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Multiple people run over by truck during Florida pride parade

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Multiple people were run over by a truck just as the Stonewall Pride Parade and Festival was kicking off in Wilton Manors Saturday night. Wilton Manors City commissioner Chris Caputo tweeted about the incident. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried also tweeted about the incident saying at least two people were hit and in critical condition. The parade has been put on hold and police are on the scene, NBC affiliate WTVJ reports. The post Multiple people run over by truck during Florida pride parade appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WBBH-TV)

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Crews extinguish fire involving multiple cars in Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Firefighters battled multiple car fires off of SR 82 in Fort Myers on Saturday. The fires happened at 11990 SR 82, and the Fort Myers Fire Department said crews had to force their way in through a locked gate. Fire crews said they extinguished the fires before spreading to adjacent cars. No one was injured. The post Crews extinguish fire involving multiple cars in Fort Myers appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WBBH-TV)

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Bayshore Fire Rescue chief to retire in September

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Bayshore Fire Rescue Chief Larry Nisbet will retire from the department in September. Chief Nisbet served early in his career as a firefighter with the department for two years. Bayshore Fire Officials said he also served as a fire commissioner for four years and as the chief for the last 13 years. He will work alongside Chief Underwood for the next 20 days for a seamless transition, fire officials said. On June 29, Chief Nisbet will officially step down for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. The post Bayshore Fire Rescue chief to retire in September appeared...

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Man arrested after being caught masturbating in his car

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – A man was arrested after he was caught masturbating in his car on Friday. Armond Mastandrea, 68, was arrested for indecent exposure, according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies found his car in a parking lot off of Santa Barbara Boulevard. CCSO said the deputy found the man watching something on his phone. Mastandrea’s shorts were unzipped and he had his penis in one hand and a lit cigarette in the other. Mastandrea is accused of masturbating where he was clearly visible to anyone walking by, deputies said. He later told CCSO that he...

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Bidens’ dog Champ dies ‘peacefully at home’

The Bidens’ announced Saturday that their “beloved” German Shepherd Champ has died. The president and first lady issued a statement saying Champ passed away peacefully a home. The Bidens’ had him for the past 13 years, CNN reports. “Even as Champ’s strength waned in his last months, when we came into a room, he would immediately pull himself up, his tail always wagging, and nuzzle us for an ear scratch or a belly rub. Wherever we were, he wanted to be, and everything was instantly better when he was next to us,” they said in the statement. The Bidens...

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SCCF acquires over 25 acres of critical mangrove habitats near Sanibel Causeway

SANIBEL, Fla. – The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation acquired more than 25 acres of critical mangrove habitats near the Sanibel Causeway and McGregor Boulevard. The mangrove forest is located on three-off-island properties that are near tidally influenced waterways, according to SCCF. “SCCF’s land acquisition and preservation efforts off-island enhance and expand our impact on restoring coastal ecosystems in the region,” said SCCF CEO Ryan Orgera, Ph.D. “The more land we can preserve, the better off the whole system will be.” The estuarine habitat, including mudflats...

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Punta Gorda residents protest ordinance banning vulgar language

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.– Dozens of people met in downtown Punta Gorda on Friday night to protest a new sign ordinance banning vulgar language.  Police are now issuing citations for the new ordinance that bans obscene language appearing on signs, clothing and more. Previous coverage: Punta Gorda ordinance bans bad words on signs, clothing & more The residents who attended the protest said they think the changes are unconstitutional. One woman said although she does not use vulgar language, she thinks people should have a right to display any words that they choose to.  Those...

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Caught on Camera: Bookworm reading behind the wheel of Tesla on I-75

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A Naples family headed to Orlando for a volleyball tournament was driving on I-75, Thursday.  While driving between the Daniels Parkway and Colonial Boulevard exits, they saw a man reading a book while at the wheel of a Tesla.  “Oh my God,” said Jimmy Melton. “He’s reading a book. At 70 miles an hour.” The man was likely using the Autopilot features available in Tesla vehicles.  Parker Provance captured a quick video of the bookworm catching up on his favorite book.  “I was with my friend and she spotted it and was like ‘Oh my gosh,...

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MLB cracks down on pitchers using foreign substances

A memo from Major League Baseball was sent to every major and minor league team outlining a new rule banning the use of foreign substances when pitching on Monday. Fort Myers Mighty Mussels pitching coach, Pete Larson, had heard rumblings of such a rule for a while.  “For as long as baseball has been going, there has been some sort of doctoring,” said Larson.  On Tuesday, Larson had the job of relaying that memo from the MLB to his pitchers and explaining the penalties if caught.  “Hopefully it resonated and hit home. I don’t foresee it being...

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One person injured during North Port shooting near Biscayne Blvd.

NORTH PORT, Fla.– North Port police are responding to a shooting near Biscayne Boulevard and Porto Chico Avenue around that took place around 8:45 pm. Officials said one person is injured. Investigators believe the person might know the shooters and believe this is an isolated incident. There is no threat to the community. Please avoid the area. Biscayne is currently shut down. If you have any information about the incident, please call 941-429-7300. This is an active investigation. Count on NBC2 to bring you the latest info once it is released. The post One person injured during North...

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