Army Corps stop Lake Okeechobee releases due to rising waters levels after Eta

first_imgAdvertisementCol. Andrew Kelly will give NBC2 an update on releases Friday. LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Eta brought so much rain to South Florida, the Army Corps stopped releasing water down the Caloosahatchee Thursday.John H. Campbell with the Army Corps said engineers stopped releasing water from Lake Okeechobee at times Wednesday after hearing of waters rising fast near homes between Alva and LaBelle. People living on Waylife Court in Alva said water rose one to two feet in a couple hours Wednesday. They said the water went over sea walls and docks. The Army Corps resumed higher water releases Thursday. They’ve been releasing higher amounts of water for several weeks now.  June 11 fishing report from Byron Stout June 13, 2021 DeSantis briefed on blue-green algae treatment used on Caloosahatchee June 7, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Army Corps works to finalize Lake O plan that could affect Florida waters June 11, 2021 Blue-green algae bloom found at Franklin Locks on Caloosahatchee River June 6, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Caloosahatchee RiverLake OkeechobeeUS army corps of engineers RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more

Everblades open training camp with championship expectations

first_imgEverblades clinch Eastern Conference title June 4, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments RELATEDTOPICS Blades losing local products Roe, Solow in offseason June 16, 2021 Everblades clinch playoff spot for 22nd time in 23 years May 27, 2021 AdvertisementTags: EverbladesHockey “We are getting an extremely high caliber of hockey player probably the best the ECHL has ever seen in my opinion,” Coach Ralph said.Staying on the ice is of the utmost importance to the organization.“We are all doing everything we possibly can to keep our players healthy and to keep us playing hockey through this time period until we get a vaccine,” Coach Ralph said.To ensure the fans have the chance to enjoy what’s shaping up to be another special year.“Every team is going to be great. There are not going to be any nights off you know every game is going to be close and it is going to feel like playoff hockey every game,” Everblades Captain John McCarran said. “So it is going to be fun to play in and I’m sure it’s going to be fun for them to watch”.Fans first chance to see the Blades in action will be December 4 in their first preseason game at 7:30. The game is open and tickets can be bought on the Everblades website. Everblades’ John Sellars tackles milestones from behind bench June 13, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement FORT MYERS, Fla. – It’s been 269 days since the Florida Everblades had what was shaping up to be another Kelly Cup caliber season cut short.As the team took to the ice at Hertz Arena for the first time Tuesday morning ahead of this abbreviated season the standard is still the same in the locker room, banner or bust.“You know the over arching feeling I’m getting from all the players is that they are thankful,” Head Coach Brad Ralph said. “Right? They are thankful to be playing hockey and hopefully be earning a check here soon.”Familiar faces like captain John McCarran and SWFL native Logan Roe were among many returners from a 43-win team left asking “what if?” Advertisement“We have a lot of players that wanted to come back because they felt like they got cheated an opportunity to win a championship and we were, we were on track for that,” Coach Ralph said.Entering the 2020-2021 season it’s as if the rich have gotten richer.With only 13 ECHL teams playing currently and other team’s stars needing a home, this could be the best looking Everblades team and league ever assembled. Advertisementlast_img read more

Deputies investigating overnight shooting in Punta Gorda

first_imgRELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementTags: Punta Gorda FPL working with Punta Gorda to launch electric charging station pilot program June 16, 2021 Punta Gorda man gets 16 years in prison for selling drugs June 14, 2021 Advertisement Punta Gorda walking bridge destroyed by suspected drunk driver June 9, 2021center_img Advertisement PUNTA GORDA, Fla. – Detectives are investigating a shooting that happened early Friday in Punta Gorda, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported. The shooting happened around 12:50 a.m. in the Washington Loop area, according to deputies. The person who was shot is alive, but the severity of their injuries is unknown at this time. This is a developing story. Punta Gorda ordinance bans bad words on signs, clothing & more June 17, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisementlast_img read more

Help local sea turtles by going lights out & stashing trash

first_imgAdvertisementTags: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissionnesting seasonsea turtles AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementLIGHTS OUTDon’t use flashlights or cellphones on the beach at night.Bright lights can misdirect and disturb nesting sea turtles and hatchlings. Sea turtles use the reflection of moonlight on the ocean to navigate, so unnatural light could lead them away from the ocean and toward potential danger. People who live on the beach can do their part by turning off unnecessary lights or closing their curtains after dark. If home lighting is visible from the beach, be sure it is long, low, and shielded. Two green sea turtles released after recovering from red tide poisoning June 14, 2021 Two sea turtles being treated at CROW on Sanibel June 9, 2021 Advertisement “As beachgoers, we can all do our part to help sea turtles survive,” Dr. Robbin Trindell, who heads the FWC’s sea turtle management program, said. “By keeping beaches dark and clearing the way at the end of the day, we can help ensure that these amazing animals keep returning to our beautiful state.”Other ways to help sea turtles include reporting those that are sick, injured, entangled or dead to the FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922. Advertisement FORT MYERS, Fla. — Sea turtle nesting season is here and beachgoers play a key role in the success of the green sea turtle species. Thousands of sea turtles flock to Florida beaches to lay their eggs, according to officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. It’s important to keep beaches clean and free of artificial light to keep the turtles coming back for generations.STASH THE TRASHBeach toys, furniture, and litter can serve as obstacles that might prevent sea turtles from nesting as they crawl from the water, across the sand, to dig out their nest and lay their eggs.Before leaving the beach, be sure to fill in any holes in the sand. Small sea turtle hatchlings can fall into these holes and miss their chance at making it to the ocean. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Longest red snapper season set to open in Florida this week June 2, 2021 Manatees dying at an alarming rate in Florida June 9, 2021 RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more

