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Cape budget pact passed

With little fanfare and few protestations from a sparse crowd, the Cape Coral City Council adopted the property tax rate and the budget for the 2014 fiscal year at the final public hearing held Thursday at City Hall.The council officially adopted a 7.707 millage rate, the same rate it ...

Cape looks to confirm election results Monday

With budget talks and millage rates now behind them, the Cape Coral City Council will have quite a few things to consider at Monday's regular city council meeting at City Hall.The city will pass two resolutions, confirming the results of the Sept. 10 primary, as well as call for elections for ...

New Section: What’s Cool in School

Friday, the Cape Coral Breeze starts a new weekly feature: What's Cool in School.Each week the section, published in the weekend edition of The Breeze, will feature candid photographs from the various Cape schools in the Lee County School District's West Zone.All of the photos published here ...

Arson conviction overturned

A man found guilty of setting his Cape Coral home on fire has had his conviction overturned.A jury convicted Jesus Ventura Perez, 58, of first-degree arson dwelling building people present and burning to defraud insurer in November 2011. He was sentenced to just over three years in prison.As of ...

Crash victim remains critical

A woman remained hospitalized Thursday after a deadly crash in Cape Coral two weeks ago.Susan C. Reynolds, 28, of 2903 W. 52nd St., Lehigh Acres, was listed in critical condition at Tampa General Hospital, where she was taken following the accident Sept. 7 on Rose Garden Road.The driver of the ...

Injured bicyclist in ‘fair’ condition

A Cape Coral bicyclist was listed in fair condition Thursday after a traffic accident last week.Gary L. Wheeler Jr., 43, of 1104 N.E. Van Loon Terrace, remained hospitalized at Lee Memorial Hospital, where he was taken following the Sept. 13 crash on Northeast Pine Island Road.According to ...

Rockwave Festival hits JetBlue Park Saturday

After patiently waiting for months for this day to arrive, thousands of local rock fans are ready to jam at the first Rockwave Festival, presented by 96-KROCK, featuring Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, Jane's Addiction, Chevelle, Filter, Anberlin, Sunshine and Bullets, Beware of ...

Electric Meltdown: Brillz, Crespo, Henry Fong, Sunday

Go radioactive during Electric Meltdown, an all-night electronic/techno/dubstep show featuring Brillz, Crepso, Henry Fong and more, all spinning at the Lee Civic Center, 11831 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers, Saturday, Sept. 21, from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. As one of the headliners, Brillz takes the ...

Organizers: Grace for Chase event a rousing success

The area community continues to come to the aid of one of its own.Chase Johnson, a 7-year-old boy battling leukemia, has yet another tough fight on his hands, one that will likely keep him away from home for several months.With that in mind, Victory Lane Cafe, a sports bar on Hancock Bridge ...