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Baby gators draw a crowd during hatching festival in Palmdale
Published 08/19/2013 at 12:08 a.m.
Allen Register chose an egg from the incubator and carefully cracked the shell with his fingers. A tiny American alligator nose popped out the remaining soft shell. The alligator squeezed its head out of the egg and opened its eyes ...
Sheriff's Office to drivers: 'Give kids a brake' this school year
Published 08/18/2013 at 5:30 p.m.
The Collier County Sheriff's Office is asking drivers to "give kids a brake" this school year, which starts Monday.
Immokalee charter school requiring parents to speak Spanish at home
Published 08/18/2013 at 4:30 p.m.
Immokalee Community School is turning the English-only idea on its head. The school is requiring parents to sign a contract agreeing to speak some Spanish with their kids at home every weekday.
Gay men, women find spiritual homes in Southwest Florida GLBT-friendly churches
Published 08/11/2013 at 6:30 a.m.
Several local congregations are welcoming to the GLBT community. "I think it's vital that people know that there is a spiritual home for them," said Adam Miller, rabbi of Temple Shalom. Not everyone agrees with these churches' views. Find out ...
No shots, no school: Local health departments prepare for rush to vaccinate students
Published 08/04/2013 at 6:54 p.m.
Florida has a no shots, no school policy, which means that students must provide a record of vaccination or an exemption before they can be admitted to classes.
New law gives parents of disabled students more of a say in their education
Published 07/29/2013 at 5:38 a.m.
A new law, which went into effect July 1, changed that, giving parents of disabled children more of a say in their child's education.
Pilot who crashed in Immokalee thanks rescuers for saving his life
Updated 07/25/2013 at 10:04 p.m.
Something made Anthony Radelat bring his phone the morning of March 16, when he attempted to fly to Fort Myers Beach. "God probably," he said. On Thursday, Radelat met the rescuers who saved him after he crashed in Immokalee.
Collier teachers to get bonus, but no raise
Published 07/16/2013 at 10:33 p.m.
The Collier County School Board may have had the final vote on teacher raises Tuesday night, but as more than 200 teachers left the room, some wanted the final word.
School board to decide Tuesday whether Collier teachers get raises
Published 07/15/2013 at 6:23 p.m.
The school board will be the final authority on the issue between the district and the teachers, who have been at an impasse over the salary increases since last year, when the district proposed a freeze on a scheduled raise.
Artists dream big, paint seahorse statues to raise money for children's hospital
Published 07/11/2013 at 8:43 p.m.
Alicia Repun usually paints children's murals in houses, schools and churches. But over the next three months, she will be painting a giant seahorse. Find out what local artists are doing to raise money for the new Golisano Children's Hospital.
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