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9 hrs ago | Lehigh Acres Gazette

Home Gardener Workshop: Organic Pest & Disease Control

Saturday, August 16, 2014, from 2-4 pm, inside North Fort Myers Recreation Center, located at 2000 N. Recreation Park Way in North Fort Myers.

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

13 hrs ago | NBC2 News

Coast Guard rescues 4 off Sanibel Island

The US Coast Guard rescued four people including two children off the coast of Sanibel Island about 8:15 a.m. Sunday.

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

Sat Jul 12, 2014

NBC2 News

Naples soldier honored at Cape Army Reserve Center

Honored for the ultimate sacrifice, and now remembered forever. On Saturday, the Cape Coral U.S. Army Reserve Center was named in memory of Army Staff Sergeant Marc Scialdo.

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

NBC2 News

Scam Alert: Caller impersonates Fort Myers Police detective

Fort Myers Police are warning against a phone scam where someone is claiming to be a Fort Myers Police detective.

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

Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Economic directors see great futures for Lee, Cape

The vision for Cape Coral in 2035 is not the same as it was in 1978. Instead of being a bedroom community, it is seen as a bustling city with a thriving economy and a huge corporate presence.

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

Fri Jul 11, 2014

NBC2 News

Man attempts to drown Lee County K9

The Lee County Sheriff's Office nearly lost one of their furry deputies this week.

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

NBC2 News

Lee commissioner wants animal abuse info released

A Lee County commissioner says he will release county animal abuse information, even if the city manager doesn't want to.

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

NBC2 News

Dan A. Hughes to cease exploratory drilling in Estates area

On Friday, the Dan A. Hughes Company announced they will stop oil and natural gas exploration drilling in the Southwest Florida area.

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Related Topix: Golden Gate, FL, Fort Myers, FL, Fort Myers Beach, FL

Lehigh Acres Gazette

Celebrate National Recreation and Parks Month

Plan now for some time in Lee County parks later this month. Lee County commissioners have designated Saturday, July 26, and Sunday, July 27, as dates during which parking fees will be waived at Lee County-managed boat ramps and regional parks, and admission will be waived at the county's swimming pools in recognition of National Park and ... (more)

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

Naples Daily News

Morning report: Traffic, weather, daily preview Traffic, weather and a look ahead at Friday

The Collier County Sheriff's Office is conducting traffic enforcement at the following locations: Collier Boulevard and I-75 southbound exit aggressive driving; U.S. 41 North and Pine Ridge Road red-light running; Airport-Pulling Road and Golden Gate Parkway red-light running The Lee County Sheriff's Office's Traffic Unit will target at least one ... (more)

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

News Max

Property Rights Issue May Decide Fla. Gov Race

Not long ago, Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott had been written off as politically dead.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, US News, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist

Thu Jul 10, 2014

NBC2 News

Cape Utilities seeks customers to volunteer for water sampling project

The City of Cape Coral's Utilities Department is asking for help from customers who live in homes with copper pipe, or homes that have copper, brass or bronze fittings/fixtures.

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Related Topix: Cape Coral, FL

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

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

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

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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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

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

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