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2 hrs ago | 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

NBC2 News

FDOT to repair nonfunctioning signs in Cape Coral

One day after we exposed expensive traffic signs no working in Lee County, we uncover money is being spent to fix them.

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Related Topix: Cape Coral, FL

NBC2 News

60 complete SWFL 'Destination Graduation' program

Wearing a cap and gown brings special meaning for 60 Southwest Florida Students.

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Related Topix: Florida, Estero, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Adult daycare to close in Lee County

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- An adult daycare center is closing its doors this summer in South Fort Myers.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

NBC2 News

Englewood man arrested for burglaries and animal cruelty

A crime spree that started with burglaries in early June and ended with a stabbing of a man and a dog in late June but it wasn't until days ago deputies were able to make the arrest.

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Related Topix: Englewood, FL, Violent Crime

NBC2 News

Precautionary boil notice remains in Port Charlotte

Three addresses have been added to the precautionary boil water advisory bringing the total to 13 addresses.

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

Cape Coral Daily Breeze

CCCIA meeting to address economic development

Economic development officials from Cape Coral and Lee County are the featured speakers for the Cape Coral Construction Industry Association's monthly membership meeting.

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Related Topix: Cape Coral, FL

NBC2 News

Lee County deputies investigating possible shooting

The Lee County Sheriff's Office confirms they were called to a shooting on Sunset Lake Ct. around 1 a.m. But they will not say if anyone was shot.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Cape Coral, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Lee County Deputies investigating reported shooting

ESTERO, Fla.- Lee County Deputies are investigating a reported shooting in the Lakes of Estero community off River Ranch Road.

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Related Topix: Estero, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

LCSO takes suspects into custody following chase

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies have taken two people into custody on Haviland Ave. this afternoon, following a pursuit.

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

Tue Jul 08, 2014

NBC2 News

Inmates, dogs learn from each other through jail program

The "Second Chance" program has been in the Lee County Jail since 2003. It gives a handful of inmates, charged with non-violent crimes the opportunity to train dogs in hopes of finding them a forever home.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Cape Coral, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Crash closes part of Midpoint Bridge

Right now, all Eastbound lanes of the midpoint bridge are closed due to a vehicle crash.

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WINK-TV Fort Myers

Dog recovering after rescue from hot car

FORT MYERS, Fla - A small dog rescued from the inside of a sweltering locked car on Friday is recovering at Lee County Domestic Animal Services.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Investigation continues into deadly crash on 41 near Daniels

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The investigation continues this morning into a deadly crash on US 41, just south of Daniels Parkway, near the Tilted Kilt restaurant Monday afternoon.

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WINK-TV Fort Myers

Man escapes through window after fire on Melaluca Dr.

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- One man was forced from his home after a fire broke out around 2:00 a.m. in the 5000 block of Melaluca Drive.

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Related Topix: Fire

NBC2 News

Box truck slams into light pole on Cleveland Avenue

The Fort Myers Police Department tells us a box truck slammed into a light pole just after 3 a.m. near the intersection of Johnson Street.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL

Mon Jul 07, 2014

NBC2 News

Woman identified who was struck, killed by vehicle early Saturday

UPDATE: Fort Myers Police have identified the victim as Deborah Diane Kirkland of Cape Coral in the car versus pedestrian accident.

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

NBC2 News

Judge gives new rules to accused vacation home voyeur

The man accused of video voyeurism for placing hidden cameras inside a Fort Myers Beach vacation rental home has a couple new rules he must follow.

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

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