One dead following crash in Immokalee

On Saturday, March 3, shortly after 10:30 a.m. a crash occurred at the intersection of State Road 29 and Oil Well Road which left Oil Well Road closed for several hours. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 2018 Hyundai Elanta driven by Georgette Simone Laidlaw, 29, of Key Largo was traveling northbound on State […]

Bus stops to increase access in Ave Maria

On April 1, Collier Area Transit (CAT) will make changes to Route 28, which serves Golden Gate Estates, Everglades Boulevard, and Immokalee. In addition to those service areas, Route 28 will travel south on Camp Keais Road. A bus stop will be established at Pope John Paul II Boulevard and Camp Keais Road. The route […]

Zombicon shooting suspect has ties to Immokalee

On Monday, February 26, 2018, the Fort Myers Police Department announced that an arrest had finally been made in connection to the October 17, 2015 Zombicon shooting which left Expavious Taylor, 20, dead and five others wounded. Detectives with the Fort Myers Police Department and agents with the FBI arrested Jose Raul Bonilla, 23, with […]

Immokalee Master Plan Restudy moving forward

Led by the Community Redevelopment Agency, the Immokalee Area Master Plan Restudy (IAMP) is once again undergoing proposed changes. Collier County leaders held four workshops in February in an effort to bring awareness to some of the changes over the 2012 IAMP. In previous years, the IAMP was met with controversy after some area residents […]

See it? Say It! Don’t Spread it, Report It

“See It?, Say It! Don’t Spread It, Report It” That’s the message from Collier County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kamela Patton. Collier County Public Schools and the Collier County Sheriff’s Office have released their new safety campaign in the wake of the social media fallout after the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School […]

New hospital a reality for eastern Collier County

Mark Lemke, Immokalee Division Director with the Florida Department of Health announced that the Braden Clinic in Ave Maria is moving forward with their plan build a 25-bed acute care general hospital in Ave Maria that would provide 24-hour emergency care. The first step in the process is to apply for a Certificate of Need […]

Tall Pines Apartments faces lawsuit after drowning

On Monday, January 29, 2018 a lawsuit was filed in Collier County by the attorneys representing Leonardo and Andrea Sebastian, the parents of a 2-year old child that drowned late last year. On January 30, 2017, first responders were notified that a child was not breathing. Upon arrival, they discovered that a child had drowned […]

Changes coming to Lake Trafford Memorial Gardens

After years of complaints about flooding at Lake Trafford Memorial Gardens, county leaders have finally decided to move forward trying to solve the problem. This week, Collier County announced that it has chosen Agnoli, Barber & Brundage (ABB) to oversee the work needed at Lake Trafford Memorial Gardens. ABB has extensive experience when it comes […]

FHP launches Stay at the Scene awareness campaign

On Tuesday, February 6, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) introduced their new “Stay at the Scene” awareness campaign. During the month of February, FHP will work to remind drivers that it is important to stay at the scene of a crash if they are involved. FHP said that “Statewide in 2017, there were over 98,000 […]

Immokalee Area Master Plan to be updated

The Immokalee Area Master Plan has undergone significant restudy in the past few years. The Community Redevelopment Agency led the effort to gain input from stakeholders, residents and businesses, which ultimately established a vision for the future of Immokalee. The current restudy effort will begin with their proposed vision, and through public workshops and updated […]