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Police/Fire

Stolen checks lead to the arrest of two Immokalee men

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday that two Immokalee men were arrested on multiple felony charges

FWC Division of Law Enforcement achieves reaccreditation

FWC Division of Law Enforcement received recognition Feb. 18

Multiple mutilated animals found, arrest made

NAPLES - The Collier County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) arrested a 21-year-old Golden Gate Estates man on Monday, February 1. He faces a felony animal cruelty charge. “Detectives say …
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
Zulaika Quintero, principal of Immokalee Community School (ICS), has been named the recipient of Florida’s Principal Leadership Award.
Students and staff of The Immokalee Foundation are using new, cutting-edge wearable technology that provides real-time health...
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will host a webinar series about wells and septic
Human Interest

The Love-Life Guy walks for panthers and people

LABELLE - Steve Fugate has walked across the U.S. eight times. He is known as the original “LOVE LIFE” guy, who has logged over 30,000 miles with his LOVE LIFE sign. “Love Life …

Florida PSC and FTRI discuss new technology use to benefit Floridians with speech or hearing disabilities

On Feb. 16, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) met with Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI) representatives...

Inspiring Okeechobee: Linda Hazellief is a jack of all trades

We know her now as a One Blood recruiter, but Linda Hazellief has had many unusual occupations.
Government

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...

West Palm Beach VA to host Virtual Enrollment Panel for veterans Jan. 27

A virtual enrollment panel will be held for veterans and current U.S. military service members on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 4 to 5 p.m.
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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

West Palm Beach VA to host veteran enrollment vent January 30

WEST PALM BEACH — The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center will host a Veteran Enrollment Event on Saturday, Jan. 30

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is special to many

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is located at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. It is dedicated to deceased United States services members...
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.
Top Trending Stories

Good Samaritan returns lost wallet to woman's home

YULEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman said she was reunited with her lost wallet after a good Samaritan found it at Walmart and returned it to her home. Debra Glover-Crosby was shopping at the …

Governor Ron DeSantis announces additional COVID-19 vaccination sites at Walmart and Publix locations throughout Florida

On Feb. 9, Governor DeSantis announced more COVID-19 vaccination sites across the state...
This young man received a light jacket to help him fight off the chill.

Students First - CCSO makes sure students arrive warm and toasty

As temperatures dipped in the 40s and 50s last week, students across Collier County were dusting off their jackets,
State

Deaf Costco worker with mumbling manager won't get award

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A deaf former employee of a South Florida Costco store won't be collecting $775,000 a federal jury awarded her in a discrimination and wrongful termination case. The …

Controversy swirls over lowering of flags for Rush Limbaugh

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is moving ahead with plans to honor recently deceased conservative radio broadcaster by lowering flags to half-staff despite protests from some …

Rush Limbaugh flag honors won't be statewide

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is moving ahead with plans to honor recently deceased conservative radio broadcaster Rush Limbaugh by lowering flags to half-staff despite …
Nation & World
Hunters and trappers exceed Wisconsin wolf kill quota

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hunters and trappers exceeded Wisconsin's wolf kill limit by Wednesday morning and still had hours left to kill more of the animals. The Department of Natural Resources …

2 hard-hit cities, 2 diverging fates in vaccine rollout