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  1. Comedian Alex Ortiz at Off the Hook this weekend

    Alex Ortiz File photo
    • Jun. 30, 2014

    Labeled “the Boriqua Beast of Comedy,” Alex Ortiz – due at Off the Hook Comedy Club Thursday through Sunday – is one of the fastest-rising stars in …

  1. Former fire-rescue chief saves friend’s life in diving drama

    An idyllic Caribbean boating and scuba trip goes wrong ...

      1:18 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
  2. Florida Keys fight to aid coral, reefs looking far into future

    For decades, divers, snorkelers, fishermen, boaters and scientists have watched corals die throughout the Keys and Caribbean....

      11:08 PM, May. 20, 2012
  3. City names new acting police chief

    Steve Stefanides sstefanides@comcast...

      10:23 AM, Jul. 25, 2014
  4. Micromanaging the Farmers Market

    Council thrashes out undue, unnecessary limitations ...

      4:14 PM, Jul. 17, 2014
  5. Bridge policing not only to nail speedsters

    Roof-mounted cameras allow officers to scan multiple tags ...

      1:49 PM, Jul. 10, 2014
  6. Road chill: Burmese python picked up on Collier Boulevard measures 8’4”

    It's being skinned to locate a possible microchip tag...

      11:38 AM, Jul. 9, 2014
  7. Southwest Florida bridges pass the test

    Florida has the safest bridges in the nation, quelling fears that a bridge here could suffer the same fate as the one that collapsed in Washington in May.

    Interactive maps: Bridge sufficiency ratings for:

  8. More funds surface for Estero Boulevard project

    Lee County has scraped up enough cash for the reconstruction of a second mile of Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach....

      9:26 AM, May. 29, 2013
  9. Endorsement: State Senate District 30 - Lizbeth Benacquisto

    Her passion for statewide education reform and dedication to working with government officials to fix a local traffic hazard are two reasons we endorse State Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, R-Fort Myers, over Debbie Jordan, a Democrat, in the Nov. 6 election....

      9:01 PM, Oct. 21, 2012
  10. Four seek the bench in Group 3 campaign

    The Group 3 Lee County judge race pits four uniquely different attorneys vying for a seat vacated by Radford Sturgis, who will retire at the end of the year. ...

      10:36 PM, Aug. 7, 2010
  11. Camp with a difference

    Special needs VIPs descend on Marco ...

      2:00 PM, Jul. 21, 2014
  12. Montverde dominates on way to City of Palms Classic title

    With a team for the ages — now up in ages — watching, Montverde Academy accomplished something no Florida team had done in 21 years. It won the City of Palms Classic....

      12:06 AM, Dec. 23, 2012
  13. Fosa foursome can be found at the Naples Zoo

    It was fosa times four Tuesday in Naples.

    The Naples Zoo introduced four of the baby feline predators to the public as part of a rare exhibit — only 50 zoos in the United States even have adult fosas, and breeding the animals can be nearly impossible....

      10:36 PM, Feb. 7, 2012
  14. Exclusive: Oil drilling in preserve? It's not new

    Oil exploration has been going on for decades in Southwest Florida. More than 600 million barrels of oil has been produced here since oil was discovered in Sunniland Field, about 12 miles south of Immokalee, in 1943....

      3:25 PM, Oct. 9, 2011
  15. Texting and driving simulator stumps students

    Before he could type a word, the North Fort Myers High sophomore found himself swerving into oncoming traffic and then veering off the road....

      3:43 PM, Jan. 13, 2014
  16. Dress for the heat at Art Walk, but be decent

    The Downtown Diva laughed out loud last week while reading a Facebook status update. My friend announced that she couldn't figure out what to wear to Music Walk in this heat, so she thought she might go with 'two Band-Aids and a loincloth.' There's no dou...

      9:39 PM, May. 24, 2012
  17. Florida leads in shark attacks

    More than half of U.S. bites happen in state....

      11:02 PM, Feb. 11, 2013
  18. Collier County property values up more than first reported

    Collier values jumped about half a percent—from 6 percent to 6.5 percent from estimates earlier this month....

      2:36 PM, Jun. 27, 2014


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