Bad teachers: Collier, Lee educators arrested for DUI
Updated 4/15/2014 at 9:13 p.m. 1 comment
As Estero High School students were settling in for first period Monday, reading teacher Nancy Vaughn was taking a seat in the back of a deputy's car.
Police Beat: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Published 4/15/2014 at 6:34 p.m. 0 comments
This is police beat Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
FGCU applications up 31 percent, Bradshaw recommends no tuition hike
Published 4/15/2014 at 6:10 p.m. 0 comments
It looks like the trip to the Sweet 16 was just as sweet for Florida Gulf Coast University's admissions office.
Coldwater Creek bankruptcy brings mixed reactions from shoppers
Published 4/15/2014 at 5:21 p.m. 0 comments
Coldwater Creek is closing its last Southwest Florida store soon, at Coconut Point Mall in Estero. Coldwater Creek is a women's clothing and accessories store.
New Fort Myers Beach park and ride approved
Published 4/15/2014 at 4:38 p.m. 0 comments
Sun worshippers looking to avoid driving in bridge traffic on the way to Fort Myers Beach will soon have a new place to park and hop on a LeeTran trolley.
Estero High teacher arrested on DUI charge while driving to work
Published 4/15/2014 at 1:16 p.m. 8 comments
Nancy Vaughn, listed as a reading teacher on the school’s website, had blood alcohol content readings of 0.26 and 0.27, more than three times the legal limit, at 9:11 a.m., about two hours after deputies pulled her over in Estero.
For cops, split-second decisions to fire weapons require intense training
Published 4/15/2014 at 11:38 a.m. 3 comments
Law enforcement officials say it’s hard for civilians to comprehend the intensity of a decision for an officer to pull his or her trigger. “You’re making split-second decisions in tense, uncertain and rapidly evolving situations. That’s from a landmark court ...
In The 239 Family Fun: Last call for Easter activities
Published 4/15/2014 at 9:30 a.m. 0 comments
Last call for Easter activities this week.
Video report: Your Tuesday traffic, weather and local news
Updated 4/15/2014 at 9:03 a.m. 0 comments
Here's a look at your Tuesday, traffic, weather and the stories we're working on at the Daily News.
Exclusive: Court records say Lee resident orchestrated animal torture fetish websites
Published 4/15/2014 at 5:55 a.m. 2 comments
When investigators went into Adam Redford's rural Estero home in January 2013, they found hundreds of video cassettes confirming their suspicions: that Redford was filming, producing and promoting animal torture fetish pornography.
Most Lee County students get first-choice school in district lottery
Updated 4/14/2014 at 10:44 p.m. 0 comments
More than 17,000 students participated in Lee County School District’s student assignment lottery this year. Preliminary data indicates 75.5 percent of families received their first choice for the 2012-15 school year. More than 90 percent received one of their top ...
LIVE UPDATES: Lee commissioners to consider allowing doggie dining
Updated 4/15/2014 at 8:29 a.m. 0 comments
A rule change could increase the number of dog-friendly restaurants in Lee County.
Video report: Traffic conditions and your Monday ahead
Updated 4/14/2014 at 9:06 a.m. 0 comments
A look at current traffic and weather conditions.
Nightclub according to Jim: Belushi's opens in south Fort Myers
Published 4/14/2014 at 7:00 a.m. 6 comments
Belushi's, Southwest Florida's newest hot spot opened — or rather, pre-opened — Friday evening. See photos and videos.
Calistoga Café to open scaled down restaurant; possible franchising on horizon
Published 4/14/2014 at 6:00 a.m. 4 comments
"Size isn't everything," said Calistoga co-founder Troy Boane. "We have plans, starting next year, to do smaller versions and go in the direction of quick-service food."
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