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Restoration companies flooded with calls after flooding rains

Restoration Companies Flooded With Calls After Flooding Rains Some Southwest Florida homes got swamped this weekend by the rain, and now those homeowners are turning their attention to cleaning up. → Read More

Cape Coral mayoral candidates offer ideas for future of golf cl

Four people running to be the next Cape Coral mayor are sharing their plans for the Old Cape Coral Golf Club property. → Read More

Experts share advice for talking about race with kids

Talking about race and racism with your kids is no easy conversation. → Read More

How schools plan to protect your child's eyes during the solar e

As millions of Americans get ready for the first solar eclipse in nearly 40 years, so are local schools. → Read More

Naples woman on the hunt for invasive, poisonous toads

A woman who traps toxic toads for a living said this year is the worst she's ever seen. → Read More

How to watch the solar eclipse later this month

The last time a solar eclipse happened, Jimmy Carter was president and Rod Stewart's "Do You Think I'm Sexy" was Billboard No. 1 in 1979. → Read More

Neighbors dispute over trees and property lines

An argument is brewing between neighbors in Lehigh Acres. → Read More

Video shows boater spraying substance into Cape canal

Some Cape Coral residents expressed their concerns after a neighbor posted a video on Facebook showing a boater spraying some sort of liquid into a canal. Now residents in that neighborhood are w... → Read More

Ford Explorers to be federally investigated after reports of exh

1.3 million Ford Explorers are now under federal investigation after some police said their vehicles were leaking exhaust fumes into their cabin, causing officers to suffer from carbon monoxide poi... → Read More

'Southwest Florida Idol' contestants take the stage

Some of our area's finest singers are competing to be the next Southwest Florida Idol. → Read More

Tiny homes may solve affordable living needs in Cape Coral

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Justin Murphy believes tiny homes are the answer to Cape Coral's affordable housing crisis. He shared new images of the type of smaller living spaces he hopes to build. He says his creations would all be built on foundations inside gated communities and would have the same features as a standard home: a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and living room, but on a smaller scale. If… → Read More

Recent stranger danger incidents warrant parents-child talks

'We've got school that's starting in the next few weeks. You're going to have kids walking to and from school. You're going to have the kids at the bus stop, and the dangers are going to be out the... → Read More

Family says nightlight caused Lehigh Acres House fire

A fire that damaged a Lehigh Acres house overnight is being blamed on a nightlight. → Read More

Fort Myers 7-year-old designs bully prevention bracelet

A Fort Myers 7-year-old has come up with a way to help kids when they're being bullied. → Read More

Number of Florida vehicle recalls skyrockets; owners urged to ge

About one in five cars on the road today has an active an unfixed safety recall, according to Carfax. → Read More

Women gather to learn about concealed carry

A group of women hoping to one day own a gun learned all about the second amendment at a special class Sunday. → Read More

Health officials warn of bacteria in raw Gulf shellfish

A health alert is circulating for anyone who enjoys swimming in the ocean or eating raw oysters. → Read More

Get More: How to detect, prevent heatstroke

According to state health officials, thousands of people are taken to Florida emergency rooms for heat illness every year, but it is preventable. → Read More

Here's how to stay safe from alligators

After three alligator attacks in three days in Southwest Florida, some are wondering what you should do if you ever find yourself face to face with an alligator. → Read More

Woman adds to Zika-fighting arsenal in Collier County

Up until about June 2017, the Collier Mosquito Control District had their limitations when it came to testing mosquitoes. But now, their newest member is changing the way they do research. → Read More