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Immokalee lineman plays with heavy heart after father killed  Naples Daily News

Immokalee High lineman Casey Cheney finds solace in football after slaying of his father.

High school football: Immokalee's season ends in regional semis against Tampa-Jesuit  Naples Daily News

Rough first quarter spells end of Immokalee's season in 31-3 loss to Tampa-Jesuit.

High school football: Immokalee cruises at home against DeSoto County in spring game  Naples Daily News

IMMOKALEE -- Judging by Friday night's spring home game against DeSoto County, next season's Immokalee High School football team could look lots like last ...

NFL: Immokalee's J.C. Jackson goes from undrafted to New England Patriots  Naples Daily News

Everyone takes different paths to the NFL, but for Patriots rookie cornerback J.C. Jackson, his was a lot different, and a lot more challenging.

NFL Draft: Former Immokalee teammates Senat, Jackson, others hope to see dreams come true  Naples Daily News

J.C. Jackson, D'Ernest Johnson and Deadrin Senat nearly won a title in high school. Now they want to do it in the pros.

12 Southwest Florida players are on NFL rosters after weekend cuts  The News-Press

J.C. Jackson already was having a great camp. But Jackson's Thursday performance in the New England Patriots preseason finale against the New York Giants ...

Students report anti-gun protests at Naples High, Barron Collier High and Immokalee High  Naples Daily News

Students reported walkouts at Naples High, Immokalee High and Barron Collier High.

20 years after tragedy: Legacies of Rusty Larabell, George Smith live on  Naples Daily News

Twenty years ago this week, a Naples football player died after a game. That same season, a player in Immokalee was paralyzed.

Immokalee native, NFL player gives back to alma mater after Irma  Wink News

The Immokalee High School Band blared and students cheered Wednesday as former pro-football player Edgerrin James returned home. James was joined by ...

Christmas around the World Parade & Snow Gala celebrates "Boots & Bling in Cowboy or Country style for Christmas” - Immokalee Bulletin  Immokalee Bulletin

Dear Past and Future Participants and Entrants: The Immokalee Christmas around the World Committee and the Collier County Parks & Recreation Department ...

NFL Draft: Immokalee's Deadrin Senat of USF taken by Atlanta Falcons in third round  Naples Daily News

Senat, taken in the third round, is the fourth player from Immokalee High School ever drafted.

Immokalee HS Graduation Rate Is Up 5 Years In A Row  WGCU News

An Immokalee High School graduate begins as a freshman at Harvard University on a full-ride scholarship this fall as the first student from that high school in the ...

High school football notebook: Naples DB Devin Moore named to Freshman All-American Bowl  Naples Daily News

Naples High DB Devin Moore was named to the Freshman All-American game on Monday, three days after his first career interception.

Brent Batten: Site for new high school in northern Collier could be decided Tuesday  Naples Daily News

Twenty-three rhymes with triple G. That might have the makings of a great senior class slogan if the next high school in Collier County keeps its present name.

Greatest day in our Soccer Pit Cobras history - Immokalee Bulletin  Immokalee Bulletin

We spent years talking to them, counseling, screaming, hugging, and laughing with them not really knowing how it all would end up. All of the stress and ...

Back to school events in Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Lehigh Acres, Immokalee  The News-Press

School's about to start again. But first, how about some fun and free school supplies? Here's what's happening throughout Southwest Florida.

Snell named Co- Christmas Parade Marshal - Immokalee Bulletin  Immokalee Bulletin

Rev. Lori Snell is an ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Chuch and she has served as the senior pastor of Allen Chapel A.M.E Church (208 S. 3rd ...

J.C. Jackson has taken long road from Immokalee to cusp of selection in upcoming NFL Draft  The News-Press

His football career ended quickly at Florida due to off-field trouble, but former the Immokalee High star has bettered himself as well as his game.

Immokalee grad J.C. Jackson declares for NFL Draft  Naples Daily News

The former Indians star and current Maryland cornerback is skipping his senior season to go pro.

