Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying yet another individual who made a bomb threat at a Lee County high school.
This morning around 8:30 a.m. school officials at East Lee County High School, 715 Thomas Sherwin Ave., Lehigh Acres, were notified that an unknown individual had left a written message on a partition in the boy’s bathroom that there was a bomb in the school. Administrators quickly evacuated more than 1,500 students, while Lee County deputies searched the building for any suspicious packages. Once the building was cleared, students were allowed back inside the building to resume their day.
The Lee County Legislative Delegation Meeting has been set for Wednesday, October 14, 2015, in the Nursing Building (Room AA-177) at Florida Southwestern State College. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, or upon completion of the agenda and public comment. The Delegation will conduct local business including a public hearing on local bills (if filed), funding requests and other issues for which people may have registered to speak.
Click here to read the meeting packet
The National Junior Honor Society at Lehigh Acres Middle School is actively involved in the Lee County Adopt-A-Road Program. Recently NJHS members at the school spent a Saturday Morning cleaning up trash and debris along a stretch of Homestead Road. Many on-lookers honked their horns as they passed by in recognition with some offering water to the students. The event was coordinated by Ms. Elizabeth Salmon, Reading Teacher and sponsor of the schools National Junior Honor Society. Good things are happening at Lehigh Acres Middle School.
The owners have been working with Lee County for the past 15 months and have finally broken ground.
Lehigh Seafood will be located at 4307 5th St W and will have entrance from Lee Blvd. The restaurant building is all most 3,100 square foot to consist of a fresh seafood market with enclosed screened outdoor dining area for 30 to 40 people, and an outdoor cooking area.
According to owners Deborah and David Greenlaw, “Were else can you get a bucket full crabs in Lehigh Acres?”, David said “That’s right Lehigh Seafood”. “We will have all kinds of homemade soups and salads and seafood year around. “
Lehigh Acres Middle School is pleased to announce it will be holding a 6th Grade Academy Open House on Tuesday, October 13th. The open house will provide an opportunity for parents to meet with 6th Grade teachers, learn more about Chromebooks and participate in a scavenger hunt throughout the Academy.
AP is reporting:
For just the third time in 40 years, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect no increase in benefits next year, unwelcome news for more than one-fifth of the nation’s population.
They can blame low gas prices.
By law, the annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, is based on a government measure of inflation, which is being dragged down by lower prices at the pump.
Tyler Kapela took this incredible photo of a tornado hitting the Sunshine Skyway Bridge today. The tornado damaged a US Postal Service semi truck on Bridge Near Tampa, Fla.
Raw video — click here
Tuberculosis is a serious infection, usually of the lungs, caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This bacterium spreads by breathing in the air exhaled by an infected person.
TB was once a widespread disease. It was virtually wiped out with the help of antibiotics developed in the 1950s, but the disease has resurfaced in potent new forms — multidrug-resistant TB and extensively drug-resistant TB. Today, these new and dangerous forms of the disease — resistant to some of the commonly used drug treatments — have created a public health crisis in many communities.
By Florida law when a Firefighter has a yearly physical they are given a TB test and are required follow protocol to have the test read within 48 hours.
October’s Featured Artist at the AOI Gallery at Lehigh Regional Medical Center Café, 1500 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres is Becca Pratt. Ms. Pratt grew up in rural upstate New York surrounded by artists as her parents were members of The Art Institute of Buffalo. She received a BA in Spanish at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, and later earned teaching certificates at Cortland, New York, and USF in Ft. Myers, FL.
Becca renewed her interest in art when her father, Marcus Pratt, began teaching Sunday afternoon watercolor lessons to her family. She became involved in stage backdrops for musical productions, and school murals while teaching at Country Oaks Elementary School in LaBelle, and began painting murals on the walls and floors of her home.
On October 7, 2015 the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded at to 85 Joel Blvd Lehigh Acres at 9:56 p.m. for a report of a robbery to the person.
The female victim told deputies that the suspect grabbed her purse from her shoulder as she getting into her vehicle. The victim fought back in attempt to keep her purse. The suspect pulled her to the ground and began kicking her. The victim let go and the suspect ran off on foot.
Suspect was described as a young black male, possibly 18-22, 5’4, medium to heavy set, wearing all black clothing, black sweat shirt with the hood pulled over his head and a mask covering his mouth and nose.
A new fitness class is slated to begin this fall at the Veterans Park Recreation Center, 55 Homestead Road South, Lehigh Acres.
The Sit And Be Fit class is geared to those who suffer from bad knees, hips or backs. Most of the exercises will be performed in a chair with light weights. This class is suitable for all adults regardless of physical abilities. Bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Registration is $20 for four classes or a $5 drop-in fee per class. A one-time $10 facility membership fee is required. Classes are held from 9-10 a.m. each Friday beginning this month.
Saturday, October 17, 2015 will be the 23rd. annual Dr. Tucker Charity Golf Tournament. The best hole game is $50.00 per player which includes the cart, green fees, and lunch. There are prizes and lots of fun, even if you are not a good golfer you will enjoy while raising money to aid those in need of quality of life needs.
We will have a large screen television, gas grill, gift certificates from Everblades, Pinchers Crab Shack, Broadway Palm, Wine basket, Radiology free screening, and many more restaurants and gift certificates. The golf bags this year will have lots of good stuff, we have items from Cosco, Lehigh Regional Medical Center, various physicians and medical offices and $50.00 off certificates for every golfer from a local dentist. We still have more coming in and I don’t have the list completed but everyone should be very happy.
Two vehicle accident on Leeland Heights Blvd. One vehicle ends up in middle of intersection other ends up in the front yard of 304 W Leeland Heights. One person had to be air lifted to Lee Memorial Trauma Unit. Click here to see photos
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office East District Substation in Lehigh Acres found that it is time to retire their current American Flag. Members of American Legion Post 323 along with members of the Boy Scouts Troop 720 held a flag ceremony October 6, 2015. Click here to see other photos.
The current generation of youngsters can learn a lot from the veterans in the way of duty, honor and pride in Country and in dedication of service.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is honored that these two groups are coming together to render proper honors to the flag flying over our East District Substation at the end of its service.
The fire board approved the new union contract.
Over $700,000 thousand dollars of new or returned benefits to all of the Lehigh Acres firefighters. And GUARANTEED bonuses for all EMT’s and Paramedics to do their jobs in the ambulances.
Station 105 fire truck which has not been in operation since March 1st 2015 will be in operation as of Wednesday.
GUARANTEED Over $750,000 thousand dollars in overtime pay for the first 18 months during this new union contract.
The News-press is reporting that: The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a series of hit-and-run crashes Saturday that ended when the driver involved rolled his car on Buckingham Road.
A report from the FHP said Justin Bent of Lehigh Acres, was driving a 2015 Toyota RAV4 south on Buckingham Road north of Orange River Boulevard and struck the rear of a 2001 Toyota Corolla driven by Julia Hill of Fort Myers. The report said Bent fled the scene.
After leaving the scene, the FHP said Bent then hit the rear of a 1998 Toyota Supra driven by Beata Kobeszko of Lehigh Acres, and fled the scene of the second crash.