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It looks like more delays are ahead with Cape Coral and the purchase of the Old Golf Club Property off Country Club Blvd. The city now claims the ground at the property is contaminated, so city officials don’t want to move forward without having a more complete environmental picture of the property. Depending on how much clean up is necessary the sale could be put off for months.

A boat crash on Naples Bay has sent one person to the hospital. The rental boat crashed into a dock yesterday afternoon. A female passenger was airlifted to Lee Health Trauma Center. Her male companion was arrested for boating under the influence.


The new red tide report is out and it’s not good news.

  • Over the past week in Southwest Florida, red tide  was observed in samples from  Pinellas to Collier counties, excluding Hillsborough County. Observations of high” concentrations and “medium” concentrations occurred in those same counties, with the exception of Manatee County where “high” levels were not detected. Compared to last week,  concentrations generally decreased in Manatee and Sarasota counties, and parts of Pinellas, Charlotte and Lee counties. Cell concentrations increased in other parts of Pinellas, Charlotte and Lee counties as well as in Collier County.



Police seized drugs and weapons and arrested Tobie Conley and Sara Musselwhite of North Fort Myers after responding to a domestic dispute. Conley is facing Heroin trafficking charges.


An internal affairs investigation has begun after a Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team member had some of his specialty weapons, including a sniper rifle stolen from his vehicle which was left unlocked overnight. The Detective involved is Brian Keane, who lives in Northport. If you have any information onn the weapons call Sarasota County Crime Stoppers