Smoother waters ahead: New rescue boat arrives on Marco Island
Published 1/16/2014 at 1:21 p.m. 18 comments
Two women injured in a boating accident off Keeywadin Island Wednesday may be the last medical passengers transported by Marco Island's old rescue boat. While the women were being shuttled to a waiting ambulance on backboards stretched between the forward
Marco Island Police and Fire Pension Trustees hold joint session
Published 11/11/2013 at 12:47 p.m. 3 comments
Marco Police and Fire Board tweek requests at joint meeting.
Marco Island petting zoo feud continues
Published 4/10/2013 at 9:00 p.m. 0 comments
It’s like telling someone you don’t want to work with them anymore, yet they refuse to leave the office.
All lanes of I-75's Alligator Alley and State Road 29 in Collier are open after closed by smoke, fog
Updated 4/1/2013 at 11:05 a.m. 0 comments
All lanes of Interstate 75 on Alligator Alley and State Road 29 in Collier County are now open.
Big Cypress brush fire doubles to 20,000 acres; smoke a concern
Updated 3/31/2013 at 8:32 p.m. 0 comments
The brush fire in the Big Cypress National Preserve has grown to 20,000 but is 40 percent contained, said Ryan Stubblebine, a spokesman for Big Cypress National Preserve this afternoon. Stubblebine said additional personnel and a hotshot crew from Virginia ...
Collier authorities investigate shooting of 10-pound dog in Goodland
Published 12/11/2012 at 5:10 a.m.
Authorities are investigating the shooting of a 10-pound dog last week in a Goodland mobile home park. Hotkee, a white Shih Tzu-Chihuahua mix, underwent surgery at Big Cypress Animal Clinic after the 12:45 p.m. Wednesday shooting and survived. However, officers ...
Judge denies bond to suspended Marco Island doctor
Published 12/6/2012 at 7:10 a.m. 1 comment
A suspended Marco Island doctor jailed for three weeks will remain behind bars after a prosecutor objected to releasing him on bond Wednesday.
Marco Island man in battle over need for service dog in no-pet condominium
Published 9/30/2012 at 7:00 p.m. 12 comments
When Larry McKay gets up in the morning, he reaches for Kane to brace himself and walk through his Marco Island condo.
Three brush fires burning in Golden Gate Estates
Published 7/10/2012 at 4:36 p.m. 0 comments
Firefighters are at the scene of three small brush fires in Golden Gate Estates.
Former Lely student accepts 50-year plea agreement in murder case
Published 6/26/2012 at 5:30 a.m. 0 comments
Before jury selection began in his first-degree murder case Tuesday, a 22-year-old former Lely High School student accepted a 50-year plea agreement.
Lunch with the Chief Marco Island Police Foundation gets an earful on motorcycle gangs
Published 6/18/2012 at 3:28 p.m. 3 comments
The Marco Police Foundation held their annual Lunch with the Chief on Friday, and along with recognizing the youngsters who completed the police and fire departments' summer camp, the bulk of the meeting was taken up with a discussion of ...
Marco man accused of attacking wife after request to quit smoking
Published 4/27/2012 at 2:51 p.m. 12 comments
A Marco Island man is accused of punching his wife and then smashing a coffee pot and vases over his own head after his wife told him to quit smoking.
Two meetings to explore Collier fire district consolidation, ambulance transport
Published 4/21/2012 at 3:45 p.m. 0 comments
Collier County commissioners are set to meet Thursday to discuss emergency medical and fire services, and hot button issues like consolidation and ambulance transport will be on the agenda. The meeting is scheduled for the day after a joint meeting ...
Former Sheriff: Williams, Santos missing persons cases "perplexing and odd"
Published 4/2/2012 at 8:47 p.m. 0 comments
Every agency head of some tenure ... is going to encounter perplexing and odd, bizarre cases, Hunter said in a phone interview with CNN. This is mine. More than eight years after Santos and Williams disa
Boaters urge Marco leaders to repeal anchoring law invalidated three years ago
Published 3/25/2012 at 4:00 p.m. 3 comments
Boaters are hoping Marco Island leaders will finally cut ties to their anchoring ordinance that became unenforceable when a state law passed three years ago.
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