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No injuries or fatalities after 2 a.m. structure fire on Fisherman’s WharfEveryone in the building at 718 Fisherman’s Wharf safely evacuated during a fire early Saturday morning.
Florida drivers could get a ticket for playing music too loud under new lawA new Florida law will now allow officers to give drivers a ticket for playing music too loud. They have to be able to hear it from at least 25 feet away before pulling you over.
SWFL reactions mixed to new beach smoking banSmoking on some Southwest Florida beaches may come to an end thanks to a new state law. It gives counties and cities the choice of banning smoking on their local beaches or public parks that they own.
Gulf Coast Humane Society finishes renovations; normal adoption hours to resumeGulf Coast Humane Society’s (GCHS) renovations to its lobby and cat areas are officially complete. Starting July 5, there will be no appointments required to see and adopt shelter animals.
Health officials alert residents near Franklin Lock of blue-green algaeThe Florida Department of Health took a water sample on June 27 that showed presence of harmful blue-green algal toxins.
FMPD K9 receives protective vest from non-profitK9 Bane now has a bullet and stab protective vest after a charitable donation from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.
Rare ghost orchid found at Audubon Corkscrew Swamp SanctuaryIt’s called a ghost orchid because it doesn’t have any flowers until it suddenly blooms - which it did this week.
Multiple cases of Meningococcal in SWFLThere is now a total of five cases of Meningococcal in Southwest Florida. According to the Florida Health Chart, Collier County has reported one case, and Lee County has reported four cases.
Deputies arrest 2 men after 20-mile pursuitAfter pursuing the suspects for almost 20 miles, Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested George Amilkar Recio Galindo and Yunior Beltran on many different charges.
16-year-old arrested for stealing car, dragging victim and fleeingA 16-year-old was arrested Thursday evening for grand theft auto, aggravated battery and leaving the scene of a crash with property damage.
St. Matthews House working to provide families with baby formula amid shortageCommunity members say the struggle to find baby formula has become a nightmare, but with the help from The St. Matthews house, it relieves a little stress.
Man arrested for multiple drug felonies after detectives find fentanylDetectives arrested 51-year-old Eric Frazier after searching his home and finding crack cocaine, cocaine, fentanyl and marijuana.
Flood insurance from FEMA expected to rise in Charlotte CountyStarting in December, county development in Charlotte County said new FEMA flood insurance rates mean more than 93% of families who carry coverage will soon have to pay more.
'Sinks my feelings': Rabbi disturbed by anti-Semitic flyers found in Punta GordaAnti-Semitic flyers are popping up all across Florida, including in Punta Gorda and Naples. Rabbi Solomon Agin says he finds the messages "horrific."
Where to go for fireworks this Fourth of JulyIf you are trying to figure out what to do for this holiday weekend in Southwest Florida this list can help you.
54 people arrested in Charlotte County drug bustOver the past six months, the Narcotics Unit has been conducting, "Operation Poisonous Fruit", resulting in the arrest of 54 people on an abundance of drug charges.
Attempted murder suspect surrenders to 'avoid pressure of being wanted': SheriffNicholas Jerome Bell was taken into custody Thursday after fleeing to the Gainesville area to hide out with family, officials said.
County hosting flood workshop in response to insurance rate concernsCounty leaders are responding to growing concerns over flood insurance rate changes affecting homeowners.
Man has hand blown off in Broward County fireworks incidentBroward Regional Communications received a medical alert about an incident in the 4400 block of N. State Road 7 in unincorporated central Broward County
Giant African land snail found in Pasco County: FDACSA snail that can pose a serious health risk because it's known to carry the parasite rat lungworm, which is known to cause meningitis in humans, has been found in Pasco County.
Riviera Beach student gets perfect score on SATJustin scored a perfect 1600 on the SAT exam. His score puts him in the top one percent of the roughly two million test-takers.
Conn. officials try to woo Florida businesses in midst of abortion battleGov. Ned Lamont and Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz issued an open letter Friday directed to Florida businesses, accompanied by a YouTube video from the governor, in a bid to encourage them to relocate.
Judge will issue injunction preventing Fla. abortion law from taking effectFriday is the date HB5, or the Reducing Fetal and Infant Mortality bill, along with more than 100 other bills, are due to become state law.
Cyberattack disrupts unemployment benefits in some statesFlorida-based Geographic Solutions has said its clients include more than 35 states and territories.
Russia claims control of pivotal eastern Ukrainian cityUkraine’s General Staff of the military reported that its forces had withdrawn from Lysychansk in Luhansk province providing Russia with a stronger base from which to advance in neighboring Donetsk.
A July 4th, in Cuba, next for USA Basketball World Cup teamThe U.S. will play a World Cup qualifier game at Cuba on Monday night. Relations between the U.S. and Cuba have been strained for decades.
Hot dog business offers free milkshakes to men who get a vasectomyA Tennessee gourmet hotdog business called "Daddy's Dogs" is offering customers a unique incentive if they get a form of male birth control. Get a vasectomy, and earn a free milkshake.
Palestinians give bullet that killed journalist to US teamThe Palestinians, along with colleagues who were with her, say she was killed by Israeli fire. Abu Akleh a veteran correspondent who was well known throughout the Arab world.
Uvalde schools' police chief resigns from City CouncilOn June 21, the City Council voted unanimously to deny Arredondo a leave of absence from appearing at public meetings. Relatives of the shooting victims had pleaded with city leaders to fire him.
3-year-old boy dies after fall from 29th floor NYC apartmentA spokesperson said the child’s death is under “active investigation” and police are speaking with two individuals who were inside the apartment when the boy fell.
Connecting segregated communities“We don’t have a lot of diversity in Milwaukee, so to speak. It’s a good place to live, but if you are a Black man or woman, it has its challenges,” said Shiquita Mann.
Searching for solutions to droughtStretching over 200 miles, the Santa Cruz River is facing drought and high demand. It’s a river that once provided both drinking water and agriculture support throughout Arizona.
How college is helping keep the American dream aliveA recent Pew Research study found that high school graduates represented the largest drop from the middle class in the last 50 years. This becomes particularly challenging in low-income environments.
Bill last hope for families separated by immigration lawsThere’s an effort to pass an immigration law that those for it say would help bring families together without sacrificing national security.
Communities impacted by violence call for stopping the root causeMass shootings have become more frequent and more violent. Those who have experienced one say if we don’t address the root causes, they fear the cycle of violence will not be solved.
Extremist groups use video games to recruit new members, experts sayVideo games are no longer just a place for players to disconnect, many are like their own social media platforms where players communicate, play together, and build meaningful relationships.