Collier County

FWC returns panther family back to the wild

FWC returns panther family back to the wild

FWC returns panther family back to the wild   Photo by Carlton Ward Jr. in partnership with FWC. A female panther and her two kittens are back in the wild today, after spending months in captivity. On April 10, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) panther team released the panther family on the Picayune Strand […]

Educators wary of Scouts’ classroom pitches

Educators wary of Scouts’ classroom pitches

At first glance the “Patriotic Societies” bill that’s working its way through the Florida Legislature may seem wrapped in the American flag and no more contentious than Mom or apple pie. But House Bill 95, also known as the “Scouts Access” proposal, would mandate the right of paid Scout leaders—for both boys and girls—to make […]

Fire districts talk consolidation

Fire districts talk consolidation

No matter where it occurs from Midway to Navarre Beach, a reported structure fire will bring all engines and personnel available. Read the full article in the March 2 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 28

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 28

LAST US TACKLE POWDER PUFF FOOTBALL GAME MAY BE HISTORY Not enough Jupiter High junior and senior girls signed up. Twenty per side are needed but only 14 seniors and 11 juniors volunteered. The game almost ended last year when then-Jupiter High Principal Dan Frank withdrew school sponsorship, citing safety. But parents persuaded the town […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 8

Five Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 8

3 Teens Charged In Beating Death Of Another Teen Two 15-year-old boys are facing manslaughter and battery charges, and a 14-year-old boy has been charged with tampering with a witness. Winter Park Police Lt. Pam Marcum says 15-year-old Roger Trindade got into a confrontation with the other boys Oct. 15 and was brain dead by […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 4

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 4

SCREWWORM INFESTATION THREATENS TINY DEER IN FLORIDA KEYS Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam says the discovery of New World screwworm in the National Key Deer Refuge “sends shivers down every rancher’s spine.” Screwworm feed on the animals’ flesh, and infestations can be fatal to livestock and pets. Refuge manager Dan Clark says about 40 of the […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 16

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 16

TRANSGENDER PRISONER SUES FLORIDA TO GET HORMONE TREATMENTS The American Civil Liberties Union filed Reiyn Keohane’s suit Monday to force the department to continue hormone treatments she began a month before her September 2013 arrest in Fort Myers. Without the treatments, Keohane says she suffers from depression. While being held in the men’s prison, she […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 23

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 23

OFFICIALS BELIEVE THEY’VE CAPTURED ALLIGATOR THAT KILLED BOY AT DISNEY WORLD The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a news release Wednesday that it has suspended alligator trapping activities in the area. The release says officials have based their conclusions on expert analyses and observations by staff with extensive experience in investigating fatal […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 17

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 17

ROAD CONSTRUCTION WORKER KILLED BY STREET SWEEPER TRUCK Everett Leslie Rolfe was killed Friday. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that Rolfe was flagging traffic at a Hastings intersection as the sweeper truck moved through the area. Officials say Rolfe was walking backward when the sweeper’s rear bumper hit him. FLORIDA OFFICIALS: MAN FLEEING IN STOLEN […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 12

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 12

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FBI MARKS 30 YEARS SINCE BLOODY SOUTH FLORIDA SHOOTOUT FBI Director James Comey said at a ceremony Monday that the April 11, 1986 gun battle with bank robbers in a Miami suburb showed law enforcement needed to update equipment […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 8

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 8

22 CHARGED IN MIAMI DRUG MONEY LAUNDERING OPERATION Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said Thursday the case is a joint investigation with federal Homeland Security Department officials. Authorities say the undercover operation involved about $1 million a month in drug money from throughout North America. MAN GETS PROBATION FOR TAKING DAUGHTER, FRIEND TO STRIP […]