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Two arrests made in connection with threats at Lee County schools  The News-Press

A threat of violence at North Fort Myers High School prompted the assignment of additional school resource officers on campus Monday.

Lee County Sheriff's Office investigating threats at Bonita Springs, Riverdale high schools  The News-Press

The Lee County Sheriff's Office has active investigations ongoing by youth services detectives for the threats.

Top 5 things to do this weekend in Southwest Florida  Naples Daily News

Plan your weekend (Feb. 15-17) with happenings in Naples, Fort Myers.

Fort Myers High School student fights adversity  Fox 4

FORT MYERS, Fl. Dijon Wallace lost everything when his house burnt down two years ago. The Fort Meyers High School community stepped up and donated ...

Edison Festival of Light parade: Everything you need to know about the 2019 event  The News-Press

“Jeopardy” champion Claire Sattler has never seen the Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade. Yet there she'll be on Feb. 16, waving from a car as the popular ...

Man in hospital gown punches officer outside Fort Myers High  NBC2 News

A man in nothing but a hospital gown ran out of Lee Memorial Hospital and ended up at Fort Myers High School.

Photos of Palmetto Ridge at South Fort Myers high school football game  The News-Press

Palmetto Ridge High School Evan Rodriguez (15) runs the ball with South Fort Myers defensive linemen Tzion Hamilton (52) looking to make the tackle during ...

Fort Myers High School Principal David LaRosa leaving after 12 years at school  The News-Press

Fort Myers High School Principal David LaRosa is leaving the position he has held for 12 years to take a job in the Lee County school district's administrative ...

Principal's note says bomb threat at Fort Myers High School termed not credible by LCSO  The News-Press

Threats of a bomb at Fort Myers High School on Monday prompted a letter from the school's principal on Sunday to parents, students and staff and the promise of ...

Student arrested for bringing gun to South Fort Myers High School  NBC2 News

A South Fort Myers High School student was arrested Wednesday for bringing a gun to the school.

Admission to UF, FSU, other state universities may depend on where you attend high school  Sun Sentinel

Across Florida, high school students in more affluent communities are more likely to get into the state's public universities than students from high schools in ...

Photos from Palmetto Ridge at North Fort Myers high school football  The News-Press

North Fort Myers High School wide receiver Chris Lucas (22) catches the ball during their game with Palmetto Ridge High School, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO  Florida Weekly

Worth the trip: Hot tickets across the state >> THE FLORIDA ORCHESTRA — Jan. 26, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. >> SHAWN ...

High school track: Retiring Sheryl Jones leaves lasting legacy at Fort Myers High  The News-Press

Sheryl Jones spent the last 35 years as an educator, guidance counselor and coach at Fort Myers. She is retiring at the end of the school year.

North Fort Myers High becomes 'Unified Champion' school  North Fort Myers Neighbor

North Fort Myers High School is about to embark an athletic program that will bring together students with and without special needs to compete...

BWW Feature: MARY POPPINS at North Fort Myers High School  Broadway World

As one of the most infamous local high schools to attend for dance and theatre, it is no surprise that North Fort Myers High School's Center for Arts and Media ...

Photos: North Fort Myers at South Fort Myers football game  The News-Press

North Fort Myers running back Hunter Kobylanski (3) finds a hole to run the ball in for a touchdown during their game with South Fort Myers High School on ...

Earnest Graham resigns as North Fort Myers High School football coach  The News-Press

Graham cited ongoing health issues and a desire to spend more time with his family as the reason for his decision.

Regional playoffs: The News-Press previews all 8 of Friday's area high school football games  The News-Press

Barron Collier at Fort Myers headlines the slate of eight high school football regional quarterfinal games in Lee County on Friday.

It's more than football for Rotary Club of Fort Myers South  The News-Press

*Service* organization also puts on Law Enforcement Ball, gives scholarships to scholar athletes.

