Video/news brief: Bear caught on tape outside LCEC substation
Updated 03/10/2010 at 1:21 p.m.
A large bear is caught on tape meandering around outside Lee County Electric Cooperative's Belle Meade substation, located on Collier Boulevard in Naples, just north of Marco Island.
Update: Fire damages historic Olde Marco Inn
Updated 03/09/2010 at 1:35 p.m. 1 Comment
A fire broke out at the historic Olde Marco Inn & Suites on Palm Avenue at about 4 a.m. Monday morning. Marco Island Fire Rescue and other nearby departments extinguished the kitchen fire, which caused as much as $75,000 in ...
Poll/News brief: Marco arts committee looks to revise proposed public art requirement
Published 03/03/2010 at 4:49 p.m.
Following mixed reviews by City Council in February, the City of Marco Island Arts Advisory Committee is meeting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday in the first floor conference room of City Hall, 50 Bald Eagle Dr., to discuss potential revisions ...
Landscaping course to save water, money to be presented on Marco
Published 03/03/2010 at 4:08 p.m. 1 Comment
Marco’s Community Development Department is presenting the Florida Friendly Landscapes public workshop from 6 to 8 p.m., on Thursday, at Mackle Park, located at 1361 Andalusia Ct.. The courses will inform residents, including gardeners, landscapers and property owners, which species ...
Marco police briefs: March 3
Published 03/03/2010 at 3:31 p.m.
An attempted vehicle break-in at South Seas Condominiums led to
UPDATE: LCEC restores power to 2,000 customers on Marco
Updated 03/02/2010 at 12:11 p.m. 1 Comment
About 2,000 Lee County Electric Cooperative customers were without power on Marco late this morning due to rain storms. Power was restored within about 40 minutes.
Marco police briefs: Feb. 19, 2010
Published 02/19/2010 at 4:29 p.m. 1 Comment
Cruz charged with possession of Oxycontin, paraphernalia.
News brief: Median work to begin on Collier Boulevard
Published 02/12/2010 at 1:07 p.m.
Median work is scheduled along Collier Boulevard on Marco Island beginning Tuesday night.
Marco police briefs: Feb. 10, 2010
Published 02/10/2010 at 4:44 p.m.
Thousands of dollars worth of sculptures were stolen from a trailer.
City of Marco announces wildlife photo contest
Updated 02/04/2010 at 2:29 p.m.
People have long been captivated by Florida’s beauty and abundance of plants and animal life as well as the unique diversity of their natural habitats. Marco's contest will express a visual celebration of all natural species, both animal and plant ...
Marco police briefs: Feb. 5, 2010
Published 02/04/2010 at 1:50 p.m. 3 Comments
Lonnie Heckelman, 35, of the 600 block of Auto Ranch Road in Naples. Heckelman was charged with felony battery and taken to jail.
Marco Police Briefs: Feb. 2, 2010
Published 02/02/2010 at 3:08 p.m.
Criminal mischief, tire damage
DOCS/Interactive Map: Theft, other crimes, down on Marco despite economy
Updated 01/29/2010 at 6:30 p.m.
Among other issues of the week, City Manager Steve Thompson reports a decline in crime rates on Island from 2008 to 2009, according to recently released annual statistics. The decline in theft, given the slump in the economy, is pleasantly ...
Collier County commission agrees to more Marco museum funds
Published 01/26/2010 at 1:34 p.m. 3 Comments
Collier County Commissioners agreed to spend $200,000 more on the new Marco Island Historical Museum set to open in February. The decision came during their meeting today after an earlier offer from Marco Island City Council to match up to ...
BLOG: Marco Island City Council Candidate Ted Forcht on election night
Updated 01/26/2010 at 8:26 p.m.
Incumbent Ted Forcht, 49, wasn’t able to hold back the forces that brought the sewer project to Marco, but it didn’t stop him from trying. The self-described “simple country boy” from Kentucky has served on council for nearly four years. ...
BLOG: Marco Island City Council Candidate Chuck Kiester on election night
Updated 01/26/2010 at 7:35 p.m.
Marco City Councilman Chuck Kiester, 69, eyes a long-term planning initiative for Marco as he vies for reelection among the four candidates seeking three open seats. Kiester plans to be at the Old Bombay Club on Bald Eagle drive awaiting ...
