AT&T customers will save $10 a month and get a single bill for their TV and wireless services under a new package the company is offering after its $48.5 billion purchase of satellite TV company DirecTV 10 days ago.
Under the new package, customers will get a single number to call for customer service. And employees at AT&T stores will be able to set up customers’ phones so they can start watching TV through apps right away, even before service is installed in the living room. But the content on phones – a subset of what’s available on regular TVs – won’t differ from what DirecTV customers have already been able to get on their apps.
The Baldwin Wallace University Football Team Will Look To Battle For A Top Spot In The Ohio Athletic Conference In 2015 With Lehigh’s Own Issac Reed III
Veteran Head Coach John Snell welcomes back 22 lettermen and 10 starters, including six on offense and four on defense, to a team that finished 5-5 overall a year ago.
On offense, senior quarterback Tyler Moeglin (Canton/ Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas) will battle with classmate Robbie Plagens (Rocky River), who came to BW last season via Division I Miami of Ohio, and others for the starting job at QB.
Moeglin is a multi-faceted QB who also was a wide receiver two years ago. Last fall, he completed 116 of 206 passes for 56.3 percent for 1,476 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also ran for 438 yards in 112 attempts with a team-high eight TD’s. Plagens, a prototypical QB completed 22 of 30 aerials for 73.3 percent with two scores. He also had three rushing TD’s.
Another trio QB’s who may push Moeglin and Plagens are transfers Tommy Glenn (Avon) and Rob Nash (Concord Twp./ NDCL) and sophomore John Kromalic (Copley).
In the backfield, look for senior four-year contributor Issac Reed III (Lehigh Acres, Fla./ Lehigh) to lead the charge. He led the team with 876 rushing yards in 148 attempts with three TD’s and caught 15 passes for 131 yards and a score. Sophomore RB Austin Smith (Broadview Hts./ North Royalton) had a good freshman season and will push Reed. Smith had 85 yards in 18 attempts and caught two passes.
Florida Highway Patrol is on the scene of a fatal crash in Lehigh Acres.
The crash happened in Leonard Boulevard S. and 15th Street S.W. around 1 p.m.
Lehigh Acres Fire confirmed the driver of the Buick was pronounced dead at the scene. FHP stated the crash involved a Buick sedan and a tractor-trailer.
Customers were evacuated from a Lehigh Acres shopping plaza Friday due to a gas leak.
It happened at a shopping center in the 4300 block of Lee Boulevard.
Employees tell us the gas smell was coming from the Crispy Chicken restaurant.
Wardrobe makeovers, size fluctuation, shopping sprees—whatever the reason, many of us have too many clothes on our hands (cue the old “and yet still nothing to wear!” line). If you’re tempted to toss pieces that are too worn to consign, donate to Kiwanis, Goodwill, or hawk on eBay… or use a Clothing donation box. According to a new report from the Council for Textile Recycling (CTR), the average American throws away 70 pounds of clothing every year, which equals roughly 191 T-shirts…per person. Collectively, that’s approximately 3.8 billion pounds of waste.
Clothing donation yellow and blue boxes have been popped up across Lehigh Acres. Problems come alone with the proliferation of these donation bins. (more…)
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown white male who tried to rob a Lehigh Acres Citgo gas station at gunpoint Wednesday night.
A store employee told detectives that around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, a white male driving a white extended dually truck pulled up to the Citgo, located at233 Joel Boulevard. (more…)
If anything unusual happens to you Friday, you’ll be right to say it was “once in a blue moon.”
The July 31 appearance of the month’s second full moon will be the first such occurrence in the Americas since August 2012. Every month has a full moon, but because the lunar cycle and the calendar year aren’t perfectly synched, about every three years we wind up with two in the same calendar month.
ZUMBA WITH ELLIE LOPEZ IS BACK!!! Starting Tuesday September 8th Pre-Registration starts @ 5:00 pm; Class starts @ 5:30pm PRE-REGISTRATION PRICE $30/Regular Price $35. No more Excuses. At the Microtel Ballroom 1320 Business Way; Lehigh Acres – Behind Suncoast Credit Union. It’s time to get FIT; Burn the Fat; & Have a Blast:
Eight year old Dashna Foreste Ertchlyne, according to witnesses, she darted out into Homestead Rd on Tuesday July 28, 2015. According to the LCSO report Rafael Giovanni driving a vehicle for West Coast Fire and Protection tried to avoid hitting Ertchlyne, but she ended up on the other side of the road on the sidewalk. Lehigh Fire was called and she was transport to Lee Memorial Trauma Center and then later air lifted to Tampa General in critical condition.
Lee County Sheriff Deputies blocked off a neighborhood in Lehigh Acres as they conducted a suspect search along 29th Street SW off SR-82.
