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18-year-old dead after riding on car in Lehigh Acres

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first_imgAdvertisement LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. – An 18-year-old woman died after riding on top of a car in Lehigh Acres Wednesday night. According to Florida Highway Patrol, the incident happened near the intersection of East Penn Road and Maple Avenue North around 6:10 p.m. “We heard screaming of horror on the side of the house,” she says.Mabel rushed over to perform CPR.“I would just look at her little face and she had a beautiful face and I get so bad, as a mother I would never want anyone to go through that again,” she said.FHP said the driver of the vehicle wasn’t drunk or on drugs. At this point charges are pending while FHP works to piece together the details. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments RELATEDTOPICS Lehigh Acres man gains attention for riding bike backwards June 16, 2021 Advertisement North Port woman sentenced to 13 years for deadly crash after spring training game June 14, 2021 Session ID: 2021-06-17:a696bcfda5052a851881c7f5 Player Element ID: vjs_video_3 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 1xPlayback RateFullscreencenter_img Troopers said a 15-year-old girl from Lehigh Acres was driving south on Maple Street North, while the Cape Coral 18-year-old was sitting outside of the car on the trunk. Another passenger was inside the car — a 17-year-old girl from Lehigh Acres.The victim fell off the car and landed in the road, according to FHP. She was taken to Lehigh Regional where she was later pronounced dead. AdvertisementThe driver and the 17-year-old weren’t hurt. A woman said she tried to perform CPR, but it was too late.“I tried to save her. I tried to save her.” Mabel Merlano choked back tears recalling the vivid moments after the 18-year-old girl was thrown from a vehicle. Mabel said her husband saw it happen. Lehigh Elementary preschool teacher accused of child abuse won’t renew contract June 16, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently behind liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 1xPlayback RateChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND AdvertisementTags: Deadly crashfhpLehigh Acres Driver slams parked cars into Lehigh Acres home June 17, 2021last_img read more

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WATCH: Flames rip through boat in the Florida Keys

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first_imgMarine units rescue nine people from Sarasota boat fire April 12, 2021 Florida man arrested for speeding claims he was trying to go back to Cuba May 19, 2021 Advertisement ISLAMORADA, Fla. – A fire tore through a boat in the Hawk Channel off Islamorada Thursday. The US Coast Guard reported two people escaped the flames on their dinghy and were picked up by another boat. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement The pleasure craft became fully engulfed in flames Thursday as crews with the US Coast Guard Station Islamorada worked to extinguish them.The boat was moved to shallower water just outside of Snake Creek. Arson suspected in early morning Caloosahatchee boat fire April 14, 2021 Couple escapes boat before it bursts into flames in Cape Coral canal February 12, 2021 AdvertisementTags: boat fireIslamorada AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments RELATEDTOPICS Advertisementlast_img read more

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South Seas Plantation Beach no longer under red tide health alert

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first_imgAdvertisementTags: Captivared tide Red tide bloom found on South Seas Plantation Beach on Captiva Island June 7, 2021 Birds suffering from neurological problems due to Red Tide May 26, 2021 Red tide loses intensity as it lingers off SWFL’s coast June 1, 2021 CAPTIVA, Fla. – Health officials rescinded a red tide health alert for the South Seas Plantation Beach in Captiva Friday. The Florida Department of Health in Lee County issued the alert on December 21 after a red tide bloom caused issues in the area, FDOH reports. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reporting that red tide is no longer present near South Seas Plantation. Visitors should not notice the red tide side effects including mild respiratory distress, and a pungent smell at the beach access. RELATEDTOPICS Snook, redfish & spotted seatrout regulations changing June 1 June 2, 2021center_img Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more

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American flags stolen from Golden Gate Estates neighborhood

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first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementTags: Golden Gate Estates Family loses everything in Golden Gate Estates house fire June 8, 2021 AdvertisementDown the street, neighbor Skip Pardee noticed his flag went missing when he came home from work. “Uniquely, I got out of the truck of course and took a look at my mailbox, and not only was the flag taken, also the bracket that the flag was positioned on,” Pardee said. Pardee said he believes it happened in broad daylight. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Fire engulfs Golden Gate Estates home June 7, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Golden Gate Estates residents fed up with mailbox vandals June 8, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. – People living along 13th St NW in Golden Gate Estates said someone snagged the American flags that were hung on their mailboxes.“I think it’s a coward move. We love this country, my boys love this country,” Gregg Caspio said.Caspio said it all started on Friday. “I took my boys outside and my wife called me and said ‘hey, is our flag still here?’ and I said, ‘let me check and I looked and it was gone’. I looked down the street and realized all of them were gone,” he said. “About 7, 8 of them all going missing.” “It was just a really strange thing to come home to,” he said.Pardee, Caspio and several others said they feel disrespected and confused. “I think this is ridiculous. I mean, this is America, whatever your political affiliation is, it really shouldn’t matter,” Caspio said.Others like Michael Zion believe it’s nothing to worry about. “I think it’s just a sign of the time, and it’s probably a teenager prank more than anything,” Zion said. Caspio said this incident isn’t stopping the neighborhood from flexing their freedom. “As soon as I get to the store, we’ll get another one,” he said. Golden Gate Estates neighbors petition against proposed church June 9, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

