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Palmetto Ridge High reeling from the loss of student & counselor  Wink News

It's homecoming week at Palmetto High School and what is usually a time for celebrating is anything but after a student and a teacher died over the weekend.

Boil-water advisory affects three Collier County schools  Naples Daily News

The boil-water advisory will remain in effect until about 3 p.m. Thursday for Palmetto Ridge High School and Corkscrew Middle and Elementary schools.

CCSO: Palmetto Ridge High School student took knife to school  Naples Daily News

Deputies on Monday arrested a Palmetto Ridge High School student who they said took a knife to school and had a backpack full of disturbing items, including a ...

Deputies investigating social media post 'causing concern' at Gulf Coast, Palmetto Ridge High  Naples Daily News

Deputies are investigating a social media post referencing Gulf Coast High School and Palmetto Ridge High School that is "causing concern," a CCSO ...

Photos from Palmetto Ridge at North Fort Myers high school football  The News-Press

North Fort Myers High School wide receiver Chris Lucas (22) catches the ball during their game with Palmetto Ridge High School, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.

Photos of Palmetto Ridge at South Fort Myers high school football game  The News-Press

Palmetto Ridge High School Evan Rodriguez (15) runs the ball with South Fort Myers defensive linemen Tzion Hamilton (52) looking to make the tackle during ...

Making the calls: Collier course teaches teens how to be officials for games  Naples Daily News

Administrators hope the class eventually will ease the shortage of referees and other sports officials in Southwest Florida.

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.

Palmetto Ridge High School graduate found fatally shot in Miami, police say  Naples Daily News

A missing person investigation merged with a homicide investigation after a college student from Collier County was found shot to death in Miami over the ...

Palmetto Ridge, Gulf Coast high school choirs learn on stage at Carnegie Hall  Naples Daily News

Standing on stage in front of 2,800 red velvet chairs beneath soaring gold-plated arches Monday, Palmetto Ridge High School senior Meaghan Lake couldn't ...

Palmetto Ridge football aims for playoffs after adding transfers  Naples Daily News

Despite ending last season on a six-game losing streak, no Collier County high school football team received more attention this offseason than Palmetto Ridge.

PrepZone: Timko resigns, Palmetto Ridge hires Brickzin as new AD  Naples Daily News

Longtime teacher and coach Brent Brickzin replaces Erik Timko, who resigned to spent time with family.

High school cross country: Naples girls, Fort Myers boys win Fort Myers Invitational  Naples Daily News

Take away a hurricane, add an ACT test and a battle royal between two old rivals, and you had a Saturday morning of hot cross country action at the Fort Myers ...

Threat toward Collier school deemed not credible, but district's response serious  Naples Daily News

After a threat made against Oakridge Middle was investigated and deemed not credible, Collier County school district officials are continuing to warn parents ...

Collier deputies looked at 27 possible threats to schools in 12 days after Parkland attack  Naples Daily News

Collier County deputies investigated 27 possible threats to schools in the 12 days after the Feb. 14 shooting attack in Parkland in Broward County.

Fatal shooting leaves former Palmetto Ridge High School student dead  Naples Daily News

A shooting late Wednesday in Golden Gate Estates left one teen dead, a second teen critically injured and a third behind bars.

Man, 18, arrested, accused of killing Collier County grad in Miami  Naples Daily News

Jaime Luis Plasencia, 18, faces a first-degree murder charge in connection with the shooting death of Priscilla Torres, 19, in February.

Collier students are being sent to alternative schools for discipline in record numbers  Naples Daily News

Collier public high school students are being sent to disciplinary programs at record rates, prompting concern among students' rights advocates.

Milestone Moments: Palmetto Ridge High graduate earns Eagle Scout  Naples Daily News

Garrett Spencer Chapman recently earned Eagle Scout, the highest rank a Boy Scout can achieve.

