Jason Cook, The News-Press

Jason Cook

The News-Press

Overland Park, KS, United States

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Past articles by Jason:

Two frats, one sorority at FGCU suspended or under probation

Local chapters of two fraternities and one sorority are not in good standing with FGCU → Read More

Survey finds 61% of Floridians against school gun bills

Everytown For Gun Safety survey finds 61 percent of Floridians polled oppose lifting ban on guns in schools → Read More

Strict no-cell phone policy at Kevin Hart's FGCU show

Comedian Kevin Hart's sold-out show at Germain Arena for FGCU's NestFest comes with a strict anti-cell phone policy → Read More

Law enforcement activity off Palm Beach Blvd.

A portion of Fairfax Road off of Palm Beach Boulevard in Fort Myers has been closed by the Lee County Sheriff's Department. → Read More

Cape city council delays vote to extend bar hours

Cape Coral's city council delays vote to allow certain bars to extend their hours on the weekend until 4 a.m. → Read More

Controversial college concealed carry bill moves forward

SB 176, one of a pair of bills that would lift the ban on concealed weapons on college campuses in Florida, moved on today → Read More

Tax season can be headache for college students, too

As April looms, many young people are filing taxes for the first time, which can prove challenging → Read More

Embattled Sanibel teacher pens letter claiming innocence

Joseph Angelo, former teacher at The Sanibel School, wrote a letter to Lee Schools' lawyer on Feb. 26 claiming his innocence → Read More

Coalition launches, hopes to improve degree achievement

The FutureMakers coalition was launched at an event in Estero Wednesday → Read More

False bomb threat called to Oak Hammock Middle

A caller warned Oak Hammock Middle officials that a bus had a bomb on it, which proved to be untrue → Read More

Fort Myers group awarded FSW arena contract

Fort Myers office of TLC Engineering for Architecture awarded contract for Florida SouthWestern State College arena → Read More

Kevin Hart may ban photos during FGCU show

Kevin Hart is set to come to FGCU at the end of March and there's talks he wants to ban all photography during the show → Read More

Education Chalkboard: Too crazy? Guess we'll see

Moving here from Massachusetts, I knew the Fort Myers area had somewhat of a reputation for spring break activities. → Read More

Registered nurse accused of exploiting elderly

Lynn Schlosser, 57, was arrested on charges she stole credit card info of her patients → Read More

Founding FGCU faculty member in court battle with university

E. Valerie Smith, an original FGCU faculty member, has been in a long legal battle with the university → Read More

FSW chooses Wright Construction for $4.5M renovation

Florida SouthWestern State College has chosen Wright Construction for its $4.5 million renovation of Leonhardt Hall → Read More

Cape business owner arrested on drug charges

Owner of Hip's House of Horsepower, a motorcycle repair shop, was arrested on charges he sold cocaine out of his shop → Read More

Winning designs for FGCU mascot statues chosen

Six designs for statues of FGCU's mascot Azul have been chosen. The winners each received $1,000 and their work will be displayed on campus → Read More

City council OKs FDLE investigation into Allen case

The Fort Myers city council voted to allow a Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation into Nate Allen case → Read More

Stolen chainsaw may have caused Fort Myers shooting

A stolen chainsaw may have started a chain of events leading to a shooting in North Fort Myers → Read More