BLOG: Marco Island City Council Candidate Joe Batte on election night
Updated 01/26/2010 at 8:05 p.m.
The 2010 Marco election marks the third attempt by candidate Joe Batte, 68, to vie for an open city council seat. Batte will be at a non-election-related event Tuesday night with the Knights of Columbus at San Marco Catholic Church. ...
BLOG: Marco Island City Council Candidate Larry Magel on election night
Updated 01/26/2010 at 6:41 p.m.
Larry Magel, 67, was the first candidate to officially file paper work with the city to become a Marco Island City Council candidate for the 2010 election. He plans to be in Naples during the tallying of election results Tuesday ...
PHOTOS/VIDEO: Charter School basketball teams back in action
Published 01/12/2010 at 3:17 p.m.
Getting back after the holiday break, the Marco Island Charter Middle School teams had varying results. The girls lost, while the boys won. Here are the coaches reports.
Marco Police Briefs
Published 01/06/2010 at 12:05 p.m.
Victims Mark and Donna Colwell reported that their teen daughter assaulted them both.
Send your letters today
Published 01/05/2010 at 1:54 p.m.
Due to the timing of the mail-in ballots, the cut-off date for letters or commentaries pertaining to city elections, will be Thursday at 5 p.m., for publication in print no later than Sunday.
Seasonal flu vaccine not available during H1N1 ‘Home for the Holidays’ clinics
Updated 12/23/2009 at 3:30 p.m.
The Collier County Health Department is encouraging college students and families visiting Naples and Marco Island during the holidays to take the opportunity to get their H1N1, or swine flu, vaccinations, announced Collier County Health Department Spokeswoman Deb Millsap in ...
Holiday schedules for Marco, South Collier
Published 12/21/2009 at 4:15 p.m.
Who is open, when this holiday season?
Weather changes holiday event schedules
Published 12/18/2009 at 12:14 p.m.
Weather is messing with the fun scheduled on Marco Island today. The city's "Movies in the Park" event is moving to a new venue tonight and the Joy of Giving/Marco Marriott Beach Festival is postponed.
Marco police briefs: Loitering report at 7-Eleven leads to multiple charges
Published 12/15/2009 at 2:17 p.m.
Loitering at 7-Eleven leads to arrest of two men on multiple charges
Views: Should children be required to receive the swine flu vaccination?
Published 12/09/2009 at 7:36 a.m.
Should children be required to receive the swine flu vaccination?
Three new Marco charter school board members win election
Published 12/08/2009 at 6:55 p.m. 1 Comment
The count is in and without much ado the ballots to elect the three newest Marco Island Charter Middle School Board members were reviewed Tuesday night at the school by Island attorney and resident Craig Woodward.
Marco police: Suspicious boater nabbed on cocaine charges
Published 12/08/2009 at 1:40 a.m. 1 Comment
'Tis the season for thefts from department stores.
Smokehouse Bay Bridge cost estimates dropping by millions
Updated 12/08/2009 at 11:05 a.m.
Originally, the new Smokehouse Bay Bridge was estimated to cost between $12 million and $14 million. City Manager Steve Thompson said that estimate is declining by $2 million to $5 million and the final price tag will likely come into ...
Holiday closures on Marco Island
Updated 11/25/2009 at 10:31 a.m.
Marco Island City offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday.
Marco Island police briefs: Nov. 20
Published 11/20/2009 at 12:14 p.m.
Shoplifter nabbed for taking about $100 in groceries from the South Barfield Publix Supermarket.
Unedited: Community responds to the closing of Orion Bank, reopening as IberiaBank
Updated 11/17/2009 at 2:30 p.m.
Marco Eagle reporters and correspondents gathered reactions from dozens of community members in the days following the feds takeover of Orion Bank Friday night. In their own words, here is what they had to say...
Marco Island Police Briefs: Nov. 5
Published 11/05/2009 at 4:05 p.m.
Police find a Fort Myers driver involved in an auto accident on Marco was driving with a suspended license.
Councilman Chuck Kiester holds public forum on top Marco issues
Published 11/03/2009 at 2:30 p.m.
