DEP fines oil company for unauthorized work on Collier oil well
Published 4/18/2014 at 6:06 p.m. 1 comment
The Dan A. Hughes company was fined $25,000 for unauthorized work on a well it operates south of Lake Trafford in Collier County.
Emails, statements show top Democrats huddled to affect redistricting maps
Published 4/18/2014 at 6:00 p.m. 1 comment
A lawsuit challenging the state's congressional maps said that politics played a role, and helped favor Republicans, which is at odds with the state constitution.
Colo. man arrested after trying to flee accident near I-75 toll booths
Published 4/18/2014 at 2:45 p.m. 0 comments
A Colorado man was arrested after he tried to flee an accident scene near the toll booths on Interstate 75 Thursday.
Easter Seals offers special needs summer program that county can't
Published 4/18/2014 at 1:55 p.m. 0 comments
A month ago, the camp was on shaky ground and since has been canceled for this summer because county government lacks a certified recreation therapist to run it. The nonprofit Easter Seals of Florida, based in Orlando, offered to help ...
Owner vows you'll remember The Alamo gun range when it opens soon in Naples
Published 4/18/2014 at 12:00 p.m. 9 comments
The new Alamo gun range on Vanderbilt Beach Road nearing completion. Rob Marcum, an owner of Lotus Gunworks LLC, will call his range The Alamo. It will be his third. He has one in Stuart on Florida's east coast and ...
Southwest Florida's jobless rate drops in March
Updated 4/18/2014 at 5:04 p.m. 0 comments
Mirroring positive statewide year-over-year statewide and national trends, Southwest Florida's unemployment rate fell in March.
Fort Myers man faces attempted murder charges after 2 women run over
Updated 4/18/2014 at 7:08 p.m. 5 comments
Deputies arrested a Fort Myers man accused of running over two women on Palm Beach Boulevard Thursday morning.
Immokalee agricultural research center still hoping to get seed money to expand
Published 4/18/2014 at 6:00 a.m. 3 comments
The Southwest Florida Research and Education Center in Immokalee, tied to the University of Florida-IFAS, now has a new full-time director. It's fighting for $4.9 million in state money to restore programs, staff and faculty, and to expand.
Video report: Your traffic, weather and Good Friday preview
Updated 4/18/2014 at 9:52 a.m. 0 comments
A quick look and traffic, weather and what's happening on Friday.
Congressional candidates against re-establishing relations with Cuba
Published 4/18/2014 at 5:30 a.m. 12 comments
Despite a recent poll showing a majority of Americans support re-establishing relations with Cuba, the four candidates running for Congress said they wouldn't consider lifting an embargo as long as the current regime is in place.
SW Florida weather: Expect rainy start to Easter weekend
Published 4/18/2014 at 5:28 a.m. 0 comments
Showers and storms will pop up again Friday, but it looks as if it will be another late-day event off the Gulf.
Congressional District 19: Candidates at a glance -- VIDEOS
Published 4/18/2014 at 3:55 a.m. 0 comments
Southwest Florida congressional candidates at a glance.
Florida game commission revising alligator hunting, other 'gator rules
Published 4/17/2014 at 9:16 p.m. 0 comments
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission considered issues such as proposed rules dealing with the taking, possession and sale of alligators and the collection of alligator eggs and hatchlings.
Collier County schools honor teachers, employee of the year
Published 4/17/2014 at 8:48 p.m. 0 comments
Collier County Public Schools has named four teachers of the year and one school-related employee of the year.
Lee teachers, parents and administrators come together to speak out against high-stakes testing
Published 4/17/2014 at 8:34 p.m. 0 comments
First-grade teacher Kelsey Lewis has seen students in her Lee County elementary school cry, have panic attacks and vomit during state-mandated testing.
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