LEE COUNTY, Fla. — According to new data from the Lee County School District, 14,215 students have opted-out from the district’s mask requirement. That’s just shy of 15% of the student population district-wide.
Superintendent Dr. Ken Savage urged parents upset with the masking policy to reach out to people who can actually change it. He specifically referenced reaching out to Governor Ron DeSantis and local legislators.
“Please do not apply pressure to our principals or to our teachers to do things beyond the scope of what they’re able to do,” said Savage.
CUPERTINO, Calif. / CNN — Apple has updated its software for iPhones to address a critical vulnerability that independent researchers say has been exploited by notorious surveillance software to spy on a Saudi activist.
The software exploit has been in use since February and has been used to deploy Pegasus, researchers from the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab said.
Pegasus — the spyware made by Israeli firm NSO Group — has allegedly been used to surveil journalists and human rights advocates in multiple countries.
NSO Group did not address the allegations, but said,...
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.– Bear-y shocking video!
An East Naples resident captured a bear wandering through his front yard on his Ring security camera.
The bear moseyed on through around 3:43 AM on Sunday.
The animal doesn’t seem to be up to any mischief and can be seen roaming out of frame.
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LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.– Lehigh Acres crews responded to a lawn trailer fire on Friday afternoon.
Officials said the fire was started by a commercial lawn mower that caught fire while being transported.
Crews extinguished the flames at Country Club Parkway and Archer Avenue.
Workers discovered the fire in their trailer when they arrived at their next job location.
No one was injured, officials said.
WATCH crews work to put out the flames here:
Friday afternoon, crews responded to a lawn trailer fire at Country Club Pkwy and Archer Ave. The fire was caused by a commercial mower that...
Your Friday forecast looks great this morning with temps in the upper 70s and generally clear skies.
We’ll track the chance for a few tiny coastal showers through the morning, and more storms will pop up this afternoon.
Storms will build west to east again today, so our inland areas will see the highest rain chances late in the afternoon.
A few isolated storms could still build back toward the coast this evening, so keep an eye on the NBC2 First Alert LIVE Doppler Radar if you’re heading out.
Temperatures will be toasty today with highs on track to reach the low to...
Of all the ways to curb the spread of COVID-19 in schools, wearing masks has arguably become the most controversial.
We want to make sure this is clear: kids are significantly less likely than adults to get severely sick with COVID-19. They’re even less likely to die from the virus. But, their risk is not zero. As of the writing of this article, Golisano Children’s Hospital is treating 14 children for severe cases of COVID-19. Before this point in the pandemic, doctors tell us they were only treating 1 to 2 children with COVID at a given time.
Experts say there are ways...
FORT MYERS, Fla. / CNN — The United States has recorded more than 40 million coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic, with more than 4 million of them reported in the last month, data from Johns Hopkins University show.
It’s worth noting that the count comes with a caveat: Many experts believe the actual number of infections is much higher.
Nevertheless, COVID-19 infections have been on the rise in much of the US since early Summer. The country’s seven-day average of new cases Monday (137,270 daily) was more than four times higher than Labor Day of last year (39,355...
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
CNN –Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his husband Chasten announced the birth of their twin son and daughter on Saturday.
“Chasten and I are beyond thankful for all the kind wishes since first sharing the news that we’re becoming parents,” Buttigieg tweeted. “We are delighted to welcome Penelope Rose and Joseph August Buttigieg to our family.”
Chasten and I are beyond thankful for all the kind wishes since first sharing the news that we’re becoming parents. We are delighted to welcome Penelope Rose and Joseph August Buttigieg to our family. pic.twitter.com/kS89gb11Ax
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....