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What SWFL Is Talking About June 8th

Last nights heavy rain caused some flooding in the Lehigh Acres area....up to 5 inches of rain fell...Lee Blvd and Griffin Drive were some of the hardest his streets. There are no road closures at this time.   Sanibel Police arrested 2 men yesterday who were attempting to break in to a home on Dixie…

What SWFL Is Talking About June 7th

Lois Reiss, accused of the murders of her husband in Minnesota, and Fort Myers tourist Pamela Hutchinson has now been charged with first degree murder with a firearm in connection with Hutchinson's death. The indictment supersedes a 2nd degree murder charge that had been earlier filed by the State Attorney's Office. While the death penalty…

What SWFL Is Talking About June 6th

Leon County Circuit Court Judge Karen Gievers has lifted a stay on smokable medical marijuana. The stay will be lifted this coming Monday. Smokable marijuana will be available at treatment centers once the Department of Health comes up with rules for cultivation and distribution.   19 year old Austin Grimm of Cape Coral was arrested…

What SWFL Is Talking About June 5th

  The brown water is here…invading the Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel coastline. Brown water caused by fresh water discharges from Lake Okeechobee. Heavier than usual rainfall last week caused water levels in the lake to rise forcing the Army Corps of Engineers to release the fresh water earlier in the year than usual.  …

What SWFL Is Talking About June 4th

We’re still trying to determine what caused Lee  County deputies, Fort Myers Police, and US Marshals to conduct investigations at 6 separate locations across Fort Myers yesterday afternoon. Helicopters, K-9 units and police on foot participated in the various searches   Lee County Deputies  responding to a call last night, got involved in a second…

What SWFL Is Talking About June 1st

We’re getting reports of a possible shooting incident last night at the Portofino Cove apartments off Colonial Blvd in Fort Myers. We’re waiting for police to release more information   While our weather might be improving over the weekend…we’re also going to have to pay for all the rain we’ve been getting….and that means..an increase…