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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…

What SWFL Is Talking About May 31st

Police have arrested 21 year old Richard Farias of Naples and charged him with electronically transmitting child pornography. Farias allegedly shared videos of children engaged in sexual activity on the chat websites Omegele and Chaturbate. He's being held in the Collier Colunty Jail.   The Lee County Sheriff's office and Cape Coral police collaborated on…

What SWFL Is Talking About May 30th

Accused killer Lois Reiss wasn't present in the courtroom yesterday during an arraignment hearing attended by her public defender. Reiss's next court date is July 11th. The 56 year old Reiss is charged with killing her husband at their home in Minnesota and a few days later killing a tourist on Fort Myers Beach and…

What SWFL Is Talking About May 29th

Police are conducting a shooting investigation near the corner of Hanson Street and Central Avenue in Fort Myers. No further information is available at this time   A crash along Palm Beach Blvd Sunday night killed a 21 year old Labelle woman. 21 year old Taylor Hicks was killed in the 2-car crash at Palm…

What SWFL Is Talking About May 28th

Some dry air lessened the impact of Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto , and left us with a beautiful afternoon yesterday,  but the storm continues to track northward and will make landfall later today near Panama City in the Panhandle. Here in Southwest Florida, we'll continue to feel Alberto's impact with showers and thunderstorms expected. The National Weather…