Algae crisis prompts action from Gov. Scott: Cape Life

Cory O'Donnell
The News-Press

Happy Wednesday, Cape Coral friends!

Let's see what stories have been clicking with readers in the Cape this week.

Some residents in North Fort Myers and Cape Coral are seeing the brunt of recent algae blooms that is permeating parts of the Caloosahatchee River.  Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency yesterday. All these images are from North Fort Myers off of Orange Grove Boulevard.

Cape police: 'Unprovoked' attack leaves victim bloodied at The Dek

It started with a hand on the suspect's shoulder to get his attention, according to police. The events that followed put one man in the hospital with serious injuries.

Gov. Scott issues state of emergency for Lee County after touring algae blooms

"I still get frustrated with the federal government because they’ve not been a great partner," Scott said. Cape Coral residents have been sharing photos with us of the blooms in their canals. Reporter Chad Gillis shows you what water quality scientists say about the bloom and what the governor is doing next.

Cheap eats:30+ summer dining deals from Cape Coral, SWFL restaurants

A summer kids-eat-free deal and a free bottle of wine with your entrees are just a few ways some restaurants are enticing locals to eat out this summer. See all of our deals in this list from our Food and Dining Team.

Last of the salad bars: Dying form of dining rare in Cape, SWFL

Remember when you could find a salad bar with ease when dining out? Times have changed. No worries: our food team has your guide to the salad bars still going strong in SW Florida.

Woman said she was shot after being followed from Cape bar

Leaving a Cape Coral bar and driving home turned into a nightmare that ended with a gunshot victim in the hospital, according to deputies. Stacey Henson has the story.

5 Things:Sparks flew during Cape Coral's July 4 celebration in 1965

Think Red, White and Boom was a big event?  It's got nothing on the festivities in Cape Coral in 1965. See what else happened from Cynthia Williams.

Ask JLB:MangoMania 2018 - Mango recipes and more

MangoMania 2018 is here and Florida's mango season is at its peak. What to do with all those juicy, sun-ripe fruits? JLB has recipes, tips and more.


MangoMania in Cape Coral: Everything you need to know

Florida bucket list:20 things you have to do in the Sunshine State

Missing Cape mom, two sons found "safe and sound"

Live music in Cape, SWFL:Whitney Houston tribute, SummerJazz, The Mentors

Cape church group stranded in Haiti as unrest prompts cancellation of flights

Look inside: Massive Cape home sits on three-quarters of an acre on the river


100 cans of soda will get someone's attention. A car filled with 100 cans of soda and power tools? Even more so. One witness told police he saw someone prying open the door to a Cape Coral business, and that led to the capture of two alleged burglars and the discovery of an eclectic mix of items in their car in Cape Coral.


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Have a great week!

"Cape Cory"

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