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All-electronic tolling for Lee bridges becomes permanent Oct. 1

Lee County wants all residents, business owners and motorcyclists to know that its All-Electronic Tolling program for the Midpoint, Cape Coral and Sanibel Causeway bridges will become permanent in October. This means that beginning Oct. 1, the county will be re-instate a $3 administrative fee ...

Lee School district imposes mandatory 30-day mask mandate

Days after a judge struck down the executive order of Gov. Ron DeSantis which barred schools from mandating masks be worn without opt-outs, the School District of Lee County has enacted a 30-day emergency policy requiring masks of students and staff without any opt-outs beginning Wednesday, ...

Lee Schools superintendent issues 30-day mask mandate

Under emergency powers granted by the school board last year, Lee County School Superintendent Dr. Ken Savage imposed a 30-day mask mandate Monday with implementation to begin Wednesday. "I just want to state that I don’t like wearing a mask. I don’t like putting masks on my children and I ...

Lee Health: COVID cases at all-time high, please get vaccinated

In a symbolic gesture of sending a message as a united front, Lee Health President and CEO Dr. Larry Antonucci, surrounded by more than a dozen medical professionals from all realms of Lee Health, again urged the community to become vaccinated to halt the rapid spread of COVID-19 throughout the ...

Public invited to 20th anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

The Southwest Florida community is invited to join first responders and public officials at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, in downtown Fort Myers for a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony that will mark the 20th year since the terrorist attack. The event will be at Caloosa Sound Convention Center, 1374 ...

Clips for Cancer

On Sept. 10, members of the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District will join firefighters from across Southwest Florida and have their heads shaved by Golisano Children's Hospital patients battling cancer. Each year the event becomes an engaging, friendly competition to see who can raise ...

LCSO adds cutting-edge drone to fleet

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has become the first law enforcement agency in the country to implement a new type of drone technology. The Dragonfish, developed by Autel Robotics, is an advanced fixed-wing drone that law enforcement officials said will “revolutionize the way they ...