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.
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.
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.
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.