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Former state representative Baxter Troutman was arrested for aggravated battery early Saturday morning after an altercation with his wife over a real estate purchase. This is Troutman’s 2nd arrest for battery involving his wife.


At yesterday’s Cape Coral City Council meeting, the council voted unanimously to postpone the hearing that will challenge the suspension of the Dixie Roadhouse’s permit to operate until 3am. That permit was revoked last month after video surfaced of brawls and drunken behavior outside the popular Cape nightspot. The suspension will remain in effect until the hearing takes place. No word on exactly when that might be.

The Bayshore Fire Chief has issued a stop work order at MW Horticulture in North Fort Myers. MW Horticulture has been ordered to stop bringing in new materials, because of continued fires and smoke at the site. The Fire Chief described the MW Horiculture site a “danger to the community.”
It’s Inauguration Day across Florida with our newly elected officials taking office….Both Governor Ron DeSantis and Senator Rick Scott  will be part of  inauguration ceremonies today.



Clemson is the National Champions of College Football handing Alabama a 44-16 spanking….