FSW softball faces off against Olympic Canadian team

first_imgWatching and maybe more importantly learning from the future olympians.“I know I learned a lot from watching people older than me and better than me that I watched in college so I think if they are wanting to learn and grow I think it’s a great opportunity for them to,” Team Canada OF Victoria Hayward said.For the Bucs who are on an 11-game winning streak these scrimmages were more about the experience than winning.“They are a contender to win the Olympics so when you are playing world class players in your sport it is just such an honor to step on the field and actually see them live and play against them live,” Coach Iamurri said.A game that can only push these two closer to their championship aspirations.“Hopefully for them it is positive, I know for us it is and hopefully it benefits their preparation as they go forward as well,” Coach Smith said.The Bucs are back in action at home on Tuesday while team Canada will head up to Gainesville to take on the Florida gators as they continue to prepare for the Tokyo Olympics. Advertisement“To play a scrimmage against Team Canada that is just so much fun. It is so much more fun than practice to be honest,” FSW Freshman OF/C Charlotte Drijvers said.As the number two junior college team in the country the Bucs couldn’t say yes to a matchup any faster.“You know it’s a privilege to watch these players,” FSW Softball Head Coach Robert Iamurri said. FSW Softball leads the way with school’s first national championship June 2, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Olympicsoftball The number three ranked Canadian softball team is one of the best teams in the world and is preparing for the Olympics. Now they have taken on the Florida Southwestern Bucs these past two weekends.With the Olympics right around the corner, the Canadian softball team had a problem. They had not taken the field against someone other than themselves since September 2019.“We have scrimmaged a ton but at the end of the day that does not re-create the same environment as it does playing another team,” Team Canada Softball Head Coach Mark Smith said.Since our neighbors to the North would be calling the City of Palms home for their Olympic Training camp they didn’t need to look far for a first opponent. FSW softball moves on to quarterfinals May 27, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments FSW softball team removed from Southwest flight for not wearing masks June 3, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Softball player “embarrassed and disrespected” after umpires ask her to cut braids off May 14, 2021 Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Deputies need help identifying Lehigh Acres burglars

first_imgAdvertisement Two suspects were caught on camera in the Parkwood community early in the morning, officials said. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477. RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Lehigh Elementary preschool teacher accused of child abuse won’t renew contract June 16, 2021 Lehigh Acres man gains attention for riding bike backwards June 16, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentscenter_img AdvertisementTags: burglarsLehigh Acres Suspect breaks into Lehigh Acres Popeyes June 11, 2021 LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. – There were multiple burglaries in a Lehigh Acres community on April 11, according SWFL Crime Stoppers. Security camera captures moment 2 Charlotte County burglars realized they were on tape June 16, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

3 people dead in north Florida single engine plane crash

first_imgAdvertisementNo additional details were immediately available. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Two small planes collide mid-air and both landed safely May 14, 2021 MIDDLEBURG, Fla. [AP] – Three people died in a single-engine plane crash near Middleburg on Wednesday morning, officials said. There were no survivors at the crash scene, according to Florida Highway Patrol, which is investigating the crash. Motorists are being asked to avoid the crash site, which is just west of Middleburg, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office said.Officials have not yet confirmed where the plane departed from or where it was heading when it crashed. Advertisement RELATEDTOPICScenter_img New video shows plane seconds before crashing in LaBelle May 24, 2021 AdvertisementTags: plane crash Airplane found at bottom of lake could solve 56-year-old aviation mystery June 15, 2021 WATCH: Men rescued from Everglades plane crash after Taco Tuesday flight gone wrong June 9, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

