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Lee County (Florida)

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  • Best beaches for dogs? Here are several

    Best beaches for dogs? Here are several
    It's summertime, and the living is miserable. If you want relief from oppressive heat and humidity, think of how your fur-coat-clad best friend feels. So where can you take a hot hound to cool off? Algiers Beach in Gulfside City Park on Sanibel Island...
  • Stand Your Ground may be defense for felon

    Stand Your Ground may be defense for felon
    Gun-toting felons have the same rights as law-abiding citizens to use the Stand Your Ground law to avoid criminal charges, according to a new appeals court ruling. Reversing an opinion from 2012, the 4th District Court of Appeal said Wednesday a felon...
  • Endangered bats found only in South Florida find haven at golf course

    MIAMI Giselle Hosein peers into the dark sky above a manicured fairway on the Coral Gables Granada Golf Course, trying hard to see what she can so far only hear: an elusive Florida bonneted bat, among the rarest in the world. "It took me three or four...
  • Teachers union sues over voucher bill

    TALLAHASSEE – Florida's teacher union sued Wednesday to block legislation passed this spring that expands the state's corporate school-voucher program. The law, called the Career and Professional Education Act, or SB 850, started as an act to...
  • Teachers union sues over how school voucher bill passed

    Teachers union sues over how school voucher bill passed
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s teacher union sued Wednesday to block legislation passed last spring that expands the state’s corporate school-voucher program. The law, called the Career and Professional Education Act, or SB 850, started as an...
  • FDLE was tipped off to suspect in alleged plot involving child rape, murder

     FDLE was tipped off to suspect in alleged plot involving child rape, murder
    On June 6 a tipster emailed a Florida Department of Law Enforcement agent, worried because 20-year-old Shawn Ryan Thomas told him he planned to kidnap a 9-year-old girl and rape her, murder her parents, use her in a child-porn movie and then kill her,...
  • Should felons have a right to Stand Your Ground?

    Should felons have a right to Stand Your Ground?
    Even the man who wrote Florida's Stand Your Ground law didn't see this one coming: A convicted criminal invoking the controversial law to justify shooting someone. "If you've lost your right to bear arms, then why should you have the protections that...
  • 1984 Purdue men's basketball captain heading to Congress

    1984 Purdue men's basketball captain heading to Congress
    TALLAHASSEE -- 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 the Republican-leaning Southwest Florida district...
  • FCAT and opting out: Testing season is underway, and some parents are skipping the exams

    FCAT and opting out: Testing season is underway, and some parents are skipping the exams
    If you have a kid in a Florida public school, you know it's FCAT season, that sometimes-pressurized time when schools administer the state's high-stakes standardized tests. Even if your child didn't tell you, their school certainly did, hosting pep...
  • Truax tries to turn Oberweis' Florida trip into cash

    Truax tries to turn Oberweis' Florida trip into cash
    WASHINGTON — Doug Truax, trailing in the Republican race for U.S. Senate, has spent his campaign into debt, his newest report showed, as he appealed today for contributions by citing front-runner Jim Oberweis’ decision to spend time in Florida...
  • Oberweis back in Illinois, addresses questions on wife's voting history

    Oberweis back in Illinois, addresses questions on wife's voting history
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis, back in Illinois after a controversial trip to Florida just days before the primary, said Friday that the visit was intended to support his marriage by keeping a commitment to celebrate his wife's...
  • Ice & Oberweis, your GOP senate race roundup

     
    Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery to Republican strategist and frequent thorn in my side Dan Curry (left), who was struck by falling ice today. Curry received stitches at Northwestern Memorial, and there was concern that he might......