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Wildlife & Environment
Termite alate of the Asian subterranean termite species.

What is your termite risk in Florida?

You’re most likely to notice termites during their swarming activity, but colonies infesting trees,,,

Scientists study spiders that targets mosquitoes

For a creature that – legs and all – might be no larger than a pencil eraser, spiders continue to surprise researchers...

Nesting season for coastal birds has begun

Spotted! Beach-nesting and other coastal birds have begun laying eggs along Florida’s coasts ...
Agriculture
Strawberry farmers worldwide may get help from new University of Florida research that shows a way to battle...
food market, small is good and local is what consumers seek to buy. Consumer-demand research by the U.S. Department of Agriculture tells...
How hot is too hot, and how dry is too dry, for the Earth’s forests? A new study from an international team of researchers found the answers...
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

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

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

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
As part of an exciting new education initiative, Physicians Regional Healthcare System has stepped up to provide...
The Immokalee Foundation is recruiting mentors for the upcoming academic year. The hybrid mentorship...
Under Hernandez Rubenstein’s direction, The Immokalee Foundation’s 2022 Charity Classic Pro-Am raised $610,000...
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

You’re invited to public information meeting

All interested members of the public are invited to attend the Immokalee Complete Streets Design/Build Project Public...

Supervisor of Elections Office begins mailing of Notice of Elections

The Collier County Supervisor of Elections office will begin mailing a Notice of Elections to all active registered voters...

Help is on the way for residents facing foreclosure, foreclosure or housing instability

NAPLES — Collier County is expanding its scope to help more residents who are struggling to pay rent, mortgage or utilities …
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Traffic/Road Work
FDOT invites you to join us in-person or online for a public meeting regarding the roundabout...
Drive carefully in areas where road work is underway ...
Veterans

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

Flag company surprised with gift from Marines

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

Officials warn Floridians to get ready for hurricane season

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

Feb. 11 is Temperature Extremes and Wildfire Awareness Day

Although a mild and sunny climate is one of South Florida’s greatest natural assets, extremes of heat and cold ...
Hurricane Irma makes landfall in SW Florida on Sept. 10, 2017 .

Prepare for hurricane season before storms near

Feb. 10 is Hurricane and Flooding Awareness Day
State

Gay student says school stopping run for student leadership

BUNNELL, Fla. (AP) — A 17-year-old gay student who was suspended for leading protests at his high school against Florida's so-called Don't Say Gay legislation says school administrators are now …

Ringling Bros. announces comeback tour but without animals

MIAMI (AP) — “The Greatest Show on Earth” is making a comeback — without animal acts — five years after shutting down its three-ring circus, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announced …

Florida killer clown trial delayed again -- for a sixth time

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has reluctantly delayed the trial of a woman accused of dressing like a clown and fatally shooting her lover's wife more than 30 years ago after defense …
Nation & World
S. Korea Blue House opens to public for 1st time in 74 years

SEOUL (AP) — For many South Koreans, the former presidential palace in Seoul was a little-visited, heavily secured mountainside landmark. That's now changed as thousands have been allowed a look …

Russian soldier pleads guilty at Ukraine war crimes trial

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