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Pedestrian hit in Hendry County fatal crash

CLEWISTON, Fla. — A pedestrian has been pronounced dead after being hit by a sedan Saturday night. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), at 8:30 p.m. a sedan was traveling on North Quebrada Avenue, south of Del Sur Avenue. A pedestrian was in the area of North Quebrada Avenue.
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Senate passes Democrats’ sweeping health care and climate bill

CNN — The Senate voted Sunday afternoon to pass Democrats’ sweeping health care and climate bill, sending it to the House of Representatives. The bill — named the Inflation Reduction Act — would represent the largest climate investment in U.S. history and make significant changes to health policy by giving Medicare the power for the first time to negotiate the prices of certain prescription drugs while extending expiring health care subsidies for three years.

Man hospitalized after alligator bit him in the face at Lake Thonotosassa

CNN — An alligator bit a man’s face while he was swimming in Lake Thonotosassa in Florida, according to officials. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) received a call about the incident at around 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, according to a statement shared with CNN. Lake Thonotosassa is located in Hillsborough County near Tampa.

Naples man accused of stalking 2 women, leaving panties in front of their home

NAPLES, Fla. — A Naples man has been arrested after he allegedly stalked two women and left pairs of panties in front of their home on multiple different occasions. According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), on July 4 one of the victims told deputies the man identified as 42-year-old Alejandro Hernandez Perez had left pairs of panties in her driveway on 15 different occasions since June 12.

Man accused of killing FMPD officer faces more charges for punching inmate in face

NAPLES, Fla. — A Fort Myers man accused of killing a Fort Myers Police Officer in 2018 faces additional charges for punching an inmate in the face Thursday night. According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), at around 6:45 p.m. an inmate at the Naples Jail was cleaning up trash and handing out supplies to other inmates in housing when he thought he heard 33-year-old inmate Wisner Demarset call for him.

Forecast: Drying out as storms clear up

Storms should start to wrap up as we head into the sunset hours. By 9-10 p.m., most areas will be drying out with a mix of clouds overhead. Clouds hang around through part of the night before breaking up partially into the Monday morning commute. Expect temperatures to be in the mid to upper 70’s as you walk out the door.

Fire severely damages The Island Cow restaurant on Sanibel

SANIBEL, Fla. — The iconic Island Cow restaurant suffered severe damage in a fire Saturday night. According to Sanibel Fire Rescue, at around 11 p.m. firefighters responded to the scene at Island Cow where the fire grew rapidly inside the building. Firefighters extinguished the fire from the outside. The...

Marco Island man accused of threatening to stab restaurant employee with knife

NAPLES, Fla. — A Marco Island man has been arrested after he allegedly threatened to stab a restaurant employee with a box cutter knife Friday afternoon. According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), at around 12:48 p.m., deputies responded to the Chilakil restaurant at 11225 Tamiami Trail E where a shirtless man had left the restaurant after threatening to stab employees with a knife.

Gator spotted near Englewood barn and lassoed by trapper

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — An Englewood man was greeted by an unlikely guest in his backyard. Michael Williamson spotted a gator close to his Englewood barn. Williamson said he was backing his wife’s car under a nearby cover when he saw something move in the mirror. Soon he realized it was a gator looking for a place to spend the night.

Forecast: Scattered storms stick around this weekend

An upper-level low that is east of the Bahamas will slowly drift over toward Florida through Sunday and into the Gulf by the beginning of next week. This will increase moisture availability meaning scattered storms will stick around through the afternoon hours for the rest of the weekend as well as for Monday and Tuesday.