Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash involving a bus and a car.
It happened on the cormer of 7th Street and Hightower Avenue at around 7:30 p.m. Friday night.
According to FHP report, the red Mitsubishi Eclipse was approaching the intersection when the bus drove onto the car.
The driver of the Eclipse was able to escape with minor cuts on his arm.
The bus is privately-owned according to FHP.
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a stealthy thief whose crime was caught on camera.
Just before 2 a.m. this morning, January 24th, the victim made a purchase at the Circle K store, located at 1181 Homestead Road N. in Lehigh Acres. While he was reaching for his wallet, he placed his silver/grey LG Metro PCS phone, with a white case and black cover, on the counter. After paying for his purchase, he left the store, accidentally leaving his phone behind. Moments later, he realized that he forgot his phone and went back inside to retrieve it. However, neither the victim nor the store’s clerk could find it.
A review of the store’s surveillance system captured images of a Hispanic male, wearing a black t-shirt with a skull type emblem and a black baseball hat with a skull emblem, concealing the victim’s phone with his left arm until the clerk was away from the counter. The unknown Hispanic male then took the phone and placed it in his left pants pocket. After the Hispanic male paid for his items, he left southbound on Homestead Road in what is believed to be a white Chevrolet S-10 pick up truck.
Bob Poff, director of social services for the Salvation Army in Fort Myers, that the agency is coming to Lehigh Acres within the next few weeks.
Poff said Lehigh Acres seems to be an appropriate place for the agency to come to in an effort to help its citizens.
According to Poff, We won’t be duplicating services with the Lehigh Community Services, but will help Rae Nicely in other ways, especially working with the people in Lehigh who are homeless or those who have no place to eat a hot meal during the week.
According to Poff, Rep. Matt Caldwell initiated the conversation about the possibility of the Salvation Army coming to Lehigh Acres.
Poff said, “I would like to see a task force of Lehigh Acres citizens who would assist us when we open offices here.”
The office could open by mid-February, with an official grand opening and ribbon cutting.
Dubbing it the “Sunshine Protection Act,” a Democratic senator Thursday filed a bill that would lead to daylight-saving time throughout the year in Florida.
“Floridians’ quality-of-life and, potentially, economics would be improved by having an hour more of sunshine in the afternoon,” stated by Sen. Darren Soto, D-Orlando
It could boost recreation and tourism. Before the time change, golf courses were empty. But not anymore.
The proposal, by Soto, would help keep the sun shining in the early evening for more of the year but lead to less daylight in the morning.
Daylight saving time starts March 8 this year and ends Nov. 1.
The bill will be considered during these year’s legislative session that starts in March.
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who held up a Lehigh Acres convenience store early Saturday morning, taking off with cash and lottery tickets.
According to detectives, the unknown male walked into the 7-Eleven store, located at 530 Joel Boulevard, just before 5 a.m. on Saturday, January 17th. The suspect demanded that the teller hand over all the cash in the register, as well as five $25 lottery tickets. The employee complied and the suspect took off in an unknown direction. He is believed to be a light skinned white or Hispanic male.
Anyone with information on the identity of the robber is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.
Lee County DOT will be closing Harrison Drive between Carolina Way and Virginia Road beginning Friday, January 23 at 3:00 p.m. as East County Water Control District (ECWCD) begins work on a culvert pipe replacement in the area. Lee County DOT will provide the (MOT) Maintenance of Traffic and motorists are advised to use an alternate route due to the road closure. This project should be completed by February 13, 2015.
A SUV crashed through the side wall of a salon on Palm Beach Boulevard.
The accident happened around 10 a.m. Wednesday at Gail’s Family Hair Service just east of Buckingham Road.
Authorities say a woman was driving the SUV but they do not know what caused the crash.
The owner of the building says there’s is a desk just on the other side of the wall, however, no one was sitting there at the time of the accident.
When a Girl Scout sells you cookies, she’s building a lifetime of skills and confidence. She learns goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics—aspects essential to leadership, success, and life.
By putting her mind and energies to something, a Girl Scout can overcome any challenge. There are no limits. She can be anything. She can do anything. Help her build a lifetime of skills and confidence. And these year is no different except for one thing, you now can order cookies online for one of our local girl scouts https://digitalcookie.girlscouts.org/scout/abigail7042#close . And you also donate cookies to active military members so the Girl Scouts can spread the joy.
4-H FunDay admission of $5 per person allows the public access to 25+ outdoor family activities, 20 indoor gardening classes, door prizes, vendors and more. This non-electric event is being held from 10am-3pm Saturday the 24th at Veterans Park located at 55 Homestead Road South in Lehigh Acres. For details and to enter their coloring contest, see www.4HFunDay.com.
Information provided by Bay Pines VA Healthcare System:
The Lee County Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare Center located at 2489 Diplomat Parkway East in Cape Coral, FL will be closed today, January 20, 2015 due to water main repairs and associated maintenance.
At this time, it is anticipated that the facility will remain closed through Friday, January 23 and reopen on Saturday, January 24. Veterans who have scheduled medical appointments during this time will be contacted by their clinician via telephone or to reschedule as appropriate.
Patients are encouraged to contact the Lee County Healthcare Center at 239-652-1800 or their healthcare team with any questions.
At approximately 7:30 a.m. today, a break in the main water line feeding the facility was identified. The water main was repaired around 10:00 a.m., however, maintenance and water testing are required.