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'The Voice': Photos of Ryleigh Plank of Fort Myers

Ryleigh Plank, 20, of Fort Myers is competing this season on "The Voice." She's on Team Ariana.


VOTE: The News-Press Athlete of the Week sponsored by Babcock Ranch for Oct. 4-9

Athletes from Fort Myers, Bishop Verot, Gateway, Dunbar, Island Coast, Mariner, Oasis, South Fort Myers and Cape Coral are up for this week's award.


On Sanibel, Matzaluna fires up Brooklyn-style pizzas and Italian favorites

After more than 25 years on Sanibel, Matzaluna has become a landmark for its wood-fired pizzas and classic, hearty Italian fare.


Restaurant news: Shift Coffee Bar to open Fort Myers location

A new coffee bar, a brewery partnership and one seriously sweet accolade — here's your weekly helping of restaurant news from around Fort Myers.


Cape Coral contractor sentenced to prison, ordered to repay more than half-million dollars

Christopher Paul Cheney will spend 22 months in prison and was ordered to repay more than $569,000 at $5,045 a month to a number of bilked clients.


North Fort Myers man injured after pulling SUV in front of dump truck in Cape Coral

The man failed to yield the right-of-way and pulled onto Burnt Store Road North directly in front of a dump truck, police say.


Two East Lee County High School students arrested, accused of having gun on school property

A witness said one student showed her a gun before putting it in another student's backpack at East Lee County High School in Lehigh Acres.


Lee County School Board member under scrutiny after comments about Guatemalan students

Public outcry and a petition to remove Chris Patricca from the Lee County School Board followed her comments.


CCSO deputy fired, made sex tape with nudist couple while on duty

An anonymous woman was sent 2 videos of Corporal Vasquez having sex inside an SUV, while on duty and in full uniform.


A look at Lee County's top 10 real estate sales: Bonita Beach home tops list

A Bonita Beach home in Bonita Springs was the most expensive real estate transaction in Lee County for the week of Oct. 4-Oct. 10.


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