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2 hrs ago | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Early voting sites could shrink after Nov. election

A trend in Southwest Florida has the Lee County Election Office exploring the possibility of reducing its early voting sites.

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Related Topix: Estero, FL

6 hrs ago | NBC2 News

Newly designed sealant being tested on Blind Pass Bridge

A brand-new concrete sealant was applied to the Blind Pass Bridge. If it is successful, it would end up saving taxpayers a lot of money.

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10 hrs ago | Naples Daily News

Bonita seeing - incredible' construction boom There has been a big...

"So far this year, Bonita Springs has already reached what they did for all of last year," said Peter Haigis, a building official for the Bonita Springs Community Development.

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Related Topix: Bonita Springs, FL, Collier County, FL

14 hrs ago | NBC2 News

Routine traffic stop leads to $350K cocaine bust in Collier

Collier County deputies say they found 22 pounds of cocaine worth $350,000 during a routine traffic stop on Golden Gate Boulevard on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Collier County, FL, Cape Coral, FL

18 hrs ago | Naples Daily News

Morning report: Traffic and weather for TGIF Here's a look at...

A couple of showers will be possible along the coast in the morning, but the better chance for activity will be in the afternoon.

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

23 hrs ago | Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Baker sweeps South

Ida Baker made it 2-for-2 in the opening week of the volleyball season with a straight-set victory Thursday over South Fort Myers.

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

Thu Aug 28, 2014

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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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