Week 2: The News-Press previews all 13 of Friday's area high school football games  The News-Press

North Fort Myers at Fort Myers was voted The News-Press Reader's Choice Game of the Week.

SWFL High School football: Scores, photos, videos for Week 3 of state playoffs  The News-Press

Southwest Florida high school football scores for Week 3 of the state playoffs.

Rosters released for 30th annual Rotary South Classic football all-star game  The News-Press

The Rotary South All-Star Classic will kick off for the 30th time on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Fort Myers High School with 68 of Lee County's top senior football ...

Couple Spotlight: Liebeskind and Draper  The Wittenberg Torch

As Valentine's Day looms near, love is in the air. Katie Liebeskind, '22, and Link Draper, '22, sat down with the Torch to discuss their relationship. Liebeskind ...

Open houses for school choice start this week  North Fort Myers Neighbor

Incoming sixth and ninth grade students and their parents have the opportunity to visit middle and high school open houses through December and...

High school football team scores 72 points to honor late teammate  Fox 4

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – A Fort Myers high school football team lit up the scoreboard to honor a former teammate who died of heat exhaustion.

Deion Sanders has strained relationship with Fort Myers  The News-Press

A disconnect exists between Fort Myers native Deion Sanders and the hometown that helped fuel him to achieve Pro Football Hall of Fame glory.

SWFL High School football: Scores, photos, videos for Week 4 of the regular season  The News-Press

Participate in a live chat with The News-Press and Naples Daily News sports journalists as we break down the action from tonight's games.

North football starts fall practice  North Fort Myers Neighbor

The new school year got started for most on Friday, but for the North Fort Myers High School football team, school was back in session two weeks...

The News-Press High School Football Power Rankings of all 20 area teams  The News-Press

Who are the best high school football teams in the area? Each week The News-Press will rank all 20 teams in Lee County and LaBelle. The power rankings are ...

U.S. News & World report: Fort Myers, Cape Coral high schools ranked in top 200 in Florida  The News-Press

Florida ranked fourth for the second year in a row for college readiness in the U.S. News & World Report.

NASCAR Driver Visits Fort Myers - Along the Gulfshore - October 2018  Gulfshore Life

As the NASCAR playoffs are winding down before Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway November 16-18, driver Ross Chastain visited ...

Big Backpack Event provides school supplies for Lee County students  The News-Press

For 18 years, Lee County schoolchildren in need have been given about 35,000 backpacks, forests of pencils, and reams of notebook paper, the classroom ...

Kentucky student, Fort Myers native TeNiya Jones missing in Israel  The News-Press

TeNiya Jones' family learned late Saturday she disappeared while swimming in the Mediterranean Sea near a Tel Aviv, Israel beach.

Move Florida high school football to winter? Something has to be done about the weather  The News-Press

Endless thunderstorms make the first half of football season a precarious time. Could a move to winter be the answer?

Fort Myers High teacher named JROTC Instructor of the Year  Lehigh Acres Citizen

A Lehigh Acres man found his passion — and national recognition — after trying his hand at substitute teaching while he was still on active duty.

SWFL High School football: Live scores, chat recap for Week 1 of the state playoffs  The News-Press

Southwest Florida high school football scores for Week 1 of the state playoffs.

GIRLS HOOPS: Beaver Dam blows out Florida Class 7a state powerhouse Fort Myers  WiscNews

The Beaver Dam prep girls basketball team's stout defense is near the top of the list of things opponents must try and solve against the Golden Beavers, the No.

SWFL High School football: Scores, photos, videos for Preseason Kickoff Classics  The News-Press

Participate in a live chat with Naples Daily News and News-Press sports journalists as we break down the action from tonight's preseason games.

FHSAA investigating recruiting complaint against Fort Myers High girls basketball  The News-Press

Fort Myers High School's bid for a third consecutive girls basketball state title may be facing its toughest obstacle – this one internal. The Florida High School ...

