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Wildlife & Environment

Research on crocodiles provides key insights on wildlife aging

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Many wildlife scientists worldwide need to know why certain species live longer than others.

Protect beach-nesting birds from fireworks this July 4th weekend

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Although beachside fireworks shows are entertaining to people, the bursts of color and noise wreak havoc...

Join UF/IFAS to support conservation of imperiled crocodile species on June 25

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CrocFest, in its 12th year, is held each summer and winter. Activities are family-friendly and geared toward raising awareness...
Agriculture
The needs of commercial urban agriculture (CUA) operations in Florida have been relatively unknown...

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Florida farmers and other businesspeople are bubbling with enthusiasm to make wine.

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Development regulators are genes that regulate plant development and growth. UF/IFAS scientists have discovered...
Coronavirus
Police/Fire

26-year-old Immokalee woman killed in SR 29 crash

A 26-year-old Immokalee woman was killed in a two vehicle accident on State Road 29 near the intersection of Oil Well Road on May 2 at 2:49 p.m.

Mobile home fires impact nine Immokalee residents

IMMOKALEE --    Nine people, including a child, were affected by fires at a mobile home community

Teacher accused of putting video camera in restroom

IMMOKALEE -- A Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) teacher has been charged with a felony ...

Video records deputy's rescue of toddler from apartment fire

A sheriff's deputy in Florida climbed up a balcony and plucked a 1-year-old girl to safety from a third-story apartment that had caught fire.
Sports

Former Immokalee star signs with Los Angeles Chargers

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Former Immokalee Indian J.C. Jackson has signed a 5-year, $82 million deal to play with the Los Angeles Chargers according to a report from ESPN.

LHS baseball team 2-0 after pre-season

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LABELLE -- The LaBelle High School baseball team Cowboys are 2-0 after their games last week.

Nominations now open for 2022 Class of Bassmaster High School All-Americans

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The Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors recognizes the 12 most outstanding high school anglers in the nation.
Schools
On Aug. 1, RCMA announced an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch...

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The Immokalee Foundation has launched a new monthly giving initiative called...

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Say hello to The Little Library, a little corner of heaven where kids big and small can go and grab a book to read.
Human Interest

Explore the Florida Humanities' African American History Archive

Florida Humanities, the state affliate of the National Endownment for the Humanities, has a diverse and robust collection ...

New training initiative in Florida helps fight human trafficking

Attorney General Ashley Moody is enlisting more soldiers and creating new tools in the fight to end human trafficking in Florida.

Deputies help man whose bicycle was stolen

Three Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies took action when an Immokalee man’s bicycle was stolen…
Government

Collier County Supervisor of Elections office announces Canvassing Board Schedule

The Collier County Supervisor of Elections office has scheduled the Canvassing Board meetings for the 2022 Primary Election.

Voter registration and party change deadline for the 2022 Primary Election

In order to vote in the Primary Election, eligible residents must be registered to vote by Monday, July 25, 2022.

Joint MSTU & CRA Public Meeting will be held on June 30 via Hybrid Remote public meeting

The Immokalee Local Redevelopment Advisory Board and the Immokalee Beautification Municipal Service Taxing Unit...
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Traffic/Road Work
FDOT invites you to join us in-person or online for a public meeting regarding the roundabout...

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Drive carefully in areas where road work is underway ...
Veterans

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...
Entertainment

Two Feet returns to the Okeechobee Music Fest, playing a much bigger stage

"It's interesting to see how far the project has come. I only have good memories of this festival," Two Feet said.

Tasty Vibrations brings their eclectic jam band sound to Okeechobee Music Festival

Tasty Vibrations will be bringing their Fort Lauderdale beach sound to the Be Stage this year.
Weather
Hurricane Irma

Are you ready for a hurricane? How to prepare for Florida storm season

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts an above-normal Atlantic season, with 14 to 21 name storms...

Get prepared before hurricane season begins

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On May 6, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 7071 authorizing a Disaster Preparedness...

Officials warn Floridians to get ready for hurricane season

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Emergency preparedness officials on Wednesday warned Floridians not to get complacent during the upcoming hurricane season, particularly in coastal areas that haven't …
State

$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...

2 dead, 1 wounded in family feud over Florida vacation home

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A family fight over the home of a woman who moved into an assisted living facility left two people dead, and another wounded, police said. A preliminary investigation …

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
US warns it will defend ally if China breaks sea ruling

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on China to comply with a 2016 arbitration ruling that invalidated Beijing's vast territorial claims in the South China Sea …

Putin set to visit Iran next week

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