3 To Know: Update - Lane closure in front of the JW Marriott begins Sept. 6
1. Update: Lane closure in front of the JW Marriott begins Sept. 6
One of the northbound lanes of South Collier Boulevard in front of the JW Marriott will be closed beginning Sept. 6 as the hotel takes down the last crane from its multi-million dollar renovation project.
The lane was originally supposed to be closed Aug. 21-24, but those dates had to be pushed back due to availability, Amanda Cox, the hotel’s new director of sales and marketing, said.
The lane will be closed for four or five days.
2. Hurricane Harvey expected to result in higher gas prices
Gas prices surged seven percent in overnight trading on the stock market Sunday, a spike that could lead to rising prices at the pump.
"Hurricane Harvey hit a major supply line for gasoline in Florida and along the eastern seaboard," said Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA - The Auto Club Group. "Multiple refineries and drilling rigs had to be evacuated ahead of the storm, and the Houston Ship Channel was closed.
Florida gas prices averaged $2.31 on Sunday. The state average is 6 cents more than this time last week.
The most expensive gas price averages in Florida are in West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.40), Tallahassee ($2.34), and Miami ($2.33).
The least expensive gas price averages in Florida are in Jacksonville ($2.28), Orlando ($2.28), Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater ($2.29).
3. Sister arrested, accused of killing one of two men shot in Naples in 2016
A year ago, Naples police said there was a possibility the two men who were found shot to death in a wooded area in the city had killed one another.
On Friday, the Naples Police Department announced that the sister of one of the men faces a second-degree murder charge in one of the killings.
Connie Serbu, 41, of East Naples, is accused of killing 18-year-old Xavier Sierra, of Golden Gate.
The bodies of Sierra and John Vargas, 29, of the Bronx, New York, were found in an undeveloped area near the 700 block of Goodlette-Frank Road on July 7, 2016.
Naples police found the bodies while investigating reports of gunshots fired in the area.