Friends remember 19-year-old Immokalee homicide victim  Wink News

Deputies found the body of 19-year-old Juan Herrera Saturday night in Immokalee. It's a tragedy that shocked the community. “Juan was somebody that's going ...

Immokalee single mom's daughter headed to Harvard  Naples Daily News

Maria Torres, a Honduran native, speaks no English and took produce jobs to support her daughter, an Immokalee High School student headed to Harvard.

National Signing Day 2018 in Collier County  Naples Daily News

Community School of Naples, Gulf Coast, Immokalee and Naples High all had ceremonies Wednesday's National Signing Day, and Naples Daily News' ...

2018 Naples Daily News Boys Soccer All-Area Team  Naples Daily News

Click here to see the 2018 Naples Daily News Wrestling All-Area Team. BOYS SOCCER. Player of the Year Finalists. Raymundo Cervantes in the Naples Daily ...

2018 Graduates of Distinction  Naples Daily News

The Naples Daily News presents the community's 2018 "Graduates of Distinction."

Taste of Immokalee hopes to grow through unique investment fund  Naples Daily News

The company sells hot sauces, spices, salsa and barbecue sauces made from recipes created by students.

Collier County public schools beat Florida average on standardized tests  Naples Daily News

As a district, Collier schools scored higher than the state average in 19 of 21 assessment areas.

Minnesota college scholarship gives 'chance at life' to Immokalee students  Naples Daily News

Two Naples benefactors established a scholarship for Immokalee students to attend a Catholic liberal arts college in Minnesota.

National Football Foundation honors Collier seniors at inaugural banquet  Naples Daily News

The new local chapter of the national organization recognized 11 football players for hard work on and off the field.

FHSAA football playoffs set; Riverdale, Naples, Verot, Neumann lead 14 Southwest Florida qualifiers  The News-Press

Fourteen Southwest Florida teams made the high school football playoffs in brackets unveiled Sunday morning by the Florida High School Athletic Association.

Graduation 2013: Immokalee High School  Naples Daily News

Immokalee High School Principal Mary Murray, Superintendent Kamela Patton and School Board member Roy Terry congratulated Immokalee High School ...

Immokalee Teens Earn Scholarship Money Through Mentor/Tutor Program  WUSF News

High school students in Immokalee, who are on the college track, are earning scholarship dollars by tutoring elementary school kids in their community. As part ...

Students: Immokalee High 'so quiet' after death of three classmates in late night wreck  Naples Daily News

High school senior Miranda Ozuna has buried a friend or family member each of her four years in high school. When asked how many funerals she's attended, ...

Hurricane shelter space shortage in Collier second largest in Florida, report says  Naples Daily News

Less than a year ago, one of the most ferocious storms in recent memory ripped through Southwest Florida, shredding trailers, flooding homes and triggering the ...

Immokalee students overcome troubles, earn scholarships  Naples Daily News

The Guadalupe Center hosted its annual Celebration Dinner to honor 25 college-bound Tutor Corps seniors.

No. 5 American Heritage survives state semifinal scare from Immokalee  USA TODAY High School Sports

The Patriots know a thing or two about closing out close ballgames.

Students, staff mourn death of Immokalee teacher  NBC2 News

Students and staff are mourning the death of a long-time teacher who died suddenly this week. Ada Campos died Wednesday morning. She was just ...

Hurricane Irma: Thousands flock to Collier evacuation shelters  Naples Daily News

Thousands are flocking to Collier County's nine shelters now that all homes west and south of U.S. 41 have been ordered to evacuate. Lely High School opened ...

Class of 2008: Immokalee High graduates  Naples Daily News

Collier County Public Schools Chief Administrative Officer Mary Ann Gemmill and Immokalee High School Principal Linda Salazar congratulated Immokalee ...

Hurricane Irma: One year later  Naples Daily News

Nearly a year ago, Hurricane Irma left a mark on Southwest Florida that has been slow to fade. Parents and children are coping with loss in the hardest-hit areas ...

