Race is on to prevent another blue-green algae crisis in SWFL

The race is on to prevent a repeat of 2018 when blue-green algae covered the Caloosahatchee River and canals in Southwest Florida, which caused major health concerns. Water releases from Lake Okeechobee won’t stop anytime soon, and that water is potentially carrying toxic algae down the Caloosahatchee. If you ask about the level of the […]

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Overpaid in unemployment benefits? You can apply for a waiver to keep it

If you received more benefits than you were supposed to, the state might let you keep it. Florida Department of Economic Opportunity shared unemployment updates Tuesday and included a criteria for claimants who could be eligible to keep overpayments from the federal government. More info here. #FloridaUnemployment @winknews pic.twitter.com/KsuYswoOwo — Sara Girard (@SaraGirardNews) April 27, […]

Case length for Khyler Edman murder suspect delay’s family’s healing

A family is ready to fight for justice for their loved one taken far too soon. It’s been nearly 18 months since 15-year-old Khyler Edman was stabbed to death during a violent home invasion in Port Charlotte while protecting his little sister. Khyler’s family is worried Monday the case against his accused murderer, Ryan Cole, […]

Janet Yellen wins Senate approval as treasury secretary

The Senate on Monday approved President Joe Biden’s nomination of Janet Yellen to be the nation’s 78th treasury secretary, making her the first woman to hold the job in the department’s 232-year history. Yellen, a former chair of the Federal Reserve, was approved by the Senate on a 84-15 vote, becoming the third member of […]

Police: Multiple protesters struck by vehicle on Manhattan’s east side

Multiple pedestrians were struck by a vehicle during a protest in Murray Hill on Friday. Six people were injured and taken to local hospitals, CBS2’s Andrea Grymes reports. No one suffered life-threatening injuries. Officers were called to the scene near East 39th Street and Third Avenue just after 4 p.m. A witness said about 30 […]

Cape Coral sees shift in leadership with newcomers to city council

Four seats were up for grabs on Cape Coral City Council in the 2020 general election, and three new members joined the council with one councilwoman winning re-election, paving the way for the future of the city. We spoke to the winners, who say they’re ready to get to work Robert Welsh won the race […]

EXPLAINER: Calling a race is tricky: How AP does it

In the 2020 U.S. general election, The Associated Press will declare winners in more than 7,000 races – starting with the White House and reaching down the ballot to every seat in every state legislature. To do so, AP uses a 50-state network of stringers who collect votes at a local level, while other AP […]

Hertz set to trade on the over-the-counter bulletin board under ticker symbol HTZGQ

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (OTC: HTZGQ) today announced that its common stock will start trading exclusively on the over-the-counter market. Stock quotations will be available on the OTC Bulletin Board (Pink Sheets) under the ticker symbol HTZGQ. The NYSE determined that Hertz was no longer suitable for listing following the Company’s May 22, 2020 Chapter […]

Doctors say there could be a fall COVID-19 spike, but prevention is possible

When it comes to the pandemic, Dr. Michael Mina at Harvard says think of the country as a fall forest with dry leaves collecting on the ground. “You can either have a few sparks start it on fire, and you can hopefully contain each of those fires as they come about, or you can have […]

Toyota adds 1.5M US vehicles to recalls for engine stalling

Toyota is adding 1.5 million U.S. vehicles to recalls from early this year to fix fuel pumps that can fail and cause engines to stall. The company says the latest recall brings the total to 5.8 million Toyota and Lexus brand vehicles that need to be repaired worldwide. The recall affects more than 40 vehicles […]