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Former Forty Fort code enforcement officer hired for Easton position
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 01:20:40 -0700

Easton’s new chief codes inspector previously worked in a Pennsylvania borough’s codes department that was subject to a state investigation. The Citizens’ Voice of Wilkes-Barre reports Stephen Nowroski received a warning letter from the Department of Labo

Forty Fort cops crack down on aggressive driving
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 01:03:07 -0700

Forty Fort police will take part in a state-wide crackdown on aggressive driving this spring. Officers will patrol Wyoming Avenue (Route 11) and intersecting roadways in the borough from March 23 to May 3, police said in a news release. The crackdown aims

State to increase inspections as local health officers retire
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 18:24:58 -0700

Health officers in Hazleton and Forty Fort recently retired after years of service, but the municipalities will follow different strategies to replace them and to resume inspecting restaurants. In Hazleton with 25,000 people, Mark Thompson, who has a mast

Handling of health inspections varies among municipalities
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 23:22:04 -0700

Health officers in Hazleton and Forty Fort recently retired after years of service, but the municipalities will follow different strategies to replace them and to resume inspecting restaurants. In Hazleton with 25,000 people, Mark Thompson, who has a mast

Two arrested in North Fort Myers illegal gambling bust
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:40:12 -0700

We are digging deeper into an illegal gambling bust in North Fort Myers. A bar owner is accused of operating casino-like machines and cashing out customers who play it.

Woman posed as lawyer for a decade, almost became partner
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:10:30 -0700

Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman used forged documents to pretend to be a lawyer for a decade and was in line to be named partner when her fraud was discovered. Forty-five-year-old Kimberly Kitchen, of James Creek, was charged Thursday with forgery and unauthorized practice of law.

Downtown Fort Myers appearing busier
Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:54:31 -0700

Downtown Fort Myers seems busier than ever lately with more retail shops and restaurants filling vacant spaces.

Fort Myers Beach Fire Department gets boot from 'fill the boot' spot
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:25:23 -0700

Town officials gave them the boot from their usual spot at the corner of Estero Boulevard and 5th Street - where the fire department has filled boots for at least 25 years. Now they will be on the other side of the Matanzas Pass Bridge, which is uncharted territory for the department's campaign. 

Fort Myers police to wear body cameras despite union concerns
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:09:56 -0700

In less than two weeks, Fort Myers police officers could be wearing body cameras that will record all of their moves, but the police union is not happy about it. 

Dispute occurs over a Fort Myers Beach parking spot
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:26:44 -0700

A political lobbyist is accused of a bizarre road rage attack on Fort Myers Beach. To make matters worse, it involved the wife of former Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeff Kottkamp.