January 24, 2021

Florida Gov. Scott warns: Irma is ‘Bigger than Andrew’

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By Sandy Fitzgerald From Newsmax Florida Gov. Rick Scott Wednesday urged residents of his state to “be as aggressive as we are” in planning for the approach of monster storm Hurricane Irma. “We’re going to have wind, rain, and storm surge,” Scott told ABC’s “Good Morning America” program. “We don’t know where it will hit, likely Fort […]

Why alligator attacks are spiking in Florida

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FOX NEWS From  BGR There has been a recent spate of alligator attacks in southwest Florida — and the weather is partially to blame. On July 9, a 71-year-old woman was airlifted to hospital after she was attacked by a 10-foot alligator at the Shadow Wood Preserve gated community in Fort Myers. The attack came just days after […]

7 times Chris Cornell made us weep with his amazing voice

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BY STAN SCHROEDER From Mashable Chris Cornell, the voice of grunge giants Soundgarden and a fantastic vocalist in his own right, died Wednesday night in Detroit, while on tour, the singer’s representative confirmed to the Associated Press. He was 52. Cornell was one of the few singers who could scream his heart out for two […]

US: 2 dead, more than a dozen wounded in Fort Myers nightclub shooting

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By Associated Press , Amanda Batchelor – Senior Digital Editor , Terrell Forney – Reporter From Local ABC 10 News FORT MYERS, Fla. – Gunfire erupted at a nightclub hosting a swimsuit-themed party for teens in Florida, leaving two dead and more than a dozen wounded, officials said Monday. It was not immediately clear what […]

While awaiting prison term, ex-North Providence police chief can take Caribbean cruise

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By Mark Reynolds From Providence Journal North Providence, R.I. — As he waits for Supreme Court intervention that would save him from a six month prison term, former North Providence police chief John Whiting has stayed in Fort Myers, Fla., and this week he has permission to take a Caribbean cruise. Whiting was convicted in […]