Coronavirus

Survey targets COVID-19 behaviors

TALLAHASSEE — On Aug. 19, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the release of an online survey to allow residents, especially older adults, to make important self-assessments on their COVID-19 behaviors …

Hendry County has 41 COVID-19 related deaths; Okeechobee County, 20; Glades County, 4

TALLAHASSEE — Since reporting started in March, 12,115 Floridians and 154 nonresidents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died, according to the Florida Department of Health report updated …

Florida Department of Health updates COVID-19 report

TALLAHASSEE — Since reporting started in March, 11,915 Floridians and 152 non-residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died according to the Florida Department of Health report updated …
Police/Fire

Jury trials to resume in Collier County - slowly and cautiously

NAPLES – After a suspension of jury trials that has lasted for seven months, jury trials will slowly and cautiously resume in Collier County beginning in October.

Deputy involved shooting in Immokalee

IMMOKALEE – Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the area of Edenfield Way in Immokalee at 1:12 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 in reference to a disturbance. Deputies arrived …

Hendry County Arrest Report

Hendry County felony/DUI arrests for Aug. 31 through Sept 6 include: • Thomas Eugene Cherry, 36, Immokalee, was arrested by Hendry County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Deputy M. Afonso on …
Sports

Davis shows he has what it takes for biggest stage of career

Anthony Davis caught the ball deep on the left side with the Lakers losing and time about to run out. The shot Davis made to win Game 2 of the Western Conference finals was from nearly the same …

FHSAA votes to start sports on Aug. 24

On Aug. 14 the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) board of directors voted 11-5 to approve the start of high school sports in the state.

NBA sees seven of the eight first-round matchups set

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA playoff bracket is nearly set. Wednesday’s results filled in five of what were the six unknown matchups for Round 1 of the postseason, which starts next …
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Schools
The Immokalee Foundation has selected 61 students to join its Career Pathways program for the 2020-21 school year.
NAPLES – The Immokalee Foundation (TIF) has received a $15,000 grant from the Clifton Larson Allen (CLA) Foundation to support Career Pathways, the foundation’s innovative, career-oriented …
Submitted photo: Kency Cesar, Shayia Nelson and Yvelande Astreide doing store promotion post COVID19. IMMOKALEE - This summer, when so many businesses are closed and unable to hire, as an essential …
Government

President Donald J. Trump approves Florida Emergency Declaration

FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Florida to supplement state and local response efforts to the emergency conditions in the area …

Your business can help the census

Having an accurate census count is important to our community, and local businesses can help make this happen. Celia and Joe Ward-Wallace, who own South LA Cafe, are passionate …
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Traffic/Road Work

Collier County Road Watch report for week of August 23

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones.

Entertainment

Time To Hit The Open Road? Rent An RV!

(NAPSI)—Consumer preferences have changed drastically since the start of the pandemic, with travel being no exception. Thousands of Americans have opted out of airline tickets and hotel …

Business

Jimmy Perry is a hard-working football coach and commercial fisherman who owns and operates Big Jimmy’s.

We all worry about the small businesses that have had to reduce their services or completely close down during the viral crisis we are experiencing. However, some local, family-owned businesses, …
State

Advisory committee urges extra time for 2020 census

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A top advisory committee to the U.S. Census Bureau is urging the statistical agency to allow the once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident to continue through October …

Upcoming Virtual Brain Bus event scheduled Sept. 29

The Alzheimer’s Association Virtual Brain Bus is here to help. This statewide outreach initiative raises awareness about Alzheimer’s and related dementia from any device connected to the internet.

FWC virtual meeting Oct. 7-8 open to the public

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet virtually Oct. 7 and 8 beginning at 9 a.m. ET each day.
Nation & World

Desert homes threatened by enormous California wildfire

JUNIPER HILLS, Calif. (AP) — An enormous wildfire that churned through mountains northeast of Los Angeles and into the Mojave Desert was still threatening homes on Monday, but officials said calmer …

Indian couple run street-side classes for poor students

NEW DELHI (AP) — On a quiet road in India's capital, tucked away on a wide, red-bricked sidewalk, kids set adrift by the country's COVID-19 lockdown are being tutored. The children, ages 4 to …

Ginsburg's death puts Roe v. Wade on the ballot in November

It's been a throwaway line in presidential campaigns for years: Roe v. Wade is on the ballot. This time it is very real. The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg so close to a presidential …

Douglas statue comes down, but Lincoln had racist views, too

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — With the nation racing to come to grips with centuries of racial sins, officials plan to remove the Capitol lawn statue of Stephen A. Douglas, whose forceful 19th century …