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2 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Boaters rescued on Lake Trafford

A family from Immokalee is thanking first responders after they found themselves stranded on Lake Trafford in eastern Collier County.

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Related Topix: Immokalee, FL, Weather

WINK-TV Fort Myers

How to track identity theft

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Tracking down several of the victims, WINK News spoke with one family member, who says the call from police threw her niece into a panic.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Social Security, Personal Finance

Capital Soup

FDOT RoadWatch Advisory for US 41 in Collier County, July 23, 2014

US 41 at Castello Drive: Maintenance permit project : Motorists should expect the center and inside southbound lanes closed Wednesday, July 23 from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for crews to repair asphalt, weather permitting.

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Bradenton.com

Manatee school district jumps 3 spots in state rankings to No. 37

Manatee County schools now rank No. 37 in the state, still within the bottom half of school districts in thestate, but up three spots from last year.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Manatee County, FL, Sarasota County, FL, Osceola County, FL, St Lucie County, FL

Sun Jul 20, 2014

NBC2 News

Smokehouse Bay Bridge work promises to slow traffic

Bridge construction is about to begin on the Smokehouse Bay Bridge which promises for a slow drive across this Collier County bridge.

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Related Topix: Marco Island, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Fatal accident shuts down Interstate 75 at mile marker 55

Collier County, FL.- Florida Highway Patrol said a serious accident involving at least one car and a RV has shutdown the northbound lanes of Interstate 75, near the Broward and Collier county line.

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Naples Daily News

Adoptable Pets in SW Florida: July 20, 2014 Adopt your new furry friend today

Brooke's Legacy Animal Rescue Wrangler is a sweet and loving 7-year-old puggle .

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Related Topix: Naples, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Two teens reportedly robbed gas station then crashed car

Cape Coral, FL.- Cape Coral Police said they have arrested two teens believed to have robbed a Marathon gas station, then crashed their getaway car on Interstate 75. Police said at 7 a.m. Saturday a man in a black hooded shirt entered the store in 1500 block of North Del Prado Boulevard.

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Related Topix: Cape Coral, FL

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