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School bus safety is on the minds of the entire Southwest Florida community as fundraisers and meetings continue with a number of recommendations being made. An organization called “Lights For Layla has raised more than $80,000, and the Lee County School Board met with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office yesterday to come up with common sense solutions to the issue for not only Cape Coral, but other Southwest Florida cities and towns.


Scott Duguette of New Port Richey has been arrested on child neglect charges, police say he dropped his one year old child after overdosing on pain medication and smoking marijuana. His seven year old child called police who revived him with Narcan. No word on the condition of the one year old.

Governor DeSantis announced that he’ll sign an executive order , bringing back the Office of Drug Control which was closed by Governor Scott back in 2011. Attorney General Ashley Moody will lead an opioid task force as part of the department. The Governor also named Scott Rivkees from the University of Florida as Surgeon General of the state. His duties will include leading the State Department of Health