Road watch alert from Florida Department of Transportation
Published 02/21/2014 at 10:37 p.m.
The Florida Department of Transportation has issued the following road watch alerts for Collier and Lee Counties for this week.
Pro tennis: Marco's Lauren Embree wins again advances in Captiva qualifier
Published 11/04/2013 at 10:01 p.m.
Marco Island resident Lauren Embree won her second round Singles Qualifying match at the Women’s Pro Classic at the South Seas Island Resort to advance to the Singles Main Draw getting underway Tuesday. Along with Embree, other players winning their ...
Missing East Naples boy has been found safe
Updated 09/04/2013 at 9:02 a.m. 1 Comment
A missing 12-year-old boy in East Naples has been located and is safe.
CCSO to hold recruitment fair July 27
Published 07/10/2013 at 12:23 p.m.
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office will host a recruitment fair from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 27 at Coastland Center mall.
Spearfishing to be allowed in Collier County on June 30
Published 06/24/2013 at 8:45 p.m.
Starting June 30, saltwater species can be targeted with a spearing device in Collier County state waters for the first time in more than 60 years.
Collier deputies search for missing 13-year-old girl in East Naples
Published 06/13/2013 at 4:55 a.m.
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 13-year-old girl who has been missing since late Wednesday afternoon.
Florida permanently waives license to harvest lionfish
Updated 06/12/2013 at 6:51 p.m.
A temporary rule making it easier to catch lionfish in Florida waters will soon be permanent.
Women's tennis: Lely grad Embree, Oyen lose in NCAA doubles
Published 05/25/2013 at 6:23 p.m.
URBANA, Ill. – Florida’s Lauren Embree (Marco Island, Fla.) and Sofie Oyen (Leopoldsburg, Belgium) lost to Alabama’s No. 7-ranked Alexa Guarachi and Mary Anne Macfarlane in the round of 16 at the NCAA Doubles Championships held at the Khan Outdoor ...
Women's tennis: Lely grad Embree, Oyen advance at NCAA doubles
Published 05/23/2013 at 10:52 p.m.
URBANA, Ill. – Florida’s Lauren Embree (Marco Island, Fla.) and Sofie Oyen (Leopoldsburg, Belgium) defeated Stanford’s Stacey Tan and Ellen Tsay 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 in the first round of the NCAA Doubles Championships held at the at the Khan Outdoor ...
Women's tennis: Gators' Lauren Embree named top overall seed in NCAA singles
Published 05/21/2013 at 6:09 p.m.
URBANA, Ill. – Florida senior Lauren Embree (Marco Island, Fla.) was awarded the top seed in the 64-player NCAA Singles Championships draw that was released by the NCAA Tennis Committee Tuesday. Junior Sofie Oyen (Leopoldsburg, Belgium) was seeded 9-16, while ...
Women's tennis: Embree, Gators advance to fourth straight NCAA Final Four
Published 05/19/2013 at 9:31 p.m.
URBANA, Ill. – Florida seniors Lauren Embree (Marco Island, Fla.) and Caroline Hitimana (Waterloo, Belgium) stepped up and led the Gators to a hard-fought 4-2 win against California and advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Championships played at the ...
Women's tennis: Embree, Gators advance with 4-0 win over Duke in NCAAs
Published 05/17/2013 at 8:28 p.m.
URBANA, Ill. - Olivia Janowicz (Palm Bay, Fla.) and Brianna Morgan (Beverly Hills, Calif.) posted straight-set singles wins and helped top-seeded Florida blank No. 15 Duke, 4-0, and march into the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships played at the Khan ...
College softball: FGCU falls to Stetson in A-Sun tourney
Published 05/08/2013 at 8:45 p.m.
In the first game of the 2013 Atlantic Sun tournament, the No. 3 FGCU softball team (35-16, 16-7 A-Sun) fell, 14-6, to in-state rival and No. 6 Stetson in it’s A-Sun tournament opener on Wednesday afternoon at Draper Diamond, home ...
FGCU Eagles Claim First A-Sun Women's All-Sports Title
Published 05/08/2013 at 8:16 p.m.
Regular season championships in soccer, volleyball and basketball helped Florida Gulf Coast University claim the 2012-13 Atlantic Sun Conference Women’s All-Sports championship.
