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14 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

Authorities make arrest in 2013 fatal crash on Immokalee Rd.

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- An arrest has been made in a fatal crash that happened on Immokalee Rd. at Ashton Dr. in August of last year.

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20 hrs ago | Queerty

Police Searching For Underwear Bandits Who Stripped During Restaurant Heist

Police in South Florida are searching for a roving band of underwear-clad thieves who stripped naked during their early morning heist of a local burger joint Sunday.

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Related Topix: Bonita Springs, FL

Yesterday | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Workers race to cleanup chemical spill in Naples

Crews in Collier County are scrambling to clean up what could be a dangerous chemical spill.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

EXCLUSIVE: CCSO creates community video watch program

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- "It's an added resource for us, to have eyes available where we ordinarily wouldn't have eyes."

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WZVN-TV Fort Myers

'Text to 911' saves life in Collier County

Two words 'Help me' in one text helped save a woman's life in Collier County. Sheriff's officials said her plea last week was their first confirmed emergency through the new "Text to 911" program.

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NBC2 News

'Text to 911' saves life in Collier County

Two words 'Help me' in one text helped save a woman's life in Collier County. Sheriff's officials said her plea last week was their first confirmed emergency through the new "Text to 911" program.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers Beach, FL, Lee County, FL, Cape Coral, FL

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

After lightning tragedy, detection systems considered

After Tuesday's lightning strike that killed one person and injured two others, we have learned Fort Myers Beach may spend thousands of dollars to try and prevent something like that from happening again.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers Beach, FL, Florida, Lehigh Acres, FL, Lee County, FL

Examiner.com

Collier Libertarians issue school district candidate recommendations

Comedian Louis CK is taking a stand against Common Core testing. The 46-year-old appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday to promote the upcoming season of his hit FX series Louis, and he took the opportunity to say a few things... The Libertarian Party of Collier County announced this afternoon, July 23, 2014, their 2014 August ... (more)

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Related Topix: Celebrities, David Letterman

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Burglary suspects strip in beachside restaurant

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is looking for a group of men who broke into a beachside restaurant in their underwear on Sunday and stole a case of hamburgers and red bell peppers.

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Related Topix: Bonita Springs, FL

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Children caught on camera harassing nesting Muscovy duck

They were caught on camera, doing what some kids often do but now their actions are being investigated by the Collier County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

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One Collier County business has two out of the 33 federal contracts to fight wildfires, and one of its pilots answered the call to help battle a historic blaze in the state of Washington.

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Related Topix: Immokalee, FL

NBC2 News

Man gets 10 years prison for attempted murder

Suspect Jonathan Edwards pled to the original charge, Attempted Second Degree Murder with a Firearm , and was sentenced to 10 years DOC , followed by 10 years probation.

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Related Topix: Carlos Slim Helu, Naples, FL

NBC2 News

Man arrested after threatening to blow up people

As the calls progressed, deputies say Heidler stated he was going to blow people up and if deputies came with their guns, he would blow them up too.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Collier commissioners fighting mega gas stations near homes

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Neighbors fighting against mega gas stations are now getting support from Collier County leaders.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Elderly Naples resident attacked by naked man

Collier County deputies say an elderly Naples resident was attacked and wrestled to the ground by a naked man Monday night.

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Examiner.com

Fla AG candidate accuses elections office of 'steering' to certain candidates

Yesterday, July 21, 2014, Florida Attorney General candidate Bill Wohlsifer took to his campaign website blog to publicly shame the Collier County Supervisor of Elections office.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Al Gore

Naples Daily News

Morning report: Tuesday traffic and weather The Collier County...

Naples, Fla. - a- The Collier County Sheriff's Office is conducting traffic enforcement at the following locations: Immokalee Road and Logan Boulevard, red light running; Everglades Boulevard and Oil Well Road, speeding; and Radio and Livingston roads, red light running; a- The Lee County Sheriff's Office's Traffic Unit will target at least one of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Naples, FL, Lee County, FL, Fort Myers, FL

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Improved I-75 rest stop to offer emergency services

A spokeswoman with the Florida Department of Transportation says the rest stop for drivers at mile 63 on Alligator Alley will reopen toward the end of August.

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Naples Daily News

Medical Society ask doctors about patient weight The obesity and...

The obesity and overweight problem plaguing Southwest Florida, a microcosm of what's happening nationwide, has been a debate among public health officials.

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Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine

The News-Press

Capri connection: Town hall meeting considers fire district merger questions

That was the business at hand in the Capri Community Center on July 10 when a poorly attended meeting addressed the possible merger of the Isles of Capri Fire District with East Naples Fire District.

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Related Topix: Fire, Golden Gate, FL, Marco Island, FL, Opinion

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