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Wildlife & Environment

Health officials issue Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Collier County

The Florida Department of Health in Collier County has issued a Health Alert for the presence of harmful blue-green algal toxins in Lake Trafford.
An oyster farmer harvesting oysters in the Gulf of Mexico off of Apalachicola, Florida.

UF/IFAS awarded $100K grant to boost shellfish aquaculture industry

Shellfish like clams and oysters can help restore ocean health ...

2020 Wading bird study reveals mixed success for iconic Florida species

White Ibis and Roseate Spoonbills had a successful nesting season in 2020, but many other species failed when an early-arriving rainy season impacted...
University of Florida plant pathologist Romina Gazis studies fungal-associated diseases affecting many types...
About four years ago, Fernando Alferez started to test if citrus trees grown inside a protective mesh cover ...
Even though consumers are paying more for food this year, farmers do not benefit ...

Immokalee man dies in fiery head-on crash

An Immokalee man died Sunday afternoon in a head-on crash on SR 29.

Bicyclist dies in crash on SR 29

A 64-year-old Immokalee man died in a traffic accident on Nov. 19.

18-year-old from Immokalee dies in head-on crash

LEE COUNTY – An 18-year-old Immoklaee man was killed Wednesday, Nov. 17 in a head-on crash on Corkscrew Road in Lee County.

Alligator removed from apartment complex

Collier County Sheriff's Office Deputies spotted a 6 foot alligator crossing W. Delaware Avenue into the Immokalee Apartments ...

Big Lake Athlete of the Week: Micah Steele

Micah Steele led the Pahokee Blue Devils with 162 yards rushing and two touchdowns...

Big Lake Athlete of the Week: Johnny Crawford III

Johnny Crawford III has helped the Clewiston offense power their way to a 4-0 start.

Advice for introducing new hunters – from a new hunter!

For many hunters, there’s nothing quite like the great feeling that comes from introducing someone to hunting.
Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) Superintendent, Dr. Kamela Patton, has been named Florida’s 2022 Superintendent of the Year...
Suncoast Credit Union Foundation is partnering with the Champions For Learning ...
$100,000 gift made to Immokalee Foundation's Engineering & Construction Mgt. Pathway.
Human Interest

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.

Parents face special challenges after a hurricane

Nobody ever said family life was a breeze ... yet few are prepared for the gale force impact that hurricanes can pack…

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...

Land acquisition committee to hold Hybrid Remote Public Meeting on Dec. 9

The Conservation Collier Land Acquisition Advisory Committee (CCLAAC) will meet on Thursday, December 9, at 5:00 p.m.

Collier County Beach Renourishment Project under way

Last week crews began the process of hauling sand from Stewart Mining in Immokalee and then spreading that sand across...
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Traffic/Road Work
Drive carefully in areas where road work is underway ...
The following column is the Road Watch report for Collier County for the week beginning Sunday, Oct. 3, provided by the Florida Department of Transportation.

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, was thrilled to get a package from the Marines who received her flags.

Flag company surprised with gift from Marines

Several months ago, received a request from a Marine...

Tracy Byrd to perform at 2022 Black Gold Jubilee

H E Hill Foundation is proud to sponsor Tracy Byrd for the 2022 Black Gold Jubilee - Belle Glade, Florida !

South Florida Fair announces 2022 theme

The 2022 South Florida Fair will be “Rockin’ Robots” for 17 days January 14-30, offering its full-fledged traditional event...

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...

Sheriff: 'Prolific offender' accused of assaulting woman

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A man with a lengthy criminal history is accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman as she delivered pizza to a central Florida apartment complex, officials …

Florida man charged with killing 21-year-old woman in 1983

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man who had long been considered a person of interest in the killing of a 21-year-old South Florida woman has been arrested after 38 years, officials said. Ralph …

Face masks now optional at Archdiocese of Miami schools

MIAMI (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami is making face coverings optional for unvaccinated and partially vaccinated students whose parents sign opt-out paperwork. The archdiocese …
Nation & World
Mysteries of omicron variant could take weeks to untangle

A pandemic-weary world faces weeks of confusing uncertainty as countries restrict travel and take other steps to halt the newest potentially risky coronavirus mutant before anyone knows just how …

Death of bullied Utah girl draws anger over suicides, racism