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Marco Council to vote on land change that could affect Rose Marina

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 3:57pm
>Marco City Council is expected today to approve a land-development code change that would affect three waterfront marinas – and allow Rose Marina to build a 60-foot, state-of-the-art boat storage barn to accommodate larger boats.

200 cyclists enjoy 4th annual Tour de Marco

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:57am
What is a cycling event without a scandal? In the aftermath of the fourth annual Tour de Marco on Sunday morning, controversy reared its head.

Adult softball: The final four teams face off

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:15am
The final four teams squared off for a chance to advance to the Championship of the city's adult softball league. The number-one seed Island Pizza faced number-four seed Joey's and number-two seed Islander Pool & Patio faced number-three seed Cocomo's.

Marco Fire Foundation holds community pancake breakfast

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:55am
The community turned out for a pancake breakfast Sunday at the Marco Island Fire Station. The event was a fundraiser for the Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation.

Entering the artistic big leagues: Marco Island festival benefits Art Center

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:33am
Marco Island boasts many exhibits, galleries, and shows – opportunities to "expose yourself to art," as the saying goes – but over the weekend, the island took a step into the big leagues of art.

Marco Island Marriott accepts 111-foot height limitation; defends 1,243 parking spaces

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:17am
With a little give and take, the Planning Board voted 6-1 to accept the Marco Island Marriott's PUD amendments including an increase in building height for its third tower. Board member Bill Trotter cast the dissenting vote.

Guest column: Sheriff Rambosk: Fighting back vs. ID theft

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 7:00am
When it comes to crime in Collier County, there is one offense that is growing rapidly and puts each and every one of us at risk: identity theft.

SW Florida weather: Warm stretch continues, but cool front coming

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:40am
Some clouds will mix with our sunshine on Monday, leading to a partly cloudy and very warm day.

Study considers how Earth got its tectonic plates

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 11:00pm
While scientists have linked the movements of Earth’s tectonic plates — earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions — they have struggled to explain exactly how they came to exist in the first place.

David Letterman's retirement news really is no surprise

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 10:00pm
In a flurry of unexpected tweets and hastily assembled blog posts, the news went out across America and the world Thursday that David Letterman is retiring from CBS' "Late Show," which he has hosted for 21 years, sometime in 2015, or as he put it "2015, for the love of God."

The week ahead in state and local government: April 7 to April 11

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 8:30pm
Here's a look at some of the events and major state and Southwest Florida government meetings that could generate news reports in the coming week:

Suspended doctor arrested, accused of peeping into Marco condo windows

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 2:41pm
Marco Island police say they caught a man Friday night who had been looking into beachfront condominium windows in the 700 block of Collier Boulevard.

VIDEO: NASA captures mid-level solar flare imagery from the sun

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 2:27pm
NASA released a spectacular video on Sunday from its Solar Dynamics Observatory of a flare erupting from the sun.

'Goonies' director Richard Donner says a sequel is in the works

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 1:59pm
For years, fans of the 1985 cult classic, "The Goonies," have wished for a sequel. And now, that wish might have just been granted.

‘Pings’ are detected in 2 areas in search for missing Malaysian Airlines plane

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 12:39pm
Searchers looking for Malaysian Airlines flight 370 said Sunday they were investigating underwater “acoustic events” consistent with the aircraft’s data recorders in two widely separated areas of the Indian Ocean, one picked up by an Australian vessel and two others recorded by a Chinese patrol ship.

SW Florida weather: Expect more warmth, humidity for Sunday

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 9:10am
Today's forecast will play out very much like Saturday, except temperatures will likely be a touch warmer with highs soaring into the mid to upper 80s.

Guest column: Chris Vernon: Avoid Making a Big Investment Mistake with Your Retirement Portfolio

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 4:00am
By Chris VernonNaplesMember, Collier County Identity Theft Task Force

Guest column: Larry Baytos: The "wired" village

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 4:00am
By Larry Baytos Naples

Guest column: Dave Trecker: IS BIGGER BETTER?

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 4:00am
By Dave Trecker Pelican Bayi

Reform of Florida Retirement System eluding House, Senate

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 7:30pm
Legislative leaders are closing in on a compromise to revise the massive Florida Retirement System, building on a failed measure from last year that scuttled a major overhaul of the pension plan covering nearly a million Floridians.