Lee County

Dozens of same-sex couples renewed their vows at a free ceremony in Miami Beach on January 3, 2015. (Source: CBS4)

Appeals Court Backs Divorce For Same-Sex Couple

Rejecting 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.

04/24/2015

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Justices Back Family Of Athlete Who Collapsed

The 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.

04/02/2015

TV Camera (Source: AP)

House Passes Secret Recording Bill

A 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.

03/18/2015

(Source: Tim Donovan/FWC)

10th Florida Panther Dies After Vehicle Collision

For the second time in two days, an endangered Florida panther has been killed by a car.

CBS Miami–03/09/2015

Florida panther (Source: FWC)

Ninth Panther Found Dead In Florida

Wildlife officials said the remains of a 1-year old Florida Panther on Saturday in Lee County.

03/07/2015

(Source: Tim Donovan/FWC)

Record Florida Panther Deaths In 2014

A 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.

12/30/2014

Gavel (Source: AP)

Secret Recordings Force New Trial In Sex-Abuse Case

A 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.

12/11/2014

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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

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