Lee County

Health Dep't Confirms Outbreak Of Respiratory IllnessThe state’s health department has confirmed an outbreak of adenovirus, a highly contagious respiratory illness that commonly causes cold-like symptoms, pneumonia, sore throat and diarrhea in Lee County.
Well-Known High School Track Coach Collapses, Dies At MeetWhile at the state track and field championships, a popular South Florida high school coach and athletic director collapsed and died.
Appeals Court Backs Divorce For Same-Sex CoupleRejecting arguments by Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office, an appeals court Friday ruled that a same-sex couple married in Massachusetts can get a divorce in Florida.
Justices Back Family Of Athlete Who CollapsedThe Florida Supreme Court sided with a family that filed a negligence suit against the Lee County School Board after a 15-year-old boy collapsed during a high-school soccer game in 2008.
House Passes Secret Recording BillA newly approved bill would allow a person to secretly record conversations if they involve discussions of sexual assault and illegal acts involving force or violence.
10th Florida Panther Dies After Vehicle CollisionFor the second time in two days, an endangered Florida panther has been killed by a car.
Ninth Panther Found Dead In FloridaWildlife officials said the remains of a 1-year old Florida Panther on Saturday in Lee County.
Record Florida Panther Deaths In 2014A bad year for the endangered population of Florida panthers as 2014 was the deadliest year on record--most of which were killed by motor vehicles.
Secret Recordings Force New Trial In Sex-Abuse CaseA man convicted of sexually abusing his stepdaughter should receive a new trial because of the improper use of secret recordings made by the alleged victim, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Lee Co. Decides Not To Opt Out Of Standardized TestingFlorida's Lee County school board has done an about face when it comes to state standardized testing. Last week, the county voted not to administer tests tied to the Common Core academic standards or any end-of-course exams.
Dems Hold Voter Edge In Big Counties; GOP ElsewhereVoter-registration numbers showed Democrats have more registered voters in Florida's seven most populated counties but Republicans have a huge advantage in some mid-sized counties.
10-Year Anniversary Of Hurricane CharleyThe category four storm made landfall over North Captiva Island in Lee County and moved into Charlotte County on August 13, 2004.