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Wildlife & Environment

Bee appearance and behavior may be related, genetic study reveals

Recently discovered genetic knowledge of two nuisance western honey bee subspecies will help commercial and hobby beekeepers.

Federal funding increased for Everglades restoration

The White House announced the largest ever investment of federal funds for Everglades restoration on Jan. 19.
Great Horned Owlets returned to their nest.

Audubon Center for Birds of Prey admits 765 raptors

The Audubon Center for Birds of Prey admitted 765 birds to the Raptor Clinic in 2021.
Agriculture
, UF/IFAS Extension and the UF College of Medicine will screen as many as possible for various health conditions...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is announcing ...
Consumers are more likely to buy orange juice if they think the fruit comes from Florida ...
Coronavirus
Police/Fire

Students visit sheriff's office

The Immokalee Foundation recently took 46 8th grade students on an exciting field trip to the Collier County Sheriff's Office

Pedestrian killed in hit and run crash in Immokalee

IMMOKALEE – A 37-year-old Immokalee man was killed in a hit and run accident on State Road 29, about half a mile north of County Road 29A at 7 a.m. on Jan. 20, according to the Florida Highway …

FLHSMV reminds Florida drivers of ‘Move Over’ law

While majority of drivers understand to pull over for emergency vehicles approaching from behind, state law also requires vehicles to move over a lane...

FHP provides safety tips for a safe holiday weekend

The holidays are here, so as we visit with friends and family, near and far, please remember to check your safe holiday driving list twice!
Sports

Big Lake Athlete of the Week: Morgan Tucker

Okeechobee High School senior Morgan Tucker has been chosen as this week’s Big Lake Athlete of the Week for her performance with the Lady Brahman varsity basketball team.

Moore Haven Middle-High School varsity basketball teams celebrate wins

Moore Haven Middle-High School varsity basketball team celebrates a win against DCHS Ave Maria.

Big Lake Athlete of the Week: Daniel Phillips

OHS senior Daniel Phillips is a core player on the Brahman varsity team this year.
Schools
Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) has been awarded a Florida Job Growth Grant in the amount of $5.8 million to renovate ...
The Immokalee Foundation celebrated the sale of its first “Learning Lab” home in December. The home, which was constructed as part of...
Immokalee High School will hold a Cyber Safety Parent Workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 5:30 p.m.
Human Interest

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…

Coalition of Immokalee Workers calls for justice for Nicholas Morales

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers work to amplify their community’s demands for justice and common-sense police reforms.
Government

Passport application fees increase

Effective Dec. 27, 2021, the U.S. State Department has raised the price for first time applicants and renewal of U.S. passport books.

Collier County Beach Renourishment Project 2021-2022 progressing

Crews are in the process of wrapping up the beach renourishment across a two-mile section of Naples Beach...

Walking Tour of MSTU District scheduled for Dec. 6

The Immokalee Lighting and Beautification Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU) Advisory Committee will meet at Zocalo Park...
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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

Florida Stone Crabbers to host Everglades Seafood Festival

Florida Stone Crabbers Association announces the 52nd annual Everglades Seafood Festival located in Everglades...

South Florida Fair encourages fairgoers to use free Park & Ride

Visitors going to the South Florida Fair are encouraged to take advantage of the FREE Park & Ride at the Mall at Wellington Green.
Weather

Emergency assistance to be available for Florida if storm causes damage

WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Florida to supplement state, local and tribal response efforts …

National Weather Center update on Tropical Storm Elsa 2 p.m. UPDATE

The National Weather Center issued the following update on Tropical Storm Elsa at 11 a.m. on July 5:
This Oct. 8, 2020 photo made available by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Delta in the Gulf of Mexico at 12:41 EDT. (NOAA via AP)

How much water do you need for your hurricane supply?

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season...
State

Mistaken identity lands Florida man in jail for five days

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida cook says he lived a nightmare recently when police mistook him for a fugitive with the same name, similar looks and almost the same birthday. …

Meet the man who won a trip to space and gave it to a friend

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — He told his family and a few friends. He dropped hints to a couple of colleagues. So hardly anyone knew that the airline pilot could have — should have — been on …

Democrats walk out of hearing with Florida's top doctor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo moved closer to Senate confirmation Wednesday after a tense hearing where Democrats accused the state's top doctor of evading …
Nation & World
Mexican town protects forest from avocado growers, cartels

CHERAN, Mexico (AP) — Regular citizens have taken the fight against illegal logging into their own hands in the pine-covered mountains of western Mexico, where loggers clear entire hillsides for …

EU honors camp survivor as world remembers Holocaust

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