Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Authorities investigating murder-suicide in Cape Coral

Neighbors say a husband shot his wife before turning the gun on himself in some nearby bushes in Cape Coral.

Those who knew the husband and wife said they moved into the home with their teenage daughter not long ago. But friends told us the husband lost his job, and that caused relationship problems.

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State could override local tenant laws

After some cities and counties have passed ordinances about renters’ rights, a Florida House panel on Monday approved a bill that would lead to state law trumping local regulations governing landlords and tenants.

The Republican-controlled House Civil Justice Subcommittee voted 11-5 along party lines to support the bill (HB 1417), which sponsor Tiffany Esposito, R-Fort Myers, said would bring “consistency” across the state.

Crews begin sand stockpiling for future berm project on Fort Myers Beach

Crews began trucking in sand to the Wyndham Hotel on Fort Myers Beach on Monday. This is in preparation for the emergency berm project.

The town of Fort Myers Beach is still awaiting funds to begin construction on the berm but are getting ready by stockpiling this sand.

Forecast: From cold to warm Tuesday

Daytime highs will push into the low to mid 80s for most of Southwest Florida today, which will make for another gorgeous day in our part of the country.

Expect a full blast of sunshine today without any clouds from this morning through the afternoon.

The dry soil and low humidity will lead to another day with a high fire danger, and remember, outdoor burning is banned for Hendry, Lee, and Collier County.

Click here to watch Meteorologist Jason Dunning’s forecast!

Saving ourselves in the Studio Players’ ‘Saving Kitty’

Parents typically want their kids to be happy. And the wise ones know there comes a time when they just need to let go; they can’t dictate their children’s careers or who they’ll date or marry. When we first meet Kate (Hollis Galman) and her husband Huntley (Dave Mancini) in “Saving Kitty” (at the Studio Players through March 26), they’re waiting for their daughter Kitty (McKenna Cloud) to arrive. She’s bringing home a guy she wants them to meet.

Today in History

  • 1980 - President Jimmy Carter announces to the U.S. Olympic Team that they will not participate in the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow as a boycott against Soviet intervention in Afghanistan.

  • 1963 - Alcatraz Island, the federal penitentiary in San Francisco Bay, California, closes.

  • 1951 - Secretary of Defense George C. Marshall reports that the U.S. military has doubled to 2.9 million since the start of the Korean War.

  • 1939 - Singer Kate Smith records “God Bless America” for Victor Records.

  • 1928 - President Calvin Coolidge presents the Congressional Medal of Honor to Charles Lindbergh, a captain in the US Army Air Corps Reserve, for making the first solo trans-Atlantic flight.

  • 1910 - The U.S. Senate grants ex-President Teddy Roosevelt an annual pension of $10,000.

  • 1906 - Ohio passes a law that prohibits hazing by fraternities.

  • 1806 - Lewis and Clark begin their trip home after an 8,000 mile trek of the Mississippi basin and the Pacific Coast.

  • 1788 - Almost the entire city of New Orleans, Louisiana, is destroyed by fire.

  • 1617 - Pocahontas (Rebecca Rolfe) dies of either small pox or pneumonia while in England with her husband, John Rolfe.