Monday, March 13, 2023

Forecast: Strong storms possible in our area Monday

We’re tracking a strong cold front moving through our area today, which will bring in the potential for a few strong thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening.

The timeline for these stronger storms will be from 3-8 p.m. as the storms move from north to south.

Storms will be possible first across Charlotte and Desoto County, then Lee and Glades County and finally across Collier and Hendry County.

Click here to watch Meteorologist Jason Dunning’s forecast!

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Cellphone tower disguised as tree towers over patch of Collier County forest

A giant tree-looking tower stands among a patch of trees in Collier County.

Although it’s disguised to look like a tree, behind its branches you’ll find something Mother Nature isn’t capable of growing: a cell phone tower.

Appalachian Road Show to perform at Edison and Ford Winter Estates

Edison and Ford Winter Estates will host the acoustic ensemble Appalachian Road Show for the season’s final Rhythm on the River concert on March 31.

The group performs bluegrass and folk music, as well as original songs. The event will take place on the Ford lawn, along the Caloosahatchee River. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 6:30 p.m.

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“This is a hate crime” : Cape Coral Chabad Jewish Center attacked by vandal

A Jewish place of worship was attacked while worshipers were still inside.

The Rabbi of the Chabad Jewish Center of Cape Coral says an “angry man” used bricks to try and bust in the front door just after their Saturday services ended.

FMFF announces seven films selected for its 13th annual festival

The Fort Myers Film Festival has announced seven official selections that will be screened at its 13th annual festival, to be held May 17-21 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center and other select venues around Fort Myers.

The Fort Myers Film Festival is an intelligent independent filmmaker’s preferred event to create, unite and showcase the finest artistic cinematic works.

Check this year’s list!

Today in History

  • 1991 - Exxon pays $1 billion in fines and costs for the clean-up of the Alaskan oil spill.

  • 1974 - Arab nations decide to end the oil embargo on the United States.

  • 1943 - Japanese forces end their attack on the American troops on Hill 700 in Bougainville.

  • 1941 - Hitler issues an edict calling for an invasion of the Soviet Union.

  • 1918 - Women are scheduled to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York due to a shortage of men.

  • 1868 - The U.S. Senate begins the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson.