Sex Abuse
5:48 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Diocese Of Venice Settles Sex Abuse Case In Fort Myers

Attorney Adam Horowitz outside St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
Credit Ashley Lopez / WGCU

 The Diocese of Venice has reached a six figure settlement with a man who accused a former Fort Myers priest of sexual abuse. The agreement was reached after the accuser obtained secret documents showing the Catholic Church knew the priest was guilty of abusing him as a child.

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Sarasota Body Cameras
3:16 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Sarasota Police to Acquire Body Cameras

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The Sarasota City Commission said the Sarasota Police Department can buy body cameras for its officers on Monday.

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Water Quality
2:53 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Group says Florida's Major Wastewater Violators Go Unpunished

A recent report from a watchdog group monitoring the state’s environmental regulators found Florida’s major wastewater dischargers-- including three in Southwest Florida-- are violating clean water laws with little enforcement from state officials.

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Weather
11:43 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Multiple waves in Atlantic with potential over the coming days

WUFT

Conditions in the central Atlantic have become slightly more conducive for tropical cyclone formation, and now we have multiple waves to watch. One, in particular, is forecast to pass through the Lesser Antilles by the end of the week and has a low chance of developing in the northeast Caribbean. A second and stronger wave is about half way between the Lesser Antilles and Africa, also moving west at about 15 mph. This one also has a low chance of developing within the next five days, and is more likely to drift slightly north of the one before it. At the present time, there is no immediate or significant tropical threat in the Atlantic, but certainly more activity to keep an eye on over the coming days.

Chikungunya
9:35 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Experimental Vaccine For Chikungunya Passes First Test

Marqui Ducarme is aided by his wife after catching chikungunya at his home in Port-au-Prince, May 23. The virus swept through Haiti this spring, infecting more than 40,000 people.
Marie Arago Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Mon August 18, 2014 7:16 pm

Scientists have taken the first steps to developing a vaccine for chikungunya — an emerging mosquito-borne virus that has infected more than a half million people in the Western Hemisphere this year. About 600 Americans have brought the virus to 43 states.

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