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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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

13 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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

19 hrs ago | 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

23 hrs ago | 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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NBC2 News

Deputies make arrests in Lehigh Acres murder

Lee County deputies have arrested three men in connection with a murder last month in Lehigh Acres .

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Related Topix: Lehigh Acres, FL, Drugs

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Lee County man accused of molesting 11 y/o victim

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies arrested Andres Sanchez Garcia for lewd and lascivious behavior after he reportedly molested an 11-year-old victim.

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WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Lee County deputies searching for missing man

The Lee County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating an 80-year-old man who was last seen this morning.

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

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Arrest warrant: Naples man ran illegal gambling website

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Investigators believe a Naples man whose house was raided last week was running a nationwide, illegal, gambling website.

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WINK-TV Fort Myers

LCSO searches for missing 80 y/o man last seen in Cape Coral

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a 80-year-old male.

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

Naples Daily News

ECCL says it's not anti-development

Director of Government Relations Howard Levitan speaks about the importance of public input during an Estero Council of Community Leaders meeting April 11. Laura Gates/Banner Correspondent Although vocal about perceived development blunders, Estero leaders say they are not anti-development, and in fact, have spent more than $15,000 this year to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Estero, FL, Three Oaks, FL

Tue Apr 15, 2014

NBC2 News

Parent upset controversial school counselor received award

Tonight, Lee County is honoring educators for their work. Last week, the district announced the teachers and staff of the year, and the middle school guidance counselor winner caught our attention.

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Related Topix: Lehigh Acres, FL, Education Etc., Naples, FL, Arcadia, FL

Naples Daily News

New Fort Myers Beach park and ride approved

Sun worshippers looking to avoid driving in bridge traffic on the way to Fort Myers Beach will soon have a new place to park and hop on a LeeTran trolley.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers Beach, FL, Big Box Retailers

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Lee Co. plans to buy land for FMB park and ride facility

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- Lee County plans on buying land for a new park and ride facility on Fort Myers Beach.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers Beach, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

LCSO arrests Estero High School teacher for DUI

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies arrested an Estero High School teacher yesterday morning, for allegedly driving under the influence at 7:00 a.m. Nancy Vaughn, 55, was arrested after failing sobriety tests, and submitting to breathalyzer tests that registered .258 and .273 at 9:11 a.m., according to her arrest report.

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WINK-TV Fort Myers

Collier man busted in FDLE raid brought back to Lee County

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Collier County man accused of racketeering, money laundering, and extortion appeared before a Lee County judge this morning.

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Related Topix: Collier County, FL

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Naples Daily News

Lee commissioners to consider allowing doggie dining

Naples resident David Miller sits with his Bichon Frise named Perki outside the Fifth Avenue Coffee Company while having coffee with friends on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 in Naples.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL, Destin, FL, Bonita Springs, FL

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