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Wildlife & Environment

Research on crocodiles provides key insights on wildlife aging

Many wildlife scientists worldwide need to know why certain species live longer than others.

Protect beach-nesting birds from fireworks this July 4th weekend

Although beachside fireworks shows are entertaining to people, the bursts of color and noise wreak havoc...

Join UF/IFAS to support conservation of imperiled crocodile species on June 25

CrocFest, in its 12th year, is held each summer and winter. Activities are family-friendly and geared toward raising awareness...
Agriculture
Florida farmers and other businesspeople are bubbling with enthusiasm to make wine.
Development regulators are genes that regulate plant development and growth. UF/IFAS scientists have discovered...
Michael Burton spends the academic year teaching and conducting research in agronomy at Missouri State University.
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
The Immokalee Foundation has launched a new monthly giving initiative called...
Say hello to The Little Library, a little corner of heaven where kids big and small can go and grab a book to read.
Thirteen first-year freshmen from The Immokalee Foundation were able to enjoy a range of fun activities...
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

Joint MSTU & CRA Public Meeting will be held on June 30 via Hybrid Remote public meeting

The Immokalee Local Redevelopment Advisory Board and the Immokalee Beautification Municipal Service Taxing Unit...

Collier County provides updates on Immokalee Complete Street Project

The Immokalee Complete Streets (ICS) Design/Build Project will create a network of Complete Streets and improve transit...

Learn about the Immokalee Complete Streets Design/Build Project on May 25

The Immokalee Complete Streets (ICS) Design/Build Project will create a network of Complete Streets and improve transit...
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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
Hurricane Irma

Are you ready for a hurricane? How to prepare for Florida storm season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts an above-normal Atlantic season, with 14 to 21 name storms...

Get prepared before hurricane season begins

On May 6, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 7071 authorizing a Disaster Preparedness...

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 …
State

Shifting abortion laws cause confusion for patients, clinics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Abortion providers and patients were struggling Friday to navigate the evolving legal landscape around abortion laws and access across the country since the U.S. Supreme …

Judge won't delay Florida school shooting sentencing trial

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has refused to delay the sentencing trial of Nikolas Cruz in the 2018 shooting at a high school in which 17 people were killed. Cruz's lawyers had …

Judge won't dismiss parent lawsuit in Gabby Petito slaying

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit in which the parents of Gabby Petito claim that Brian Laundrie told his parents he had killed her before he returned home …
Nation & World
Seeking parole, Pistorius meets with girlfriend's father

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African former track star Oscar Pistorius has met with the father of Reeva Steenkamp, the woman he shot to death in 2013, as part of his parole process, the …

Environmental justice advocates slam Supreme Court ruling

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