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Relief assistance center open in Lehigh Acres Thursday
LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- People in Southwest Florida who are still recovering from Hurricane Irma will have several chances to get help this week, including Thursday in Lehigh Acres. The first Irma Recovery Assistance Center opened Wednesday in Naples, but Thursday, they're moving to Veteran's Recreation
Irma's effects linger for many in Lehigh Acres
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. Residents are making adjustments as a persistent lack of power becomes the new normal for some. LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. Residents are making adjustments as a persistent lack of power becomes the new normal for some.
Overnight fire claims quarter of Lehigh Acres home
A quarter of a Lehigh Acres home was destroyed after a fire claimed it Wednesday morning. It happened on Clark Avenue off West 12th Street near the intersection with Sunshine Boulevard. No one was injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation. A quarter of a Lehigh Acres home was destroyed a
Lehigh Acres woman found dead in her pool
A Lehigh Acres woman was found drowned at her home after telling neighbors her pool had been made messy by Hurricane Irma and needed cleaning. A report from the Lee Couty Sheriff's Office said neighbors found Eleanor Webber, 78, face down at the bottom of the pool at her home on Aston Lake Court in
Mobile pet pantry to offer outreach in Lehigh Acres Friday
Photo via MGN LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. A mobile pet pantry will be open Friday to residents who may have questions and concerns after Hurricane Irma, county spokeswoman Betsy Clayton said. Lee County Domestic Animal Services will host the mobile pet pantry from 9 a.m. to noon at Veterans Community Park on
Lehigh Acres residents: Where's our politicians?
More than just power, people in Lehigh Acres say they need to see their elected officials in the flesh. Recovery has been slow and some feel it's a result of not getting the attention they require from those in power. No stranger to having storms cut power, Cheri Luongo is making due. She put up wit
National Guard distributing food and water in Lehigh Acres
Much of the Lehigh Acres community was without electricity and water on Monday, nine days after Hurricane Irma struck. The Army National Guard has handed out food because of the desperate need, and there are no plans to stop anytime soon. A busy intersection in Lehigh has turned into a makeshift war
Mexico earthquake topples buildings, kills more than 200 people
At least 226 people have died following a 7.1-magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico Tuesday, according to a tweet from Luis Felipe Puente, National Coordinator of Civil Protection of the Ministry of the Interior. Of those killed, more than half were in the country's capital, according to Puente. Res
POLICE: Man told neighbor he wanted her to watch him touch himself
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A Lehigh Acres man was arrested after his neighbor claims he broke into her home and told her he wanted her to watch as he touched himself in a sexual manner. According to a police report from the Lee County Sheriff's Office, a woman says her neighbor, Willies Hickman, broke int
After Irma: Helping Hands
DURING THE WEEK THAT BEGAN WITH HURricane Irma, a lot of people I met forgot what day it was. The nights without power were sweaty and sleepless. They had evacuated once from the hurricane and a second time to a hotel with air conditioning. They were thrust together with family and friends and pets.
Residents without power living 'by the second'
Lee and Collier counties have thousands of residents still in the dark. Seeing a group of people bearing the hot sun and sitting outdoors, you think one of two things. Either they're at the beach, or they have no power. For Bertha Jourdan and her neighbors, it was, unfortunately, the latter. "You to
Retirement community goes 10 days without power
Power is back on at the Presbyterian Homes of Lehigh Acres community, after almost ten days without power. With no air conditioning or working fans, the seniors living there succumbed to the heat, some even being rushed away in ambulances. For those who did not need medical attention, the heat was
Lehigh well water tests positive for fecal bacteria
People living in Lehigh Acres are still struggling to recover from Hurricane Irma. Ongoing power outages and growing piles of debris pose major challenges. Now, water quality is a concern. Some people who live in neighborhoods flooded out during the storm said they found traces of fecal matter in t
Relief in sight for Cape Coral residents after Hurricane Irma
CAPE CORAL, Fla. Yard debris cleanup began Wednesday after downed trees, branches and tree limbs lined the streets of Cape Coral for more than a week in the wake of Hurricane Irma. CAPE CORAL, Fla. Yard debris cleanup began Wednesday after downed trees, branches and tree limbs lined the streets of C
Looters strike Fort Myers pastor's home during Irma
FORT MYERS, Fla. Looters targeted a home near Jefferson Park after the homeowners evacuated ahead of Hurricane Irma. Fort Myers pastor Brent Taylor and his girlfriend Rachel Steffens returned home to find a damaged door frame, broken window and missing music equipment. "The equipment and things that
Montana set to take over deadly asbestos cleanup site
(AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File). FILE - In this April 27, 2011 photo, the entrance to downtown Libby, Mont., is seen. The cleanup of the northwest Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos exposure ente... (AP Photo/Matthew Brown,File). FILE - In thi
Irma update: Lee could add six more school days for kids in proposed calendar
Bishop Verot High School is still without power, but more than 200 volunteers took to the Fort Myers campus Wednesday to help clean the site of Hurricane Irma debris. If power is restored, Bishop Verot will open Monday. Pam McCabe/news-press.com Students in Lee County could see six more days added
Pope admits church realized sex abuse problem 'a bit late'
(L'osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP). Pope Francis meets members of a children's choir from Mexico during his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. The pontiff prayed for the victims of the 7.1 m... (L'osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP). Po
The Latest: Puerto Rico digs out as flood threat continues
(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). Electricity poles and lines lay toppled on the road after Hurricane Maria hit the eastern region of the island, in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 yea... (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). Power lines are do
Coconut Point to serve as donation drop-off site for Irma victims
ESTERO, Fla. -- Coconut Point announced they will serve as a drop-off location for the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee in an effort to give back to the community and assist those affected by Hurricane Irma. The center will accept donations from Friday, September 22 through Saturday,