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Wildlife & Environment

Scientists study spiders that targets mosquitoes

For a creature that – legs and all – might be no larger than a pencil eraser, spiders continue to surprise researchers...

Nesting season for coastal birds has begun

Spotted! Beach-nesting and other coastal birds have begun laying eggs along Florida’s coasts ...

Research helps keep stone crab on your plate for years to come

Florida’s stone crab industry contributes $30 million to the state’s economy each year ...
Agriculture
Strawberry farmers worldwide may get help from new University of Florida research that shows a way to battle...
food market, small is good and local is what consumers seek to buy. Consumer-demand research by the U.S. Department of Agriculture tells...
How hot is too hot, and how dry is too dry, for the Earth’s forests? A new study from an international team of researchers found the answers...
Coronavirus
Police/Fire

26-year-old Immokalee woman killed in SR 29 crash

A 26-year-old Immokalee woman was killed in a two vehicle accident on State Road 29 near the intersection of Oil Well Road on May 2 at 2:49 p.m.

Mobile home fires impact nine Immokalee residents

IMMOKALEE --    Nine people, including a child, were affected by fires at a mobile home community

Teacher accused of putting video camera in restroom

IMMOKALEE -- A Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) teacher has been charged with a felony ...

Video records deputy's rescue of toddler from apartment fire

A sheriff's deputy in Florida climbed up a balcony and plucked a 1-year-old girl to safety from a third-story apartment that had caught fire.
Sports

Former Immokalee star signs with Los Angeles Chargers

Former Immokalee Indian J.C. Jackson has signed a 5-year, $82 million deal to play with the Los Angeles Chargers according to a report from ESPN.

LHS baseball team 2-0 after pre-season

LABELLE -- The LaBelle High School baseball team Cowboys are 2-0 after their games last week.

Nominations now open for 2022 Class of Bassmaster High School All-Americans

The Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors recognizes the 12 most outstanding high school anglers in the nation.
Schools
As part of an exciting new education initiative, Physicians Regional Healthcare System has stepped up to provide...
The Immokalee Foundation is recruiting mentors for the upcoming academic year. The hybrid mentorship...
Under Hernandez Rubenstein’s direction, The Immokalee Foundation’s 2022 Charity Classic Pro-Am raised $610,000...
Human Interest

Explore the Florida Humanities' African American History Archive

Florida Humanities, the state affliate of the National Endownment for the Humanities, has a diverse and robust collection ...

New training initiative in Florida helps fight human trafficking

Attorney General Ashley Moody is enlisting more soldiers and creating new tools in the fight to end human trafficking in Florida.

Deputies help man whose bicycle was stolen

Three Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies took action when an Immokalee man’s bicycle was stolen…
Government

Supervisor of Elections Office begins mailing of Notice of Elections

The Collier County Supervisor of Elections office will begin mailing a Notice of Elections to all active registered voters...

Help is on the way for residents facing foreclosure, foreclosure or housing instability

NAPLES — Collier County is expanding its scope to help more residents who are struggling to pay rent, mortgage or utilities …

U.S. Postal Service has delivered more than 270 million COVID-19 test kits

On March 2, the United States Postal Service announced that it has delivered more than 270 million COVID-19 test kits to American households...
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Traffic/Road Work
FDOT invites you to join us in-person or online for a public meeting regarding the roundabout...
Drive carefully in areas where road work is underway ...
Veterans

Wreaths Across America Radio hosts the last of four roundtable discussions on Veteran Healing

Wreaths Across America Radio focuses on Veteran Healing through sharing

Collier County SOE 'Calls for Heroes' this Veterans Day

The Collier County Supervisor of Elections invites the community to nominate local veterans and current service...
Jonica Hough, owner of Ultimateflags.com, was thrilled to get a package from the Marines who received her flags.

Flag company surprised with gift from Marines

Several months ago, UltimateFlags.com received a request from a Marine...
Entertainment

Two Feet returns to the Okeechobee Music Fest, playing a much bigger stage

"It's interesting to see how far the project has come. I only have good memories of this festival," Two Feet said.

Tasty Vibrations brings their eclectic jam band sound to Okeechobee Music Festival

Tasty Vibrations will be bringing their Fort Lauderdale beach sound to the Be Stage this year.
Weather

Officials warn Floridians to get ready for hurricane season

Emergency preparedness officials on Wednesday warned Floridians not to get complacent during the upcoming hurricane season, particularly in coastal areas that haven't …

Feb. 11 is Temperature Extremes and Wildfire Awareness Day

Although a mild and sunny climate is one of South Florida’s greatest natural assets, extremes of heat and cold ...
Hurricane Irma makes landfall in SW Florida on Sept. 10, 2017 .

Prepare for hurricane season before storms near

Feb. 10 is Hurricane and Flooding Awareness Day
State

20 years since Navy ship sunk for artificial reef in Keys

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — The 20th anniversary of the storied intentional sinking of a former Naval ship to become an artificial reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is being celebrated …

Jury selection for Florida school killer enters 2nd phase

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Jury selection in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz entered its second phase Monday with the attorneys asking questions of potential jurors …

Officials: 3 Florida panthers struck and killed by vehicles

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Three endangered Florida panthers have died after being struck by vehicles over the past week. They're the 12th, 13th and 14th panther deaths attributed to fatal …
Nation & World
Musk: Doubt about spam accounts could scuttle Twitter deal

LONDON (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his deal to buy Twitter can't move forward unless the company shows public proof that less than 5% of the accounts on the platform are fake or spam. Musk …

From civilian to soldier: Ukrainian army volunteer buried

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