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What SWFL Is Talking About May 4th

Island Coast High School is on high alert this morning as school officials discovered a threat to the school written in  a bathroom stall. The school is open, but extra security will be provided.   Lee County deputies were on the scene at US 41 and Beacon Manor Drive overnight where they found a dead…

What SWFL Is Talking About May 3rd

Lois Reiss will go in front of a judge this afternoon for a bond hearing. Prosecutors want Reiss held without bond because they feel she's a flight risk and danger to the community. There has been some discussion that Reiss is suffering from a mental illness, and hasn't been taking her medication which could also…

What SWFL Is Talking About May 2nd

Cleaning up the Bimini Basin was on the docket for the Cape Coral City Council, last night the City held a public information meeting on a mooring ordinance for the basin. There are several abandoned boats anchored in the Bimini Basin, and pollution from those boats has become an issue. Even if an ordinance is…

What SWFL Is Talking About May 1st

Police are looking into a shooting last night near the  Howard Johnson Hotel off US 41 in Fort Myers. According to deputies, a man ran from his car after being pulled over, and then pointed a gun at them. That's when the suspect was shot. No further information is available.   Meanwhile, deputies continue to investigate…

What SWFL Is Talking About April 30th

Lois Reiss was returned to Lee County Saturday evening, and booked into the Lee County Jail. Yesterday she faced a judge who denied her bond. Reiss led police on a multi-state hunt after killing her husband in Minnesota and later killing a tourist on Fort Myers Beach. She'll be arraigned May 29th.   There was…

What SWFL Is Talking About April 27th

Former Marco Island City Manager Lee Niblock turned himself in to authorities yesterday to face sexual harassment charges, and now his accuser is claiming that the chairman of the city council Jared Grifoni tried to cover up the allegations. Grifoni is denying the accusations.   Two teenagers have been arrested, the latest arrests in the…

What SWFL Is Talking About April 26th

We found out yesterday that Lois Reiss, accused of the killings of her husband in Minnesota and  a Fort Myers Beach tourist will be extradited to Florida first to face 2nd degree murder and other charges. Reiss remains in custody in Texas, but should be back in Lee County within ten days.   The Hendry…

What SWFL Is Talking About April 25th

It's safe to swim in the water at the Cape Coral Yacht Club Beach. Florida Department of Health Officials tested the water yesterday and lifted the advisory that had been in effect since last week due to high levels of bacteria. They'll be back to re-check the water next week.   A Cape Coral man…

What SWFL Is Talking About April 24th

A Lee county family  of 6 including small children discovered their  power outage was a result of illegal activity conducted by their neighbor and landlord next door!  Deputies arrested Raul Gonzolez as he tried to escape from the connected duplex.  They discovered Gonzolez not only had a stash of ammo and guns, but he had…

What SWFL Is Talking About April 23rd

Look for an increased police presence at Fort Myers High School this morning. A bomb threat termed not credible was e-mailed to the school from a person identifying themselves as DJ Sister Tip. Police have been investigating the threat all weekend and are assuring parents that they are taking the necessary precautions to keep students…