Saturday, September 23, 2017

Fort Myers Beach

a lee county sheriff's office squad car

A woman shot by police on Thursday after pointing a firearm at police has been identified. Debi Lynn Thorkelson, 54, was shot by a Lee County Sheriff’s deputy Thursday after he says the woman pointed a rifle at him while ...

Local municipalities are having to decide where they stand after Lee County decided to withdraw funding from the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council.   The county is required by law to be a member of one of the 10 regional ...
estero boulevard at bowditch in fort myers beach

Manuel Rodriguez was proceeding northbound on Estero Boulevard, early Wednesday morning, when his 2001 Mercury Marquis struck a concrete curb and tree, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Rodriguez, a 19-year-old Fort Myers resident, was approaching the end of a ...
a snapshot of the lee county jail

Stephen Michael Reynaert, a Fort Myers Beach firefighter, is in custody at the Lee County jail this evening, charged with two counts of Sexual Assault (by Custodian/Victim between 12 Years of Age and 18 Years of Age). According to the ...
Sharks in the open gulf in an active top water feeding frenzy

Captain Jay Clark posted this video to his Facebook page with the comment “Interesting day at the office! Shark frenzy in the Gulf!” Watch the raw video that Captain Jay shot aboard the fishing boat Reel Finatic. The video was shot during ...
FWC officers with with hand on stranded dolphin on Fort Myers Beach

For all involved in the rescue effort  as well as dolphin lovers alike, the outcome of this morning dolphin stranding on Fort Myers Beach was an unfortunate outcome. On Thursday around 6 am Florida Fish and Wildlife received a report of ...
Black plume of smoke rises from the gulf of Mexico from a boat on fire.

Update: Two people aboard the burning vessel were rescued from the gulf by Florida Fish & Wildlife. The Cape Coral Fire Department reports the two individuals are safe. They were taken to a local hospital as a precaution. SANIBEL, FL ...
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