Tag: lee county

Drew WilsonJuly 30, 2018
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Fort Myers police officer Adam Jobbers-Miller died Saturday, one week after Wisner Desmaret allegedly shot him while Jobbers-Miller was answering a call at Marathon gas station. The shooting, now killing, has turned into a flashpoint that cuts across many political issues, namely immigration, mental health and pretrial release. Desmaret, 29, is a Haitian immigrant who […]

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With the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services saying drought conditions and increased fire dangers are expected to continue for the “foreseeable future,” crews were fighting 41 wildfires Tuesday morning across the state — including major blazes in Southwest Florida. “Florida’s wildland firefighters are prepared to battle increasingly hazardous wildfires across the state, but it’s […]

Scott PowersSeptember 14, 2017
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Power outages continue to plague just over one quarter of all the homes and businesses in Florida, though the number fell to almost 2.7 million customers Thursday morning. A 6 a.m. update from the Florida Office of Emergency Management showed that those counties hit first and hardest by Hurricane Irma – Monroe, Collier and Lee […]

Scott PowersSeptember 13, 2017
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Electrical power restoration continued to be slow in hard-hit Lee and Collier counties yet most of Florida continued to struggle without electricity as 52 of 67 counties continue to have at least one in five homes and businesses still dark Wednesday morning. The latest electric outage numbers available from the state Office of Emergency Management, […]


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