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Bicyclist dies in San Carlos Boulevard crash

July 6, 2018 The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that left one dead Thursday night. An accident was called in at 11:05 p.. more »»

Governor Rick Scott issues State of Emergency for toxic algae blooms

July 6, 2018 This story has been updated from a previous version published July 6. This is a developing story. More information will be added as it becomes available. more »»

Crime Stoppers increases reward to catch Pinchers burglar

July 5, 2018 Pinchers at the Wyndham Garden Resort, located at 6890 Estero Boulevard, was robbed over the weekend. Managers noticed something amiss July 2 as they prepared to open the restaurant for business. more »»

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue two men after boat capsizes

July 5, 2018 The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued two boaters Thursday after their 25-foot boat capsized 50 miles west of Naples. Rescued were Frederick Cunningham, 42, and James Nipper, 48. At 5:56 a.. more »»

Summertime Escape at the Beach Theater

July 4, 2018 When the summertime heat and humidity gets the best of you, grab yourself a ticket and check out a really cool place to be on Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Fighting for the butterflies

July 3, 2018 A group of citizen scientists on Fort Myers Beach are taking on the plight of the monarch butterfly. more »»

Fishing with the family

July 3, 2018 Aunts and uncles, grandchildren and cousins, parents and kids. The annual Ostego Bay Marine Science Center kids fishing tournament at Bonita Bill's is all about family. more »»

Court seeks death penalty for Lois Riess

July 2, 2018 The State Attorney's Office 20th Judicial Circuit announced today that it has filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty for the alleged murder on Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Toxins in Caloosahatchee exceed EPA recreational threshold

June 29, 2018 Water testing results have revealed the cyanobacteria in the Caloosahatchee is releasing toxins. Cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, was detected in the last couple of weeks. more »»

Independence Day celebration will sparkle

June 28, 2018 There's a lot to look forward to by celebrating the Fourth of July on Fort Myers Beach with all its down-home charm. more »»

“It's like Armageddon out here:” red tide causes large fish kill near Boca Grande

June 28, 2018 * Update: As of press time, red tide was not present in central Lee Count. more »»

Lake O releases slow, but cyanobacteria detected

June 27, 2018 Last week, the U.S Army Corps of Engineers announced it would slow freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers. more »»

Group forms for unincorporation

June 27, 2018 The Town of Fort Myers Beach is 22.5 years old. And for some, that might just be old enough. A movement to unincorporate the town is growing on the island. more »»

Florida Department of Health warns against swimming near algae blooms

June 27, 2018 In a press release today, the Florida Department of Health in Lee County advises residents and visitors to be aware of algae blooms. more »»

Fort Myers Beach fire chief, commissioner receive state district certifications

June 27, 2018 Fort Myers Beach Fire District Chief Matt Love and District Commissioner Ron Fleming are the first of their rank to achieve state certifications as district manager and district official. more »»

Bill Veach named Citizen of the Year

June 27, 2018 Bill Veach never thought he'd like Florida. Eight years ago, he and his wife Randa, just planned to find some investment property. And then they fell in love with Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Observer, Bulletin host Best of the Beach 2018 awards

June 27, 2018 The annual Best of the Beach awards acknowledge the island's businesses, organizations and people who make Fort Myers Beach a paradis. more »»

Party with the pirates

June 27, 2018 Salty Sam's Pirate Cruise had a few special guests last week. more »»

Ostego Bay Marine Science Center's annual kids fishing tournament set for Saturday

June 26, 2018 Get your poles ready! The annual 4th of July Kid's Fishing Tournament, hosted by the Ostego Bay Marine Science Center at Bonita Bill's Waterfront Cafe, will take place Saturday, June 30, from 9 a.m. more »»

On the books

June 21, 2018 One thousand ninety-three is now the world record to beat. more »»



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