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Police/Fire

One killed, two injured in SR 29 crash

HENDRY COUNTY -- Two people were critically injured and one killed in a vehicular accident on State Road 29 near A road, at 3:14 p.m. on Feb. 26, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. According …

Pedestrian killed on State Road 29

HENDRY COUNTY -- A pedestrian died in an accident on State Road 29, just after midnight, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Lost toddler is reunited with his family

There was great rejoicing this morning after a toddler was reunited with his parents.
Sports

Chalo Nitka Big Bass Tournament takes place Feb. 27

The annual Chalo Nitka Big Bass Tournament is set for Saturday, Feb. 27 at Alvin Ward Park in Moore Haven

Rodeo week kicks off with 10th Monster Bulls and 145th Silver Spurs Rodeo

The Silver Spurs Riding Club announces its 10th Annual Monster Bulls event on Feb. 13

Bass Pro Shops opens registration for its US Open National Bass Fishing Amateur Team Championship qualifying event at Lake Okeechobee

Registration for the Lake Okeechobee qualifying event opened Wednesday, Feb. 10 for 24 hours only
Schools
At any given time, you can find school leaders, staff, and even students working on ideas to ‘beautify’ their campuses.
Florida vaulted to #2 in the nation for successful Advanced Placement (AP) performance, with 34.2% of the graduating class of 2020 scoring a 3 or higher...
Two Immokalee High School students enrolled in The Immokalee Foundation’s Career Pathways program give back ...
Human Interest

Florida Forest Service launches “Be Wildfire Ready” campaign to educate Panhandle residents

On Feb. 25, the Florida Forest Service announced the launch of a wildfire prevention initiative aimed at educating residents

Alzheimer’s advocates to gather virtually for annual ‘Rally in Tally’

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, this year’s Alzheimer’s “Rally in Tally” – March 9-11 – will be in a virtual format

FWC approves rule changes to help protect Florida from 16 high-risk invasive reptiles

FWC approves staff recommendations to create new rules to address the importation, breeding and possession of high-risk invasive reptiles.
Government

People should be on the lookout for identity theft involving unemployment benefits

The IRS urges taxpayers whose identities may have been used by thieves to steal unemployment benefits to file a tax return In 2020, millions of …

Join SFWMD for upcoming public meetings via Zoom

Join the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) for several upcoming public meetings scheduled for Feb. 4, 11, 22 and 24...

Collier Clerk’s Office to hold Operation Green Light

The office of Collier County Clerk Crystal K. Kinzel will hold “Operation Green Light,” a one-day-only opportunity for those who have lost driving privileges...
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Traffic/Road Work
Crews are working to widen SR 82 from Gator Slough Lane to SR 29 from a two-lane undivided highway to a four-lane divided roadway...
The following column is the road watch report for Collier County for the week beginning Sunday, Feb. 14, provided by FDOT.
Road Watch report for the week beginning on Sunday, Feb. 7. Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution...
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

Huysmans named Grand Marshals of 73rd annual Chalo Nitka Festival and Rodeo

The Chalo Nitka Ranch Rodeo which kicks off Friday, March 5 and continues following the festival itself Saturday, March 6. Rodeo action, featuring bull riding, barrel racing and...

Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival to feature live bands and foodtrucks

AVE MARIA – Ave Maria Development will host a Blues, Brews & BBQ festival on Saturday, February 20.
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Collier County Public School’s Early dismissal day scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 25

Collier County Public Schools’ will observe an early dismissal day for the 2020-2021 school year on Thursday, February 25...
ICS Principal Zulaika Quintero taking time out for a student.

Immokalee Community School principal recognized with Prestigious Leadership Award

Zulaika Quintero, principal of Immokalee Community School (ICS), has been named the recipient of Florida’s Principal Leadership Award.

Applications now being accepted for Adventure scholarships

The Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation is offering adventure scholarships for Collier County high school Juniors, Seniors, and recent graduates between...
State

Officials: 1 dead in Florida single-engine plane crash

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — One person died when a single-engine plane crashed into the brush near a South Florida airport on Sunday, according to authorities. The Luscombe 8A went down toward the end …

Trump calls for GOP unity, says he won't start another party

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Taking the stage for the first time since leaving office, former President Donald Trump on Sunday called for Republican Party unity in a speech at a conservative political …

NTSB to investigate missing plane in Florida

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday that it is investigating the crash of a single-engine plane off the coast of Boca Raton. The NTSB tweeted that …
Nation & World
UN Human Rights Office says 18 killed in Myanmar crackdown

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Security forces in Myanmar opened fire and made mass arrests Sunday as they sought to break up protests against the military’s seizure of power, and a U.N. human rights …

Purim celebrations threaten fresh virus outbreak in Israel