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2 hrs ago | Gulfshore Life

In the Spotlight: Why Bother Here, Democrats?

April Freeman lost in the July special election to fill Trey Radel's vacated Congressional seat.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Trey Radel, Florida, Collier County, FL

6 hrs ago | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Teen charged with killing his mother in North Fort Myers

On August 31, 2014, the Lee County Sheriff's Office responded to 238 Capitol Street, in North Fort Myers, in reference to an odor coming from the residence.

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Related Topix: North Fort Myers, FL

6 hrs ago | NBC2 News

Teen charged with killing his mother in North Fort Myers

On August 31, 2014, the Lee County Sheriff's Office responded to 238 Capitol Street, in North Fort Myers, in reference to an odor coming from the residence.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL, North Fort Myers, FL, Charlotte County, FL

13 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

Circle K Robbery in Bonita Springs - Robber Arrested

Raul Sixto Guerrero of 1230 Tower Road, Bonita Springs is now in the Lee County Jail.

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Related Topix: Bonita Springs, FL

17 hrs ago | NBC2 News

Bonita Springs Circle K robbery suspect arrested

Lee County deputies confirm Raul Guerrero of Bonita Springs was arrested and charged with the early morning robbery Saturday of the Circle K on Old 41 Road.

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Related Topix: Bonita Springs, FL, Fort Myers, FL

Sat Aug 30, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Rollover crash at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

Dispatch told WINK News one person was ejected and one person was taken to the hospital.

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Related Topix: Lehigh Acres, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Sheriff's Deputies Search for Convenience-Store Robber

The Lee County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in catching an early-morning Circle-K robber.

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Related Topix: Bonita Springs, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Board's decision to opt out of testing shakes education world

A Southwest Florida school board's historic vote this week to opt out from the state's standardized tests has prompted cheers, criticism and lots of questions.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Standardized Testing, Education, Palm Beach County, FL, Education Etc.

NBC2 News

Possible opt-out reversal stirs more controversy

Lee County School Board Member Mary Fischer's request Friday for an emergency meeting to reverse a historic decision opting schools out of state mandated assessments, has left parents and students with mixed emotions.

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WINK-TV Fort Myers

Press celebrates 130 years

LEE COUNTY, Fla.,- Lee County's biggest newspaper, The News-Press, is celebrating 130 years! The paper hasn't missed a day of delivery since it started back in 1884.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL

NBC2 News

Fort Myers considers partnerships for Imaginarium, Skatium

Fort Myers leaders say the city loses out a $1 million each year while running two businesses - the Imaginarium and the Skatium.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL, Collier County, FL

Fri Aug 29, 2014

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Early voting sites could shrink after Nov. election

A trend in Southwest Florida has the Lee County Election Office exploring the possibility of reducing its early voting sites.

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Related Topix: Estero, FL

NBC2 News

Newly designed sealant being tested on Blind Pass Bridge

A brand-new concrete sealant was applied to the Blind Pass Bridge. If it is successful, it would end up saving taxpayers a lot of money.

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Naples Daily News

Bonita seeing - incredible' construction boom There has been a big...

"So far this year, Bonita Springs has already reached what they did for all of last year," said Peter Haigis, a building official for the Bonita Springs Community Development.

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Related Topix: Bonita Springs, FL, Collier County, FL

NBC2 News

Routine traffic stop leads to $350K cocaine bust in Collier

Collier County deputies say they found 22 pounds of cocaine worth $350,000 during a routine traffic stop on Golden Gate Boulevard on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Collier County, FL, Cape Coral, FL

Naples Daily News

Morning report: Traffic and weather for TGIF Here's a look at...

A couple of showers will be possible along the coast in the morning, but the better chance for activity will be in the afternoon.

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Related Topix: Collier County, FL, Golden Gate, FL, Naples, FL, Matlacha, FL

Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Baker sweeps South

Ida Baker made it 2-for-2 in the opening week of the volleyball season with a straight-set victory Thursday over South Fort Myers.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL, Cape Coral, FL, Estero, FL

Thu Aug 28, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

New ambulance unveiled for Golisano Children's Hospital

LEE COUNTY, Fla.,- The Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida has a new addition to it's team.

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Related Topix: Medicine

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Parents react to Lee County school board decision

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- In a 3 to 2 vote, the school board opted out of standardized testing leaving parents split on the controversial decision.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

NBC2 News

Man suffers heart attack after being rescued from a storm drain

Rescued from a storm drain and now recovering from a minor heart attack. We have new information on the Lehigh Acres man who found himself stuck in a storm drain Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Lehigh Acres, FL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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