CNN is reporting — Would you rather take home $25 in cash or $50 of tuna?
People who bought StarKist tuna have that choice due to a class action lawsuit settlement. The customers claimed that StarKist put less tuna in their cans than advertised.
The suit, filed in federal court in Oakland more than two years ago, charged that StarKist under-filled certain 5-ounce cans of chunk light tuna and solid white albacore tuna.
Federal law requires 5 ounce cans to contain between 2.84-ounces and 3.23-ounces of tuna, depending on the type. The customers said StarKist cans were a little bit below those minimum requirements.
Written by The Lee County Sheriff Office
Have you received a call from someone claiming to be with the Lee County “Police” Department or with the union associated with the “Lee County Police Department?”
Someone is calling our residents claiming to be with the “Lee County Police Department” which is an agency that does notexist in Lee County Florida asking parents a series of questions:
Despite nearly a decade having gone by, Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is hoping that someone will recall a detail from the past that could help bring closure to a 2005 fatal hit and run crash.
It was just before midnight on November 5, 2005 when 60 year old Stephen Calvello was walking home from the Cin-Cin Mediterranean Grill, located at 13451 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, when an unknown driver struck Calvello then fled the scene leaving him for dead. Two Good Samaritans saw Calvello lying in the roadway and stopped to try to render first aid until paramedics arrived. (more…)
Members of the board of commissioners, the staff and management of Lehigh Acres MSID are inviting the community to a dedication ceremony at its headquarters at 601 East County Lane on Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The LA-MSID is the former East County Water Control District, but changed its name through state legislation, to handle more local community business in Lehigh in addition to the continued responsibilities it had as the East County Water Control District.
David Lindsay district manager reminds the community that the dedication ceremony on Aug. 26 starts at 11 a.m. and continues to 1 p.m. If you plan on attending, it’s not too late to RSVP, you should email: email@example.com.
Written by Jeff Kuntz Editor of the Gateway Sun
Yesterday was orientation for Gateway Charter’s middle school, which shares its building with the high school. So we took my daughter who’s entering the sixth grade to check out the school and meet her teachers.
It got off to a rough start as we got her schedule and saw she didn’t get any of the electives she asked for.
Them’s the breaks, kid.
Meeting the teachers was a mixed bag.
Karen Harty, Edible Gardening Adviser for Grow A Gardener Inc. and Lee County Master Gardener, will be offering a free class on how to grow vegetables in containers at the East County Regional Library. Karen runs many edible gardening classes throughout both Lee and Hendry Counties and grows the majority of her own food for her family. Learn from her mistakes and start growing food on your lanai!
Come join other edible gardeners on Saturday, August 29 at 1:00pm at the East County Regional Library located at 881 Gunnery Road in Lehigh Acres. “Veggie Gardening in Containers” is FREE and will run approximately 1 hour with time afterward for questions and answers. For more information, contact Karen at 610.530.8883.
By Kevin Derby, Sunshine State News
A triple murder in Lehigh Acres has garnered national attention even as it adds another factor to the debate over immigration, leading a Southwest Florida congressman to speak out against the Obama administration. Brian Omar Hyde, an illegal alien from Belize was arrested last week, accused of the murders of his aunt Dorla Pitts, her pregnant teenaged daughter Starlett Pitts and her boyfriend, Michael Kelly Jr. Hyde had a history of violence in his native Belize.
The murders received national attention with reports on the gruesome murder scene and Hyde’s illegal status.
U.S. Rep. Curt Clawson, R-Fla., a favorite of the tea party movement, weighed in on Monday, insisting the immigration system needed to be fixed and the Obama administration was not helping the matter.
Federal health officials have approved the first prescription drug to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long sought by the pharmaceutical industry
But safety restrictions on the daily pill, called Addyi, mean it will probably never achieve the blockbuster sales of men’s impotence drugs like Viagra, which have generated billions of dollars.
As a business leader in Lehigh Acres, Allstate agency owner Kevin Schuman has been named to The Florida Century Club for his dedication to helping customers plan for their insurance and financial needs and retirement savings goals.
The Florida Century Club recognizes the top Allstate agents and financial services specialists in the state of Florida. Schuman was among the top ten percent of Florida agents in helping customers by offering a wide array of assistance – such as helping people save to put their children through college, strategies for retirement and approaches for protecting existing financial assets.
According to CNN Money and other sources, CVS plans to drop 28 prescription drugs, including Viagra, from its list of covered medicines beginning 2016.
Though the drugs will still be available at CVS/pharmacy stores, customers who use CVS/Caremark insurance will no longer receive coverage for them,