Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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DeSantis vows to ‘swing for the fences’

Drawing a national spotlight as he prepares for a potential White House bid, Gov. Ron DeSantis opened the annual legislative session Tuesday by touting the state’s accomplishments and vowing to “swing for the fences so that we can ensure Florida remains number one.”

Lee County School Board approves ‘Guardian Program’ bringing armed safety officers to schools

The Lee County School Board has approved the Guardian Program in a unanimous vote. The program makes way for school employees to carry guns on campus.

Cape Coral duo commits over half a million dollars in fraud from elderly victim

A mother-daughter duo from Cape Coral committed over half a million dollars in fraud from an elderly victim.

Fort Myers family describes terrifying 5-car crash on I-95

Panic filled I-95 Friday morning.

Going at least 65 miles an hour, one car slammed into another, causing a ripple effect on the highway.

CMON partners with FGCU, Child’s Path to offer ‘Shine On’ educational program

The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples and Florida Gulf Coast University are concluding the third installment of their co-created Shine On workshops, which began in January.

This session includes a partnership with teachers and students from Child’s Path early learning centers and will continue with their fourth installment starting on March 22.

Today in History

  • 1982 - The United States accuses the Soviets of killing 3,000 Afghans with poison gas.

  • 1973 - Two bombs explode near Trafalgar Square in Great Britain injuring 234 people.

  • 1970 - The Nixon administration discloses the deaths of 27 Americans in Laos.

  • 1965 - More than 4,000 Marines land at Da Nang in South Vietnam and become the first U.S. combat troops in Vietnam.

  • 1961 - Max Conrad circles the globe in a record time of eight days, 18 hours and 49 minutes in Piper Aztec.

  • 1945 - Phyllis Mae Daley receives a commission in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps. She will become the first African-American nurse to serve duty in World War II.

  • 1855 - The first train crosses Niagara Falls on a suspension bridge.

  • 1853 - The first bronze statue of Andrew Jackson is unveiled in Washington, D.C.

  • 1790 - George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address.

  • 1618 - Johannes Kepler discovers the third Law of Planetary Motion.