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COVID-19 testing will ramp up next week in Southwest Florida

In a matter of days, COVID-19 testing is going to expand in Southwest Florida as part of the governor's plan to reopen the state. Gov....
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DeSantis details ‘phase 1’ for reopening state; restaurants can open with outdoor seating

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday unveiled his "Safe. Smart. Step-By-Step" plan for reopening the state of Florida. Starting May 4, restaurants and retail stores will...
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Fort Myers Beach, businesses prepare for possible end of safer-at-home order

If the current safer-at-home order in the state is allowed to expire next week, that means businesses and places that were previously shut down...
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Former Lee County deputy charged with manslaughter in death of son

A former deputy with the Lee County Sheriff's Office has been charged with manslaughter in the death of his son. Sergio Perez turned himself in...
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Coronavirus now among top leading causes of death in US

Four more Southwest Florida families are mourning the loss of a loved one Friday night. Two Charlotte County women and two Collier County women...
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SWFL health workers honored for their effort to treat coronavirus patients

We are #GulfshoreStrong, and a local story proves it! Lee County Sheriff's Office hosted a heartfelt tribute Friday night for health care workers at Gulf...
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Caps on federal, state small business loans puts SWFL businesses in danger

Small business loan money is wiped out. And businesses in Southwest Florida were counting on the money from the state and federal governments to...
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Changes to 2020-21 Lee County school year concerns board member, parents

While the remainder of this school year is uncertain, The School District of Lee County is looking ahead to next year. The District plans...
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Brushfire in Hendry County 100% contained by crews, under investigation

Florida Forest Service confirmed multiple fire departments responded to what started as an 88-acre brushfire near homes in Hendry County Friday. According to FFS, crews...
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SWFL food banks support community and seek community support

As many try to make ends meet during this trying time, organizations are working around the clock to fill the need for food—and the...

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