This teen is one of about 200 immigrants excluded from Collier high schools  Naples Daily News

Collier is part of a growing wave of complaints from civil rights groups alleging school districts are excluding teen immigrants from schools.

Meliton Cruz sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2015 shooting death of Collier student  Naples Daily News

An Immokalee man was sentenced to more than two decades behind bars Friday in a 2015 shooting that left a Collier County high school student dead and ...

1 student arrested for threatening a teacher, another taken into  NBC2 News

The Collier County Sheriff's Office announced that they arrested one student for threatening a teacher and took another student into protective custody.

2018 Graduates of Distinction  Naples Daily News

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

Youth football: FBU National Championships bring country's top talent to Naples  Naples Daily News

Some of the best middle school football players in the nation are taking over Naples this week. The Football University (FBU) National Championships return ...

Site for new high school lauded by Collier County School Board  Naples Daily News

The Collier County School Board did not vote or come to a formal consensus on a site for a new high school during its meeting Tuesday, but all board members ...

Palmetto Ridge High student stabbed to death after getting off school bus - PHOTOS/VIDEO  Naples Daily News

What may have started as a spitball fight between two teens escalated into a stabbing death at a bus stop on Monday afternoon. A 14-year-old is accused of ...

CCSO: Lely High School student arrested, accused of making 'disturbing statement'  Naples Daily News

Deputies on Friday arrested a Lely High School student accused of making a "disturbing statement" at school, according to the Collier County Sheriff's Office.

Chilling graffiti discovered at Collier high school  NBC2 News

Parents of students at Palmetto Ridge High School in Collier County are creeped out after seeing several messages of graffiti were discovered Monday morning.

Sweet music: Collier band directors announce their engagement  Naples Daily News

Barron Collier band director Brett Robinson and Palmetto Ridge band director Anabelle Sarmiento plan to wed, announcing their engagement Monday.

Barron Collier student who wrote hit list removed from school  Naples Daily News

A Collier County Public School student who wrote a hit list, shooting plan and suicide note has been removed from his school and is under law enforcement ...

Teacher allowed to resign after Facebook contact with minor  Naples Daily News

A CCPS teacher caught viewing adult *content* while teaching was suspended without pay. Then the teacher resigned for contacting a minor over Facebook.

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.

Collier County woman killed while attending Miami area college  NBC2 News

A Collier County woman was found dead over the weekend in Miami.

SWFL High School football: Scores, photos, videos from Week 2 of the regular season  The News-Press

Participate in a live chat with The News-Press and Naples Daily News sports journalists as we break down the action from tonight's games.

VIDEO: Watch QB Jacquez Carter (Palmetto Ridge, Fla.) somehow split the defense on wild TD run  USA TODAY High School Sports

Give Jacquez Carter this: He wasn't going to take being tackled lightly. Carter, a senior quarterback for Palmetto Ridge (Fla.) High, found a way to showcase the ...

Collier Commissioners plan to open new park in 2019  Naples Daily News

It will be two more years before the long-awaited Big Corkscrew Island Regional Park opens to the public, according to a timeline approved Tuesday by Collier ...

Seven teachers in Collier surprised with Golden Apple awards for top practices  Naples Daily News

They'll be honored at the Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers Dinner on March 31.

Violent Threats Against Schools Across Southwest Florida  WGCU News

Threats of violence against schools have been reported all across Southwest Florida recently. Below is what we know so far. All the stories are developing,

Hurricane Irma: Collier County hurricane shelters set to open 1 p.m.  Naples Daily News

As the eight shelters that opened Friday at 1 p.m. across Collier County are filling up, one is determined to stay open through the storm. Cypress Palm at 4255 ...

Ave Maria football player arrested, accused of pointing gun at teammate outside party  Naples Daily News

Cory del Prado, 18, is accused of holding a pellet gun to a teammate's head at a Halloween party. He said a “black BB gun” was part of his costume.

In the Know: Latest plans for recycling center, regional park in Estates  Naples Daily News

Construction at the Collier County Fairgrounds prepares for the Northeast Collier Recycling Drop-off Center and Big Corkscrew Island Regional Park.

