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Police/Fire

Aftermath Services acquires Florida biohazard experts - Accident Scene Cleaners

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

Immokalee pursuit leads to one arrest

Deputies arrested Jermiyah Lyvonne Elliot following a pursuit Wednesday afternoon in Immokalee.

Coffee with a Cop comes to Immokalee

Dunkin’ and the Collier County Sheriff’s Office teamed up early Wednesday morning to bring Coffee with a Cop to Immokalee area residents.
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
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 …
IMMOKALEE – Lipman Family Farms, North America’s largest field tomato grower based in Immokalee, is excited to host their annual 5K Run in-person this year on April 17, starting at 8:00
The Immokalee Foundation has announced Naples resident Jerry Belle as the chair of its 2021-22 board of directors.
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

Average’ Atlantic hurricane season to reflect more storms

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC) will use 1991-2020 as the new 30-year period of record.

Florida Housing Finance Corporation launches statewide art contest: What does home mean to you?

On April 1, the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) announced the launch of a statewide art contest...

IRS YouTube channels have helpful videos on a variety of tax topics

Taxpayers can subscribe to three different IRS YouTube channels to get tax information ...
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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

Woman fatally struck by bullet as neighbor's gun discharges

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman was fatally shot in the head when her neighbor's gun discharged as he was cleaning it a short distance from her home, sheriff's officials said. The …

Teenager dies when electrocuted during Florida storm

SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl died Sunday during a strong storm that swept through central Florida, damaging homes and businesses. The woman was driving in Spring Hill, north of …

Hit-and-run crash in Florida kills New York federal judge

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who claimed she is Harry Potter fatally struck a federal judge visiting from New York and seriously injured a 6-year-old boy after swerving her car onto a …
Nation & World
AP PHOTOS: From Moscow to Pacific, Russia glorifies Gagarin

MOSCOW (AP) — From a giant statue towering over Moscow to a more modest monument on the Sakhalin Island in the Pacific Ocean, dozens of memorials across Russia commemorate Yuri Gagarin, the …

Soviet cosmonaut made pioneering spaceflight 60 years ago