In this Florida city, Irma took their jobs as well as their homes  Miami Herald

Immokalee got hammered by Irma. In addition to leveling homes, it also swamped tomato fields, which local workers depend on for jobs to feed their families.

PrepZone: 2018 Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete finalists announced  Naples Daily News

The names of 13 finalists for the 29th annual Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award were released Monday night.

Hurricane Irma: A week after storm, Immokalee residents' future uncertain  Naples Daily News

The trailer that used to be Nicolas Garcia's home before Hurricane Irma hit Immokalee now has a collapsed wall over the family's dining table and a notice that ...

West-East Collier internships bring social, business lessons for Naples, Immokalee teens  Naples Daily News

Kids reflect on their interships that brought together Naples, Immokalee teens to help build a business.

Three Southwest Florida players hoping to get name called in NFL draft  Fox 4

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Three college football players who started their careers playing at Southwest Florida high schools will be closely watching the NFL draft ...

Hurricane Irma: Immokalee residents struggle to find food  Naples Daily News

On Tuesday, two days after the storm, some residents of Immokalee were struggling to find food and gas.

Lipman Donates 1500+ Backpacks at Sixth Annual Immokalee Community Event  And Now U Know

IMMOKALEE, FL - Another year of providing the children of Immokalee, Florida, with-much needed school supplies is in the books for Lipman, the field tomato ...

Summer school programs announced in Collier County  NBC2 News

Collier County Public Schools will be offering summer programs for eligible CCPS students.

Hurricane Irma: Many Immokalee families left homeless following storm's wrath  Naples Daily News

Mario Valentin saw through the window of his neighbors' concrete home how Hurricane Irma blew away part of his trailer's roof.

You can help, or get help, after Hurricane Irma in Naples, Immokalee, Southwest Florida  Naples Daily News

Here's a list of needs and ways to contact them to help Hurricane Irma's victims here.

Collier schools report more than 9,000 students absent from disputed MLK Day classes  Naples Daily News

More than 9000 students – 20 percent of CCPS's student body – were absent Monday. On a typical day CCPS sees about 1800 absences.

PREP FOOTBALL: FHSAA bars Braden River from spring practice  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

BRADENTON. The Florida High School Athletic Association has barred the Braden River High football team from holding practice this spring for violating FHSAA ...

College football: Keyed by Immokalee talent, USF has big goals  Naples Daily News

TAMPA – They competed together at Immokalee High and the University of South Florida, but at football practice, tailback D'Ernest Johnson and defensive ...

Smiles, cheers light up 21st annual MLK Day parade  Naples Daily News

Chilly weather didn't deter groups of dedicated high school students from participating Monday in the 21st annual MLK Day parade in downtown Naples.

13 Collier County schools will have new principals in fall  Naples Daily News

All 13 thirteen principals-to-be currently hold positions in the district; five are principals who will be transferred to different schools, and eight will be promoted.

College football: South Florida Bulls showing Immokalee "Redwood" roots  Naples Daily News

The Redwood seeds were planted in the fields of Immokalee.

Immokalee crash victim's family speaks out  NBC2 News

Family members of Immokalee High School senior Gerardo Ruiz open up about their son and brother.

Three teens killed in rollover crash  NBC2 News

Three teens were killed in a deadly rollover crash that happened on Immokalee Road Halloween night. The victims all died at the scene. A fourth teen is in the ...

Collier public schools to reopen Sept. 20 at the earliest  Naples Daily News

The exact date will depend on when power is restored. Six out of 54 CCPS school sites currently have power.

Florence Jelks - Immokalee “Loved you much” - Immokalee Bulletin  Immokalee Bulletin

Florence Jelks, a local educational icon from Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island, came from a very meager beginning as she and her family lived in a four-room ...

Seacrest and Village School robotics teams qualify for world competition  Naples Daily News

Seacrest Country Day School and The Village School qualified for robotics world competitions in Texas and California, respectively.

