Fort Myers Council takes no action on removal of Robert E. Lee statue

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After listening to the president of the Lee County NAACP speak about why the city should remove the controversial statue of Robert E. Lee, the Fort Myers City Council took no action. | read more:
Fort Myers Council takes no action on removal of Robert E. Lee statue

Fort Myers Council takes no action on removal of Robert E. Lee statue
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Council votes in favor of building new hotel on Fort Myers Beach

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A years-long debate is finally coming to an end after the Fort Myers Beach town council officially gave its approval to a new resort-style hotel on Monday. | read more:
Council votes in favor of building new hotel on Fort Myers Beach

Council votes in favor of building new hotel on Fort Myers Beach
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Immokalee Fire reaches agreement to build new Ave Maria station

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Doctors have called the lack of emergency services and a proper fire station in Ave Maria a public health emergency. But a new station could finally be on the way. | read more:
Immokalee Fire reaches agreement to build new Ave Maria station

Immokalee Fire reaches agreement to build new Ave Maria station
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Man faces 20 years for kicking police officer, K-9 during arrest

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A 52-year-old Fort Myers man will face up to 20 years in prison after a judge found him guilty of kicking a police officer in the chest during an arrest, kicking a K-9 dog and possessing illegal drugs. | read more:
Man faces 20 years for kicking police officer, K-9 during arrest

Man faces 20 years for kicking police officer, K-9 during arrest
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SWFL communities prepare for rainy season by improving stormwater systems

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Local communities are preparing for the onset of rainy season by improving canal systems, clearing swales, and ensuring stormwater has somewhere to go. | read more:
SWFL communities prepare for rainy season by improving stormwater systems

SWFL communities prepare for rainy season by improving stormwater systems
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Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty drags on

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Ed Arends grabbed what he could in the night and fled his 5-acre property, lava oozing from a crack in his neighborhood on Hawaii’s Big Island. That was more than two weeks ago. | read more:
Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty drags on

Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty drags on
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4 sinkholes open in central Florida retirement community

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Four sinkholes have opened up in a fast-growing retirement community in Florida, including one in front of a home that was abandoned months ago because of an earlier sinkhole. | read more:
4 sinkholes open in central Florida retirement community

4 sinkholes open in central Florida retirement community
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Facebook post by desperate Minn. veteran leads to fundraiser

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After a 75-year-old Army veteran was mocked for trying to sell his hearing aids to buy a vehicle to drive to cancer treatments, the Mankato area is rallying around him. | read more:
Facebook post by desperate Minn. veteran leads to fundraiser

Facebook post by desperate Minn. veteran leads to fundraiser
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Pope laments 'hemorrhaging' of priests and nuns in Europe

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Pope Francis is voicing alarm at the “hemorrhaging” of nuns and priests in Italy and Europe, saying God only knows how many seminaries, monasteries, convents and churches will close because fewer people are being called to lives of religious service. | read more:
Pope laments ‘hemorrhaging’ of priests and nuns in Europe

Pope laments ‘hemorrhaging’ of priests and nuns in Europe
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18 arrested for allegedly soliciting sex with minors in undercover operation

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The Lee County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 18 people who solicited children online to convince them to have sex or asked them for naked pictures. | read more:
18 arrested for allegedly soliciting sex with minors in undercover operation

18 arrested for allegedly soliciting sex with minors in undercover operation
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Old fire hoses being used as classroom door lock during emergencies

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Firefighters in Tucson, Arizona are turning old fire hoses into sleeves that teachers can put on a door to stop it from opening during emergencies like a school shooting. | read more:
Old fire hoses being used as classroom door lock during emergencies

Old fire hoses being used as classroom door lock during emergencies
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Obamas sign Netflix production deal, aim to promote 'empathy and understanding'

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Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have new job titles: movie and TV show producer. | read more:
Obamas sign Netflix production deal, aim to promote ’empathy and understanding’

Obamas sign Netflix production deal, aim to promote ’empathy and understanding’
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