Fort Myers councilman supports Deion Sanders' idea for return to Fort Myers  The News-Press

Fort Myers native and Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders floated the idea of a return to his hometown in a tweet last week that prompted plenty of support.

North Fort Myers High teacher defends pursuit of former students despite wave of complaints  The News-Press

For several days after she made a Facebook post last week accusing former North Fort Myers High School teacher Scott Kilhefner of inappropriately pursuing ...

FHSAA football playoffs set; Riverdale, Naples, Verot, Neumann lead 14 Southwest Florida qualifiers  The News-Press

Fourteen Southwest Florida teams made the high school football playoffs in brackets unveiled Sunday morning by the Florida High School Athletic Association.

North girls hoops need to develop confidence  North Fort Myers Neighbor

At halftime of the North Fort Myers High School girls basketball game against Charlotte last week, assistant coach Brad Branson watched his team war...

Three injured in hit-and-run in Fort Myers Monday  Wink News

Police are searching for a driver who hit a group of people in a parking lot and sped off. Witnesses say a woman driving a red, four-door car plowed into ...

Family of Fort Myers High School student files lawsuit against coach accused of hard foul  Wink News

FORT MYERS, Fla. The family of a Fort Myers High School student filed a lawsuit Wednesday in federal court after their son was shoved by his basketball coach ...

Things to do in Fort Myers, Cape Coral: 'Walking Dead' star at SW-FloridaCon, Atreyu, etc.  The News-Press

Atreyu: The popular metal band plays a slightly stripped down concert for radio station 96 K-Rock's Liquid Lunch. Radio personality Jeff Zito hosts this free event ...

Report: Multiple South Fort Myers High teens had sex in school bathroom  The News-Press

Multiple male students from South Fort Myers High School are believed to have had sex with a 15-year-old female in a campus bathroom after school ended ...

Leigh Eby Scrabis: Candidate Fort Myers Council, Ward 4  The News-Press

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is an interview conducted via questionnaire by The News-Press with Lee County election candidates for their respective races.

SWFL High School football: Scores, photos, videos for Week 8 of the regular season  The News-Press

Southwest Florida high school football scores for Week 8 of the regular season.

North football opens spring practice  North Fort Myers Neighbor

He has been on the job coach for less than two weeks, but North Fort Myers High School's new head football coach Dwayne Mack has already put his...

Lee County high school students walk out to support Parkland shooting victims  The News-Press

Students at a number of Lee County high schools held a walkout protest Wednesday in support of the Parkland students lobbying legislators in Tallahassee.

School district choice open houses begin this month  Lehigh Acres Citizen

Incoming sixth and ninth-grade students and their parents have the opportunity to visit middle and high school open houses in their zone through...

Organ donation ceremony at Lee Memorial honors Fort Myers teen involved in fatal crash  The News-Press

Many people, some here in Southwest Florida, will be helped by Erik's organs.

Lee County students to march Saturday at Centennial Park as part of the March For Our Lives movement  The News-Press

The downtown Fort Myers event coincides with March For Our Lives movement that is happening all over the world.

Honorable Lynn Gerald Jr., army veteran and 20th circuit court judge of 22 years, dies at 77  The News-Press

The United States Army veteran and judge served on the 20th Judicial Circuit Court bench for 22 years.

From high school to the ballot box: Meet the county commission candidates who have a shared history  The News-Press

An opponent has surfaced to face Lee County Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass in his re-election bid. Bill Taylor of Fort Myers will challenge Pendergrass for the ...

Tre Boston hosts football camp at North Fort Myers High - | News, sports, community info.  Cape Coral Daily Breeze

NFL defensive back Tre Boston may still be looking for a team, but that didn't stop him from hosting more than 150 kids at North Fort Myers High...

Blackboard note threatened violence at East Lee County High School; officials investigate  The News-Press

A note in chalk threatening "you're all dead don't show up tomorrow" on an East Lee County High School blackboard and an unrelated verbal threat at the ...

