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Moore Haven Middle High School falls victim to ‘Devious Licks’ TikTok trend

GLADES COUNTY, Fla. – Moore Haven Middle High School fell victim to TikTok trends including “Devious Licks.” RELATED STORY: TikTok trend ‘Devious Licks’ left most bathrooms at Collier high school closed, students say Glades County Schools posted a warning to parents on Facebook on Wednesday. “Devious Licks” is the latest TikTok trend where students are stealing things from their school and posting about them. There is another challenge where students are taking liquid Kool-Aid drops and spraying them all over the bathroom to look like blood. Glades County school...

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Naples soldier pleads guilty to charges in wife’s murder

NAPLES, Fla.– A U.S. Army soldier from Naples pleaded guilty to premeditated murder Monday in connection to the death of his estranged wife as his trial was about to begin, reported local NBC affiliate Hawaii News Now. Raul Hernandez-Perez, 24, is accused of bludgeoning and stabbing his wife to death before dumping her body in a trash can. He previously pleaded not guilty to all charges in June ahead of the trial, court records show. The 24-year-old pleaded guilty to a charge of premeditated murder in the death of his wife Selena Roth, an Army veteran. Roth’s body was found by...

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Forecast: Easterly winds send stormy weather to the coast this afternoon

It’s a dry start to the morning with partly cloudy skies and high humidity at play. With easterly flow in place, showers and storms will develop inland and then track toward the coast. Similar to Sunday, a few strong storms may produce briefly heavy rain, frequent lightning, and gusty conditions.  High humidity will allow highs in the low 90s to feel closer to the triple digits. Overnight lows remain seasonal falling back down into the mid to upper 70s.  Tropical Storm Nicholas is bringing heavy rain to the northwestern Gulf coast while an area of interest near the...

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The storm that could have changed history

Anyone in New York on the morning of September 11th, 2001 will tell you just how perfect the weather was that day.  Brilliant sunshine, a deep blue sky, and mild temperatures with low humidity, and a light north breeze. However, with a category 1 hurricane nearby, the weather and subsequent events of that day could have been drastically different. In the days leading up to that fateful morning, a hurricane was tracking through the Atlantic, moving northwest towards the East Coast. Hurricane Erin had formed a week prior across the tropical  Atlantic and began to strengthen on approach...

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Cameras capture attempted kidnapping in San Carlos Park, mom says

SAN CARLOS PARK, Fla. – Two girls playing outside of their San Carlos Park home were nearly kidnapped on Thursday evening, their mother says.  It happened on Sebring Lane just after 7:15 p.m. Security cameras at the home captured the moment a silver SUV drove down the street, stopped, and reversed to the driveway the kids, just 12 and 2 years old, were playing in.  The older sister, Bailey Davis, jumped into action and ran inside. Their mother, Emily Davis, just went inside moments before to use the bathroom.  “A minute I was in the house, that’s how fast stuff like that can happen,”...

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DeSantis faces criticism for comments on COVID-19 vaccine

Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried who is running against Governor Ron DeSantis for his seat in 2022 is calling on journalists to fact check all elected officials after DeSantis publicly said vaccines are merely a personal choice. As COVID-19 cases continue to soar in Florida the governor is coming under fire for those comments by many of those in the medical community and on the front line of the COVID-19 battle. The number of children being hospitalized in Florida has increased more than tenfold as the number of COVID-19 cases has skyrocketed to new heights. “It’s about your health...

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Father of Layla Aiken pleads guilty to Fort Myers bank robbery

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The father of Layla Aiken pleaded guilty to robbery and possession of a bulletproof vest on Wednesday morning. Glenn Aiken, 36, is accused of robbing a bank located at 8690 Gladiolus Drive on November 27. He got away with $960, according to an arrest report. PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Father of Layla Aiken arrested for Fort Myers bank robbery The defense team asked to postpone Aiken’s sentencing until September 20 at 1:30 p.m., which the judge granted. He was released and told that he will be given the maximum sentence if he fails to show up to his sentencing. Aiken...

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Former FGCU baseball player pitches for Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla.– A Former Florida Gulf Coast student pitched for the Red Sox on Sunday afternoon. A former Eagle is pitching for the Red Sox today!No, not that one.Congratulations to Kutter Crawford on making his Major League debut this afternoon!#WingsUp pic.twitter.com/9AbhMWODhN— FGCU Baseball (@FGCU_Baseball) September 5, 2021 Kutter Crawford made his Major League debut with the Red Sox. And just like that the #RedSox have TWO former @FGCU_Baseball pitchers in their rotation with Kutter Crawford making his MLB debut today. @NBC2 #WingsUp https://t.co/6LuTTJirEC—...

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Collier County dispatchers travel to Louisana to assist after Hurricane Ida

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.– Collier County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers have traveled to Lafourche Parish, Louisana to assist with communication after Hurricane Ida. The dispatchers spent Saturday morning training with Communications staff at the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office to learn their phone and radio system, according to their Facebook page. According to officials in the area, there is widespread damage from the storm as well as gasoline shortages and poor cell phone coverage. Dispatchers from other areas have also come to assist Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office as they...

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Considering the COVID-19 vaccine? Here are FAQs that get you the facts about the shot

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Making the decision to get the COVID-19 vaccine is confusing and a lot of people have questions about the shot and virus itself. NBC2 spoke with the Collier County Department of Health to tell you what you need to know in order to stop the spread of misinformation and get you the facts.  Here is our entire interview with Kristine Hollingsworth, a spokesperson for DOH-Collier, so you can read what she has to say:  What are the side effects?  KH: “Side effects are usually mild, as of May 2021, over 1.3 billion COVID vaccines have been administered....

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