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What SWFL Is Talking About 7/20

Senator Bill Nelson will be in North Fort Myers this afternoon for a round table discussion on our algae bloom. He’ll be meeting with environmentalists and health care experts at the Three Fishermen Seafood Restaurant   A report by the Department of Children and families shows that the parents of a baby girl who drowned…

What SWFL Is Talking About 7/19

Cape Police are looking for a suspect who stole close to 20 guns from a home on Montclaire Court in Cape Coral.. The weapons were stored in the home’s garage and were taken earlier this week. The guns were valued between 5 and 10 thousand dollars.   All 5 of the Democratic Gubernatorial candidates. met…

What SWFL Is Talking About 7/18

Collier County police are still on the scene of a shooting on the 400 block of Delaware Avenue in Immokalee. One person was airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital. No further details are available.   Police are continuing to investigate the drowning of a baby girl in North Port yesterday. 20 month old Ava Perry was…

What SWFL Is Talking About 7/17

Sammy Hamilton Jr., the former Mayor of Everglades City has been arrested on grand theft and misconduct charges. Authorities say Hamilton allegedly used his position as Mayor to steal close to $50 thousand dollars in city funds.   37 year old Steven Barker of Cape Coral was arrested over the weekend after police say he…

What SWFL Is Talking About 7/16

Dead fish are rotting on the shore of Pine Island and Boca Grande due to red tide….Toxic blue/green algae is plaguing the waters of the Caloosahatchee and area canals and tributaries with no relief in sight. We are in the midst of an environmental disaster with no easy solutions , and it’s just a matter…

What SWFL Is Talking About 7/13

Fresh water discharges from Lake Okeechobee will again begin to flow into the St Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers according to the Army Corps of Engineers. A spokesperson for the Corps said the water will be released in variable flows that simulate rainfall in an effort to reduce some of the environmental impact.   Cape Coral…

What SWFL Is Talking About 7/12

A shooting in Lehigh Acres overnight has resulted in a man being taken to the hospital. Police have set up a crime scene at 52nd ST SW and June Avenue…No further details are available   A Naples man has been arrested and accused of pointing a gun at customers at Jack’s Bait Shack. Keith Zavattaro…

What SWFL Is Talking About 7/11

Although fresh water releases from Lake Okeechobee have been halted for now, the algae problem continues to plague our area. Between the algae and the red tide in the Gulf of Mexico, we’re getting a double whammy on our water, which could end up causing our area millions in tourism dollars, not to mention the…

What SWFL Is Talking About 7/10

After blaming the federal government for years of inaction, Governor Scott issued a state of emergency to help decrease algae blooms in the Caloosahatchee and the St Lucie rivers…The Army Corps of Engineers stopped water flows into both rivers yesterday…Meanwhile the DEP says they plan to increase water testing in the Caloosahatchee..   A body…

What SWFL Is Talking About 7/9

A small but passionate group of protestors gathered at the Franklin Lock and dam yesterday to protest the fresh water releases from Lake Okkechobee…They’re calling on the Governor to declare a state of emergency and for our legislators and the Army Corps of Engineers  to come up with a plan immediately to prevent the toxic…