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Lee Co. Decides Not To Opt Out Of Standardized Testing

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.

09/02/2014

Landon Peterson peeks out of the voting booth while his mother Meghan votes March 20, 2012 at Christian union Church in Metamora, Illinois. White House hopeful Mitt Romney eyed a big win in President Barack Obama's home state Tuesday as he sought to clinch the Republican nomination and focus on November's general election. Polls across Illinois opened for the state primary at 6:00 am (1100 GMT) with former Massachusetts governor Romney the odds-on favorite to win. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo By: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Dems Hold Voter Edge In Big Counties; GOP Elsewhere

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.

08/12/2014

August 14, 2014: Downtown Punta Gorda the day after Hurricane Charley.  (Photo by: Bay Scroggins)

10-Year Anniversary Of Hurricane Charley

The category four storm made landfall over North Captiva Island in Lee County and moved into Charlotte County on August 13, 2004.

08/12/2014

One man was killed, two other people injured, in a lightning strike on Ft. Myers Beach. (Source: CBS)

Man Killed, Two Others Hurt In Lightning Strike

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.

07/23/2014

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Pilot In Southwest Florida Small Plane Crash Identified

Authorities have identified the pilot of a small plane that crashed into the waters off a southwest Florida island.

07/20/2014

A 2-year-old Florida panther is released into the wild by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on April 3, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Florida.  The panther and its sister had been raised at the White Oak Conservation Center since they were 5 months old. The FWC rescued the two panthers as kittens in September 2011 in northern Collier County after their mother was found dead. The panther is healthy and has grown to a size that should prepare him for life in the wild.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Panther Killed In SW Florida

A young Florida panther, officials say, was found dead Wednesday.

06/25/2014

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Republican Clawson Wins Florida Special Election

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.

06/24/2014

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Special Election In SW Florida To Pick Rep. Radel’s Replacement

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.

06/24/2014

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Sheriff: 5 Killed In San Carlos Park Murder-Suicide

The Lee County sheriff says a San Carlos Park man fatally shot three children, their mother and himself.

06/08/2014

Sara Zamora is charged with 8 felony counts of animal cruelty. (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Woman Arrested For Alleged Role In Animal Cruelty Fetish Pornography

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.

04/05/2014

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