Getting rid of your trash is getting even easier in Lehigh Acres.
Residents in Lehigh Acres will have automated garbage collection starting Oct. 5, with same-day collection for all household waste, recyclables and yard waste.
Over 47,000 new wheeled garbage carts were delivered to homes over the past six weeks as part of the change.
Written by Kevin Gourley
On Tuesday, September 29th, Boy Scout Troop 720 held a Court of Honor to recognize scouts that have worked hard throughout the year and earned various merit badges and ranks.
Most merit badges were earned during summer camp at Camp Rainey Mt, GA. Others were earned by attending merit badge workshops. The Dentistry merit badge was completed during a workshop held at Dr. Ruddell’s office in Fort Myers – a total of six attended that class.
News-Press is reporting:
A Lehigh Acres mom has been arrested on charges of child neglect after she texted out photos of her son tied-up arm and leg and threatened suicide.
Andrea McFarland, 26, of Lehigh Acres, was found in a darkened, rear bedroom at a Southwest Fifth Street address with her son by Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies after family members reported McFarland texted out photos of her son, bound with packing tape on his wrists and ankles and covering his mouth. Deputies had to force their way into the home.
When found the son was not bound with tape.
Fire Chief Wayne wrote the following email to Fire Commissioner Cathy Kruse and also copied it to the other Fire Commissioners.
Written by Chief John Wayne:
I have to keep questioning your motives here…I am not sure why you cannot trust your Fire Chief especially when the Chairman of the Board has been in attendance and our labor attorney as well. I guess you cannot trust the 3 of us to represent the best interests of the District??? You tried this during the last negotiations a few years ago as well. You have continually put the negotiations process and the District’s position at risk with your admitted exchange of information with District 6 members. It appears that your alliance is with the Union, that is your choice. You have continually attacked my integrity and questioned my actions during this negotiations process, as well as the last negotiations process. You apparently do not trust me and cannot work with me, and that is very disappointing.
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help tracking down two individuals accused of stealing a 2001 Jaguar, along with television sets from the home of a Fort Myers man recuperating in a VA hospital.
Last Saturday, September 26, Hannah Waterman asked to borrow a 2001 light green Jaguar, which belonged to her friend’s mother. The woman agreed, on the condition that the car would be returned by 6 p.m. that evening to her son’s home. Waterman, however, never brought the car back. The next morning, the victim’s mother returned to her son’s residence, and the car was still nowhere to be found. When she entered her son’s home, (more…)
Wink News is reporting:
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a violent on Centennial Boulevard in Lehigh Acres.
The victim’s daughter says just before 10 a.m. Wednesday, multiple men broke in and began ransacking the home, claiming they were searching for drugs and money.
The woman says the suspects threatened her mother, who was home alone at the time, with a gun. The victim was taken by ambulance to Lehigh Regional Medical Center with unknown injuries.
The men also stole the family’s dark grey 2015 Kia Optima, said the victim’s daughter.
Deputies have not released a description of the suspects.
A 3-year-old was killed during a chain reaction crash Monday evening on State Road 82 near Gunnery Road, while her mother and 4-year-old sister remain the hospital.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) says the driver of a Ford F-250 failed to stop for slowing traffic on SR 82 and hit the rear of a Toyota holding Monique Harris, Trinity Handy, 3, and Taqueria Handy, 4.
A pair of accidents within one half-mile of each other on SR-82 Monday evening leaving one dead, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
Witnesses have described the first scene as hearing several booms.
The first crash happened at 6:55 p.m. Just two hours after the first accident, another only a half-mile away at the intersection of State Road 82 and Gunnery Road.
A man who shot and killed a friend’s pit bull that had bitten him earlier on Sunday is being sought by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
A report by the sheriff’s office said that Block, a brindle pit bull at the Lehigh Acres home of Lloyd Rice, was in a backyard area and unleashed. A friend of Marlis Callahan, Rice’s roommate, came to the home and went into the backyard despite knowing the dog was aggressive and being warned not to enter that area.
When Lee County Sheriff deputies responded to a spat between a mother and her son, they did more than break up a fight. When all was said and done, the dispute was over and a family acquaintance hauled off to jail on Armed Burglary and Grand Theft charges.
It began shortly before 8:00 yesterday morning when deputies responded to the 4700 block of 21st Street Southwest, Lehigh Acres, to a past occurred burglary to a conveyance. The victim stated his vehicle was broken into and that his handgun and ammunition, along with numerous tools, had been stolen.
Culver’s Restaurant is purchasing the Preferred Community Bank building and land at 2511 Lee Blvd (in front of Wal-Mart next Wendy’s).
Culver’s is planning to build a “XL” prototype store with 123 seats and a drive thru. The start date has not been finalized do to zoning requirements with Lee County and regulatory requirements so Preferred Community Bank can move locations.
Brenda M. O’Neil Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Preferred Community Bank said, Preferred Community Bank is 100% committed to the community of Lehigh Acres. We have a opportunity to help the community and a growing company as Culver’s is. If all goes well for Culver’s, Preferred Community Bank will also have a new home in Lehigh Acres at will be very convenient location for our current and future banking patrons.