Classic musical coming to North High Auditorium  North Fort Myers Neighbor

After performing several more modern musicals over the last few years, director Michele Whitener decided to do something a little more traditional...

Lee County students tell Florida legislators they don't feel safe in our schools  The News-Press

Kathleen Passidomo said she was surprised when a Lee County public school student said she didn't feel safe at school before the Parkland killings.

Mack named new North football coach  North Fort Myers Neighbor

The Red Knights have a new head coach. Dwayne Mack, who has coached at the high school level as an assistant for 16 years in Lee County, will get his first ...

High school football notebook: Naples DB Devin Moore named to Freshman All-American Bowl  Naples Daily News

Naples High DB Devin Moore was named to the Freshman All-American game on Monday, three days after his first career interception.

Cecil Pendergrass: Candidate for Lee County Commissioner, District 2  The News-Press

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is an interview conducted via questionnaire by The News-Press with Lee County election candidates for their respective races.

Teenager arrested for stealing gun from woman's car  NBC2 News

Deputies arrested a high school student for allegedly stealing a handgun from a woman's vehicle in Fort Myers.

NFMHS graduates thank parents for their support  North Fort Myers Neighbor

They took their kids to school on rainy days and drove them to and from soccer practice. They helped with homework and made sure they studied for that history ...

‘Fired up and ready’: Naples High could have historic crowd for historic football game  Naples Daily News

Naples High School will face Miami's Northwestern High in the state Class 6A football semifinals at Naples' Staver Field.

Fort Myers Council takes no action on removal of Robert E. Lee statue  NBC2 News

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 ...

School Choice open houses to begin - | News, sports, community info.  Cape Coral Daily Breeze

By MEGHAN BRADBURY. Incoming sixth and ninth grade students and their parents have the opportunity to visit middle and ...

Former students accuse high school teacher of sending suggestive messages  Wink News

Former North Fort Myers High School student Taylor Reaves started a local “Me Too” movement. Reaves took to Facebook to see if other people were receiving ...

How does the Lee County school district turn around its failing schools?  The News-Press

Ashley La Mar is one of the Lee County School District's turn around principals. He brought Manatee Elementary from an F to a C. Fort Myers News-Press.

Pioneer Club of Lee County to hold 69th annual picnic April 28 at Lee Civic Center - | News, sports, community info.  Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The Pioneer Club of Lee County will hold its 69th annual picnic on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Lee County Civic Center – Tinsley Pavilion –...

North boys soccer looks to get over hump  North Fort Myers Neighbor

The North Fort Myers High School boys soccer team, despite missing several of its starters, had a couple golden opportunities to earn victories...

Human trafficking at core of S. Fort Myers High sex scandal  NBC2 News

Many have cast judgment about the young girl at the center of the controversy, but her mother reached out asking us to tell her story to set the record straight.

In Fort Myers, SWFL parents, grandparents join students in March for Our Lives  The News-Press

More than 1000 gather in downtown Fort Myers. More than 800 events are around the world.

Fort Myers, Riverdale, Mariner boast Wrestler of the Year finalists  The News-Press

Riverdale places 10 wrestlers on first- and second-team All-Area while Fort Myers checked in with five selections.

Girl's statement on South Fort Myers High School football players sex incident  Fox 4

Four in Your Corner obtained documents which shed new light on the sex incident inside a bathroom at South Fort Myers High School.

North baseball looks to change the culture  North Fort Myers Neighbor

After a promising 6-0 start, it appeared the North Fort Myers High School baseball team had finally turned the corner after years of frustration.

Fort Myers High student arrested, threatens to shoot up school  NBC2 News

A Fort Myers High School student threatened to shoot up school - and he did it while he was being arrested for assaulting a sheriff's deputy.

Lee County won't cover cities' cost for cops in schools  The News-Press

Some Lee County communities don't like being told they will have to pay part of the cost of the state requirement for school resource officers.

