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…)
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.
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.