Firefighters respond to car fire in Punta Gorda

first_imgAdvertisementTags: Car fireCharlotte County FirePunta Gorda AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Punta Gorda ordinance bans bad words on signs, clothing & more June 15, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – Charlotte County firefighters battled a car fire on Highway 31 five miles south of Bermont Road Thursday morning.Highway 31 was closed for over an hour while crews worked to put out the fire and clean up, according to Charlotte County Fire and EMS. The State Fire Marshal said car’s catch on fire every 56 minutes in Florida. The best way to prevent a car fire is to have your car serviced regularly by a trained mechanic and immediately repair any fluid leaks. If your car catches fire, fire officials said you should pull over as quickly as you can when it’s safe and turn off the engine. Everyone should get out of the car and crews said you shouldn’t try to fight the fire by yourself. AdvertisementCharlotte County Fire said you should call 911, don’t open the hood or trunk if you think a fire is underneath, and move 100 feet from the burning car and well away from traffic. center_img Punta Gorda walking bridge destroyed by suspected drunk driver June 9, 2021 FPL working with Punta Gorda to launch electric charging station pilot program June 16, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Punta Gorda man gets 16 years in prison for selling drugs June 14, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

Laois captain Attride hungry to get back to Croke Park again

first_img Rugby Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad By Alan Hartnett – 11th May 2018 Pinterest Home Sport GAA Laois captain Attride hungry to get back to Croke Park again SportGAAGaelic FootballLaois Senior Football Team Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleGAA and soccer – all of your local sports fixtures for this weekendNext article76 tonnes of rubbish dumped in Laois since January Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Laois captain Attride hungry to get back to Croke Park again Twittercenter_img TAGSLaois senior footballersLaois v Wexford Twitter Facebook Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Attride made his senior debut in 2013 but his visits to Croke Park have been few and far between.He said: “I have been unlucky with injuries, but if I can get a decent bout of fitness now it will stand me in good stead and hopefully then contribute to the team.“When I was growing up I was looking on at the likes of Ross and a few other lads playing up there, week in, week out, so hopefully that’s not too far away and that in the near future we can get back to those days.”SEE ALSO – 25 signs it’s time to start thinking of retiring from your GAA career Pinterest Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Stephen Attride Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors PortlaoiseFor the second year in a row, Stephen Attride will skipper the Laois senior footballers in the Leinster championship.The Killeshin man has been named to start at wing back and he is hungry for success.After recently becoming the first Laois captain since Ian Fitzgerald in 2003 to climb the steps of the Hogan Stand and lift a trophy in Croke Park, Attride wants to get back there again.Attride led his side to Division 4 glory in GAA HQ and he is targeting a return to that venue this year.He said: “It was a great feeling. Any day you walk those steps in Croke Park it’s a great experience.“Alright, it might not have been the final we’d wanted to be in but any day you get to win in Croke Park and walk those steps is a great day.“The whole day in itself was an unbelievable experience. In my career I haven’t played there that much, so definitely I’m hungry for more and get back there again.” Community Council last_img read more

O’Dempsey’s edge closer to Division 1A final and all tonight’s GAA results

first_img Pinterest Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad WhatsApp Rugby Community O’Dempsey’s edge closer to Division 1A final and all tonight’s GAA results Home Sport GAA O’Dempsey’s edge closer to Division 1A final and all tonight’s GAA results SportGAAGaelic FootballHurling By Alan Hartnett – 21st June 2018 Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding TAGSLaois GAA Results Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Defending league champions O’Dempsey’s are one step closer to qualifying for the Division 1A final following tonight’s win over Graiguecullen.In a very close game, goals from Michael Finlay and Daithi Howlin were the difference as O’Dempsey’s moved two points clear of The Heath in second with two games to go.They led by 1-6 to 0-8 at the break and pushed on to win by two in the end.Elsewhere, it was a dramatic night of walkovers. Ballylinan gave Portarlington one and then pulled out of the league altogether.That decision means St Joseph’s have now officially qualified for the league final as they cannot be caught at the top. WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Previous articleWins for Killeshin, Emo, Arles-Kilcruise and Ballyroan-Abbey in all of this evening’s Division 1B actionNext articleLaois Third Level to host information evening next week Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. While at the bottom, Stradbally gave a walkover to Portlaoise and must now defeat The Heath in their last game to have any chance of staying up.Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1 Round 12Portlaoise received a walkover from StradballyBallylinan gave a walkover to PortarlingtonO’Dempseys 2-14 Graiguecullen 1-13Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1B Round 12Emo 2-10 Mountmellick 0-9Rosenallis 1-9 Killeshin 1-12Arles/Kilcruise 0-14 Crettyard 0-8Ballyroan Abbey 0-15 Arles/Killeen 0-8 – See Reports hereLaois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 4 Round 7Rathdowney Errill 0-19 Clough-Ballacolla 1-15Kyle got a walkover from Park Ratheniska-TimahoeMidlands Park Hotel Under-17 Hurling League Division 1The Harps 7-9 Camross Na Fianna 0-8Midlands Park Hotel Under-13 Football League Division 1 Portarlington 0-7 Killeshin Crettyard 5-9SEE ALSO – Kitman Ollie Byrne – a man for all seasons and ‘part of the furniture’ Community Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’last_img read more