Tracking down your relatives at local library

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - You don't have to go very far to go back in time to find out who your ancestors are. A new service is being offered at the Fort Myers Lee County Library that i..
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FCAT retake results in Collier Co. announced

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- High school students in Florida need to pass the FCAT Reading and Mathematics tests to be eligible for a high school standard diploma. This year, in Collier C..
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Gymnastics instructor accused of stealing thousands from clients, fleeing to SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Central Florida gymnastics coach faces felony fraud charges. Parents say Chrystal Hinchliffe suddenly shut down her studio and took thousands of dollars from pa..
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Damas competency hearing delayed...again

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Yet another delay in the Mesac Damas case. He's the Naples man charged in 2009 with slitting the throats of his wife and five kids before fleeing to Haiti. A..
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Cape Coral Fire Department ends 'brownouts'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - UPDATE:  The Cape Coral Fire Department will suspend the practice of unit brownouts effective immediately. The department previously had reduced the number..
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Fingerprints left on candy box led detectives to Fort Myers burglar

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Ronnie L. Williams, 18, of Fort Myers was arrested on Wednesday and charged with burglary and petit theft. The Lee County Sheriff's Office received a call at appr..
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Two male suspects sought in Buckingham burglary

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Deputies with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to 14110 Cedardale Street, Fort Myers, in reference to a residential burglary on Thursday. ..
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Finalists interview for Lee Superintendent job

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- The four finalists for the Lee County Schools Superintendent position met with school board members one-on-one for 40 minute interviews Thursday. Following a six..
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Second try on FCAT doesn't pay off for most Florida students

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Scores for students retaking the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test show less than a third passing the exam after being given another try.   &..
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Fla. schools still facing class size penalties

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's school districts still are facing $7.7 million in penalties for violating current class size limits although lawmakers loosened them for the futu..
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It's Back. Senate Moves to Revive the DREAM Act

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

The U.S. Senate is trying to revive a fast-track route to citizenship for millions of young illegal immigrants.   Democrats are pushing for passage, one day after Preside..
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Fla. art teacher arrested after punching student

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a high school art teacher was arrested after punching a student who called her vulgar names. According to a Hernando County Sheriff's Offic..
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Astronauts back for next-to-last shuttle flight

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The astronauts for NASA's next-to-last space shuttle flight returned to Florida on Thursday for another try at launching to the International Space Stat..
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Guinness Book of World Records for the World's Largest Dessert Party

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- May 12th is your chance to be part of the Guiness Book of World Records and all you have to do is eat! Tanger Outlet Centers is celebrating the 30th Anniversary ..
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Members fight to keep Bonita Springs YMCA open

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. -- 20 days. That is all members of the Bonita Springs YMCA have left to use their facility. The directors said declining membership is forcing them to close ..
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Bill could ban Florida doctors from asking about guns

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FLORIDA - Should doctors be allowed to ask patients about guns in their homes? A bill is on Governor Rick Scott's desk that would prohibit that. The National Rifle Association says..
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Cape PD responds to accusations of excessive force during an April traffic stop

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral police have released dash-cam video of an April traffic stop to address accusations of excessive force.Cape police say its rare to release video for w..
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Naples High School gets national recognition

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NAPLES, Fla. -- Naples High School is getting some national recognition. The group Reading is Fundamental, honored the school for going above and beyond in promoting children's li..
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Deputies say a Lehigh Middle School student brought Ecstacy on school grounds

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ann Peay

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A school resource officer received a tip that a student was in possession of drugs on school grounds.   The Lehigh Acres Middle School student was se..
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Mamie Street mess leads to Collier County lawsuit

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Relief. That's what the owner of Ted Smallwood's Store in Chokoloskee is calling the latest move by Collier Commissioners. "The only thing they could do to g..
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