Pickleball Broadcast Live on National TV for First Time Ever


The US Open Pickleball Championships went live for the first time on CBS Sports! Get the full story here!

New Plate Readers Deployed


The Marco Island Police Department has upgraded as they will now be using Automated License Plate Readers.

DUI Arrest for Visiting Officer


Marco Police prevent possible tragedy after pulling over erratic vehicle.

Marco Island DAR Honors Outstanding Lely High School JROTC Cadet


The Daughters of the American Revolution held their first “regular” meeting where they presented Lely Sophomore Mauricio A. Rocha with this year’s medal and certificate. Get the full story here.

Empire Bagel at New Location on Marco


  For just over 20 years now, Empire Bagel Factory has been a popular stop for islanders and visitors seeking out the elusive fresh bagel and quick breakfast or lunch sandwich. Lucas and Rachel Oest, who are the third owners of the popular eatery, saw this as their opportunity as young entrepreneurs six years ago when they purchased the business, […]

Dismissed Officer Finds Another Court Victory


The City of Marco Island once again has been dealt a disappointing ruling by a state court in its attempts to deal with a police officer who has had a long string of problems within both Marco Police Department and the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.