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7 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

Fatal crash in Collier County

Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal car crash in Collier County. It happened on Santa Barbara Boulevard and Cedar Tree Lane just before 1:30 a.m. Details are limited at this time but Troopers tell WINK News the intersection was blocked for several hours.

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9 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

Collier deputies investigate 'Purge' social media postings

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The Collier County Sheriff's Office is investigating reports of social media accounts that encourage followers to send in nude photos of teenagers to be posted to the Internet.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

NBC2 News

Naples welcomes 'big city' trends

One is a kind of hair salon, but you can't get your hair cut or colored there. It's called Air Bar, the first blowout bar in Naples where people can get a hair wash, scalp massage and styling with a blow dryer for $40.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL, Bonita Springs, FL, Cape Coral, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Collier County 'ninja robbers' texted about home invasions

For the first time, we're getting a look at the evidence against a group of the so-called "ninja robbers" including disturbing text messages between them.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

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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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

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

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