Future leaders: Sons of the American Revolution chapter honors JROTC cadets  Naples Daily News

Thais Martinez, 17, knows what it takes to be a model citizen. She credits her school's JROTC program for that.

Swamp Buggy Races: Barefoot Bobby Williams wins Fall Classic when Greenling's buggy stalls  Naples Daily News

Roll On was rolling to an easy victory in the Big Feature race Sunday at the Swamp Buggy Races Fall Classic.

SWFL High School football: Scores, photos, videos for Week 8 of the regular season  The News-Press

Southwest Florida high school football scores for Week 8 of the regular season.

Gold Stars: Mothers of fallen servicemen honored in East Naples ceremony  Naples Daily News

Becoming a Gold Star Mother is a distinction no one ever wants to attain. Mothers whose sons who went to war, or served in the military, and did not come home ...

Broadway actor among those arrested in Naples prostitution sting  Naples Daily News

A Broadway actor in Naples performing in a traveling Broadway Series production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King & I" was among six men arrested in ...

Collier County students attend Trump's inauguration in D.C.  Naples Daily News

About 100 Collier and Lee students traveled to the capital to attend the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Golden Apple finalists demonstrate innovative teaching practices  Naples Daily News

Golden Apple award season has begun, and 52 Collier County Public School teachers have been selected as finalists for innovative teaching practices.

Youth football: Naples Bears secure first conference championship  Naples Daily News

The Naples Bears Pop Warner program has been around for 11 years, but had never crowned a Peace River Conference champion.

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 ...

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.

Scary scene: Halloween events fill October in Southwest Florida  Naples Daily News

If you see hundreds of zombies running toward you this Sunday, don't be alarmed. They are running the 5K Zombie Fun Run in Golden Gate Estates, one of the ...

There have been at least 20 incidents involving threats and weapons at schools since the Florida shooting  CNN

Since the Parkland, Florida, school shooting on Valentine's Day, there's been an uptick in threats, arrests and lockdowns across the United States.

14-year-old Alex Crain charged as adult, manslaughter for killing parents  Naples Daily News

5644022. Alex Crain, the 14-year-old boy arrested in the shooting deaths of his parents, has been charged as an adult with two counts of manslaughter with a ...

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 ...

Canterbury's Berrick Jeanlouis reunites with Lehigh teammates at SFABC All-Star Classic  The News-Press

For Canterbury School senior Berrick Jeanlouis, the chance to play alongside former Lehigh Senior High teammates Bershard Edwards, Quan Martin and Mo ...

Collier to build $7.3 million recycling center in Golden Gate Estates  Naples Daily News

Golden Gate Estates will soon have a recycling center of its own. In a long-planned move to cut down on the illegal dumping of batteries, acids and household ...

When Hurricane Irma veered toward Naples, Fla., it was too late to evacuate  Los Angeles Times

Hurricane Irma's turn westward on its path to Florida left Naples vulnerable. With only one highway out of town, officials urged residents to head to emergency ...

Milestone Moments  Naples Daily News

Milestone Moments is a weekly feature in the community publications of the Naples Daily News that showcases area residents who are celebrating important ...

Photos and videos: Students rally for stricter gun and mental health laws in Tallahassee  Naples Daily News

High school students arrived at Florida's Capitol Wednesday to advocate for stricter gun and mental health laws.

Youth football: FBU National Championships return to Naples starting Sunday  Naples Daily News

In 2014, the FBU National Championships hosted the semifinals and finals of the sixth, seventh- and eighth-grade national championships in Naples.

In the Know: Two Guys Kitchen opens in East Naples  Naples Daily News

Two local brothers recently opened Two Guys Kitchen & Catering in East Naples.

17-year-old charged in fatal Collier shooting  The News-Press

A 17-year-old from Immokalee has been charged in connection with a shooting that left a teenager dead and another injured in Golden Gate Estates.

