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Lee County passes ordinance that would ban panhandlers from medians

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Lee County commissioners unanimously passed an ordinance Tuesday that would keep panhandlers and pedestrians from standing in medians. The county said this ordinance is not intended to be targeted towards panhandlers and applies to anyone standing in the median of a roadway. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said fatal pedestrian accidents in Lee County are up 150% making it the 11th deadliest area for pedestrians in the nation. That’s why some see this move as a step in the right and safer direction.  The ordinance was opened to a public hearing...

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Here’s what to do if you lose your vaccination card

It happens — You get your COVID-19 vaccine, then lose the card that proves it. But, here are some simple steps to take to help keep track of your medical records. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests as soon as you get your vaccine card, take a picture of it. You should also make a photocopy if that’s available to you. You could also laminate your card, but be careful not to smudge the ink, or wait until you’re completely vaccinated, because you’ll need to add additional shots to the record. “It’s certainly like any part of your...

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Deputies search for Lee County man who threatened woman with her own gun

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Deputies are searching for a Lee County man who was found guilty of aggravated assault and grand theft of a firearm. Timothy Settles, 25, is wanted for violation of community control in these crimes, according to SWFL Crime Stoppers. Settles threatened a woman with her own gun during a domestic violence incident in April of 2020, according to court documents. He also stole a different gun from a friend in May of 2020, other court documents show. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477 or submit a tip here. The post Deputies search...

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Panther killed by car on I-75 in Lee County

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – A Florida panther was killed by a car in Lee County, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The 1-year-old female was the ninth panther to be killed in a vehicle collision this year out of 14 total deaths, FWC reports. Wildlife officials found her remains on April 12 after a car hit her on I-75 near Daniels Parkway. FWC estimates there are only 120-230 adult panthers in the population, making them extremely endangered. The post Panther killed by car on I-75 in Lee County appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WBBH-TV)

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