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Lee County (Florida)

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  • Rick Scott touts rule repeal, end of teacher tenure, for economic rebound

    Rick Scott touts rule repeal, end of teacher tenure, for economic rebound
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott has been on a "victory tour" of schools this week to tout the $480 million in merit-based raises for teachers that lawmakers agreed to fund in their $74.5 billion budget passed last week. And speaking with Enterprise...
  • Paul Ryan to campaign in Ocala, Fort Myers on Thursday

     
    Republican vice presidential nominee U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisc.,  is coming back to Florida Thusday with campaign stops in Ocala and Fort Myers. Ryan will be appearing at a lunchtime rally Thursday at the Ocala Town Square on Southeast Broadway Street....
  • Woman, 70, claimed online romance cost her $225,000

    The Bonita Springs woman told Lee County Sheriff's investigators that she had joined an online dating service and exchanged emails and phone calls with a man for about 6-months before he began to ask her for money, reports The News-Press in Fort Myers....
  • Deputies: Man planted fake bomb in mailbox; implicated neighbor

    You could say this dude's plan to get his neighbors into trouble really bombed. Lee County Sheriff's deputies and a bomb squad responded to Barry Thompson's home in Fort Myers after he allegedly found a "bomb" in his mailbox, reports The News-Press in...
  • U.S. Senate primary vote analysis: county-by-county

     
    U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV easily won the GOP U.S. Senate primary by nearly 40 points statewide and won outright majorities in 60 of Florida's 67 counties, though former U.S. Rep. Dave Weldon managed to carry majorities of the vote in two counties in his...
  • Lawsuit filed over Florida Supremes’ qualifying paperwork shuffle

     
    The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — A conservative legal group filed a lawsuit Monday contending that three Florida Supreme Court justices should be removed from the November ballot because they did not qualify properly. The Southeastern Legal...
  • Osceola school board to consider anti-testing resolution tomorrow

     
    Osceola County Superintendent Terry Andrews will ask the county school board to sign a national anti-testing resolution that four other Florida school districts already have adopted. The board is to take up the issue at its meeting tomorrow.  ”...
  • Group gives Orange schools a “D” for charter school access

     
    A newly-formed group chaired by a former Jeb Bush ally has given Orange County a “D” rating for access to charter schools. The Center for School Options, a think tank focused that favors charter schools and other school choice options, ...
  • Seminole to settle on lobbyist

     
    The Seminole School Board this evening is expected to settle on a Tallahassee lobbyist to represent school district interests with state officials. Cerra Consulting Group is the top recommendation of a school district committee which evaluated six...
  • Report: Man stabbed over his Natural Ice beer

    ce, Ice, baby. In Florida they'll ice you for a beer. A 53-year-old man told deputies a man named 'Juan' had asked for his 16-oz. can of Natural Ice beer in front a market in Tice, reports WBBH NBC News-2 in Fort Myers. When he said no, Juan...
  • Cops: Woman set dirty, urine-smelling couch ablaze, damaged building

    Jill Samantha Wooten, 45, is accused of lighting a couch on fire, which caused significant damage to her Fort Myers apartment building, reports WZVN ABC News-7 in Fort Myers. When cops questioned Wooten about the fire, she said she was tired of the...
  • Man shot at neighbors after being told to pull up his shorts

    This saggy pants dude knows how to scare the pants off his neighbors. Ricardo Florenzano Mata allegedly shot at his neighbors as they drove by and told him to pull up his shorts, which the neighbors said sagged below his hips, slightly exposing his...