College baseball: FGCU wins doubleheader over Florida A&M
Published 05/08/2013 at 7:28 p.m.
Extending its winning streak to an Atlantic Sun Conference season-best 10-straight games, the FGCU baseball team took both games of the Wednesday non-conference doubleheader with Florida A&M in Tallahassee, Fla., defeating the Rattlers 13-3, 13-4.
Stone crab season closes May 16 in Florida
Published 05/08/2013 at 8:45 a.m.
The commercial and recreational harvest of stone crab claws in Florida closes on May 16, with the last day of harvest on May 15.
Collier deputies search for missing 21-year-old man
Published 05/06/2013 at 5:43 a.m.
Collier County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a Miami man who has been missing since Sunday afternoon.
College softball: Eagles washed out, head to A-Sun tourney
Published 05/04/2013 at 10:05 p.m.
As a result of continuous in climate weather in the Jacksonville area and poor field conditions at the UNF Softball Complex, the rescheduled twin billing between FGCU (35-16, 16-7 A-Sun) and UNF has been cancelled. FGCU entered the weekend on ...
Boil water notice rescinded for Golden Gate
Updated 05/06/2013 at 12:20 p.m.
The systemwide precautionary boil water notice issued April 30 for the FGUA Golden Gate system is no longer in effect.
Dogged detective work collars extortion suspect in Collier
Updated 04/25/2013 at 12:48 p.m.
A Golden Gate man was arrested Wednesday and charged with attempting to extort thousands of dollars from a North Naples woman in exchange for her two lost dogs.
Collier deputies find $727,000 in marijuana plants at Estates grow house
Updated 04/25/2013 at 9:56 a.m.
Collier County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man and uncovered 50 marijuana plants valued at $727,000 at a Golden Gate Estates home.
FWC to permanently waive license requirement for harvesting lionfish
Published 04/17/2013 at 4:59 p.m.
State wildlife officials plan to waive the commercial and recreational bag limit and the recreational license requirement for divers harvesting lionfish.
Eye in Sky: FHP issues 137 citations Friday to I-75 motorists
Updated 04/13/2013 at 8:56 a.m. 17 Comments
Troopers issued more than 135 traffic citations Friday during a speed enforcement detail using FHP aircraft along Interstate 75 in Collier and Lee counties.
2 missing girls in East Naples located and safe, deputies report
Updated 04/12/2013 at 5:55 a.m.
Both missing teenage girls in East Naples have been located and are safe, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office reports.
Third man arrested in Estates grow house bust
Updated 04/11/2013 at 6:38 p.m.
Deputies arrested Diaz at the CCSO Jail Visitation Center on Wednesday, where he was visiting the two co-defendants in the case - Marco Antonio Lainez, 41, and Pamela Evelyn Lainez, 38.
Collier County government wins national award for website transparency
Published 04/04/2013 at 3:22 p.m.
Collier County government’s website, www.colliergov.net, has been named a Sunny Award winner by Sunshine Review.
Stormy weather cancels afterschool activities in Lee, Collier counties
Updated 04/04/2013 at 2:45 p.m.
Because of threatening weather, after school activities scheduled to take place Thursday afternoon in Lee and Collier county school campuses are cancelled.
Florida features license-free freshwater fishing this Saturday
Published 04/04/2013 at 10:33 a.m.
Take advantage Saturday of a license-free freshwater fishing day in Florida.
Lee Sheriff’s Office sheds hundreds of pounds in annual challenge
Published 04/04/2013 at 9:51 a.m.
Lee County Sheriff’s Office employees lost nearly half a ton in a first-quarter weight loss competition.
Gov. Rick Scott to be commencement speaker at Ave Maria University
Published 03/28/2013 at 2:08 p.m.
Gov. Rick Scott will be the commencement speaker this spring at Ave Maria University, Jim Towey, the university’s president, announced Thursday.
Missing girl in East Naples has been found safe
Updated 03/21/2013 at 10:28 a.m.
The missing 13-year-old girl in East Naples has been located and is safe.
Collier sheriff announces staff organizational changes
Published 03/14/2013 at 12:52 p.m.
Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk on Thursday announced some restructuring and position realignments at the Sheriff’s Office.
Bookkeeper accused of stealing $800K to fund gambling habit
Published 03/12/2013 at 12:59 p.m.
