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Five dogs are sitting in a safer place tonight after years of living in an inhumane environment at a Naples home. Collier County Animal Services has issued many citations to Natalie West, the owner of the five dogs. Citation after citation led to a Special Magistrate Hearing in Collier County, where a judge ordered West to surrender the five dogs.  Domestic Animal Services representatives say the dogs were living in cages with their own feces and that the lanai where their cages were was also filled with urine and feces. Neighbors of West spoke in court about the conditions the dogs were living in. Unfortunately, two of the dogs have been too affected and are too aggressive to be adopted, according to Animal Services representatives.

Fort Myers police are investigating a shooting with one victim. They blocked off the area of Carrell Road and Evans Avenue Monday night with crime scene tape and put evidence markers on the ground. The victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to make it, according to the Fort Myers Police Department. No one has been arrested, and Fort Myers police did not have any information about suspects.

Dairy farmers are barely breaking even as the price of milk rises at Florida grocery stores. They say their industry has been in trouble for years, and there are only a handful of dairy farms left in Florida. There are none in Southwest Florida, including Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties. Rising milk prices are being felt by shoppers in Southwest Florida. Florida consumes more milk than it produces: about 2.4 billion pounds a year compared to the 40 billion pounds produced in California and 30 billion in Wisconsin. With milk prices rising, many people are looking for alternatives like almond, cashew and even oat milk. Milk is selling for about $4 a gallon in most stores. The price could rise slightly higher in the next couple of months.


McDonald’s Selling the Shamrock Shake in September

McDonald’s Selling the Shamrock Shake in September

If you’re a fan of the Shamrock Shake at McDonald’s you’re going to be happy to know that the chain is still selling the popular drink in September.  The dessert, which is usually in demand for St Patrick’s Day, is only in a limited amount of stores.  The city with the most spottings of the fun dessert is in Philadelphia, but some can’t enjoy it because the ice cream machine is broken.

JLo Rumored to Be Halftime Performer

JLo Rumored to Be Halftime Performer

Ok, brace yourself. There’s a rumor going around that Jennifer Lopez will be headlining the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show.  The Super Bowl will be happening in February of next year in Miami, a place close to Jennifer’s heart.  Jay Z will be producing this year’s performance.  Sources say she’s in serious talks to get the deal done.