School District of Lee County

A month after the mass shooting at a Parkland high school, students across the nation planned to walk out of class in solidarity with victims and survivors, but at one Lee County school, students were unsure whether or not they could join the movement.

Rachel Iacovone / WGCU

The Florida Legislature approved a new budget over the weekend that has disheartened arts advocates across the state, including some at a Southwest Florida arts center, who expressed their disappointment just after the news broke.

Vivre Couture

Fashion takes center stage at the seventh annual “Art Walks the Runway” next week at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers. The event includes three days of music, dance performances, a contortionist, and of course, visually stunning runway shows featuring couture from both international and local designers. The event runs March 8-10 and will feature hot new designs from Vivre Couture, Marmar Halim, Diana Couture and Usama Ishtay. Local boutiques and designers will also be featured including Forema, Saratoga Sundress, Hollie’s Boutique and local artist Frankie Colt’s new line, Cobra Empire. We’ll get an inside look at the upcoming event with host and producer Melissa Tschari DeHaven.

U.S. Department of State

On this last day of January, which is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the full hour of Gulf Coast Live will focus on victims of sex trafficking. WGCU’s Jessica Meszaros has been working on the story, and the information she found on this growing trend may come as a surprise.

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A small passenger plane crashed earlier this afternoon near Bonita National Golf Course. Lee County Sheriff's Office held a press conference at Fire Station No. 26 off Bonita Beach Road at 3 p.m.