How to help Immokalee family hurt in fatal SR 82 crash  The News-Press

Those who work at an Immokalee bank say one of their own is in need. And they want your help.

2017 Naples Daily News All-Area Boys Track Team  Naples Daily News

BOYS TRACK. Player of the Year Finalists. 2017 Spring Player of the Year finalist Kane Aldrich, Buy Photo. 2017 Spring Player of the Year finalist Kane Aldrich, ...

New business opening soon - Immokalee Bulletin  Immokalee Bulletin

There are two Immokaleans who want to do good in their community and would like to invite the community to meet them and their business at a Grand Opening ...

Best of the Gulfshore 2018: People & Projects  Gulfshore Life

Our editors highlight the people who made the Gulfshore great over the last year.

Collier County residents ask CCPS to reconsider school on MLK Day  Naples Daily News

The Collier County School Board is questioning its decision to hold school on Martin Luther King Day after hearing a dozen complaints from community ...

Easy as 1-2-3: Guadalupe aims to reach more families in 2017  Naples Daily News

New programs, funds to benefit more families across Collier County.

The Immokalee Ministerial Alliance welcomes new leadership - Immokalee Bulletin  Immokalee Bulletin

On January 8, 2017 at the Immokalee Ministerial Alliance's (I.M.A) monthly meeting, the founding president, Rev. Lori Snell, asked to step down from the office of ...

Immigrant students face barriers to attend college  Naples Daily News

In the small Mexican town where Jose Reza grew up, most children didn't even think about attending college.

Founders Fund awards $370,000 in scholarships to Collier students  Naples Daily News

Each spring, local students are awarded scholarships from various organizations and businesses. Among those organizations is The Founders Fund, a local ...

City of Marco Island issues mandatory evacuation for Hurricane Irma  Naples Daily News

The City of Marco Island has issued a mandatory evacuation order effective immediately.

Hurricane shelters open in SWFL  Wink News

FORT MYERS, Fla. Below is a list of open shelters in Southwest Florida as Hurricane Irma looms. Charlotte County. The county's shelters are full, so residents ...

UPDATED: Ave Maria Prepares as Irma Bears Down on Florida  The Ave Herald

Many Ave Maria residents have already departed for points north as powerful Hurricane Irma continues to threaten south Florida. Others are holding off on a ...

LCSO: Eight East Lee High students arrested Wednesday - six after brawl draws crowd of 300  The News-Press

Eight arrested students. Two injured staff members. And a 300-spectator brawl that left the school on lockdown an hour before dismissal. Wednesday "was not a ...

Inside the Guadalupe Center Fire & Ice Fundraiser - Along the Gulfshore - January 2015 - Naples, FL  Gulfshore Life

The signature Fire & Ice event inspired guests with rousing stories of the nonprofit's success.

Innovative teaching techniques grow, honored in Collier  The News-Press

Collier County honors teachers with Golden Apples.

Athlete, 17, among two shot dead  The News-Press

From the archives: This story was originally published on April 22, 2013.

Abandoned graves of 14 veterans restored by volunteers  The News-Press

Unmarked and abandoned, the graves and markers of 14 veterans lost to time are restored after an army of volunteers arose.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma kept 1 in 6 students in the USA out of school  USA TODAY

As many as 8.5 million students, or about one in six nationwide, lost school days to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

When Will Irma Hit Naples, Florida? [Sept. 10 Update]

With Hurricane Irma increasingly threatening western Florida, a lot of people are wondering: When will Irma hit Naples, Florida? By 5 p.m., the hurricane had ...

18-year-old woman arrested in Fort Myers murder  NBC2 News

Police have arrested 18-year-old Brittany Stubbs as a suspect involved in the murder of a Cape Coral man that occurred in Fort Myers Thursday night.

Top 5 Canes: RBs  State Of The U

Miami has had one of the, if not the best, tradition of runningbacks in the nation. Even though programs like USC and Alabama had relevance earlier than The U, ...

