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What SWFL Is Talking About May 24th

Invest 90L, an area of disturbed weather in the Caribbean now has a 70% chance of tropical development, once it arrives in the Gulf of Mexico this weekend. Wind shear will limit development, the most likely scenario being a tropical or sub-tropical depression. In any case, were in for a rainy weekend in Southwest Florida.…

What SWFL Is Talking About May 23rd

There is a large police presence at an apartment complex at the corner of Royal Palm Avenue and Morado Street in Fort Myers. No word yet from Lee County Deputies as to what is going on at that area.   Invest 90l, an area of disturbed weather in the Caribbean, now has about a 50%…

What SWFL Is Talking About May 22nd

Weather forecasters are keeping an eye on the tropics. They believe that a large rain area in the Caribbean may end up in the Gulf later this week...and we could see some tropical development by this weekend.   The Lee County Sheriff's Office announced a major collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security, FBI The…

What SWFL Is Talking About May 21st

Major crash on the Matanzas Pas Bridge has the bridge shut down in both directions…The only way onto the island is via Bonita Beach Road….   It was a record setting weekend for Lee County High School graduates. According to numbers released by the school district, excluding charter schools,  close to 90 percent  of students…

What SWFL Is Talking About May 18th

Friends and family members gathered at a local church yesterday  for a service in honor of Diana Alvarez on what would have been the missing  girl’s 11th birthday. Alvarez has been missing since late May 2016, and her body has never been found. Jorge Guerrerro Torres was recently charged with murder in connection with her…

What SWFL Is Talking About May 17th

The Naples City Council, in a close vote has decided to revitalize the old Third Street Plaza and a new Hotel will be going up at that site, that will include a spa. Café, shops and 109 rooms. The vote was 4-3.   In their first appearance before a judge, 5 people charged with murdering…

What SWFL Is Talking About May 16th

There was a protest…a counter protest….positions shared and shouted down as the NAACP held a small protest yesterday demanding that the city of Fort Myers remove a statue of Robert E. Lee in the downtown area. There was no physical violence, but things did get heated on both sides. The NAACP says they’ll continue their…

What SWFL Is Talking About May 15th

The City of Cape Coral is going to spend  1 million dollars to protect students in the city’s schools. 22 Cape police officers  will be reassigned according to the plan…both public and charter schools will be adding the school resource officers.   The local chapter of the NAACP will be holding a protest today to…

What SWFL Is Talking About May 14th

The rain has arrived, but the fires continue to burn in Collier County as more than 80 thousand acres  continue to burn…5 fires in total. A local firefighter was injured over the weekend battling a blaze in the Big Cypress National Preserve…He was taken to a local hospital with a leg injury. Fire officials say…

What SWFL Is Talking About May 4th

Island Coast High School is on high alert this morning as school officials discovered a threat to the school written in  a bathroom stall. The school is open, but extra security will be provided.   Lee County deputies were on the scene at US 41 and Beacon Manor Drive overnight where they found a dead…