What SWFL Is Talking About March 5th

Voting mainly along party lines, the Florida Senate voted over the weekend to reject the assault weapons ban

 

With all this beautiful, dry weather comes the threat of fire, and fire was what we got yesterday with 4 large fires across Southwest Florida. The largest fire, in Collier County forced the shutdown of US 41 for a time. There was also a large brush fire in Hendry County  in the Montura Ranch Estates area which caused some road closures. Expect these brush fires and road closures to continue until we get some measurable rain.

29 year Georgette Laidlaw of Key Largo has been charged for failure to yield and allegedly causing a crash that killed Marquis Bolduc of Canada over the weekend. The crash occurred on State Road 29 near the intersection of Oil Well Rd in Immokalee.

 

Collier County deputies have arrested a man  they say struck a driver while children were in the car. 35 year Olindo Lucas has been charged with battery. He was taken to the Naples Jail Center

 

Entertainment News:  If you missed the Oscar’s last night, we have a complete list of the winners right here

 

LIST: 2018 Oscar Winners