A bookkeeper is accused of stealing more than $800,000 from her employer to support her gambling habit.
Average Naples gas prices up more than 15 cents per gallon in last week
Published 02/18/2013 at 6:30 a.m.
Average retail gasoline prices in Naples rose 15.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.87 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 94 gas outlets in Naples.
Rep. Trey Radel introduces his first bill – Protecting Americans Abroad Act
Published 02/15/2013 at 4:12 p.m. 1 Comment
Rep. Trey Radel, a Foreign Affairs Committee member, introduced his first bill, the Protecting Americans Abroad Act.
Marco Island named one of 100 places that can change your child’s life
Published 02/05/2013 at 3:30 p.m. 3 Comments
Marco Island will be the only Florida destination featured in an upcoming National Geographic book, “100 Places That Can Change Your Child’s Life: From Your Backyard to the Ends of the Earth,” to be released today, Tuesday, Feb. 5. In ...
Average area gas prices up nearly 10 cents per gallon in past week
Published 02/04/2013 at 9:50 a.m.
Average retail gasoline prices in Naples have risen 9.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.61 per gallon Sunday.
Golden Gate woman found safe
Published 01/30/2013 at 5:06 a.m.
Collier County deputies are looking for a Golden Gate woman who has been missing since Tuesday night.
Triathlon to cause traffic delays this weekend in Collier County
Updated 01/11/2013 at 5:30 p.m.
They will be swimming, biking, running and causing traffic jams.
Marco Island Christmas decorating contest finalists announced
Published 12/13/2012 at 1:52 p.m. 2 Comments
The Decorating Contest preliminary judging took place beginning on Dec. 10 and 11, with follow-ups during Dec. 12 and 13. Contestants were informed to remain lit during the entire week. Zone judging teams visited each decora
Big Flag update: Dave Rice and fundraising chairman Leo Sutera plan campaign strategy
Published 12/13/2012 at 11:24 a.m. 4 Comments
Passionate, is the one word that comes to mind when I think of what Marco Island citizens think about their Big Flag, said Dave Rice, chairman of the Big Flag Committee. I assure everyone, on behalf of the committee that, ...
Naples Christmas Parade postponed; rescheduled for next Tuesday
Published 12/11/2012 at 9:09 a.m.
Due to the inclement weather, the City of Naples Christmas Parade scheduled for 6:00 p.m. this evening is postponed. The Christmas Parade will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18th.
Prep football: Naples, Lely announce Coconut Bowl Trophy renamed Joe Klimas Trophy
Published 10/30/2012 at 8:37 a.m.
The longest continuous football rivalry in Collier County and the third longest continuous high school football rivalry in the State of Florida began on Thanksgiving Day in 1974.
Collier County mailing first absentee ballots this week for general election
Published 10/01/2012 at 12:59 p.m.
The Collier County Supervisor of Elections office will send its first mailing of about 38,000 absentee ballots Tuesday for the Nov. 6 general election.
Naples gas prices rise 9 cents per gallon in past week
Published 08/27/2012 at 6:25 a.m.
Average retail gasoline prices in Naples have risen 9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.78 per gallon Sunday.
Gov. Scott urges residents to have emergency plan as Isaac approaches
Published 08/24/2012 at 8:46 p.m.
“I am impressed with the level of detail and close coordination of Florida’s emergency managers and I am confident in our ability to respond to Tropical Storm Isaac as needed,” Scott said in a prepared statement.
FGCU, Edison cancel classes due to Isaac
Updated 08/24/2012 at 3:39 p.m.
Classes at both university Monday because of Isaac, while Hodges' will remain open.
TRANSCRIPT: President's speech in Fort Myers, remarks on Colo. shooting
Published 07/20/2012 at 11:55 a.m.
President's speech in Fort Myers, remarks on Colo. shooting
Area gas prices fall 9 cents per gallon, but hike ahead
Published 07/02/2012 at 6:30 a.m.
Average retail gasoline prices in Naples fell more than 9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.24 per gallon Sunday.
Stars to align for Naples Winter Wine Festival, set for Jan. 25–27
Published 06/06/2012 at 9:25 a.m.
Expect stars to align for 2013's world-renowned Naples Winter Wine Festival charity event, set for Jan. 25–27 in Naples.