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Calling Florida's criminal justice system "broken," and pointing to high rates of re-incarceration and growing costs to keep inmates in prison, the Florida ACLU and Lee County NAACP  are sponsoring a public forum Thursday night in Fort Myers to discuss reform.

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Could the next car you buy drive itself? As technology for self-driving or "autonomous" vehicles improves, Florida lawmakers, transportation officials, and businesses are positioning the state as one of the leading test beds for driverless cars.

Lee County is making its own preparations, and the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority is just one of three pilot projects in the country getting federal Department of Transportation dollars. 

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A Naples group of "parents, friends, and family" of LGBT community members is celebrating a decade of promoting equality with an interfaith convocation on May 7, aiming to promote acceptance through sharing religious traditions and rituals.

Photo: The A Cappella Group, Cypress Lake High School

Founded in 2003 by director by Gary Stroh, Cypress Lake High School's The A Cappella Group, or TAG, is heading to New York City to compete for the high school a cappella international title: the third trip for TAG to the international competition in the program's history, and the second year in a row the group will compete for the title.

Photo: Keith Ridge via Fort Myers Derby Girls

The Palm City Punishers kick off their season Sunday with their first home "bout" against the Long Island Roller Rebels. The Fort Myers Derby Girls league is part of a nationally-ranked team through WFTRDA, the Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Association.

But what's the difference between jammer, a blocker, and a pivot? Would you know how to break through the pack and become lead jammer? How much do you know about the increasingly popular (and potential contest in the 2020 Olympics) sport of roller derby?

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