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Two men get into a fight over fuel in Cape Coral

CAPE CORAL, Fla.– Cape Coral Police officers responded to a Circle K gas station on Wednesday after getting a call about a disturbance. Witnesses told police they saw two men getting into a physical altercation in the parking lot. According to the incident report, a man was yelling and cursing at an employee because the station was out of gas. At first, another man tried to intervene and break up the argument but then things took a turn. In the parking lot, witnesses said he punched the complaining customer and then put him in a chokehold. The victim did not have any obvious...

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Officials remind drivers to use safe containers when buying gas

FORT MYERS, Fla.– If you are buying gas, you should only use containers that are approved by the Environmental Protection Agency or other federal regulatory agency. If you try to improvise by creating your own container like a bucket, a plastic bottle or a milk jug, it’s not only dangerous but it can also get you in trouble with law enforcement. If you are transporting fuel, even if you don’t want to sell it, you can be charged with unlawful conveyance of fuel. There are also other hazards to look out for when you’re filling up gas. If someone fills up a gas container in the...

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Pipeline operations restart following ransomware attack

Colonial Pipeline confirmed pipeline operations were restarted on Wednesday evening. According to the company, it will take several days for the delivery supply chain to return to normal. As a result, some areas may continue to experience temporary interruptions. In their latest update, Colonial Pipeline emphasized they are focused on safety as they attempt to return to normal operation. https://twitter.com/Colpipe/status/1392590110231863297/photo/1 The post Pipeline operations restart following ransomware attack appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WBBH-TV)

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Times Square shooting suspect caught in Florida after running out of gas

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WTLV) — The man accused of shooting two women and a toddler in New York City’s Time Square on Saturday was detained near Jacksonville. Farrakhan Muhammad was found and taken into custody at a McDonald’s located at 802 South Walnut Street in Starke, according to NBC affiliate WTLV. He was found in his car when it ran out of gas due to gas station closures in Florida, Spectrum News NY1 reports. A senior law enforcement official told NBC that NYPD detectives tracked Muhammad down by checking cameras that showed the suspect leaving Times Square to go to a hotel....

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State officials urge Floridians not to panic amid ongoing gas pipeline woes

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — Millions of people along the east coast are rushing to fuel up their cars as another day passes that the Colonial Pipeline is shut down. Russian hackers forced the pipeline to stop their normal operations and fears of a gas shortage are growing. Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida are all under a state of emergency. But that doesn’t mean we’re in any danger yet. State officials are urging people to avoid panicking and hoarding gasoline. The major pipeline normally transports fuel across the east coast and throughout the southeast, but not in...

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Cape Coral braces for potential gas shortage

CAPE CORAL, Fla.– The city of Cape Coral is bracing for a gas shortage as many people begin to panic buy gasoline. This stems from fear of a fuel shortage in some parts of the country which could increase the demand in Southwest Florida communities as well. The Colonial Gas Pipeline was hacked and shut down. Additionally, there is a shortage of certified tanker drivers in the country which could cause a delay in gas being transported. The city of Cape Coral is preparing for the worst and filling up its tankers to store emergency fuel. “It’s a big operation and fuel is at the center...

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