Florida’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.
Voter-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.
The category four storm made landfall over North Captiva Island in Lee County and moved into Charlotte County on August 13, 2004.
One man was killed, two other people injured, in a lightning strike on Ft. Myers Beach. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office says a man was walking with a woman and another man Tuesday afternoon when the lightning bolt struck.
Authorities have identified the pilot of a small plane that crashed into the waters off a southwest Florida island.
A young Florida panther, officials say, was found dead Wednesday.
Curt Clawson, a Republican businessman from Bonita Springs whose renown six months ago was limited to his hard-court days at Purdue University, is heading to Congress.
Voters in southwest Florida’s District 19 are going to the polls Tuesday in a special election to select a replacement for former U.S. Rep. Trey Radel.
The Lee County sheriff says a San Carlos Park man fatally shot three children, their mother and himself.
Police arrested a woman Friday on eight felony counts of animal cruelty after they learned she was featured in pornography that showed her killing and injuring animals.