FHP said, Two crashes in Lehigh Acres within a few miles of each other snarled traffic Thursday night for hours.
The first crash occurred around 9:00 p.m. on Lee Boulevard and Williams Avenue.
A BMW was traveling east on Lee Boulevard while a Hyundai Elantra was heading west on the inside lane. (more…)
Construction phase 1 of the project should begin in March or the widening of Homestead Road, from south of Sunrise Boulevard to north of Alabama Road.
This 30-month project includes curb and gutters, bike lanes and grassy areas in some part of the road.
The project price for the widening Homestead Rd is just under $15 million dollars.
Written by the Lehigh Acres Gazette from LCSO
On Sunday, January 15, 2017, at approximately 6:30 p.m., deputies responded to a Disturbance call at 423 Chamonix Ave. S. in Lehigh Acres. Arriving LSCO deputies discovered a male who was deceased. The scene was secured and a death investigation initiated.
During the course of the investigation, it was determined the incident would be investigated as a homicide.
Neighbors say they heard gunshots.
The victim’s information is being held pending next of kin notification.
At this time the incident appears to be contained the community is not in danger.
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Friday morning was filled with pure enjoyment for 31 teachers in the Lee County Schools system. Marshall Bower and his crew from the Lee County Public Schools Foundation slipped into classrooms throughout Lee County to surprise 31 educators who had been named among finalists for the Golden Apple award this year.
Bower, the CEO and president of the foundation, said that 5,000 nominations rolled in this year for about 2,000 teachers.
List of the 31 educators who had been named among finalists for the Golden Apple award this year. (more…)
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Free Concert Sunday, January 15 3:00 P.M. Faith Lutheran Church 705 Leeland Heights Blvd. Lehigh Acres
The Lehigh Concert Band Presents Swing meets Dixie
The first half will feature the 14 member Southwest Florida Swing Band composed of musicians from across Lee County who will perform Big Band classics that you all know including Glen Miller’s In The Mood and Pennsylvania 6-5000, Duke Ellington’s Take the A Train, and Benny Goodman’s Moonglow. The music is designed to bring back memories of the Big Band era when Swing was King. Dancing is encouraged.
The second half of the program will feature the Blue Dirt Dixieland Jazz Band. This five-member group of local musicians has been playing Dixieland music in the Southwest Florida area for decades.
It is sure to get your toes tapping with such Dixie classics as Basin Street Blues, Bill Bailey, Tipperary, and When the Saints Go Marching In.
The performance is a not to be missed concert of two great bands playing music that is still popular today. All concerts are free with donations accepted. www.lehighconcertband.org
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Logan Tucker has been nominated to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum this summer. During this week-long forum, he will be able to delve into the world of medicine, discover how to program a robot, and learn detective work and crime scene investigation.
NYLF Pathways to STEM is a unique learning experience for bright, forward-thinking elementary school students who will evolve into next generation innovators, engineers, doctors, software developers, and scientists.
According to Jan A. Sikorsky, Ph.D., students learn by doing during six days of hands-on simulations and workshops, while making new friends and having unforgettable adventures.
Virtually all career fields today require a solid foundation of STEM. That’s precisely why these are the fastest growing areas of study and the reason that STEM professionals are in the highest demand in the United States and throughout the world. Early exposure to these fields can set today’s kids on a path to success by giving them the tools needed to make informed decisions about the future.
Written by the Lehigh Acres Gazette Staff
The northbound lanes of Joel Boulevard were shut down for nearly 5 hours following a violent deadly crash. The crash happened just south of East 4th Street around 5 a.m.
According to the FHP report vehicle crossed over to the northbound lanes, slamming into a guardrail.
FHP said, Joshua Rubush, 21, of LaBelle, was heading south on Joel Boulevard in a Honda Civic when he failed to negotiate a curve.
According to FHP report, Rubush civic crossed into the opposite lane and slammed into a guardrail, tearing nearly 25 feet of the rail from the ground along with the left side of the vehicle’s roof.
According to Lehigh Acres Fire and Rescue, Rubush was pronounced dead at the scene.
Troopers say he was not wearing a seat belt. Alcohol results are pending.
Joel Boulevard northbound was shut down for nearly 5 hours while troopers investigated. All lanes are back open now.
Lee County sheriff deputies are investigating a shooting near Nora Ave and 46th St. SW.
LCSO converged on a home in the 3100 block of 46th St. SW and also a second home a few blocks away.
The 911 call came in just before 8 p.m. Wednesday.
LCSO investigators could be seen searching a porch and the ground around a home on nearby Olive Street.
It is unclear whether there were any injuries.
A vehicle crash in Lehigh Acres sent two people to local hospitals Wednesday morning.
The motorcyclist Bruno Cesar Duarte Pires, remains in critical condition at Lee Memorial Hospital after a vehicle violated his right of way at Lee Boulevard and Alvin Avenue, according to a Florida Highway Patrol.
The driver of the vehicle, Wensly Norgaisse, was transported to Lehigh Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol, Pires entered the intersection as Norgaisse was making a left turn. The crash, which occurred just before 7 a.m. and according to the report this accident remains under investigation.
The FGUA is consolidating the Lehigh Acres and North Fort Myers customer service offices to a new location at 9841 Bernwood Place Drive, Suite 120, Fort Myers, FL 33966. The new office will be open for business on Tuesday, January 17th. This move is a part of the FGUA’s continuing effort to manage costs and increase efficiencies while focusing on providing exceptional customer service.
FGUA customers will be able to reach the new customer service office using the same phone numbers. Lehigh Acres customers can dial (239) 368-1615 and North Fort Myers customers can dial (239) 543-1005 with account questions or for payment assistance. Customers can also access their account and pay their monthly bills at www.fgua.com. A pay by phone feature is also available – many customers find this is the fastest, easiest and most convenient way to pay their utility bill because this option provides the convenience of bill pay 365 days a year and 24 hours a day using a check, debit or credit card over the phone. The call is toll-free, 1-855-396-1256, and there is no charge for using this payment method.