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Use caution: High wildfire risk on Saturday

The Florida Forest Service is listing Lee County in the “very high” wildfire danger index level on Saturday, as a combination of stronger winds, generally dry soil, and lower humidity levels increases the risk of fires in the area.  Charlotte County is listed as having a high risk of wildfires on Saturday, while Collier, DeSoto, Hendry, and Glades counties remain under the moderate fire risk category.   Florida Forest Service highlights each Florida county with a fire threat index each day. The threat scale ranges from low to extreme and is issued as a heads-up for people in the...

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Red tide alerts issued for most of Lee County’s coastline

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Red tide blooms were reported along a majority of Lee County’s coastline Friday afternoon. The Florida Department of Health is Lee County said the red tide blooms were reported near Tarpon Bay Road Beach, Lighthouse Beach, Lynn Hall Beach Park, Lover’s Key State Park, and Bonita Springs Beach Park. Multiple health alerts have been issued for those areas. People may have mild and short-lived respiratory symptoms such as eye, nose, and throat irritation similar to cold symptoms, according to local health officials. Some with breathing problems such as asthma might...

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Lehigh Acres man claims $500K prize before his birthday

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – A Lehigh Acres man claimed a $500,000 top prize just two weeks before his 57th birthday. The Florida Lottery said Rainey Adams claimed the prize from the new MONEY MULTIPLIER Scratch-Off game at the Fort Myers District Office. He bought his winning ticket from Circle K, located at 16769 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. Players can win up to $500,000 by playing the $5 MONEY MULTIPLIER game, according to lottery officials. The ticket features more than $48 million in total cash prizes and give players an extra chance to win by matching the prize amounts in the Money...

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One dead after crash involving semi in Clewiston

CLEWISTON, Fla. – One person died in a crash involving a semi-truck in Clewiston on Thursday. The crash involving a car and the semi happened on Flaghole Road and US 27, according to Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers are reporting that there was a complete roadblock on Flaghole Road. The crash is under investigation, FHP said. The post One dead after crash involving semi in Clewiston appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 Fort Myers

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Two dogs found in Lee County home with festering open wounds

***WARNING – GRAPHIC IMAGES BELOW*** LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Two dogs were found in Lee County home with multiple open wounds and tumors that were surrounded by flies on Monday. A Lee County Sheriff’s Office detective responded to the home on Sweetwater Court about a domestic dispute. A man, who was given custody of the two dogs Rita and Gessel in a divorce, was collecting belongings and a Tesla from the home. The man refused the take the dogs and left the home, according to LCSO. The detective found both dogs on the porch, and the dog Rita had a large mass and open wound on its lower...

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Golden Gate Estates family survives after 8,600-acre brush fire destroys home

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. – Amy Button is a dreamer. “I believe when you dream big and have dreams big enough to scare you then you’re probably in the right place,” said Amy. While her passion lies in bridal hair design, she aimed for an even bigger goal last year, opening a new salon in Naples, La Sabrina Hair Design. They officially opened their doors the same month the coronavirus pandemic shut down the country. “I felt like I was running this race and finally saw the finish line,” explained Amy.  “And then it was like...

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Faceless group of hackers responsible for Colonial Pipeline shutdown

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A faceless group of hackers are responsible for the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, a major gas artery for most of the east coast but not Florida. The hackers conducted what’s known as a ransomware attack. Once they gain access to your system their goal is to take control. A cyber attack like this could happen anywhere including your place of work or at your child’s school. Once in the brain of the computer, a hacker can take control of the entire nervous system and can use any artery to start the shutdown. The FBI said that’s exactly what...

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Local teens begin getting Pfizer vaccine after FDA authorization

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Teenagers began getting the COVID-19 vaccine Thursday after the recent FDA authorization that allows people aged 12-15 to get the Pfizer vaccine. Many said they were excited to be protected and said it would make them feel safer going to school and hanging out with friends. Over the last two months, the medical experts said there has been an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations among 12 to 17 year olds. “I just wanted to get my COVID vaccine the moment I could, so I was excited when they released it for my age group,” said Daniel Cho, a 14-year-old...

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SWFL nurse heading to India to help fight COVID-19 crisis

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Millions of people are suffering in India, with high COVID-19 case numbers and low levels of medical supplies. A Southwest Florida nurse is doing her part to help. Sonal Payne will travel with dozens of nurses to the country’s capital for a month-long trip. She was born and raised in India, and pursued her nursing career after moving to the United States.  Payne said updates from her family and friends living in India have gotten worse over time.  “Talking to my friends who are very well-affiliated and have a lot of money and everything,” Payne...

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Blue-green algae toxins detected at Franklin Lock on Caloosahatchee

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Blue-green algae toxins have been detected near Franklin Lock on the Caloosahatchee River in Lee County. The Florida Department of Health in Lee County said they have issued a health alert for the ramp. When blue-green toxins are detected, health officials do recommend that people avoid contact with the water. Blue-green algae can cause gastrointestinal effects if swallowed, according to FDOH officials. Children and pets are especially vulnerable, so local health officials said you should keep them away form the water during the bloom. Anyone wanting to report a...

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