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PGPD phone upgrades could cause outages for non-emergency line

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first_imgAdvertisement Punta Gorda police search for burglar believed to be targeting vacant homes June 1, 2021 Three women arrested during Punta Gorda drug bust June 16, 2021 Punta Gorda Police Department makes policies public May 4, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementTags: outagePunta Gorda Police Department Advertisementcenter_img PUNTA GORDA, Fla. – The Punta Gorda Police Department will be upgrading its phone system on Tuesday. The department said this will happen at about 6 p.m. and during this time, its non-emergency line may experience outages. If you are unable to reach the police department on its main non-emergency line, (941) 639-4111, you can use the number (941) 833-4181 instead. This upgrade will not impact 911 emergency calls. Officers rescue baby ducks from storm drain in Punta Gorda April 30, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more

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More than 4,000 unaccompanied migrant children in ‘jail-like facilities’

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first_imgNew bill could change the lives of 11 million dreamers in the US February 22, 2021 Advertisement Four men accused of scheming to smuggle migrants from Cuba to Florida Keys March 25, 2021 State of Florida sues Biden administration over ‘dangerous’ immigration policies March 11, 2021 AdvertisementTags: immigration AdvertisementOver the weekend, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help with receiving, sheltering and transferring children.“I am grateful for the exceptional talent and responsiveness of the FEMA team,” Mayorkas said in a statement. “I am incredibly proud of the agents of the Border Patrol, who have been working around the clock in difficult circumstances to take care of children temporarily in our care. Yet, as I have said many times, a Border Patrol facility is no place for a child.”A Homeland Security official previously said the spike in children arriving at the border has drawn a lot of attention and meetings are ongoing “at the highest levels.” AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments “It’s going to be very difficult to stop this,” the official said.According to the Biden Administration, the president is working to find a balance between promoting a more humane approach to immigration while still sending the message to would-be migrants not to come.The current border crisis is close to doubling the 2019 crisis under the Trump administration, which saw around 2,600 unaccompanied children in Border Patrol custody, a former CBP official said.The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments 4 dead, more than 20 hospitalized in suspected smuggling vessel shipwreck near San Diego May 4, 2021 CNN – More than 4,000 unaccompanied migrant children are in Border Patrol custody — yet another increase stressing an unprepared system. Children began pouring over the border after President Biden took office, mostly due to his more relaxed stance on the border. Due to the amount of children pouring into the country, many are being left in jail-like facilities, previously called cages. As of Sunday, there were around 4,200 unaccompanied children in Border Patrol custody.After children are taken into Border Patrol custody, they’re turned over to the Department of Health and Human Services, which is charged with the care of migrant children. But amid the coronavirus pandemic, the department has been strained trying to accommodate the influx since shelters had until recently been operating under limited capacity. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Two men accused of stealing Sesame Street costume

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first_imgKey West proposes fine for feeding feral chickens January 22, 2021 Advertisement“We were just having a rough time and were trying to cheer ourselfs (sic) up.“We had a great time with Mr Bird. He’s a great guy and no harm came to our friend. Sorry to be such a big birden (sic).“Sincerely, the Big Bird Bandits.” RELATEDTOPICS Two men aged 26 and 22 were on Friday charged with theft and being unlawfully on-premises, police said. The men have been granted bail and will appear at Adelaide Magistrates Court on 30 June, CNN reports.The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. AdvertisementTags: Sesame Streetweird February 8, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement Massachusetts man swallows AirPod while sleeping, doesn’t realize it February 5, 2021 Steer-iously? 1,600-pound cow on the loose in Rhode Island’s capital Advertisement Police searching for the “Big Bird Bandits” who allegedly stole a “Sesame Street” costume from an Australian circus have arrested and charged two men.The yellow Big Bird costume — valued at tens of thousands of dollars, according to CNN affiliate 7 News — disappeared earlier from a circus area on Bonython Park, Adelaide, this week, but was returned early on Wednesday morning.The “Sesame Street” costume was dumped back at the circus by an electricity box, with an apology note in the beak, South Australia Police said.“We are so sorry!!! We had no idea what we were doing, or what our actions would cause” the note read. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentslast_img read more

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SWFL employers face worker shortage crisis