NFM wrestlers looking forward to good season  North Fort Myers Neighbor

The North Fort Myers High School wrestling team over the past few seasons has been living proof that filling out a roster is half the battle on the...

North Fort Myers High School 2016 graduation  North Fort Myers Neighbor

Lee County School Board member Steve Teuber perhaps summed up Sunday night's 2016 North Fort Myers High School graduation ceremony best.

Good Samaritan helps thwart Fort Myers carjacking, has vehicle taken; deputies nab suspect  The News-Press

The Sheriff's Office said the attempt was thwarted by a good Samaritan. During the encounter, the suspect stole the good Samaritan's vehicle and fled.

South Fort Myers High is set to get a new principal  The News-Press

South Fort Myers High School is getting a new principal. Edward Mathews, who is an assistant principal at East Lee County High, has been tapped for the top ...

More than 40 Lee County homicides in 2018 included Fort Myers police officer  The News-Press

Lee County recorded a third consecutive year of 40 or more homicides in 2018, bringing the total to 251 over the last five years. Among homicides in 2018 was:.

Student arrested after bringing gun to school  NBC2 News

A weapon was brought into South Fort Myers High School on Monday, according to an email sent out by Principal Ed Mathews.

Cape Coral police arrest Oasis Charter High School student for making threat via video game chat  The News-Press

The Cape Coral Police Department arrested an Oasis Charter High School freshman Monday for allegedly making a threat against Oasis Elementary School via ...

A rare member of a much-endangered species, Glenn Cary of Alva has died  The News-Press

Remembering a generous and gentle cattleman, athlete and true Florida Cracker: Alva's Glenn Cary, who has died at 89.

Holiday Events & Concerts  Fort Myers Beach Observer

Lee County's Holiday Events & Concerts schedule includes: * Cultural Park Theater Spectacular Christmas Revue! Cultural Park Theater will present its ...

With red tide absent, people return to Fort Myers Beach  The News-Press

Fort Myers Beach returns to be hub of activity with local, national visitors.

Billy Fuccillo parts ways with general manager Xavier Villarreal  The News-Press

Fuccillo Kia grew into the world's bestselling Kia dealership with Fort Myers High graduate Xavier Villarreal at the helm as general manager.

Gateway site to become next high school after Lee school board vote  The News-Press

Hesitant claps eventually turned into cheers of "yay" after the Lee County school board approved Gateway for its next high school.

North Fort Myers motorcyclist killed in crash Monday on Pondella Road  The News-Press

William Lee Sanger of North Fort Myers died after his motorcycle struck a 2016 Chevrolet Impala driven by 20-year-old Steffen B. Bighames of Fort Myers.

New app will let Lee County school parents track their child's bus morning and afternoon  The News-Press

While the wheels on their child's school bus go round and round now parents of Lee County students can track that particular bus going to and coming from ...

Football star, 16, arrested in South Fort Myers sex scandal  NBC2 News

A 16-year-old was arrested Friday in connection with the sex scandal at South Fort Myers High School that made national headlines.

S. Fort Myers students disciplined for 'inappropriate activity' in girls bathroom  NBC2 News

Students told us they heard the situation involved a girl and multiple boys in a bathroom on campus during school hours, and it was all caught on camera.

Teenager Brain Dead  NBC2 News

A Fort Myers teenager was left brain dead after a car crash Saturday night.

Fort Myers police chief hopes East Lee HS partnership will lead to more diverse department  The News-Press

The Fort Myers Police Department is hoping a partnership with East Lee County High School could lead to future cops and job candidates.

Teacher resigns amid investigation into suggestive messages sent to former students  NBC2 News

A teacher in the Lee County School District resigned Thursday after former students complained about suggestive messages he sent them online.

Fort Myers cross country sweeps district titles; Riverdale's Oliver dominates girls race  The News-Press

The Green Wave squads got out early in their perspective races with a slew of freshmen and sophomores leading the way.

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