At 1100 PM EDT (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Nine was located near latitude 23.4 North, longitude 82.7 West. The depression is moving toward the west near 9 mph (15 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue through tonight. On the forecast track, the depression will be moving away from the Florida Keys and Cuba and into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico tonight and Monday morning. A turn toward the west-northwest and a decrease in forward speed are expected by Monday afternoon, followed by a turn toward the northwest on Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours. Wind gusts to 45 mph were reported in the lower Florida Keys this afternoon and evening.
Heavy rain will be possible across Southwest Florida this week, but rain amounts will be highly dependent on the track of the tropical wave, 99L, as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico.
Three suspects have been arrested in the bank robbery that took Chase Bank on Lee Blvd, according to the Fort Myers Police Department.
Thurnal Glover, 20 of Fort Myers, Le’Nal Glover, 18, and Ajaria Simon, 19, both of Lehigh Acres, were arrested and charged with robbery with a firearm.
It was reported that during the robbery, one of the three suspects had fired a shot as they left the bank. They then drove away, which had the FMPD and Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies on the search for hours.
The getaway vehicle was seen near Leonard and Lee Boulevards by a LCSO officer. The driver failed to stop for the sheriff and later crashed after one of the tires so called came off the vehicle.
Three suspects were seen fleeing the vehicle. However, they were all found by LCSO.
All three suspects are currently in the Lee County Jail.
Letter To The Lehigh Acres Board Of Fire Commissioners From The Lehigh Acres Presbyterian Homes Of Lehigh Acres
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District (the “District”) will conduct a public hearing to consider the imposition of fire protection and emergency rescue assessments for the provision of Fire Protection and Emergency Rescue Services within the District for the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2016, and for future fiscal years until discontinued by the District.
The hearing will be held at 5:00 p.m. on August 30, 2016, at the Microtel Inn & Suites, Main Conference Room, 1320 Business Way, Lehigh Acres, Florida 33936, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed assessments. All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to file written objections with the District within 20 days of this notice.
The letter below was emailed to all the Lehigh Acres Board of Fire Commissioners on Aug 26, 2016.
Dear Lehigh Acres Board of Fire Commissioners:
Thank you for meeting with our residents on July 26th. I hope all of you had the opportunity to read their letters that were presented to you at the meeting. We and our residents fully support and are deeply grateful to the service of our fire fighters and first responders and we fully understand the need for a sufficient budget.
In order to offset the numerous emergency calls you get from our residents, we have been educating them on the importance of getting proper healthcare before the need to dial 9-1-1 arises. We have an independent on- site wellness center that is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and we are encouraging them to utilize it.
We have learned that when you voted to pass Resolution (15-05-01) which exempted Codes 05, 06, 08, 09 and 38 from the non-ad valorem assessment, you did not fully know the people they serve or how the Lehigh Acres Presbyterian Communities (PHL) really worked.
Shots were fired during a bank robbery Saturday afternoon at Chase Bank at 5767 Lee Blvd
No injuries were immediately reported.
No further information was immediately available.
Need Help From Local Doggie Day Care, Boarding Facility Or Veterinarian To Assist Lehigh Acres Homeowner
Special to the Lehigh Acres Gazette: Written by the Lee Building Industry Association Builders Care
Lee Building Industry Association Builders Care is seeking assistance from canine-centered businesses to help facilitate life-changing construction repairs for a fellow Lehigh Acres homeowner in need.
Jodi Santana is a strong, happy and positive single mother who suffers from a severe degenerative disease affecting her sight.
Despite her health issues, Santana continues to work as a customer service representative for LCEC and works hard to provide for herself, support her three grown children and barely cover bills for her quaint Lehigh Acres home.
The Florida Forest Service will be burning about 10-acres of foliage off Wheeler Road on Friday.
The burn could grow from 10 acres to at most 60 depending on conditions, according to a news release. Residents and motorists should exercise caution in the area.
Lehigh Acres APZ Review Board meeting scheduled Aug 25 2016 1299 Homestead Rd Lehigh Acres Fl 5:30 pm
New Project Reviews
A. 61 Bell Boulevard. -The addition of Group 2 and 3 restaurant uses in the schedule of uses existing on the project. There will be no building expansion. Mr. Jim Boback will present the project.
B. Lehigh Seafood- The project is requesting an administrative deviation in the sign setback. Maastricht will be presenting the project. The project is under construction and was previously approved. The project is located at 4306 Lee Boulevard.
Statewide Pesticide Pick-up Operation Clean sweep is a mobile pesticide collection program that provides a safe way to dispose of cancelled, suspended, and unusable pesticides. Some examples of participants are: Farms/Groves Nurseries Pest Control Services Greenhouses Golf Courses
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: SHANNON TURNER FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES TOLL-FREE NUMBER: (877) 851-5285 EMAIL: CLEANSWEEP@FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM CLEANSWEEP WEBSITE: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/cleansweep-pesticides/
A woman being served a “Notice to Appear” document by law enforcement was unlawfully taken into custody by deputies.
Stephanie Garner was asleep in her Lehigh Acres home when she and her husband heard a knock on the door just before 3 a.m., she explained.
Deputies announced themselves and told Garner they had a warrant for her arrest.
Garner followed the orders of law enforcement and went with them to the jail in downtown Fort Myers.
Once she got to the jail, Garner said she heard deputies confused about the incident, asking questions, and then calling her “unarrestable.”
Garner later learned she was supposed to be served a Notice to Appear in court on a probation violation for a DUI arrest in December 2015.
Representatives from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said they were made aware of the incident when it occurred, calling it a miscommunication after recent policy changes on warrant documentation.
The agency said the incident was documented as it is required. They have no record of an inquiring from Garner for an internal affairs investigation into what happened.
Garner said she is looking to a law suit against the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.