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  • About 100 people gathered at Farmworkers Village in Immokalee on Friday, just a few feet away from where 37-year-old Nicholas Morales-Bessannia was fatally shot by a Collier County Sheriff’s deputy Sept. 17
  • The Florida Commission on Ethics is looking into allegations against Fort Myers Police Chief Derrick Diggs regarding questionable use of his city-issued credit card.
  • State health officials reported 3,255 new COVID-19 cases, Thursday, increasing Florida's total to 674,456 cases. The Florida Department of Health also reported 147 new coronavirus-related deaths, Sept. 17, bringing the statewide death toll to 13,247 fatalities.Of the 5,018,057 COVID-19 tests that have been reported in Florida so far, the overall positivity rate stands at 13.44%. The latest single-day positivity rate stands at 4.44%.
  • More land has been purchased by Florida for preservation.
  • State Health officials reported 2,355 new COVID-19 cases, Wednesday, increasing Florida's total to 671,201 cases. The Florida Department of Health also reported 152 new coronavirus-related deaths, Sept. 16, bringing the statewide death toll to 13,100 fatalities.
  • A contest launched to select an artist to grace the walls of Dunbar’s historic McCollum Hall has yielded two winners.
  • State health officials reported 3,116 new COVID-19 cases, Tuesday, increasing Florida's total to 668,846 cases.The Florida Department of Health also reported 145 new coronavirus-related deaths, Sept. 15, bringing the state's overall death toll to 12,946 fatalities.
  • September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and more than 48,000 people in the country died by suicide in 2018.WGCU's Andrea Perdomo spoke with Ariella VanHara. She is director of acute care services for David Lawrence Centers, the Collier-based nonprofit behavioral and mental health service provider.
  • UF/IFAS hopes to see how vanilla grows in Soth Florida.
  • State health officials reported 1,736 new COVID-19 cases, Monday, bringing Florida's total to 665,730 cases. The Florida Department of Health also reported 34 new coronavirus-related deaths, Sept. 14, increasing the statewide death toll to 12,800 fatalities.Of the 4,948,075 COVID-19 tests that have been performed in Florida so far, the overall positivity rate has fallen slightly to 13.45%, but the single-day positivity rate for Monday stands at 3.8%.