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Bayshore Fire Rescue chief to retire in September

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Bayshore Fire Rescue Chief Larry Nisbet will retire from the department in September. Chief Nisbet served early in his career as a firefighter with the department for two years. Bayshore Fire Officials said he also served as a fire commissioner for four years and as the...
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Claudette weakens to a tropical depression

Claudette has weakened into a tropical depression while over land for an extended period of time this afternoon. As of the 5pm advisory, Claudette was moving NNE at 16 mph with sustained winds near 35 mph. The system has dropped tons of rain across the northern Gulf States and is...
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Bidens’ dog Champ dies ‘peacefully at home’

The Bidens’ announced Saturday that their “beloved” German Shepherd Champ has died. The president and first lady issued a statement saying Champ passed away peacefully a home. The Bidens’ had him for the past 13 years, CNN reports. “Even as Champ’s strength waned in his last months, when we came...
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SCCF acquires over 25 acres of critical mangrove habitats near Sanibel Causeway

SANIBEL, Fla. – The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation acquired more than 25 acres of critical mangrove habitats near the Sanibel Causeway and McGregor Boulevard. The mangrove forest is located on three-off-island properties that are near tidally influenced waterways, according to SCCF. “SCCF’s land acquisition and preservation efforts off-island enhance and expand...
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Forecast: Inland storms for Father’s Day

Ridiculous humidity will continue over the next few days as SWFL remains in a tropical air mass. Rain chances were much lower Saturday as a small envelope of Saharan Dust moved overhead. For Sunday, an onshore flow will bring a slight chance for an isolated shower along the coast during the morning hours.
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MLB cracks down on pitchers using foreign substances

A memo from Major League Baseball was sent to every major and minor league team outlining a new rule banning the use of foreign substances when pitching on Monday. Fort Myers Mighty Mussels pitching coach, Pete Larson, had heard rumblings of such a rule for a while. “For as long...