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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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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20 hrs ago | 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

WINK-TV Fort Myers

1 dead, 2 injured after lightning strike on Ft. Myers Beach

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- Three juveniles were struck by lightning around 2:15 this afternoon on Fort Myers Beach, behind Hooter's.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers Beach, FL

Tue Jul 22, 2014

ABC News

Lightning Kills 1, Injures 2 on Florida Beach

The three people were hit at around 2:10 p.m., while they were walking on the beach a short distance from the Lani Kai resort in Fort Myers Beach.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers Beach, FL

Naples Daily News

Lee deputies work to make streets safer The infrastructure has...

Deputy Frank Flynn, of the Lee County Sheriff's Office, writes a citation for a seat belt violation and no license or proof of insurance to a motorist on Old U.S. 41 on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Bonita Springs.

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Related Topix: Bonita Springs, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

EXCLUSIVE: An inside look at Child Protection teams

The Department of Children and Families tells WINK News, a Cape Coral infant, allegedly shaken by his father, continues to fight for his life in a Miami hospital.

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Related Topix: Cape Coral, FL, Charlotte County, FL, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Naples Daily News

Morning report: Tuesday traffic and weather The Collier County...

Naples, Fla. - a- The Collier County Sheriff's Office is conducting traffic enforcement at the following locations: Immokalee Road and Logan Boulevard, red light running; Everglades Boulevard and Oil Well Road, speeding; and Radio and Livingston roads, red light running; a- The Lee County Sheriff's Office's Traffic Unit will target at least one of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Collier County, FL, Naples, FL, Fort Myers, FL

NBC2 News

RSW shows more passenger travel

More air travelers used the airport last month than a year ago June 2013, up 1.2 percent.

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

Daily Policy Digest

Houses Built Under FEMA Guidelines Suffer More Damage

Houses that are built according to FEMA guidelines suffer more property damage during hurricanes than homes built prior to the guidelines, write Carolyn Dehring, professor at the University of Georgia Terry College of Business, and Martin Halek, senior lecturer at the University of Wisconsin's School of Business, for the Cato Institute.

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Related Topix: FEMA, US News, University of Georgia

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