Deputies were stationed at every street corner and some searched through the woods with K-9 units.
We are told the LCSO was searching for a male suspect in connection to vehicle break-ins in the area. The search started around 4 a.m. and lasted until about 5:30 a.m.
The LCSO would not state if they apprehended the suspect.
Six people were sent to the local hospitals after a crash along Lee Boulevard.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, an SUV driven Brittany Jackson slammed into another SUV attempting to make a left turn at the intersection of Westgate Boulevard early Thursday morning.
Written by Cindy S. Reilley
At this time in Florida, the law allows Saw Palmetto berries/seeds to be picked on vacant lots owned or not.
You cannot have an officer remove them unless you have the owners name and number AND permission to have people removed from their property. However the pickers don’t have to have permission to be on the land.
The City of Fort Myers has granted Healthy Harvest Community Farms, the rights to the farm at 3901 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd Ft Myers, FL 33916, just past Flea Masters. Joe Pearson the CEO of Healthy Harvest Community Farms is excited to continue to expand our mission to supply local food banks with healthy alternatives.
Local Lehigh Acres Boy Scout Connor Blais from Troop 720 is only two Boy Scouts from Southwest Florida that are currently attending the World Boy Scout Jamboree in Kirara-hama, Japan.
Blais is one of more than 30,000 Scouts and leaders from 161 countries around the world will converge on Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi, Japan, for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree.
The cost to attend the 2015 World Scout Jamboree as part of the Boy Scouts of America’s contingent was nearly $7000; and Blais raised all the money needed to attend the event himself. The Nearly $7000 included round-trip airfare from a commercial airport near the participant’s home; the registration fee paid to the Scout Association of Japan; a two- to three-day tour of Japan; lodging; ground transportation; meals; troop equipment, including tents and cots; items provided to each participant including a duffel bag, day pack, neckerchiefs, and contingent patches; shipping of equipment to Japan; insurance; and other costs.
A Lehigh Acres shopping plaza had to be evacuated after a fire broke out in the attic of the building Wednesday morning.
It happened off Lee Boulevard just after 10 a.m. The owner of one of the businesses, Cutting Edge Barber Shop, said he called 911 when smoke started filling his shop.
It’s a parent’s worst nightmare. A highly unpredictable drug responsible for bizarre and dangerous behavior is now being disguised as candy. Fortunately, deputies with the Sheriff’s Office Highway Interdiction Unit intercepted the batch and prevented it from hitting the streets of Lee County.
This morning, a deputy with the Sheriff’s Office Highway Interdiction Unit was patrolling Interstate 75 with his K9 partner Cole. The deputy observed a Chevrolet Sonic following another vehicle too closely and conducted a traffic stop. The driver of the Sonic, a rental car, notified the deputy that his license was suspended for drug related charges. During the stop, K9 Cole alerted to the presence of illegal narcotics inside the vehicle.
Representative Matt Caldwell will be holding a public meeting.
Date: August 6, 2015
Time: 1:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.
Subject: Discussion on Preliminary Plans for the GS-10 Caloosahatchee Cross-link Project (Greenbriar Swamp)
Location: The Barrett Room, Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District (formerly ECWCD), 601 East County Lane, Lehigh Acres, FL 33974
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown, and likely intoxicated suspect, who tried to break into a car in Lehigh Acres earlier this month.
Surveillance cameras installed outside the 70th Street West home captured images of an unknown white male stumbling onto the victim’s property shortly after midnight on Saturday, July 11. He initially tested the door handles of the victim’s 2003 Chevy Cavalier, however once he realized the doors were locked, he walked along the perimeter of the property, however again didn’t manage to successfully break in. (more…)
Joe Pearson at Healthy Harvest Community Farms was the recipient of a $1916.40 check from Whole Foods in Naples. According to Pearson this money is being for the new Healthy Harvest Community Farms garden on MLK in Fort Myers.
Whole Foods collected the money from customer donations at their registers.
Joe Pearson the CEO of Healthy Harvest Community Farms Scavenger Hunt/Adventure Race was such a great success. Pearson stated of course he wanted to thank Melissa, Steve Knot and the staff at Mirror Lakes Golf Club for hosting and being so accommodating with the torrential downpour that moved our event to the inside for the kickoff.
Next was Beefs Lehigh which provided the nuclear wing challenge at their location. Then was volunteer/he’s fiancée Dawn Houser at The American Eagle Mortgage Co, at our new farm with the horseshoe toss and provided prizes. Next stop was with Jose V. Caez and Habitat for Humanity in N Ft Myers which added a trivia challenge, and then they moved to downtown Ft Myers where Jennifer Wood with the Law Offices of Antonio Faga provided a corn hole challenge.