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first_imgUniversity cancels over $700k in student loans for graduates hit by pandemic May 17, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Career Sourcepandemic Janeth Castrejon with Career Source said many businesses are experiencing a staffing crisis.Simply put that means there are more jobs than workers.“Companies are competing now,” Castrejon said. “They really have to make their package of working for them attractive enough for people to decide I want to give this a shot and I want to work for you.”Dave Harding is with Best Home Services and explained his company has revamped its entire compensation package to be more competitive. He pointed out that still may not be enough.“We’re looking at possible sign-on bonuses as well,” Harding noted.Something companies like Waste Pro looking for drivers have already started offering signing bonuses.Federal unemployment expires in September and people collecting may have to prove they’re looking for work as early as next month in order to keep collecting.“If the job search expires finally May 29 and the extended benefits in September are done with, you want to be in a great position to choose from the companies and diverse jobs that the market is offering now,” Castrejon warned. “Do not wait until the last minute.”Career Source is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A career fair is set for Thursday in Lehigh Acres and Bonita Springs. RELATEDTOPICS LEE COUNTY, Fla. – A worker shortage crisis is facing Southwest Florida employers. There are more jobs than there are workers right now.Many workers, laid off during the pandemic, are still collecting up to nearly $2,000 a month in federal and state unemployment.Now companies must do more to attract workers.Career Source is tasked with matching employers with workers, but it’s been a challenge lately because so few people are showing up looking for jobs. Chicago man jumps into Lake Michigan for 365 days straight during pandemic June 15, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementPatricia Arcilia has been showing up at Career Source for nearly a month looking for a job after she was furloughed several months ago.“I see a lot of companies that are offering a job,” Arcilia said.Help wanted signs from companies are posted all over Southwest Florida which means Arcilia,who has worked in management, has options when it comes to finding the right job. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement RSW sees near-record passenger count in April May 19, 2021 Orlando International Airport welcomes first transatlantic flight since pandemic June 3, 2021last_img read more

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DOJ: Fort Myers cocaine trafficker to spend 11 years in prison

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first_imgAdvertisement Thief scoops up tip jar at Fort Myers ice cream shop June 16, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS FMPD surrounds home after shooting June 12, 2021 Man killed during shooting at Central Avenue June 12, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisementcenter_img AdvertisementTags: Cocainedrug traffickingFort Myers FORT MYERS, Fla. — A 36-year-old Fort Myers man who was planning on selling more than 500 grams of cocaine was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison, officials said.Edgar Vazquez was driving on Colonial Boulevard in September 2018 when he was pulled over by a deputy with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for a traffic violation, according to a release from the Florida Department of Justice.PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Fort Myers man found guilty of trafficking more than 500g of cocaineDuring the traffic stop, a drug-sniffing K9 detected drugs in the car, leading deputies to find approximately 500 grams of cocaine, according to the DOJ. WATCH: Fort Myers lotto looter on the run with stacks of scratchers June 16, 2021 AdvertisementWhen deputies were searching Vazquez’s house, they found an additional 700 grams of cocaine, cash and a loaded gun, the release said.Investigators with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office worked this case. It was prosecuted by  Assistant United States Attorneys Simon Eth and David Sullivan. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentslast_img read more

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Mobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+

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first_imgLee Health saw a 6% drop in ICU bed availability By Bayer Mobile pediatric vaccination clinic happening in Cape Coral Friday June 11, 2021 Dr. Kurt Vandock discusses the ideal protocol for mosquito control and shares proven ways to enhance customer service. Cape Coral doctor offers medical marijuana discount as COVID-19 vaccine incentive June 11, 2021 Sponsored Content FORT MYERS, Fla.– Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Mobile Pediatric Vaccination Clinic will be traveling around Southwest Florida to vaccinate children 12-years-old and up for COVID-19. There are no appointments for the mobile clinic, it is walk-up only. There is no charge to receive the COVID vaccine. Here is the schedule for the mobile clinic next week: AdvertisementTags: Covid-19covid-19 vaccineGolisano Children’s Hospital Lee County COVID-19 vaccine site moving to North Fort Myers this month June 13, 2021 Advertisement The 4-Step Protocol You Need to Combat Mosquitoes This Spring RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementMonday, June 14, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Family Health Centers, 3415 Lee Blvd., Lehigh AcresTuesday, June 15, noon- 3:30 p.m., Cypress Lake Middle/High School, 8901 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort MyersWednesday, June 16, noon- 3:30 p.m., Cypress Lake Middle/High School, 8901 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort MyersThursday, June 17, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Family Health Centers, 3415 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres A parent or authorized guardian must be present for a minor to be vaccinated. The second dose will be scheduled at the same location or one close to it. For more information, click here. Man sentenced to 3 years in prison after trying to spoil box of COVID vaccines June 9, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more

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