A rocket launch from Cape Canaveral created spectacular views early Wednesday morning all because of good timing.
The rocket flew over the earth at the crack of dawn and looked like a blue streak with a halo around it.
As Atlas V took off, it began dropping the parts it no longer needed which created the corkscrew-like clouds; something that normally happens, but given the time of day, we could actually see it.
Employee Performance Award, Jeffrey Nickell, Division Chief.
Unit Citation Award for Outstanding Performance of their duties for a structure fire on Dec. 15, 2014: Lt. Robert Pitter, Frode Jurnhart, Abner Adorno, David Posner, Lt. Tanner Mack, Lance Delgado, Tony Overbee, Chrystal Imsdahl, Lisa Gafford, Pete Nyholm, Lt. Carl Temple, Eddie Schreier, Kenneth McDonald, Lt. Anthony Rocco, Timothy Mace, David Dossi, Thomas Diaz, Sarah Drake, Adam Sherman, Jason Korte, Battalion Chief Robert Dilallo.
Promotions Recognitions: Lt. Brooke Ricciardi, Lt. James Edinger, Engineer Lisa Gafford, Engineer Richard Rodriguez.
10-Year Pins through June 2015: Josh Golden, Brian Hughes, Michael Picciano, Jason Collins, Sarah Drake, and Eric Eccles.
Jason Dixon, was honored by the Lehigh Acres Fire and Rescue District for saving the life of a man a few weeks ago. The man’s vehicle plunged into a canal on Ann Avenue, and a neighbor saw it happen and Dixon jumped into action by jumping into the canal and breaking the window and pulling the driver out.
Dixon was cited for pulling the man out of the canal before Lehigh Acres Fire and Rescue District arrived on the scene. The accident happened on Aug. 10.
According to Lee County sheriff report, the accident happened at around 9:15 p.m. on a road where there were no streetlights. The driver, Dylan Fankhouser was trapped inside his car which was slowly filling with water.
Dixon punched at the window glass and finally shattered it.
Lehigh Acres parents publicly shamed their child after they claim he stole from them. In fact, Ray Gordon took a picture of his son on Homestead Road, holding a sign saying “I Stole From My Family” and encouraged passers-by to “Honk If You Hate Thieves.”
The parents claimed they were trying to think outside the box for punishment, and Gordon claims to have received a lot of positive feedback from people who drove by and saw the 11-year-old boy.
Gordon said they’d tried grounding him and taking things away, and it hadn’t worked. He said the boy was caught stealing $83 this time.
Some local parents were mixed in their reactions.
At 800 PM AST (0000 UTC), the center of Hurricane Fred was located near latitude 17.4 North, longitude 25.0 West. Fred is moving toward the northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue through tonight. A turn toward the west-northwest is expected on Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center will be moving away from the Cape Verde Islands.
Youth2Youth, an evidence based program that helps kids become media advocates in prevention has started in Lehigh Acres, FL. Held at the Veterans Park Recreation Center the Youth2Youth Advocacy Group will meet an hour before Teen Night - 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. - at the Veterans Park Recreation Center. The teens will begin by working on the #refuse campaign, and will have an exhibit at the popular Lakes Park Foundation Scarecrow Festival (vote for us when you visit the festival!)
Lee County Public Schools are open Monday, Aug. 31.
“Schools open tomorrow! We will be monitoring the weather closely over the next 48 hours. Pack the umbrella and a jacket for students,” the Lee County Public Schools official account said Sunday afternoon.
At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Fred was located near latitude 13.4 North, longitude 19.9 West. Fred is moving toward the northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue through Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center of Fred is expected to move through the Cape Verde Islands on Monday through early Tuesday.
A Flood Watch is in place for all of Southwest Florida including Lehigh Acres. This means conditions are favorable for potential flooding. If you live in a flood prone area, or have interests near area creeks and streams, be aware of possible flooding. Also, remember to never attempt to drive through a flooded area.
Bands of heavy rain and storms in association with Erika’s remnants will move across south Florida through Sunday afternoon, Sunday night, and continue into Monday afternoon. High temperatures Sunday and Monday will be in the mid to upper 80′s.
Fire Department Screws up Brush Truck at a recent brush fire, had it towed back to station 102 on Homestead Rd and parked it behind the sheds so can’t be seen from the road.
Are they hiding it for a rainy day or is it just a figment of the Chief’s imagination?
Why hasn’t the accident been turned over to the Fire department insurance or if the unit can’t be fixed, why hasn’t unit been scraped?
What’s right, the Commissioners and Chief can’t make a simple decision fix it or scrap it, don’t just hide the peoples equipment.