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35 min ago | NBC2 News

FMPD investigating strong-arm robbery

Police say two juveniles approached an elderly woman who was walking to the bus stop.

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Related Topix: Cape Coral, FL, Bonita Springs, FL, Ocala, FL

2 hrs ago | Naples Daily News

Bonita council hoping Camuto Group takes bait The Bonita Springs City ...

The Bonita Springs City Council is joining Lee County commissioners' efforts to lure a billion-dollar women's fashion company to the city.

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Related Topix: Bonita Springs, FL, Estero, FL

7 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

Serious accident closes down Kismet Pkwy.

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- One person is injured after a serious car accident at the intersection of Kismet Pkway.

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11 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

Some closure for families of victims aboard Flight 17

The remains of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday.

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Related Topix: Lottery, White Springs, FL, Lehigh Acres, FL

Fri Aug 22, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Attempted kidnapping suspect eyed by CCPD in 2009

Lee County jail records show Curtis Cornelison, 28, was released on $40,000 bond Friday afternoon, one day after his arrest for the alleged attempted kidnapping of a Cape Coral woman.

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Related Topix: Cape Coral, FL

NBC2 News

Deputies find over 320 lbs. of marijuana in Fort Myers barn

Deputies busted a major grow house operation - taking nearly half a million dollars worth of marijuana from a barn in rural Lee County.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Lee Memorial Execs take ice bucket challenge

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Executives from Lee Memorial Health System took the ice bucket challenge today, raising money for the local ALS clinic.

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Related Topix: Medicine

WINK-TV Fort Myers

MPO votes against fly-over study for busy SWFL intersection

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A fly-over traffic study for a busy Lee County intersection is suspended.

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Related Topix: Cape Coral, FL

NBC2 News

LCSO investigating robbery at Lehigh Acres 7-Eleven

The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early morning robbery at a Lehigh Acres convenience store.

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Related Topix: Lehigh Acres, FL, Florida

NBC2 News

Lee Memorial Hospital working to get schools 'asthma certified'

Asthma is the number on reason kids stay home from school. Right now, there are over 5,000 students in the Lee County School District that suffers from asthma.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Education Etc., Ocala, FL, Bonita Springs, FL

Thu Aug 21, 2014

NBC2 News

Partial closure of Manatee Park set for after Labor Day weekend

A portion of Manatee Park, a Lee County Parks & Recreation facility, will close after Labor Day weekend and remain closed during construction of a seawall along the Florida Power & Light discharge canal.

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

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Police arrest 2 on drug charges after serving search warrant

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies arrested two men after allegedly finding drugs and grow house equipment when serving two search warrants in Cape Coral yesterday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Cape Coral, FL

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Grand jury indicts 13 year old Yoel Munoz on murder charges

FT. MYERS, Fla.-The State Attorney's Office says because of his age, Yoel Munoz is not eligible for the death penalty.

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

NBC2 News

Man arrested in Whiskey Creek home burglary

Deputies arrested a man in connection with Sunday morning's home burglary that occurred in the Whiskey Creek community in Fort Myers.

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Related Topix: Whiskey Creek, FL, Fort Myers, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Man caught on camera breaking into Whiskey Creek home arrest

As a result of expedient investigative work, combined with anonymous tips, detectives with the Lee County Sheriff's Office have identified and arrested Robert Conant, DOB 3/31/76, in connection with Sunday morning's home burglary in the Whiskey Creek community.

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Related Topix: Whiskey Creek, FL

Lehigh Acres Gazette

Republicans 'Scrambling' To Protect Senate Incumbents

People trying to push Florida's Republican Party further to the right say the state organization is "scrambling" as it defends a pair of incumbent lawmakers from primary opposition.

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Related Topix: US News, Florida, Bokeelia, FL, Guns

NBC2 News

RV fire briefly shuts down Sanibel Causeway

According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to an RV on fire on the Sanibel Causeway at around 1:45 p.m. Fort Myers police are searching for two men who they said helped rob another man during a Facebook meet up Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Sanibel, FL, Fort Myers, FL, Desoto County, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

13 y/o to be charged as an adult in homeless man's killing

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The State Attorney's Office will be charging the 13-year-old accused of killing a homeless man in Cape Coral as an adult.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Cape Coral, FL

NBC2 News

Is a massive red tide bloom headed toward SWFL?

We have new information in a massive red tide bloom that we have been tracking. More testing done Tuesday shows the algae was 10 miles off Pinellas County's shore.

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Related Topix: Pinellas County, FL, Florida, Sanibel, FL, Charlotte Harbor, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Last day to request absentee ballot for primary election

If you don't want to head to the polls in person on Tuesday, you can also vote early.

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Related Topix: Collier County, FL, Rick Scott, US Governors, Bonita Springs, FL

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