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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | NBC2 News

One dead, 9 injured in North Fort Myers school bus crash

FHP tells us traffic the bus stopped at a light on US-41. The SUV crashed into the back of the bus.

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

8 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

Teachers respond to Lee County school board decision

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Some teachers say they are very pleased with the school board's decision to opt out of standardized testing.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Education Etc.

12 hrs ago | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Victim's family turns to social media for help finding a killer

Just a year after the brutal murder of a young Lee County man, the family of Kyle Byrtus is tapping into social media resources to help rally support to increase the reward for information leading to the arrest of Byrtus' killer.

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Related Topix: Lehigh Acres, FL, Pine Manor, FL

16 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Lee County opts out of Common Core

With a 3-2 vote on Wednesday night, the Lee County school district became the first in Florida to opt out of Common Core testing Lee County opts out of Common Core With a 3-2 vote on Wednesday night, the Lee County school district became the first in Florida to opt out of Common Core testing Check out this story on wtsp.com: ... (more)

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Related Topix: Florida, Education Etc., Fort Myers, FL, Standardized Testing, Education

19 hrs ago | NBC2 News

Residents petition to install traffic light at busy Fort Myers intersection

It's a case of want versus need. People who live near the intersection of A&W Bulb and McGregor Boulevard in Lee County want a traffic light.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL, McGregor, FL, Education Etc.

Wed Aug 27, 2014

NBC2 News

Cypress Cove to build new $20 million facility

This Fall the Cypress Cove community at Health Park will break ground on a new assisted living facility.

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Related Topix: Bonita Springs, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Program teaches kids to be safer pedestrians

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- It's happening more and more in Lee County and across the country.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Lee County Mayors meet to talk lightning safety

LEE COUNTY, Fla.,- Southwest Florida storms can turn deadly with a single lightning strike, but local leaders say it doesn't have to be that way.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers Beach, FL

NBC2 News

Deputy in fatal crash with teen bicyclist on administrative leave

The Lee County Sheriff's Office deputy who fatally struck a teenager on a bicycle with his cruiser in Cape Coral has been placed on administrative leave with pay, the office announced Thursday.

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Related Topix: Cape Coral, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, Punta Gorda, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Parents ask Lee County to opt out of standardized testing

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Hundreds of people are supporting a move that could mean no more standardized testing for kids in school.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Education Etc.

WINK-TV Fort Myers

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LEE COUNTY, Fla.- State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto will hold onto her seat in district 30 after winning Tuesday's primary.

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NBC2 News

Apology sought after GCHS students say what happened in assembly

Students at Gulf Coast High School are asking for an apology to the entire class because of what an assistant principal allegedly said at a junior class assembly.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Naples, FL, Collier County, FL, Lehigh Acres, FL

Tue Aug 26, 2014

NBC2 News

Isle of Capri voters oppose fire merger

Isles of Capri residents have proven every vote counts. A proposed fire merger with the East Naples-Golden Gate Fire District will not happen.

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

NBC2 News

LCSO looking for missing Fort Myers woman

The Lee County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a missing 51-year-old Fort Myers woman.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL

NBC2 News

Naples police activity report

The incident occurred sometime between 8/20/2014 and 8/25/2014. The case has been forwarded to detectives for further investigation.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL, Collier County, FL

NBC2 News

Water main break on US-41 in Naples

The City of Naples says the water main became loose and started gushing out water.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL, Collier County, FL, Lehigh Acres, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Polls now open for primary election

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Polls are open until 7 p.m. tonight across Southwest Florida as voters cast their ballot in a variety of races.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Cape Coral, FL, Rick Scott, US Governors

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