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3 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

LCSO investigates reported carjacking near Tice St.

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a carjacking that reportedly happened on Ortiz Ave. near Tice St. around 2:20 a.m. yesterday.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

FMB lightning strike victim shares her story

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- She survived the same lightning strike that killed a friend and critically injured another.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers Beach, FL

NBC2 News

Can a smart phone app repel mosquitoes?

Can a smart phone app protect you from mosquitoes? If you're skeptical, so were we; so we put it to the test.

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Related Topix: Lehigh Acres, FL, Bonita Springs, FL, Cape Coral, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Free admission to Lee County Parks this weekend

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- 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 Recreation Month.

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Related Topix: Punta Rassa, FL, Matlacha, FL, Alva, FL, Fort Myers, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

LCSO arrests 14 suspected drug dealers in Bonita

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- A two-month narcotics investigation has culminated in the arrests of 14 suspected drug dealers in the Bonita Springs area.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Bonita Springs, FL

NBC2 News

Desperate need for special guardians in Lee County

The number of cases in the court system involving children is up dramatically in Lee County.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Cape Coral, FL, Port Charlotte, FL

Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Fort Myers Beach reacts to lightning death

A lightning strike that left one person dead and two injured - one critically - has brought the danger of summer storms home to Fort Myers Beach residents and workers.

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

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Fund raiser to benefit planned no-kill shelter

The Dog Show, Adopt-A-Thon and Auction will be held Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. The event will feature a pet fashion show, live auction and onsite pet adoptions, as well as games and entertainment.

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Related Topix: Cape Coral, FL

Naples Daily News

Whistle-blower lawsuit against Lee to proceed A federal judge threw...

A federal judge threw out the majority of a lawsuit filed against Lee County by a former Economic Development employee, but allowed her whistle-blower and labor violation allegations to proceed.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Cape Coral to consider Domestic Partnership Registry

Southwest Florida's largest city could join others in the state - and become the first in Lee County - with a Domestic Partnership Registry.

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Related Topix: Cape Coral, FL, Florida, Gay/Lesbian, Wedding

NBC2 News

Crews working to contain brush fire on Pine Island

The fire is currently 90 acres and 80 percent contained. The Pine Island Fire Chief says it is almost contained and no structures are in danger.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Fort Myers Beach, FL, Cape Coral, FL

NBC2 News

Crane knocks out power along US-41 corridor in Port Charlotte

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is handing an incident near US-41 and Harbor Blvd where a crane fell on a power line, knocking out power to many traffic lights along the US-41 corridor.

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Related Topix: Port Charlotte, FL, Charlotte County, FL, Charlotte Harbor, FL, Fort Myers Beach, FL

WTLV

Amputee forced to shower using a garden hose

Amputee forced to shower using a garden hose Diane Schroeder discovered her house's foundation was sinking during a bathroom remodel.

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Related Topix: San Carlos Park, FL, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Spirit Airlines flight experiences hydraulic problems at RSW

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Incoming Spirit Airlines flight 220, heading to Chicago, is having hydraulic problems and is circling RSW at this time.

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News Talk Florida

Florida: 5 Things To Know For July 24th

A Florida appeals court refused on Wednesday to overturn a judge's order that is blocking gay couples from getting married in the Florida Keys.

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Related Topix: Florida, Miami, FL, Fort Myers Beach, FL

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

After lightning tragedy, detection systems considered

After Tuesday's lightning strike that killed one person and injured two others, we have learned Fort Myers Beach may spend thousands of dollars to try and prevent something like that from happening again.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers Beach, FL, Florida, Lehigh Acres, FL, Collier County, FL

NBC2 News

'Text to 911' saves life in Collier County

Two words 'Help me' in one text helped save a woman's life in Collier County. Sheriff's officials said her plea last week was their first confirmed emergency through the new "Text to 911" program.

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

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Armed suspects reportedly rob victims in traffic

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery that happened in traffic on Pine Ridge Rd. and Gladiolous Dr. yesterday around 4:00 p.m. According to the incident report, the suspects got out of a white car and approached the victims' car.

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NBC2 News

Crash closes I-75 south ramp to Bayshore Road

A man was killed and two teenagers were injured by a lightning strike on the beach Tuesday afternoon on Fort Myers Beach.

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

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Important information for the August 26th Primary Election

To be eligible to vote in the August 26, 2014 Primary Election, you must be registered to vote or change your party affiliation on or before Monday July, 28, 2014.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL, North Fort Myers, FL, Cape Coral, FL, Lehigh Acres, FL

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