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Roofer Dies After Being Struck by Lightning in Southwest Florida

A developer in southwest Florida is reviewing its safety protocols for staff and subcontractors after a roofer was fatally struck by lightning. The Sarasota County Fire Department says the 39-year-old man died Wednesday after being struck by lightning while working …

3 Hospitalized After Lightning Strikes in Southwest Florida

A mother and two of her children were hospitalized after lightning struck near where they were standing in southwest Florida. Manatee County Fire Rescue says the three were in their Bradenton yard early Monday when lightning struck nearby. Authorities say …

4 Llamas Involved in Car Crash in Southwest Florida

Four llamas were evaluated Monday at a southwest Florida veterinary hospital after being involved in a crash on Interstate 75, authorities said. Charlotte County Fire-Rescue officials said a pickup truck carrying a trailer with four llamas crashed at mile marker …

Florida Sheriff: Van With 5-Foot Tires Crushes Small Car

Authorities in southwest Florida say they’ve arrested a man who drove a van with 5-foot tires over a small car, crushing it. According to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, a teenage girl returned to the Red Neck Yacht Club early …