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  • Shane Simpkins appears on a television screen at the Lee County Justice Center for first appearance. He was denied bond on a felony murder charge. Steven Beardsley/Staff
  • Assistant State Attorney Dan Feinberg, far left, requested that Lee County Judge James Adam deny bond for Shane Steven Simpkins, 24, the suspect in the slaying of Estero woman Mary Ann Zarb.
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  • Lee County Animal Services chief Adam Leath holds a rooster confiscated in Tuesday's raid.
  • Lee County Animal Services chief Adam Leath holds a rooster confiscated in Tuesday's raid.
  • Two years after the death of Fort Myers Police Officer Andrew Widman, advances in fingerprint technology continue to shed light on suspects otherwise difficult to identify. Here, Mary Christofano of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement demonstrates a fingerprint livescan, which searches a suspects prints against state and national databases. Steven Beardsley/Staff
  • Two years after the death of Fort Myers Police Officer Andrew Widman, advances in fingerprint technology continue to shed light on suspects otherwise difficult to identify. Here, Mary Christofano of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement demonstrates a fingerprint livescan, which searches a suspects prints against state and national databases. Steven Beardsley/Staff
  • Two years after the death of Fort Myers Police Officer Andrew Widman, advances in fingerprint technology continue to shed light on suspects otherwise difficult to identify. Here, Mary Christofano of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement demonstrates a fingerprint livescan, which searches a suspects prints against state and national databases. Steven Beardsley/Staff
  • Two years after the death of Fort Myers Police Officer Andrew Widman, advances in fingerprint technology continue to shed light on suspects otherwise difficult to identify. Here, Mary Christofano of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement demonstrates a fingerprint livescan, which searches a suspects prints against state and national databases.  Steven Beardsley/Staff
  • Susan Avren guides a pair of students by Osceola Elementary School's memorial bench for slain classmates Marven, 5, Maven, 6, and Zach Damas, 9, on Friday. 'We hope it gives your family comfort to know how much they were loved at Osceola and how much they loved school,' Principal Jody Jordan told family members of the children.
  • Flooding on Tenth Street in downtown Naples on Dec. 18, 2009.

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