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4 hrs ago | Naples Daily News

More than 10,000 Collier, Lee Republicans vote early in congressional election

"I didn't know who I was voting for until I put pen to paper," she said after voting at the Bonita Springs Elections Office on U.S. 41. Lombardo, of Bonita Springs, was one of 720 Lee County residents and 637 Collier residents who voted Saturday to fill the seat left vacant by former U.S. Rep. Trey Radel, who resigned in January after a highly ... (more)

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Related Topix: Bonita Springs, FL, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Trey Radel, Fort Myers, FL, Bokeelia, FL

8 hrs ago | NBC2 News

Bicyclist injured in Treeline Ave. crash

A bicyclist was taken to the hospital early Saturday morning after being struck by an SUV.

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

11 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

Community comes together for 'Strides for Stella'

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Strides for Stella was organized by 20 Florida Gulf Coast University students that are taking a course called Foundations of Civic Engagement.

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Related Topix: Florida Gulf Coast University, Bonita Springs, FL

15 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

Press reporter analyzes exclusive poll results

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- News-Press political reporter Heather Wysocki joined us live in the studio to talk about the results of an exclusive WINK News/ News-Press congressional poll.

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19 hrs ago | Cape Coral Daily Breeze

RSW passenger totals for March up 2.8 percent

During March, 1,147,059 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, an increase of 2.8 percent compared to March 2013.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Naples Daily News

Congressional District 19: Candidates at a glance -- VIDEOS

Corey Perrine/Staff From left, State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto, Curt Clawson, Dr. Michael Dreikorn, and Dr. Paige Kreegel are present for the two hour televised moderated debate for the Congressional District 19 Republican candidacy Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the Lee County School District Headquarters in Fort Myers.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL, Florida, Bonita Springs, FL, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, University, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Lehigh Acres man dresses as Jesus on Good Friday

WINK News learned Lathan Gareiss walked down Lee Boulevard dressed the part dragging a cross.

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Related Topix: Lehigh Acres, FL

NBC2 News

Fugitive Friday: 04/18/14

If you know anything about these fugitives, you can earn up to $1,000 by calling Crime Stoppers at 780-TIPS.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

NBC2 News

Police catch pair accused of stealing boat motors

Officers arrested a pair accused of stealing motors from two boats docked in a canal behind two separate Cape Coral homes.

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

NBC2 News

Search warrant results in narcotics, firearms charges

Deputies arrested two people Thursday on narcotics and firearms charges as the result of a search warrant served at their address.

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

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Lee deputies searching for robbery suspect

The Lee County Sheriff's Office is looking for the person who robbed an Advanced Auto Parts store Thursday night.

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Related Topix: Lehigh Acres, FL

NBC2 News

Local schools, parents ask state leaders to end FCAT

Teachers, parents and school leaders want an end to the high-stakes testing taking place in the state's public schools.

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Related Topix: Florida, Fort Myers, FL

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Mail-ins strong as primary election day approaches

Mail ballot returns are strong while early voting at the seven Lee County locations has remained slow for the special Republican Primary for Congressional District 19. As of Thursday morning, less than 4,000 registered voters had turned up at the polls to vote early despite the shorter lines and longer hours, according to Sharon Harrington, Lee ... (more)

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Related Topix: Cape Coral, FL

Naples Daily News

Another Lee County employee files whistle-blower lawsuit

In a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court, Fort Myers, Michael Campbell claims he was fired for speaking out against Lee DOT's mismanagement of funds, gross inequities in personnel decisions and extensive age discrimination.

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Related Topix: Bonita Springs, FL

NBC2 News

ID needed in Charlotte County credit card fraud

Economic Crimes detectives need assistance in identifying a man who fraudulently used a credit card at several locations in Charlotte County earlier this month.

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

NBC2 News

Police ID man murdered near Edison & Ford Winter Estates

It happened in the 1800 block of Monte Vista Street around 10:30 p.m. The area is near the Edison and Ford Winter Estates and just down the street from Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts Elementary School .

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Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL

Bradenton.com

Second model arrested in Miami animal torture fetish porn case

A second adult fetish model was arrested Wednesday for her role in a series of porn videos that Miami-Dade police say depicted the decapitation of chickens and deaths of other barnyard animals.

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Related Topix: Estero, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Parents keep kids home during FCAT testing

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The 'opt out' movement is gaining momentum and making its way to Southwest Florida, as parents choose to have their kids not take the FCAT test.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Truck hits Tice St. overpass, causes lane closures

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A truck carrying construction equipment hit the Tice St. overpass on southbound I-75 around 9:30 a.m. Concrete chunks fell to highway, and the Florida Department of Transportation is currently assessing the damage.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

LCSO: Avoid using your debit card at these places

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- In light of the recent discovery of skimmers placed inside of gas pumps at several local gas stations, the Lee County Sheriff's Office issued the following warnings regarding the use of debit cards.

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