Naples teen reaches for recording career  Naples Daily News

Like many proud parents, Mike and Dorothy Minichiello thought their daughter had exceptional talent. Now they're thinking they might not be the only ones.

Collier NAACP helps send high school students to Flight Academy in Pensacola  Naples Daily News

The Collier County Sheriff's Office also sponsored a grant to help send the 14 students to the program at Naval Air Station Pensacola.

Threats to schools mount since Parkland shooting  Fox 4

Since the Parkland, Florida, school shooting on Valentine's Day, there have been at least 20 reports of other incidents involving a threat to a school or a weapon ...

PHOTOS Teen talks: Alligator bites off hand of 18-year-old swimming in local canal  Naples Daily News

Tim Delano woke up Monday morning with a sobering reminder of Sunday evening's nightmare. He has lost his left hand, but is thankful to still have his life.

Grandmother stands behind teen accused of killing parents  Naples Daily News

While awaiting his April trial in the shooting death of his parents, Alex Crain has been threatened by an inmate, disciplined for a water balloon fight, celebrated a ...

Family came first for Naples dentist, Zachary Zaban, killed on I-75 crash Friday  Naples Daily News

Some nights, after a long day of work at his dental practice, Dr. Zachary Zaban would slip over to his parents' new North Naples ice cream shop to run the cash ...

Naples man dies in crash along I-75  NBC2 News

A 27-year-old Naples man died in an early morning crash along I-75 near the Alico Road exit.

Giving Back: Tom Riley  Naplesillustrated

Tom Riley and his sons have made giving the foundation of their company.

Ave Maria athletics far from founding visions, but faith abounds  The News-Press

Ave Maria University President Jim Towey speaks on Jan. 19, 2017, during a presentation for the university's sale of its oratory building to The Diocese of Venice ...

NAPLESNEWS Family: Man killed in canal crash had plans to start anew near mountains  Naples Daily News

Jeremiah Hernandez had plans to leave Florida, to make a new start somewhere near the Appalachian mountains with his family and escape the demons that ...

Florida Marching Band Can't Afford to Play at Donald Trump's Inauguration  Digital Music News

For the first time, this marching band has been selected to play at a Presidential Inauguration. However, the band currently lack funds and may not play.

Airman Aidan Jones & Airman Stephen Yulee basic training graduates  The News-Press

Airman Aidan Jones graduated from basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Graduates of Distinction: William Sanfelippo of St. John Neumann  Naples Daily News

Those closest to him say William Sanfelippo subscribes to the philosophy that “a rising tide lifts all boats.” As vice president and a tutor for his school's chapter of ...

Water hook-up issues delay Publix that will shorten drive of Estates residents  Naples Daily News

First it was going to open by Thanksgiving, then by Christmas, then by New Year's Day.

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.

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, ...

Places of worship  Naples Daily News

Here is this week's list of places of worship across Southwest Florida. Please send any changes to the Naples Daily News, 1100 Immokalee Road, Naples, ...

Palm Beach County men to perform in Donald Trump's inaugural parade  MyPalmBeachPost

The Presidential Inaugural Committee on Friday announced an initial lineup of groups set to perform in President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural parade on Jan ...

Alex Crain, 14, who shot dead parents says 'I was sleeping and next thing I knew I had a gun' in 911 call  Daily Mail

Alex Crain, now 15, from Naples, Florida, was sentenced to 20 years for killing his parents. In a newly released 911 recording he sobs and tells the dispatcher: 'I ...

Florida 'stand your ground' law yields some shocking outcomes depending on how law is applied

Florida's "stand your ground" law is an increasingly popular defense. How it is interpreted and applied, even among similar cases, yields surprisingly different ...

Man's plea leads to 35 years in prison for murder  Naples Daily News

It began as a night of partying, playing cards and watching movies between friends who hung out almost daily. But by the early hours of the next day, June 25, ...

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