What SWFL Is Talking About 12/4

Southwest Florida News


The nation has come together to honor the legacy of former President George H.W. Bush.  Yesterday,  his body was brought to the US Capitol rotunda where Bush will lie in state until Wednesday morning. Yesterday's ceremonies included  the highest-ranking Republican and Democratic lawmakers joining together in paying tribute to  President Bush.  The US Postal Service will suspend most mail deliveries Wednesday to honor the former Commander In Chief.

A Florida State Trooper was seriously injured yesterday morning when an out of control driver caused an accident that caused him to be a hit by a car. Trooper Mithil Patel, 31, was hit when a black Audi spun out after being rear-ended by a white van on I-95. The Audi then hit Patel.

According to the crash report, the driver of the car slowed down because other lanes on the highway were closed for a previous crash. That's when the van hit the back of the car. The car was pushed and rotated clockwise before hitting the trooper.


The Cape Coral City Council has again withdrawn a proposal that would have banned dog and cat sales in the city. Council members have asked for additional time to work on the proposal.


New renderings of the exterior of Hertz Arena will be presented to the Estero Design Review Board  at a public hearing Wednesday December 12th, and in these new renderings, there's a lot less of the bright yellow we saw in the original designs that were presented to the village. Some of the yellow has been replaced with a grey color.  The members of the Design Review Board will decide whether to approve the updated look and issue a permit for the new design.



We'd like to send best wishes to Southwest Florida artists, nationally renowned Leoma Lovegrove who announced yesterday on her Facebook page that she's been diagnosed with breast cancer. She's asking for prayers and reminding women to be their own best advocate if something doesn't feel right. She plans to continue painting as part of the recovery process.