Former Naples Daily News editor Tom Hanson dies at age 53  Naples Daily News

Tom Hanson battled muscular dystrophy, which caused him a lot of pain, and beat colon cancer three years ago, according to his family.

Planning to give: Guadalupe Center holds workshop for estate giving  Naples Daily News

This choir didn't need preaching to. In a meeting Tuesday morning at Hole in the Wall Golf Club, representatives from the Guadalupe Center didn't spend time ...

Lee, Collier school systems get 'B' grades from state  The News-Press

Lee and Collier County schools scored B grades from the state this year. The annual A-to-F grading system is based on 11 categories, including learning gains, ...

Rick Scott's latest ad: Who is that teacher?  PolitiFact

Less than two years on the job, Florida Gov. Rick Scott appears to have launched his re-election campaign, highlighting his accomplishments in a pair of ...

Hurricane Irma damage in Florida: City by city  Florida Today

Miami, Naples, Fort Myers, Palm Bay and many other Florida cities suffered through Hurricane Irma. Here's a roundup of damage in Florida, city by city.

USF Football Player Profile: #4 DE Jimmy Bayes  The Daily Stampede

2016 Stats: Bayes spent another season deep in Willie Taggart's doghouse. He only played in one game, against Northern Illinois, and did not record any ...

Hurricane Irma's wrath will mean grower losses, higher grocery bills  USA TODAY

It's still too early to calculate agricultural losses after Hurricane Irma, but consumers will probably feel effects at the supermarket.

Irma aftermath: Florida Keys receive first FEMA trailers; SW Florida waits  USA TODAY

KEY WEST, Fla. — As the first FEMA trailers arrived this week in the Florida Keys to help those left homeless by Hurricane Irma, many in hard-hit Southwest ...

Five things to know about Lee’s student enrollment results  The News-Press

Here are five things parents may want to know about Lee County's student enrollment lottery.

Disbarred Marco attorney sent to prison for 5 years  Naples Daily News

Gary John Hausler, an attorney for more than 25 years, was disbarred and then sentenced for stealing $80000 from a couple who were known for providing ...

Post-Hurricane Irma traffic gridlock spans multiple states  USA TODAY

Commuters posted images of bumper-to-bumper traffic along I-10 — Florida's main east-west pipeline — and I-75, one of two main north-south arteries.

Longtime weather forecaster Ken Graham chosen to lead National Hurricane Center  USA TODAY

Ken Graham has worked as meteorologist-in-charge of the National Weather *Service's* New Orleans/Baton Rouge office since 2008.

2016 NFL Draft Player Breakdown: Mackensie Alexander  The Phinsider

Even though Miami's draft plans remain hidden, the team will certainly draft a cornerback later this month. With the 13th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Miami ...

DO SOME GOOD  Florida Weekly

Thousands of South Florida volunteers set to work every day, from picking *fresh* produce on Palm Beach County farms to visiting with hospice patients in Port.

Top forecaster: 'Nothing' about Irma was expected  USA TODAY

Hurricane Irma was an unpredictable, powerful Category 3 storm that kept forecasters guessing, even after landfall.

Hurricane Irma aftermath: Floridians without flood insurance face astronomical bills  USA TODAY

FEMA is accused of doing a poor job of ensuring that homeowners mandated to carry flood insurance are doing so.

32 Days Until Miami Hurricanes Football: Top Canes to wear 32  State Of The U

We have just over a month left until the Miami Hurricanes take the field again. Since there are only 32 days remaining in the college football offseason, today we ...

Best of 2016 photos: Naples Daily News photographers  Naples Daily News

Naples Daily News photographers have chosen their best photos of 2016. View their photos here. David Albers. Chief photographer David Albers spent a ...

Some workers risk being fired if they evacuate for Hurricane Irma  USA TODAY

Naples City Manager Bill Moss says the city has a right to fire any employee who refuses to work during emergencies.

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