Friday, March 17, 2023

Giant African land snail invasion puts parts of Fort Myers into quarantine

Parts of Fort Myers and Tice are being put under quarantine to prevent the further spread of the Giant African land snail.

This snail is invasive and detrimental to Florida’s agriculture.

burmese python

Rob Gronkowski and family give $45,000 to area organizations

Girls on the Run, GiGi’s Playhouse and Fort Myers PAL become the recipients of generous giving from the Gronkowski Foundation at The Clam Bake in Fort Myers recently.

Suspect in custody after man was fatally shot at Restaurant Depot in Fort Myers

A man was shot to death at Restaurant Depot in Fort Myers on Thursday morning.

An employee at the Restaurant Depot said the man killed was just loading up his car when the shooter came from behind the building firing.

Forecast: Warm and breezy for St. Patrick’s Day

After another cool, breezy start to the morning, we’re in store for a warm and sunny St. Patrick’s Day across Southwest Florida.

Temperatures will warm up into the mid 80s by the afternoon.

With the low humidity and dry weather today, the fire danger remains very high, so be extra vigilant. Burn bans are in place until further notice for Lee, Collier, and Hendry County, where the drought is most severe.

Click here to watch Meteorologist Jason Dunning’s forecast!

Today in History

  • 1985 - President Ronald Reagan agrees to a joint study with Canada on acid rain.

  • 1966 - A U.S. submarine locates a missing H-bomb in the Mediterranean.

  • 1930 - Mob boss Al Capone is released from jail.

  • 1905 - Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, niece of President Theodore Roosevelt, marries Franklin D. Roosevelt in New York.

  • 1868 - The first postage stamp canceling machine patent is issued.