3 To Know: 'Fall back' this weekend
1. Time change: 'Fall back' this weekend
Sick of dark mornings on your way to school or work? It's your time to rise and shine.
Just like pumpkin spice, falling leaves and football, another rite of autumn is upon us: The end of daylight saving time, which will occur at 2 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 4.
At that moment (or the night before), the few analog clocks still around need to “fall back” an hour, turning 1:59:59 a.m. into 1 a.m. Since most of our computers, phones and DVRs do it automatically, it's not as much of a chore as it used to be.
Starting Sunday, that one hour of daylight is switched from evening to morning as standard time begins.
Credit — or blame — for the biannual shift goes back to Benjamin Franklin, who published “An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light” in a 1784 journal after he noticed that people burned candles at night but slept past dawn.
But he never saw his plan put into action. The U.S. first implemented daylight saving during World War I as a way to conserve fuel with the Standard Time Act of 1918, also known as the Calder Act.
In World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt implemented a year-round daylight-saving time that was commonly known as "War Time."
In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Uniform Time Act into law.
We don't go back to daylight saving until Sunday, March 10, 2019.
2. Florida invests $3.5M to finish Everglades highway project
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has directed $3.5 million in state transportation funds to finish raising a highway across the Everglades.
The Republican governor announced the funding Tuesday atop a new 2.6mile span of the elevated Tamiami Trail.
A 1-mile section was raised in 2013. The completed project will allow water to flow under nearly 6 miles of the highway into Everglades National Park.
Scott also directed the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to request $40 million more in state money to complete the project.
Raising the Tamiami Trail is part of an Everglades restoration plan that requires state and federal participation.
3. Golden Gate man accused of trying to rob Circle K
A Golden Gate man is accused of trying to rob a Circle K convenience store Tuesday night.
Miguel Murguia, 30, is charged with attempted robbery without a weapon. He was arrested Tuesday night.
Deputies say surveillance video shows a man matching Murguia’s description aggressively approach an employee of the Circle K at 1998 Santa Barbara Blvd. about 11 p.m. and demand money, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.
The victim pushed Murguia out of the store after refusing to give him money, and Murguia ran away, the report states. Deputies found Murguia a few blocks away from the convenience store and arrested him. – Jessica Rodriguez/Naples Daily News