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Police/Fire

Early morning crash claims two lives in Immokalee

Upon arrival, deputies found the vehicle on its side and immediately shut down State Road 29 so that firefighters and EMS could assess the scene.

Girl missing from Naples

Renate Quian went missing from Naples, Florida on March 10, 2021.

Aftermath Services acquires Florida biohazard experts - Accident Scene Cleaners

Aftermath Services, a biohazard remediation service recently acquired Accident Scene Cleaners, a biohazard cleanup company.
Sports

Freshwater license-free fishing Saturday, April 3 and Sunday, April 4

Try your hand at freshwater fishing this weekend on Saturday, April. 3 and Sunday, April 4, without needing a freshwater fishing license.

Proposed legislation would require school board members serve without pay

OKEECHOBEE – Local officials should be aware of bills currently under consideration in the Florida Legislature that could hurt home rule...

Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo offers action-packed excitement April 9 & 10 in Kissimmee

RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo returns to Osceola County.
Schools
On April 9, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) issued Emergency Order 2021-EO-02.
Potential students can apply to Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) for free April 19-25 when applicants use the promo code elevate.
IMMOKALEE - Help! There are ninjas running around the campus of Eden Park Elementary School (EPE)—Math Ninjas, that is! Recognizing the importance of math fact fluency, math coach Maria …
Human Interest

Okeechobee's Trail of Hope Rescue has puppies galore

OKEECHOBEE – If you’re in the market for some puppy love, check out the Trail of Hope rescue in Okeechobee.

As Florida enters termite swarm season, UF/IFAS scientists tell consumers what to know

Termites cause $5 billion a year in damage to structures across America

A Natural Treasure: Florida’s Sandhills & Grasslands

A few miles southeast of Lake City, a 439-acre pristine sandhill ecosystem thrives.
Government

Here’s how people can pay their federal taxes

The May 17 deadline for individuals to file and pay their federal income tax is fast approaching. While paying taxes is not optional, people do have options...

Collier County’s Mask Mandate has expired

COLLIER COUNTY - Executive Order # 2020-07 issued on October 22, 2020 by the Collier County Commission mandating that individuals wear a face covering in public in certain circumstances has expired …

Congressman visits Immokalee and Ave Maria

The First Bank of Immokalee had good attendance at this meeting with Mario Diaz Belart.
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Traffic/Road Work
Road Watch report for Collier County for the week of Sunday, April 11. Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and...
Road Watch report for Collier County for the week of Monday, April 5. Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and...
The Florida Highway Patrol Troopers in Manatee and Hillsborough Counties have closed a portion of US-41
Veterans

Missing In America Project – Florida coordinator Kathy Church issues statement

Today, February 25, 2021, at 11:00am, MIAP – Florida, in cooperation with Van Orsdel Family Funeral Chapels in Miami-Dade County, and the...

West Palm Beach VA to host Virtual Veteran Town Hall meeting Feb. 26

The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center will host a Virtual Veteran Town Hall Meeting on Friday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. using the Microsoft Teams platform...
Weather

Now that the water has receded and the cleanup is underway, let’s take a closer look at Eta’s track as well as how rare of an event...

Entertainment

Heritage Festival celebrates Highlands County History and the Lockett Estate

Edna Pearce Lockett Estate to host pioneer heritage festival.

Sara Evans to perform free concert at Black Gold Jubilee

Country music singer and songwriter Sara Evans will perform at the Black Gold Jubilee on April 17 at Torry Island. The concert is free.
Top Trending Stories

Meet the Firefighter: David Sexton strives to be better at his job

Firefighter David Sexton was born in Lakeland, and his parents moved to Naples soon after his birth.
State

Homeless Army veteran pulls man from burning vehicle

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A homeless Army veteran is being called a hero for pulling a man to safety when his car caught fire after a head-on crash in Florida's Panhandle. Freddie Finkley, 56, was …

Off-duty officer saves woman whose car plunged into canal

MIAMI (AP) — An off-duty South Florida police officer jumped into the water to save a woman whose car plunged into a canal on Tuesday evening.

State's largest districts: Students will return in the fall

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — When the next school year begins in August, students across South Florida will be expected to return to their classrooms. Online classes, which started when schools …
Nation & World
Officials say Olympic cancellation, no fans still an option

TOKYO (AP) — Two officials in Japan's ruling LDP party on Thursday said changes could be coming to the Tokyo Olympics. One suggested they still could be canceled, and the other said even if they …

EXPLAINER: What are the Iran nuclear talks all about?