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New Fort Myers Beach park and ride approved
Published 04/15/2014 at 4:38 p.m.
Sun worshippers looking to avoid driving in bridge traffic on the way to Fort Myers Beach will soon have a new place to park and hop on a LeeTran trolley.
LIVE UPDATES: Lee commissioners to consider allowing doggie dining
Updated 04/15/2014 at 8:29 a.m.
A rule change could increase the number of dog-friendly restaurants in Lee County.
Are you getting up early (or staying up late) to see the blood moon?
Published 04/14/2014 at 6:55 p.m.
A rust-hued Blood Moon will be visible early Tuesday morning in Southwest Florida, providing a rare opportunity to glimpse a total lunar eclipse.
Good neighbors: As eagle family grows, Lee County, others watch
Published 04/14/2014 at 5 a.m.
Photographers started to make the pilgrimage first. Then the Pritchetts installed two webcams and the audience became global.
Collier, Lee see more mail ballots than expected for former Rep. Trey Radel's seat
Published 04/11/2014 at 6:34 p.m.
Thousands of Republican voters have cast mail ballots to decide which of the party's candidates will compete for Trey Radel's former Congressional seat.
In the 239: Top 5 things to do this weekend
Published 04/10/2014 at noon
Looking for something to do in the 239 this weekend? Check out Maryann Batlle's suggestions.
After 20 years, Airberlin, RSW partnership still an economic boon for Southwest Florida
Updated 04/08/2014 at 9:57 p.m.
On April 7, 1994, the first nonstop international transcontinental flight landed at Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW).
Animal abuse suspect grabs suitcase, speeds off
Published 04/05/2014 at 8:24 p.m.
Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott said Adam Redford was producing similar animal snuff videos in Estero; films Scott described as “Bizarre. Really weird.”
After losing wife and son, LeeTran employee finds solace in his work
Updated 04/04/2014 at 10:28 p.m.
It's an award Ed Parke wishes he didn't qualify for.
Exclusive: Estero borders being redrawn to avoid El Dorado enclave
Published 04/03/2014 at 6:14 p.m.
State leaders made clear Estero’s incorporation referendum bill would not survive the Legislature if El Dorado Acres, which asked to be carved out of the plan, was bordered on all four sides by the new village.
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