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What SWFL Is Talking About 8/24

Starting today, the US Army Corps of Engineers is increasing flows from Lake Okeechobee. The lake level was at 14.5 feet on Thursday. That's higher than the lake level was when Hurricane Irma hit last year.

 

And U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson have proposed a bill that would address our toxic algae blooms. Rubio and Nelson are co-sponsoring  the South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act  that would direct a Task Force to study the causes and consequences of  algae blooms  and the federal resources available to help solve the water crisis. 2 of our Gubermatorial candidates, Ron Desantis and Andrew Gillum will be in our area today to view the algae bloom first hand.

24 year oldCullen Roe of Cape Coral, accused of stabbing and killing his roommate Kody Detling during an argument has entered a plea of not guilty to the charges. The altercation took place at the Van Loon Terrace apartment the two shared.

 

39 year old Danny Brown has been found guilty on Lewd and Lascivious Battery and Unlawful Sexual Activity charges after having an ongoing sexual relationship with a teenager.

Brown faces up to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced next month.

 

Entertainment News: Aretha Franklin's funeral service will feature some of the greatest talents in music. Stevie Woner, Faith Hill, Chaka Khan and Jennifer Hudson have all agreed to perform at Aretha's funeral service on August 31st at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit.

 

Entertainment News: One of the biggest groups in the world is giving hints that a breakup could be coming down the road....

 

Could U2 Call It Quits After 40 Years?

 

Baby Poo Smoothies Are A Thing Now

 

Every day there is a new medical miracle! The latest one apparently can be found in baby poo. According to new research, a bacteria found in baby poo acts as a super probiotic. It can be consumed and potentially help people with diabetes and other autoimmune disorders. So far the “cocktail” has only been tested on mice and a simulation of the human gut but if all goes well your local smoothie shop might have a new menu item coming soon.