City Councilman Chuck Kiester announced that he will be hosting a public forum on top city issues 7 p.m., Nov. 19. Kiester is one of the few members of Council who holds such events at least once a year to ...
VIDEO: Marco Publix keeps it cool with crane's help
Published 11/02/2009 at 6:21 p.m. 1 Comment
Publix Super Market on Marco Island manages to keep it cool Monday as it becomes an all-day effort with a 70-ton capacity crane replacing several large air conditioning units from the roof.
PHOTOS: Guarding against the attack of the white fly
Updated 11/02/2009 at 6:43 p.m.
The City of Marco Island is hosting three workshops on landscaping issues, beginning with one which addresses the growing problem of the ficus white fly.
Swine flu vaccinations for high-risk community opens Friday near Marco
Published 11/02/2009 at 3:31 p.m.
The Collier County Health Department announced that a third, high-risk community vaccination clinic is set to open closest to Marco Island to protect against the swine flu.
Parks and Rec hosts Winterberry field grand re-opening
Published 10/29/2009 at 1:42 p.m.
The City of Marco Island Parks and Recreation Department will officially re-open the new Winterberry Field, 11:30 a.m., Saturday.
Police briefs: Naples resident attempts to run down Marco youth with truck
Published 10/29/2009 at 12:37 p.m.
Driver attempts to run down juvenile bicyclist.
Marco Island police briefs
Published 10/20/2009 at 3:08 p.m.
Theft of carburetor
Mario Sanchez seeks parent seat on Marco Island Charter Middle School board
Published 10/15/2009 at 6:28 p.m. 11 Comments
Mario Sanchez announced his candidacy for the Marco Island Charter Middle School Board early Thursday evening, making him the third candidate thus far— more than have announced they’re running for City Council.
Police briefs: Inebriated Marco man fires gun, charged with assault and battery
Updated 10/13/2009 at 1:43 p.m.
Police arrived on the scene of reported gunshots fired at 1943 San Marco Road at about 10 a.m., Oct. 4. Charles Jack Fohlbrook, 41, listed on the booking sheet as a manager at Key Marco, had discharged a weapon while ...
POLICE BRIEFS: Improper containers for up to 165 gallons of fuel lands Goodland man in jail
Published 09/30/2009 at 10:52 a.m.
Goodland man filling improper containers with up to 165 gallons of fuel leads to trip to jail.
Software to add efficiency to Marco's code enforcement and permitting
Published 09/29/2009 at 5:26 p.m. 8 Comments
Marco’s Community Development Department signed a contract with EnerGov Solutions, which will provide land management and permitting software at a cost of about $97,000, Community Development Director Steve Olmsted said. EnerGov’s agreement includes mobile field inspection software, allowing inspectors to ...
Dog bites Marco youth in the park
Published 09/29/2009 at 5:23 p.m. 25 Comments
A child suffered a dog bite at Mackle Park during a track meet late Saturday morning. Marco Island police officers responded to the reported injury to help the young boy, but so far have been unsuccessful in locating the dog ...
Marco Police Briefs
Published 09/24/2009 at 2:31 p.m.
Currans arrested for theft, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Marco resident sentenced to five years prison for accepting bribes
Published 09/23/2009 at 11:51 a.m. 1 Comment
Marco resident and senior football coach Frank Rose, 54, was sentenced to five years in federal prison Tuesday for accepting bribes from contractors while working for the City of Linden, N.J.
Gas leak closes businesses, roadway Tuesday
Updated 09/22/2009 at 11:08 a.m.
An eight-inch gas line broke early Tuesday afternoon and as the area of concern expanded , it led to the closure of roadways and 10 businesses. Public Information Coordinator Lisa Douglass reported the roadway and businesses are back open as ...
County contract, Marco museum exhibits look to get the ax
Published 09/14/2009 at 10:52 p.m.
Opportunities for the Board of Collier County Commissioners to uphold a contract and fund the Marco Island Historical Museum, which is currently under construction, are dwindling as the county sets the 2010 budget. Marco museum funding campaign co-chair Bill Perdichizzi ...
951 boat ramp temporarily opens for snook season
Published 09/14/2009 at 10:46 p.m.
The 951 boat ramp has been closed since August 17 for an expansion project, however it temporarily reopened for snook season Friday and will remain open through Monday, Sept. 28.