Bridge.
New FEMA maps in Estero as of Dec. 7 could impact flood insurance rates
Property owners in south Estero may want to check their flood insurance rates. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved new flood insurance rate maps for that portion of Estero. The maps became effective Dec. 7.
5 things: The bridge to Cape Coral's success was born in 1959
When Leonard Rich, former GALC sales promotion manager, was interviewed in 1988 as part of the UF’s Oral History Program, he told an interesting story about Leonard Rosen and the building of the first Cape Coral bridge in 1964. He said he got the story from Kenny Schwartz, former VP and sales manage
Fort Myers: 3 New Foreclosures On The Market
FORT MYERS, FL — Are you trying to buy a new home, but don't want to break the bank? Why not look at foreclosed properties in the area? You never know what you might find!. Here's a handy list of three new foreclosures on the market near you — many of them surprisingly affordable for their size and
Woman suing Lee Health over reported rape claims hospitals didn't properly investigate assaults
A woman who accused a Cape Coral Hospital nurse of rape and is suing the Lee Health hospital system in a new legal filing claims administrators dismissed multiple patient sex assault claims after conducting "sham" investigations.
Teacher steps down after leaving a confiscated sex toy out on her desk
A Lee County high school student brought a sex toy to school and now the teacher who found it is no longer working there. A Lee County high school student brought a sex toy to school and now the teacher who found it is no longer working there.
Drunk attorney found passed out at wheel in Naples
A man in Naples passed out at the wheel at the intersection of Pine Ridge Road and Livingston Road. Collier County deputies found 40-year-old Mark Adamczyk asleep with one foot on the break and a female passenger passed out next to him.
Family identifies motorcyclist who left Florida woman to die on freeway during first date
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The family of a Florida waitress fatally struck by numerous cars while lying on a freeway says they have solved the mystery of how she got there. The family of 33-year-old Jennifer St. Clair says she was on a first date with Miles McChesney of New York last weekend when