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Tag: Fourth of July

Visiting family reunites with runaway dog after five-day search

FORT MYERS, Fla.– A dog that was missing throughout the 4th of July holiday and Hurricane Elsa was found after an extensive five-day search.  Jasper, a nearly two-year-old Australian Shepherd, has been living up to his nickname over the past week. “His nickname is Jass**** because he is a little mischievous,” said Jasper’s mom, Jen Behm.  Jen and her family are in town for the holiday to visit her little who was dog-sitting Jasper.  He took the dog outside for a quick bathroom break.  “I turn around for a minute and I turn back around and the man has disappeared,” said...

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Man arrested for shooting into Cape Coral home on Fourth of July

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – A Georgia man was arrested Sunday accused of firing multiple shots in a Cape Coral neighborhood. Corey Mattis, 21, is accused of shooting multiple firearms including rifles, shotguns, and handguns while Fourth of July fireworks and celebrations were happening Sunday, according to the Cape Coral Police Department. Around 10:40 p.m., police responded to reports of a shooting into a home on the 2500 block of SE 9th Place in Cape Coral. A woman told police she was outside with her family watching fireworks when she heard what sounded like gunshots, according to the arrest...

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Defending world champion wins Nathan’s Hot Dog Contest for the 14th time

BROOKLYN, New York / CNN — Defending world champion Joey Chestnut broke his own world record Sunday, devouring 76 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes during Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest. It was the 14th time Chestnut won the event, slinging down 26 more than the second-place finisher, Geoffrey Esper, and one more than Chestnut managed last year. On the women’s side, Michelle Lesco ranked ninth overall, picked up her first championship after consuming 30 3/4 hot dogs and buns, 6 3/4 more than runner-up Sarah Rodriguez. The annual Fourth of July event took...

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Fire officials stress firework safety ahead of the Fourth of July weekend

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.– Fourth of July is right around the corner which means so are the fireworks. While the pyrotechnics can be fun, they can also be dangerous. Roman candles and sparklers are both very popular fireworks, but you need to know how to use them right.  When lighting a roman candle or sparkler, stick them in the ground before lighting. Their temperature can rise up to 1,200 degrees. Officials estimate that 19,500 fires are caused by fireworks each year in the United States. Twenty-eight percent of those fires are caused on the Fourth of July. In 2018,...

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See the Fourth of July events happening in SWFL

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA — The Fourth of July holiday is coming up this weekend, and Southwest Florida has its fair share of fireworks and holiday events. Here’s a list of events happening over the Fourth of July weekend: Lee County Freedom 5K When: 7 a.m. on Sunday, July 4Where: Cape Coral Bridge The Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral presents the Priority Business Solutions Freedom 5K Run/Walk & Gunterberg Charitable Foundation Kid’s Fun Run. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Brotherhood of Heroes and the Special Operations Communicators Association. Registration will be at...

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“Firecracker!” – Cape Coral man wakes neighbors by screaming & pretending to be a firework

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — A man protesting pyrotechnics was caught on a Cape Coral security system screaming around at 3 AM on Friday morning. “Firecracker, firecracker, boom,” yelled the unidentified man.  People living on the Southeast 10th Avenue canal got an early Fourth of July show. It wasn’t one you could see, but you could definitely hear it.  “The dogs were barking and we go outside and this guy was screaming, I mean so loud,” said Sara Warnecke, whose security camera captured the screaming. “He seemed to be upset that people were celebrating early.” All of this...

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