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4 hrs ago | NBC2 News

Collier teacher awaits punishment in test cheating scandal

A Collier County teacher is waiting for the school board to decide her fate after a district investigation determine she inappropriately helped students on tests.

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Related Topix: Collier County, FL, Boat Disaster, Fort Myers Beach, FL, Estero, FL, Cape Coral, FL

5 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

Local woman returns from volunteer service on hospital ship

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Southwest Florida woman is spending some time with her family, after completing 10 months of volunteer duty on the hospital ship, Africa Mercy.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL

9 hrs ago | NBC2 News

Burned dog court case on stand by, Larry Wallace incompetent to proceed

Doctors say they'll continue to evaluate Larry Wallace to see if he can stand trial, but their testimony on Wednesday during a hearing in DeSoto County found Wallace incompetent to proceed.

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Related Topix: Desoto County, FL, Boat Disaster, Fort Myers Beach, FL

11 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

Murder-for-hire suspect wants to withdraw guilty plea

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A federal judge will decide whether a Cape Coral man can withdraw his guilty plea in a murder for hire plot.

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17 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

Naples officer remains in critical condition after shooting

Right now one Naples police officer is at Lee Memorial Hospital after being involved in a deadly shooting with her co-worker.

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Related Topix: Estero, FL

20 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

National chains flocking to SWFL

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - It's hard not to notice that businesses are flocking to southwest Florida.

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

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Patch.com

Police K9 OK After Drowning Attempt, Suspect Can't Say the Same

A routine traffic stop in Lee County turned violent Tuesday when the suspect feigned stopping and decided to ram a deputy's cruiser instead.

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Related Topix: Lehigh Acres, FL

NBC2 News

Shakeup in Lee County Animal Services

Controversy continues at Lee County Southwest Florida Domestic Animal Services after its director and assistant director were fired this week from their positions.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Estero, FL

NBC2 News

FDOT to repair nonfunctioning signs in Cape Coral

One day after we exposed expensive traffic signs no working in Lee County, we uncover money is being spent to fix them.

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Related Topix: Cape Coral, FL

NBC2 News

60 complete SWFL 'Destination Graduation' program

Wearing a cap and gown brings special meaning for 60 Southwest Florida Students.

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Related Topix: Florida, Estero, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Adult daycare to close in Lee County

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- An adult daycare center is closing its doors this summer in South Fort Myers.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

NBC2 News

Englewood man arrested for burglaries and animal cruelty

A crime spree that started with burglaries in early June and ended with a stabbing of a man and a dog in late June but it wasn't until days ago deputies were able to make the arrest.

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Related Topix: Englewood, FL, Violent Crime

NBC2 News

Precautionary boil notice remains in Port Charlotte

Three addresses have been added to the precautionary boil water advisory bringing the total to 13 addresses.

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Related Topix: Port Charlotte, FL, Charlotte County, FL

Cape Coral Daily Breeze

CCCIA meeting to address economic development

Economic development officials from Cape Coral and Lee County are the featured speakers for the Cape Coral Construction Industry Association's monthly membership meeting.

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Related Topix: Cape Coral, FL

NBC2 News

Lee County deputies investigating possible shooting

The Lee County Sheriff's Office confirms they were called to a shooting on Sunset Lake Ct. around 1 a.m. But they will not say if anyone was shot.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Cape Coral, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Lee County Deputies investigating reported shooting

ESTERO, Fla.- Lee County Deputies are investigating a reported shooting in the Lakes of Estero community off River Ranch Road.

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Related Topix: Estero, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

LCSO takes suspects into custody following chase

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies have taken two people into custody on Haviland Ave. this afternoon, following a pursuit.

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Related Topix: Lehigh Acres, FL, Fort Myers, FL

Tue Jul 08, 2014

NBC2 News

Inmates, dogs learn from each other through jail program

The "Second Chance" program has been in the Lee County Jail since 2003. It gives a handful of inmates, charged with non-violent crimes the opportunity to train dogs in hopes of finding them a forever home.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Cape Coral, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Crash closes part of Midpoint Bridge

Right now, all Eastbound lanes of the midpoint bridge are closed due to a vehicle crash.

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WINK-TV Fort Myers

Dog recovering after rescue from hot car

FORT MYERS, Fla - A small dog rescued from the inside of a sweltering locked car on Friday is recovering at Lee County Domestic Animal Services.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL

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