Hurricane News

Hurricane Ian assistance exceeds $4.5 billion

More than $4.5 billion in federal grants, disaster loans and flood insurance payments has been provided...

Less than two weeks to apply for an SBA Disaster Loan in Florida

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) encourages businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations...

Less than 2 weeks to apply for an SBA Disaster Loan

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) encourages businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners...
Wildlife & Environment

Health officials give red tide update

The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) is issuing updates regarding Red Tide...
On March 13, the Florida Cabinet approved adding five properties to the Florida Wildlife Corridor.

1,285 acres in Highlands County to join Florida Wildlife Corridor

Thanks to a unanimous Cabinet vote, 21,063 more acres of the Florida Wildlife Corridor gained permanent protection ....

Everglades had its 2nd highest nesting effort for wading birds in 2021

Wading birds are important indicators of ecosystem health in the River of Grass...
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Build a Better World March continues

Another day, another 12 miles of progress as marchers neared the halfway mark ...

Florida contractor sentenced for forced labor of Mexican farmworkers

The owner of a Florida farm labor company was sentenced to 118 months in prison for leading a multi-state conspiracy involving forced labor of Mexican farm workers.

EPA to reconsider use of bee-killing pesticide

On Dec. 21, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the EPA to reconsider its decision to expand the use of sulfoxaflor …
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Cattle in the road cause fatal crash

A 27-year-LaBelle man was killed on March 20 at 4:55 a.m. when the car he was driving collided with cows ..

Head-on collision leaves one dead, one seriously injured

The Florida Highway Patrol reported a two-vehicle head-on collision on CR 835 has left one adult passenger dead on the scene ...

FHP seeking information about hit and run

On February 19, 2023, at 1:58 a.m., the Florida Highway Patrol conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 75...

Naples man killed in head-on crash

COLLIER COUNTY – A 43-year-old Naples man was killed in a head-on crash on Saturday, Jan. 28.

KeyBank Foundation Awards $30,000 Grant to The Immokalee Foundation

KeyBank Foundation has committed a charitable grant of $30,000 to support The Immokalee Foundation’s Career Pathways Program, an innovative …

Immokalee Seminoles Youth Sports is seeking board members

Immokalee Seminoles Youth Sports, Inc. is a non-profit organization that is part of the national Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc.

Catch a tagged bass and win cash

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) TrophyCatch program is ending another successful season. Any bass caught in Season 10 (Oct. 1, 2021 - Sept. 30, 2022) must be …
Passions change. Interests change. Technology changes. Society changes.
Two Immokalee High School students received a grant from the Benison Center to aid them in starting and expanding their small businesses.
Collier County Public Schools will observe an early dismissal day for the 2022-2023 school year on Wednesday, February 1, 2023.
Human Interest

The Isabella Eghrari Memorial Scholarship awards Immokalee Foundation postsecondary Students with Fun Money

For the 12th consecutive year, The Isabella Eghrari Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to 16 of Immokalee’s best and brightest. The lucky …

Farmworkers plan Build a New World March

A five-day march to draw attention to the plight of farmworkers is planned March 14-18, traveling 40 miles from Pahokee to Palm Beach.

On the Trail with Katrina and Callie: The Great Florida Cattle Drive 2022

 The week of Dec. 4-10, I lived in a land where the days brought open skies, vast prairies dotted with hammocks of live oaks draped with Spanish moss ....

$21 million available to enhance Florida’s behavioral health systems

The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) announced $21 million in available funding for essential programs to enhance mental health crisis services in …

Court services for Immokalee Residents

Are you an Immokalee resident planning to seek court services at the main Collier County Courthouse in Naples?

Apix, Fla.: Fictional town was cover for government experiment

According to government records, Apix, Fla. was platted for 7,000 homes and had a census population. It was all a lie ...
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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has rescheduled a workshop for the SR 29...

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FDOT invites you to join us in-person or online for a public meeting regarding the roundabout...

Veterans Business Owner Outreach receives funding from SBA

On Oct. 14, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced a new funding opportunity for up to $400,000...

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

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Wreaths Across America Radio focuses on Veteran Healing through sharing

Collier County SOE 'Calls for Heroes' this Veterans Day

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The Collier County Supervisor of Elections invites the community to nominate local veterans and current service...

Celebrate the Centennial with Music

One of the first events in this momentous year when Collier County has its 100th Anniversary...

Gala of the Royal Horses Traveling Horse Performance is Dec. 29 and 30

Naples Therapeutic Riding Center (NTRC), a non-profit organization providing therapeutic horseback riding...

Evacuation orders issued for Gulf Coast at Hurricane Ian nears

Florida officials waived toll collections to facilitate evacuations as local officials issued mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders in anticipation of Hurricane Ian.
FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2018 photo provided by NASA, Hurricane Florence churns over the Atlantic Ocean heading for the U.S. east coast as seen from the International Space Station. Astronaut Alexander Gerst, who shot the photo, tweeted: "Ever stared down the gaping eye of a category 4 hurricane? It's chilling, even from space." (Alexander Gerst/ESA/NASA via AP)

FEMA advises Floridians to prepare for a hurricane

WASHINGTON -- President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. approved Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s request for an emergency declaration on Sept. 24, ahead of Tropical Storm Ian. The declaration authorizes …
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DOH-Collier reminds residents and visitors to have a plan

No matter the path of a storm, it’s always important to be prepared and have a plan.

Early prescription refills permitted under State of Emergency

Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 22-219, expanding the State of Emergency statewide....

$12 million in down payment assistance awarded to hometown heroes

On July 26, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that since the Hometown Heroes housing assistance program launched...

Boy dies in hot car parked outside Miami area Jewish center

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy died after being left in a car outside a South Florida preschool where both his parents are staff members, police said. The child was one of several …
Nation & World
Thousands gather to mark Srebrenica massacre, bury victims

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Thousands of people converged on the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica Monday to mark the 27th anniversary of Europe’s only acknowledged genocide since the …

New coronavirus mutant raises concerns in India and beyond